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Product Review: EASE Magnesium Spray

Product Review: EASE Magnesium Spray

Being a busy mom with a very busy (sleep challenged) toddler is hard enough. Add in healing autoimmune disease, running a blog, and working on starting a business, well, that’s a whole lot more on my plate. While I am as careful as I can […]

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash

Easter is coming up this weekend, and families around the world are carefully planning out their holiday feast.  If you’re still searching for that perfect side dish to compliment the ham headliner, or if you’re looking for a special something to take along to a […]

Mint Chip Shamrock Shake

Mint Chip Shamrock Shake

Shamrock shake recipes seem to be a right of passage for any food blogger, especially this time of year. Honestly, I have never had the McDonald’s version of the Shamrock Shake, so I have nothing to compare that way.  I can only imagine it is […]

Equine-Assisted Therapy – How Horses Help Us Heal

Equine-Assisted Therapy – How Horses Help Us Heal

February is Therapeutic Recreation Month here in Canada.  By definition, therapeutic recreation is the use of recreation as a means of making changes in a person’s emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and physical well-being in the environment that they reside. It engages individuals based on their […]

DIY Carob Chips

DIY Carob Chips

So it has been a few years now since I’ve had the joy of chocolate chips in my life.  In fact, I think my husband “martyred” himself by finishing off the last of the ones we had in the house just so they wouldn’t tempt […]

Blackberry Lime Pâté

Blackberry Lime Pâté

I don’t know about you, but when I think of pâté, I think of very rich and earthy flavours.  Which are great, but sometimes you want something a little different. Since one can never have too much pâté, I decided to spice it up a […]

A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

The new year is upon us, and with it comes planning out the garden!  I love gardening!  There is just something so therapeutic about it, and there are many health benefits one gains from growing their own food!  Even if you have a less than […]

The Wonders of Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Since most of the continent seems to be in a deep freeze at the moment, I can’t help but appreciate all the ways I have to keep warm. Not the least of which is utilizing ethical, sustainable, renewable resources from the animal kingdom.  Wool has long […]

2017 Paleo Soup Round-up (AIP, Whole30)

2017 Paleo Soup Round-up (AIP, Whole30)

January is soup month.  There are few things quite as comforting or nourishing as a good bowl of soup.  Full of healing bone broth, nutrient dense veggies, and quality meats, you are bound to find something to please in this round-up! From hearty stews to […]

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

This Saturday, January 6, we will gathered in our home to celebrate Christmas as we do every year at this time. My ancestors were Ukrainian immigrants instrumental in settling western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.  They came from humble means to […]