Health Begins in the Kitchen

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Morning Moon Bites

Morning Moon Bites

  You’ve tried everything:  valerian root, melatonin, GABA, passionflower, lemon balm, milk and honey and prescription medications but nothing is getting to the root of your bout with insomnia.  With modern stressors, poor eating habits and a disruption of our circadian rhythm due to excess […]

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (The “No-Brainer” Brainy Salad) Nitric oxide doesn’t sound like something that should be good for us. You might be thinking it sounds pretty close to those nasty cancer-causing chemicals found in things like deli meat and bacon (nitrates). […]

Vegetable and Pea Curry

Vegetable and Pea Curry

The more colors you can put in a meal, the more gold stars will be passed out by the Nutrition Genies.  Why?  Each color that shows up in a vegetable or fruit means there’s a corresponding anthocyanin or carotenoid (2) waiting to do its unique […]

Sunflower Seed Milk (vanilla or chocolate)

Sunflower Seed Milk (vanilla or chocolate)

Every once in awhile I go to my pantry to retrieve something and I see my lonely little nut bag begging to be used.  Last night I felt the guilt and immediately started looking for some almonds.  Sadly I was out but in all dire […]

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Soup is awesome…if it’s creamy then it’s stellar!  So why not take one of the healthiest veggies out there–KALE–and cream it up?  Add a little chicken or any other protein waiting to be paired with something exceptional and you’ve got a complete meal.  What’s so […]

Garam Masala Collard Greens

Garam Masala Collard Greens

I’ll admit that when you take a beautiful rich-colored green vegetable and boil it up, you’re not going to get something that’s a visual feast to look at.  But with Collard Green’s somewhat harder leaves to tame, you’ll have to do something drastic to make […]

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

After an extremely long break, I’m finally back into what resembles the routine I veered from in early December.  The Christmas season followed by the New Year gets us ready to let go of the old and embrace the new but for me it always […]

Kale and Pea Fritters

Kale and Pea Fritters

It’s New Year’s Eve and my mom says she’s going to make some corn fritters.  Sadly I’m at least 8 hour away by vehicle not even taking into account bad driving conditions between here (Kelowna, BC) and there (Cardston, Alberta). You know I’m a little […]

Mashed Parsnips with Carrots

Mashed Parsnips with Carrots

Ah, finally something mashed I’m not making with cauliflower.  Mashed potatoes were a staple at every holiday dinner at the Skipworth (my nuclear family) household.  Come to think of it, they were a weekly staple.  There’s just something so comforting about a heap of white […]

Quick and Delicious Vegetable Pot Pie

Quick and Delicious Vegetable Pot Pie

Pot Pies summon up a coziness in my bones as I think of sinking my fork into that first steamy runny bite.  Sadly my mom never had time to make such time consuming fare since she worked full time as an RN as well as […]