Cilantro~10 reasons to enjoy this herb often!

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Cilantro? You either LOVE it or you don’t! It’s not one of those gentle herbs on the sidelines that everyone likes. If you’re in the “fan of cilantro” category, you may be interested to know that it is a powerful herbal ally. If you’re not fond of cilantro, you may want to find ways to […]

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Meatless Mondays – Lighten up with Spring Soup!

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I love to make this simple soup when it’s time for a light but warming lunch  or dinner! This recipe, is more of a guideline, really.   Add whatever veggies you have on hand, as substitutions work just fine. 1 tsp Olive oil 4 leeks, diced 1 cup celery, diced, uncooked 1 cup carrots, diced, uncooked […]

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Easy Dandelion Recipes

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MEATLESS MONDAYS and SPRING = DANDELIONS DANDELIONS are one of my favourite Spring herbs. I use the flowers, leaves and the roots as medicine,and enjoy this delightful highly nutritious “weed” often at this time of year. I’ve been dismayed for many years at the millions of $$$ spent each year to eradicate these  cheerful sunny flowers […]

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How to: Kale Chips !!

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Some are into ‘sweets’ ~ me? Give me salty and savoury! I love the crispy crunch + crackle of potato chips, if the truth be told.  I was thrilled, years ago, to discover alternatives to my beloved chips….at my local HFS (health food store) ~ chips made from parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, and I got […]

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Sweet Potatoes ~ two EASY recipes

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Pin It Sweet potatoes are as delicious as they are good for you! A medium sweet potato, let’s say 2 inches in diameter by 5 inches long, contains about 100 calories, about 2 grams of protein and almost zero fat. High in fibre, they are an excellent source of potassium, and good sources of Vitamins A […]

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Turmeric & Ginger ~ Married and oh so Yummy!

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In honour of “perfect pairings”, here’s an idea from MOTHER NATURE ! I LOVE THIS combination.    Two of my favourite herbs! There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s. […]

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Eat YOUR Greens ~ What’s first on my List?

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When Spring bursts forth, we are inspired to think about the SPRING CLEANING ritual ~ of home and body. There’s a change of energy in the air.  We feel enlivened…Well we do, if we’re living in ‘the 4 seasons’ and there’s that feeling…IT’S TIME NOW !!! Time to lighten up – Time to move more, to get […]

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