Monthly Archives: March 2013

Homemade Beauty Products

It is said that women expose themselves to over 200 toxic chemicals before they even leave the home; from hair care to skincare, the toxic cocktails include chemicals such as pthalates, sulphates, triclosan, BPA and the list continues. For more information about your beauty products, visit David Suzuki’s website where he details exactly what to avoid- click here. The reason… Read more →

Gluten Free Doesn’t Equal Healthy

Gluten free everything has consumed a great deal of my thoughts over the last two weeks, as I am preparing for my Gluten Free 101 class; and as I prepare my lesson plan, I know that it is ever so important to stress that just because something is gluten free, doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. For some of us, gluten… Read more →

Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup

I’ve lived in Edmonton for nearly my whole life- 23 years out of the 27 that I have been alive; and you would think that I’d know better by now. That I would know that no matter what balmy weather climate change has to offer, Mother Nature is in the drivers seat; and without warning, and much to everyone’s chagrin,… Read more →

Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga

I like yoga. I appreciate the mind body connection that practicing yoga demands; but I’ll be honest, I fall so easily off the yoga wagon. I survive without it for a bit, becoming more overwhelmed over time, wondering what the hell is going on; and as soon as I hit the mat and feel the great release, I get it-… Read more →

Crispy Acorn Squash

 I’ve always been finnicky about texture; even the smallest texture variance in my food can turn me off completely. My aversion to bananas is rooted in their soft, yielding texture combined with their overwhelmingly bossy flavor profile- but I digress; there are moments where texture is a welcome addition to a dish. Although mild, it’s still winter and in an… Read more →