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Plant Protein 101

Let's talk about all things plant protein, doing some vegan myth-busting for World Vegan Month. Check out the Plant Protein 101 Facebook Live replay here, and my summary notes below: https://youtu.be/c9K1wIfnDU8 Plant Protein 101 - World Vegan Month live on Facebook Nov 17 2020 Where do you get your protein? It's one of the most … Continue reading Plant Protein 101

It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

Gut health! Okay, that's the short answer... April is both PMDD and IBS Awareness Month. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is largely debilitating, making it extremely difficult or even impossible to get through everyday tasks, affecting work and relationships. It includes acute and intense symptoms in the days to weeks prior to and/or during menstruation: feelings of hopelessness … Continue reading It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I'd be perfectly content choosing chocolate. Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature. For the first week of World Vegan Month, I've been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I'm going to take … Continue reading The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

Adapting to STRESStember and Beyond!

I love fall. I love the crunchy leaves underfoot and the more comfortable temperatures (hello again, my beloved hoodie collection!). What I don't love... is the spike in stress that often comes with this particular change in seasons. Being a lifelong student as well as a nutrition professional means I see it in myself and … Continue reading Adapting to STRESStember and Beyond!

LoveBites: Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream [Recipe Post]

This. Was. SO. Good. Healthy, homemade, low-sugar, high-protein frozen yogourt! Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream 🍨 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries 🍨 enough unsw cashew milk to not quite cover the berries (about 2/3 cup - tbh I didn't measure, I poured to the 250ml line with the berries!) 🍨 1/2 serving Prairie Naturals cafe caramel … Continue reading LoveBites: Strawberry PB&J Nice Cream [Recipe Post]

LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down

"Sometimes you need to slow down to eventually go faster." ~Robin Sharma How do you slow down? What does that look like? When was the last time you actually did? If it's been a while, here are a couple of ways you can try to slow down today: Start with the breath. Check in on … Continue reading LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down

[Recipe Post] Cafe Brunch Smoothie Bowl

Sunday mornings are for smoothie bowl brunches! This chocolate peanut butter one features fresh market raspberries and Hippie Mylk's new oat milk from the Westboro farmers' market! In the smoothie base: - 1 banana - 1 cup Hippie Mylk oat milk - 1 serving Prairie Naturals cafe caramel rice protein - 1 serving Botanica chocolate greens … Continue reading [Recipe Post] Cafe Brunch Smoothie Bowl

[Recipe Post] Lion’s Mane Brain Power Slushy

Who loves lion's mane? This girl! I'm excited to try this drink mix from Botanica Health! Have you tried it? Lion's mane is a mushroom that's considered nootropic - great for brain function. It may help boost focus and concentration, and may even help with nerve healing! I love it for heavy work days when … Continue reading [Recipe Post] Lion’s Mane Brain Power Slushy

What I’ve Learned Camping on Plants

My first experiences with camping date back to when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old, at my uncle’s cottage in the country. I remember being carsick on the way there, Sam the stuffed Basset hound in my fists, and my elder cousin, a wise 7-year-old, telling me there were snakes under the bridge and … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Camping on Plants

LoveBites: Seed Cycling

Seed cycling! Who's doing it? Who wants to know more about it? This is one of many tools in your arsenal for helping rein in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones involved in balancing your menstrual cycle, like testosterone, FSH, and LH. Seeds typically used for this: flax & pumpkin for days 1-14 or follicular phase; sunflower & … Continue reading LoveBites: Seed Cycling

LoveBites: Meditation

Who's up for some lunchtime meditation? Take a few moments now (bonus if you're just sitting down and haven't started eating yet). Choose one of these mantras to hold in your mind: All situations are temporary. There is no wrong decision. I've survived all of the difficult moments of my past. Be still and know. I … Continue reading LoveBites: Meditation

PCOS Might Break Your Heart – What Can You Do?

February is Heart Month. What does that have to do with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or plant-based living? Simply put, people with PCOS are at a greater risk of developing other metabolic disorders, including insulin resistance, diabetes, thyroid imbalance, and heart disease. Plant-based diets are a growing phenomenon not just for their environmental impact, but their studied … Continue reading PCOS Might Break Your Heart – What Can You Do?

Comfort Food Grows Up [Local Product Feature, Part 1]

I’ve written about comfort food before. So you likely know that I’m not opposed to including a handful of favourites in your meal repertoire for those rainy afternoons, those #selfcaresaturdays, those “just ‘cause” moments.

[Recipe Post] Lower Cortisol with Dessert? Yes Please!

De-stressing dessert? Of course!
Check out my latest recipe that will help satisfy your taste buds, feed your friendly gut bugs, and help you to relax and de-stress.
You’re welcome!

Stay in Bed… All Night Long (for the Other Good Reason)

Do you feel like you've had a messy breakup with sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or basically running on fumes all day? Keep reading! I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) to help you stay in bed all night long... for the other good reason. *ah-wink* The science of sleep … Continue reading Stay in Bed… All Night Long (for the Other Good Reason)

LoveBites: A Mess of Goodness for your Hormones + Recipe

What is this mess of goodness? Roasted cauliflower with lemon garlic ginger tahini sauce and red & white quinoa topped with chives. This is a hormone-helping powerhouse meal! 💪😋 ✔ cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family of veggies, which is known for its high content of glucosinolates, including xenoestrogen-zapping indole-3-carbinol (I3C) ✔ sesame seeds (tahini) are high in anti-inflammatory omega-6, … Continue reading LoveBites: A Mess of Goodness for your Hormones + Recipe

[Recipe Post] A Healthy Hormone-Lovin’ Mexican Poutine

What do you get when you want sweet potatoes, broccoli, and cashew cheese? In this case, I made... a healthy Mexican poutine? Whatever it was, it was a delicious way to eat my colours and get a good range of hormone-healthy antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. Cut 1 medium sweet potato into fries and toss in a little avocado oil, sea salt, … Continue reading [Recipe Post] A Healthy Hormone-Lovin’ Mexican Poutine

Hormones & Dairy

I didn't know I was sensitive to dairy. I just knew I loved cheese and enjoyed a tall glass of milk with every meal. I got BabyBels and CheeseStrings in my school lunches and Kraft Dinner that I dressed up with a LOT of extra cheese at home. I grew up with the slogans "Milk Does a … Continue reading Hormones & Dairy