Nurturing our roots and relishing life

Summer

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 […]

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 […]

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

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. We have had a very hot, dry summer here in Central Alberta this year.  Hot and dry enough that […]

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

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. Nothing says summer like a frosty margarita, complete with fresh-squeezed lime juice.   There’s just something about the sweet […]

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

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. Before I went AIP, I always ate my salads and fresh veggies with a healthy helping of creamy dressing, […]

Faks on Yaks

Faks on Yaks

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which helps keep this site running and supports my horse habit! When my favourite bison producer closed up shop and […]

An AIP Road Trip

An AIP Road Trip

This past Monday was Victoria Day here in Canada, which means a long weekend for us Canucks.  For many, it’s the kick-off to the camping season with an endless row of camper trailers lining the TransCanada from Calgary to the mountains.  I’ve yet to figure […]

Taste The Rainbow

Taste The Rainbow

I’m sure by now that we’re all familiar with this Skittles slogan.  But did you know that it’s a great idea to take the candy’s marketing advice?

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!