Nurturing our roots and relishing life

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tongue Fried Rice

Tongue Fried Rice

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. Of all the offal I’ve eaten, I have never worked up the courage to try tongue.  It seems such […]

Lamb Keftedes

Lamb Keftedes

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 traditional ethnic dishes! They provide so much inspiration for me! Such distinct flavours, such beautifully complimentary ingredients, […]

Balsamic Liver Lettuce Boats

Balsamic Liver Lettuce Boats

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. Most folks I run across do not go out of their way to eat liver.  Some studiously avoid it. […]

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Lemons and I don’t get along. At all. Not even a little bit. I suppose we can tolerate being in the same room, and I do use lemon essential oil in some of my cleaning products.  But that’s it!