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Lime-Braised Asparagus

Lime-Braised Asparagus

The longer I’m on this healing journey of mine, or maybe it’s just the older and wiser I get (lol), the more I appreciate the seasonality of life. When you take the time to slow down and appreciate things, when they happen, why they happen, […]

Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango & Red Onion Salsa

Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango & Red Onion Salsa

I love learning about and experiencing other cultures, especially from natives to those cultures. The language, the traditions, the arts, the food. Definitely the food. My best friend in high school was a Mexican exchange student. Graciela and I clicked from the moment we ended […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Cookies Part IV: Noatmeal Raisin Cookies

Christmas Cookies Part IV: Noatmeal Raisin Cookies

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This week is unfortunately a double-feature.  I say unfortunate because I had intended to post last week but was […]

Golden Glazed Beets

Golden Glazed Beets

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This past summer, I had the pleasure of diving head first into the local community gardening scene.  And by […]

Pumpkin Spice Blend 5 Ways

Pumpkin Spice Blend 5 Ways

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I love it when I can use or adapt family recipes on a healing diet.  Food is so much […]