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Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta Every year I plant basil in my pots and Tower Garden and my favourite thing to do is make pesto. Pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients at hand. So adjust the ingredients to your taste. Most pesto recipes call for Parmesan cheese, some use Romano but I use Nutritional Yeast.  This keeps the dish perfect for those who are Vegan.  Many…

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Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This delicious light salad is perfect for any meal. It is a nice change from everyone’s favourite potato salad or coleslaw and goes with any meat or as a healthy salad all on it’s own. The recipe below is for 4 servings.  The pictures are from my personal salad which I doubled the recipe because I love leftovers for the next day!   Fennel Bulb Some like to use just…

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Baked Whole Cauliflower

There are so many ways to eat cauliflower: baked, broiled, steamed, raw, as rice… This is one of my favourite ways to cook cauliflower as it is easy and it truly is a conversation piece. You just slice it and eat it along side a green salad, bean salad and/or any meat of your choice. It is also a wonderful dish for any vegetarian you are having to dinner.  …

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Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed?

Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed? Have you always wondered how to prepare vegetables in order to maximize their nutritional content? There’s no easy answer, since cooking powers up the nutrients in some vegetables—and does the exact opposite in others. Asparagus    Eat: Cooked Steaming that asparagus ignites its cancer-fighting potential. Red peppers   Eat: Raw Their vitamin C breaks down when roasted, fried, or grilled above 375 degrees. Tomatoes   Eat:…

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Basic Smoothie for the Whole Family

This recipe is one of my families favourite smoothies and full of so much goodness plus it tastes wonderful!! Smoothies are a wonderful way to include more vegetables into everyone’s diet.  Smoothies are also a wonderful way to “hide” vegetables in the diets of those who don’t eat enough vegetables.  As long as you add berries then your smoothie will not look green!   You can make a smoothie as…

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Creamy Hummus

This is a wonderful hummus for the whole family with just a hint of garlic.  It can be used as part of a meal or a wonderful snack with cut up vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips. It can also be added to a Tortilla shell with raw or baked veggies as a wonderful sandwich.  Have at home or take with  your for lunch. Wonderfully healthy for your children’s lunch box!…

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

This is one of my favourite chocolate desserts to serve to guests or to bring to an event.  Everyone is surprised that it contains no dairy, wheat or eggs. When serving on individual plates I like to warm berries on the stove with a little bit of honey and drizzle over each individual piece. The filling can also be used as a delicious pudding. You can add a little mint…

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Lifestyle

The Sunshine Vitamin: Are You Getting Enough?

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine With winter on the way, it’s time to make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D,‘the sunshine vitamin’. Because our bodies make this hormone naturally in the skin in the presence of sunlight, these shorter days with less sunlight can pose a problem. Shawn Nisbet has some solutions. We need vitamin D for strong bones. All ages require sufficient vitamin D…

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Drink Up! Why Water is Vital to Your Health

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Did you know your muscles and brain consist of about 75% water, and that your blood is about 82% water? That’s why it’s important to keep your body sufficiently hydrated to ensure it functions at its best. But how much water do we need to drink on a daily basis? And how much is too much? Shawn Nisbet makes it crystal clear! According to…

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