Egg Muffins – Paleo

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Paleo | August 16, 2016 | By

Energy Balls

Why Energy Balls Are So Great

Picture this…it’s Thursday, got up at 6h30 am, had a nice breakfast (proteins-vegetables-healthy fats) and now, well, hunger is starting to kick in.

What can I eat?  It’s too early to have lunch.

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How to Make Banana Bread

How To Make Banana Bread – Grain & Dairy free

There is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  It’s showing how to make banana bread that doesn’t use much flour but a lot of bananas.

So I decided to test it with the addition of pecans.  I also used extra virgin organic coconut oil instead of clarified butter.

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Healthy Salad Dressing – 4 ingredients

There is something that we can’t get enough of; we eat them every day.  Salads.  

You can imagine that salad dressing is something I always in the fridge.  There is one salad dressing I make and it only has 4 ingredients.

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Scallops in Creamy Sauce

Paleo | July 13, 2016 | By

I had the privilege to see a good friend come over my place with a whole bag of fresh scallops.

She cooked them for us and it was awesome!

Scallops in a Creamy Sauce with Sambuca 

My friend has great taste, she didn’t bring any type of scallops….nothing less that Magdalen Islands scallops! (huge smile on my face)

Her original recipe was using cream.  We decided to turn it into a paleo version, therefore, without any dairy.

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Our Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening - The Gourmet ConfessionThis quote reinforces why I first got interested in straw bale gardening.

It is from Dr. Patrick Quillin about his fruit garden. “Welcome to my pharmacy!….If you are going to spend time on it, if you’re going to water it, make it something you eat’’. 

I heard him say that on the Truth About Cancer series, while he was showing his very own fruit garden, down in sunny California.

Of course, California has a real water challenge.  But his words did make quite an impact on me.

How should one eat organic produce and not pay too much for it?  Simply by making an organic vegetable garden!

Which we did.  Mike and I.

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Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette with lettuce and tunaSometimes you just want to jazz up your salad.

Make it different.

But still want something healthy and full of flavors.

Here is a fresh version of my creamy avocado vinaigrette with pumpkin seeds.

A delicious but nutritious version, full of omega-3, zinc and magnesium, you will simply love it!

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Foods Rich in Potassium

Paleo | June 14, 2016 | By

Potassium Rich Food 2Are you eating enough foods rich in potassium?  

Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that allows muscle contraction, including your own heartbeat.

It’s the chemical element symbol represented by the letter K.

Along with sodium, it controls fluids and pH balance of your body.

Therefore essential and, unfortunately, often lacking in the modern diet.

Here are the health benefits potassium can bring you  :

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Spring flowers

Gardening, Paleo | May 18, 2016 | By

Do you love to see the first spring flowers?  I get excited every year when I see the first splash of color appear on the ground.

I put together a few pictures of colorful and beautiful ones I have around the house.

Just for the fun of it…nothing to do with food.  All for the love of nature!

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Popcorn

Healthy Snacks, Paleo, Snacks | April 25, 2016 | By

Popcorn 560_292Popcorn doesn’t have a good reputation in the paleo world.

But could we possibly enjoy eating when made of organic, non-GMO popping corn?

I mean, as an occasional treat, while watching a movie at home?

If you’re anything like us, you surely appreciate watching movies at home while snacking … just a little.

So, let’s take a look at some of the arguments related to its nutritional value.

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Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate, Paleo, Snacks | March 29, 2016 | By

Dark chocolateChocolate is the sweet treat that people love the most.  I know I do!

But is it healthy?

Reality is that chocolate in its raw form is healthy.

Raw chocolate means that it has not been processed, heated or mixed with other ingredients.

Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Raw Cacao

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Food Shows

Logo Expo Manger Sante et Vivre Vert 2016I like going to food shows!

You get to meet like-minded people who want to improve their diet and health.

You also get to meet good cooks and awesome entrepreneurs that want to offer better products year after year.

Mike and I went to the “Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert” this past weekend (really wondering how come they still don’t have an english translation for the name).

Here are the products and businesses we discovered and that we will be testing in the upcoming weeks.

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Gluten free Muffins with Coconut and Dark Chocolate

Coconut and Dark Chocolate Muffins 560_292During a series of culinary demos organized by a nutritionist named Carole Lamirande, I was invited to cook gluten free muffins in front of a group of people.

I find it absolutely inspiring to meet people that are interested in improving the way they feed themselves.  People that want to know more, educate themselves and think differently.

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Gluten free

Paleo | March 8, 2016 | By

Gluten free 560_292This is Zazou.  What does Zazou have to do with the gluten free topic?

Zazou is different than other cats.

When a slice of bread (full of gluten) with a big hole is put above his head, no reaction whatsoever!

Any other cat would have run away.  

See the interrogative look on his face.

Zazou just wonders what gluten is all about.

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Healthy Fast Food

Is there such a thing as Healthy Fast Food?Healthy fast food

I know, you have a busy schedule.  You may have some kids to feed too.

But you still want to eat healthy.

And, sometimes, you get overwhelmed by the time you need to spend in the kitchen.

I know exactly how you feel; having a 16-year old daughter and 2 stepsons of 20 and 22 years of age.

I think you have 2 options

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Brownie In a Cup

Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo | February 14, 2016 | By

Today is February 14th, the day we celebrate love with chocolate and little hearts.Brownie in a mug 2_300_450

If you haven’t had time to prepare dessert, I have the perfect solution for you.

It only takes a few minutes to make.

Brownie In A Cup

Because it uses paleo-friendly ingredients, this dessert is healthy and will satisfy your sweet tooth.

My 16-year old daughter made it herself.  It’s so easy.  She used a regular mug and baked it in the microwave for 3 minutes.

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Hot Chocolate

Dairy-free, Drink, Paleo | February 13, 2016 | By

Today, it is very cold outside where I live (close to Montreal, Canada). Hot chocolate paleo drink 2_300_450

But I am smiling because it’s the perfect excuse to make Hot Chocolate!

Hot Chocolate

My paleo version is healthy because I’m using unsweetened cocoa powder, full fat coconut milk and a bit of coconut sugar (no refined sugar).

Full of antioxidant and healthy fats, here is a drink that you can enjoy without guilt for once!

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Valentine muffins

Who doesn’t like Valentine’s day?
(and Valentine muffins!)  Muffins orange cranberries 13_560_292

This particular day celebrating love and couples, has become the official Magnificent Love for All day to me.  

Over the years, because Mike and I meditate, it seems that our love vibration has changed and elevated itself to a higher and more open perspective.

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Healthy Recipes

Dinner, Gluten Free, Paleo, Seafood | January 21, 2016 | By

Healthy Food

The greatest joy I’ve had lately in my home kitchen, is to see my smiling 16-year old daughter offer, out of no where,  to cook dinner for us.

That night, when I looked at her cooking, a little uncertain at some point, asking mom for guidance, it amazed me how passion can be shared with the ones you love.  What a strong feeling!

What is in a Healthy Recipe?

Healthy recipes are tastier when one of the ingredients is…love.

I assure you. 

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