Herbed Cucumber Bites

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great colourful healthy appetizer. Make vegetables fun with quick and easy finger foods such as these cucumber bites! You can mix and match the types of cream cheese, yogurt and fresh herbs! Enjoy leftover dip with crackers, as a sandwich spread or a more healthful dip for chips!  …

Fiesta Avocado Salad

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for avocado salad. This quick-fix hearty salad is a surefire hit at any family picnic or BBQ. It serves well as a side dish or on its own for a quick lunch or filling snack. Ingredients 1 bag frozen avocado, thawed (or 3 fresh) 1 can black beans,…

Grapefruit Mint Spritzer

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a recipe for a grapefruit mint spritzer – perfect for a late summer afternoon! Ingredients 15 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup honey 4–12 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil (to taste, but the more the better—up to 12 drops) 8 cups sparkling or still water Instructions In the bottom of a…

Easy-peasy Guacamole!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for avocado dip. Super quick and easy! This guacamole makes a great dip, sandwich spread, addition to salads or as a condiment atop baked potatoes!   Ingredients 5 avocados, pitted and mashed 1 fresh lime, juiced 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. chilli pepper Instructions Place the mashed…

Do it yourself laundry detergent!

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson shares a simple recipe for making your own laundry detergent. NON TOXIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT Isn’t it time you made your own? Who needs the harmful chemicals that go into today’s laundry detergents? Most of the ingredients are in your cupboard except for liquid castile soap. INGREDIENTS 1 cup liquid castile…

Cajun Spiced Salmon

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great recipe for salmon. Ingredients: 1 lime juiced chilli powder ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp ground coriander Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Line tinfoil with butter. Add salmon skin side down. Pour lime juice over top of salmon and then sprinkle seasoning over…

White Chicken Chili

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for left over chicken. If you are on the hunt for a nutritious and delicious, sooth the soul type dish, look no further. White Chicken Chili is a perfect match for leftover chicken and your slow cooker on a cool Fall day. It also freezes well so you…

Maple Glaze Baby Carrots

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a recipe for glazed carrots. This recipe is absolutely delicious and a great compliment to any meal, especially a Thanksgiving feast! It offers a Canadian twist to this classic glazed carrot dish by using maple syrup instead of granulated white sugar. You might want to double, or even triple the recipe…it’s…

Avocado & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great summer salad. Ingredients 6 oz. bag baby spinach leaves 1 avocado, seeded and diced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 large Grapefruit 4 oz. blue cheese crumbles cherry tomatoes Instructions   Add the diced avocado, sliced red onion, tomatoes and grapefruit. Toss in the blue cheese crumbles. Add…

Apple Crisp Granola

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a recipe for Apple Crisp Granola Homemade granola is undeniably healthier than any packaged option you can find and what’s even better is you can tweak ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Once made, it stores quite well at room temperature in a sealed container or Mason jar.   Add…

Mocha Peppermint Coffee

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about jazzing up your coffee with peppermint. Ingredients 2 cups milk – 2%, coconut, soy, almond, cashew 2 cups brewed coffee 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate drizzle Instructions In a small saucepan, heat the milk and whisk it…

Avocado Deviled Eggs!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for a new healthy twist on deviled eggs. Using Avocado in place of mayonnaise for deviled eggs adds a healthy twist to a classic appetizer. They are visually appealing, and taste delicious!   Ingredients 4 eggs ½ a medium/large avocado 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tbsp….