White Chicken Chili- for busy peeps!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great chili recipe for people on the go! If you are on the hunt for a nutritious and delicious, soothe 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…

Gluten free Cinnamon coffee cake

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a gluten free coffee cake recipe. 2 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup honey 3  eggs Topping 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sliced almonds Instructions for Cake: Grease a 9 round baking dish with coconut oil…

Sleep 8 hours – you’ll live longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting proper sleep. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Cesar, referred to sleep as “the honey-heavy dew of slumber”. Just reading this makes me drowsy. But for millions of people a good night’s sleep is elusive. And new research shows that insomnia may lead…

Healthy Weight = Healthy Liver.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of maintaining one’s weight and protecting the liver. I’d bet a thousand to one that 99.9 per cent of readers have never heard of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Yet a recent report from Johns Hopkins University claims that 25 per cent of North Americans…

Summery cocktails under 100 calories.

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares some “fun in the sun” cocktails all under 100 calories! It’s easy to get carried away sipping on delicious tasting summer beverages, and we want you to be able to indulge and have more than one. So we came up with 4 alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy…

Make your own hummus – a perfect snack.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson shares a simple recipe for the nutritious chickpea dip- hummus. Why not make your own hummus for a healthy meal or snack, topped on crackers with olives and salsa? There are a myriad ways of ways to serve it up and season to your liking. It’s easy-to-make, healthy,…

Beware of “cholesterol free”

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the misconceptions regarding cholesterol free foods which contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Today the word “cholesterol” has become as familiar to Americans as motherhood and apple pie. But unlike these two it’s unloved and meant to be avoided. So if you’re a marketing whiz kid,…

Homemade Maple Pecan Granola

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a wonderful granola that beats store bought, any day! 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…

Aspirin – A Wonder Drug…

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how this inexpensive little drug can be very valuable for heart conditions and diabetes. How long does it take for good news to reach the public? It appears a long, long time. For several years the medical community has known of the multiple benefits of Aspirin. Yet,…

Essential Oils For Your Pets

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some basic tips on using essential oils to assist in  keeping  your pets healthy. Animal Basics Animals in our care depend on us for everything: food, water, grooming and general health.  Animals sense your emotions, often through smell, and the best way to keep them calm is to be…

Summer Fruit Spritzer- 87 calories!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a refreshing summer drink recipe. With less than 100 calories- it’s virtually guilt free! Raspberry-Grape White Wine Spritzer Calorie count: 87 Ingredients 3 oz white wine 2 oz soda water 5 frozen* grapes 5 frozen* raspberries Directions Pour 3oz of your favorite white wine into a glass along with 2…

Homemade Coconut Body Butter

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer recipe for your very own handmade natural lotion. Ingredients 1 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion) 15 drops of your favourite essential oil (we love cedar, lavender) Directions Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut…