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.
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.
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.
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.
This 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.
Sometimes 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!
Are 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 :
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!
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.
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
I 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.
During 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.
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.
Today is February 14th, the day we celebrate love with chocolate and little hearts.
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.
But I am smiling because it’s the perfect excuse to make 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!
Who doesn’t like Valentine’s day?
(and Valentine muffins!)
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.
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.