Nurturing our roots and relishing life

Spring

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An AIP Easter

An AIP Easter

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail.  Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way…

Creamy Colcannon

Creamy Colcannon

In my final ode to the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, I bring you the humble colcannon.  Once a peasant dish made with cheap, available ingredients (like potatoes and dairy!), this AIP version is packed with nutrition and inflammation-fighting goodies!

Irish Stew

Irish Stew

As St. Patrick’s Day draws near and my Irish Stew simmers away on the stove, I am reminded once again of my proud Irish roots.  There is a fierce passion in being able to claim this heritage.  Such a rich culture, such a rich heritage.

Seed Starting 101

Seed Starting 101

You know spring is close when the seed order arrives!  That’s right, the babies are here!  My package from T&T Seeds was there waiting for me when I got home from work today! 

Bubble & Squeak Soup

Bubble & Squeak Soup

In the fall of 2012, just after we got engaged, Scott took me on the trip of my dreams.  I’d always wanted to travel to England.  It had been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.  I loved the history, the culture, […]