Scallops in Creamy Sauce

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

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

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

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

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

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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