Seasonal Foods & Recipes

Spring Cleansing for Weight Loss and Rejuvenation ~ with Bitter Foods and Herbs

March 29, 2021

(Updated April 1st, 2021) Now that spring is here, it’s great to be able to finally peel off all those layers and get out there...

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh, Wild Greens

March 17, 2021

When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka, we tried to be as self-sufficient as possible. This was not only because my grandparents...

Healthy Lunch Ideas: My Top 5 Kid-Friendly Recipes – from Nutritious Snacks to Gluten-Free Bites

March 1, 2021

The social aspect of eating has always been an integral part of my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for...

Healthy Meals in Minutes: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Fall & Winter

January 20, 2021

(Updated January 20, 2021) As the lazy days of summer wind down and we get back into our hectic work and school schedules, maintaining a...

Flowing into Fall With Nourishing Foods for the Season

September 20, 2020

(Updated Sept 1st, 2020) Now that summer is behind us, we begin to switch seasons into fall. As the leaves begin to change, we pull...

Bitter Tastes of Spring – Refreshing Greens from Dandelion to Radicchio

March 10, 2020

Herbalists and other healers have long championed the bitter taste of certain herbs and garden greens. Yet the majority of North Americans still shun these essential foods, preferring salty and sweet over the equally important sour and bitter.

GREEN MAGIC IN THE KITCHEN: Cooking with Spring Plants

April 1, 2019

“Come to the mountains, and we will show you the way of the past, and the future. We will show you the plants of healing,...

RECIPE: Greek Delight Plus

June 8, 2018

From the Vitality Food Feature: FAVOURITE SUMMER STRATEGIES for Weight Loss and Easy Detoxing This is a new twist on a classic Greek salad, with extra protein added...

FAVOURITE SUMMER STRATEGIES for Weight Loss and Easy Detoxing

June 2, 2018

Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than normal summer this year, which is welcome news for some. But for others, the heat and humidity is...

Recipe: Mediterranean Meatless Pizza Toppings

March 1, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Marvellous Meatless Meals‘. Toppings can include any of the following: Ingredients Pizza sauce or tomato sauce Pepper rings or Sliced...

Recipe: Mediterranean Meatless Pizza

March 1, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Marvellous Meatless Meals‘. Everybody loves pizza and the good news is, you don’t need to weigh it down with meaty...

Marvellous Meatless Meals

March 1, 2017

Tips and Recipes to Help You Lighten Up Your Menu for Early Spring Dining All winter long, my sturdy cast iron pot serves me well as I prepare heavy stews and soups. But with the advent of spring, the stew pot is packed away and out comes the wok and saucepan as I turn to lighter fare for family dinners.

Cool and Easy Summertime Dining

June 1, 2016

With One-Bowl Supper Salads My grandma used to say that the best way to cool the body down and beat the summer heat was to toss up a light, bright refreshing salad.

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals

May 1, 2016

The first green spikes poking through winter’s crusty grip seem to be my trigger for initiating all sorts of gritty tasks like cleaning cupboards and lightening up closets.

FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS

December 4, 2015

Chile Pepper Medicine Turns Up the Heat The mighty capsicum (botanical name for pepper) has been named 2016 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association.

EASY SUMMER COOKING with Fruit and Berries on the Grill

May 28, 2015

Summer is the season for lighter fare and nothing says light and bright better than a colourful array of grilled fruits. They can be the...

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