Dirty dozen and clean fifteen

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen
  Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen list is a result of data taken from the  U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration compiled by EWG.  http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php The list is updated every year. The Dirty Dozen are popular household produce that contain the highest amount of pesticide residue. The Clean Fifteen list is a compilation of the popular produce containing the least concentrations of pesticide residue. Purchasing organic food is not always an option. This produce list helps ...

Easy chi chi chi chia seed pudding

  Chia seeds are an amazing superfood that aid in weight loss. They are a low calorie, nutrient dense seed packed with fiber and protein. Since this tiny seed is made  up of  healthy Omega 3 fatty acids (think salmon) they are an excellent food for our brain and skin. Because of thier antioxidant properties (cleaning up toxins from our bodies) this miracle food is said to have anti-aging effects. Chia seeds are an anti-inflammatory food aiding in injury recovery and skin problems. This recipe is so versatile that it can be used as a breakfast food, dessert or ...

3 ways to get more out of your morning cup of coffee

Coffee takes some heat by many health gurus out there., I'm not one of them. Although coffee can be ruined by adding cream (naughty for those who struggle digesting it) refined white sugar or even worse, artificial sweetener, it packs a punch of antioxidants that the average person may not otherwise get. Clean, organic coffee is the way to go. Don't overdue it and keep it as natural and healthy for your body  as possible. For those of you daring enough to try new things, here are my favorite recipes to spice up my coffee love affair. Vanilla Coconut latte 1 ...

Chocolate breakfast smoothie

  An easy way to stay healthy is to make delicious creations that are simple to create. This is a simple smoothie recipe that can be built on. I make this every morning using a magic bullet. Any blender or even food processor will work great as well! The recipe: 1 frozen banana 1 tbs organic seed or nut butter 1 tbs raw cacao cover with water or almond milk blend ingredients and enjoy outside with a smile! Raw chocolate. Did you know that chocolate is good for you? Raw cacao contains magnesium, a heart healthy mineral along with essential ...

Granola Bar Recipe

This granola bar recipe is originally from one of my favorite cookbooks called Whitewater cooks by Shelley Adams. I adapted the recipe to use ingredients I had in my kitchen. This is a perfect morning meal to accompany Bulletproof coffee. It's a great snack to take along for a hike, ski, camping or fishing. Granola bars are an easy snack to stock cook. I always put half of the bars in the freezer for later. If I have granola bars, I'm less likely to grab a quick snack from the store containing ingredients I can't pronounce. These are very tasty and very easy to make! ...

Comforting Borscht recipe

Borscht is the perfect comfort food to warm both body and soul.   Borscht originated in Ukraine. The common Borscht recipe adapted as it crossed borders through Eastern and most of Central Europe. The following adaptation of a comforting Borscht recipe is a Russian Doukhobor Borscht recipe. This recipe differs as cream is added during the cooking process instead of a dalop of sour cream, placed in each bowl afterwards, as a garnish. This famous  soup has LOTS of delicious butter in it. It's best to cook with organic and grain fed (cow) butter. The ...

Alice & Kelly’s Wedding

Alice & Kelly's Wedding October 4th was a wild day for weather but a beautiful day for Alice & Kelly's wedding. This lovely couple got married and Mother Nature behaved during the most important parts of the day. The ceremony was beautiful and dinner went off without having to provide little umbrellas for all the food. Shortly after 12:30 the ceremony took place at the bride's parent's home in North Bay. A heartfelt and warm ceremony in the backyard the couple's closest family and friends in attendance. "Pick a seat, not a side" was the perfect ...

5 NYE Resolution Tips to Keep You on Track

NYE resolution tips
January is the busiest sales month of gym memberships for  the entire year. Gym staff see high volumes of people eager to fulfill resolutions and change their lives. However, when March comes around, the regular flow of clientele returns and the once eager lot go back to their routine, while locked into paying monthly fees. Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly encourage healthy lifestyle changes.  I agree that the one element necessary to change one's current paradigm, is the decision to do so. Deciding to make a lifestyle change, setting realistic, attainable goals ...

The only way to drink Coffee

Bullet proof coffee
Living in the snowy mountains, there is nothing better than waking up to the aroma of a fresh cup of  good quality coffee. Before I head out for a day of exploration, I'm sure to make myself a coffee that will give me sustained energy. The last thing I want is to have a caffein crash in the backcountry. A regular, run of the mill, cup of joe can cause a caffeine high, followed by a crash and sometimes even jitteriness and anxiety. The negative side effects associated with coffee are not caused by the bean itself but by the technique in which it is processed. Poor ...

Velvety Vegan Hot Chocolate

Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleo
Velvety Vegan Hot Chocolate for One! I love to get recipes from different sources. From time to time, I'll be asking others to guest write for my website. Today, Andrea Spencer has submitted a great recipe for a cold winter day such as today. With snow on the ground, rain in the near future, this recipe is perfect to snuggle in for what ever Mother Nature brings our way. I hope one day you'll share a recipe with me so that I can feature it. Food is to be shared, whether at the table or via a recipe.   Andrea Spencer..... Resides in Ymir, BC a small and beautiful ...