Matcha Tea - Is It Healthy or Just Another Fad?

Matcha Tea – Is It Healthy or Just Another Fad?

Are you wondering what Matcha Tea is all about? I certainly have been. It is something I have been seeing everywhere and hearing a lot about lately. Is it another health food fad or is there really something great about matcha tea? I decided to do some research and find out. What is matcha tea? …read more

Spring Detox - Super Simple, Natural and Easy!

Spring Detox – Super Simple, Natural and Easy!

At certain times of the year such as after Christmas, at the beginning of a New Year, and in the spring, many people are feeling the need to do a ‘detox’. There’s a desire to clean out the body and lighten up, so to speak – to remove garbage, gain energy and get ready for …read more

Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread

Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread

Here is a really delicious and healthy gluten free recipe that can be a pizza crust or a version of an old favorite – garlic cheese bread. Nutritionally – it contains both protein and fiber from the quinoa. The original recipe is by Amanda Finks. See the Variation below to make an easy, low glycemic and gluten free pizza …read more

Celebrate and Thrive Through the Holidays - 5 Top Tips!

Celebrate and Thrive Through the Holidays – 5 Top Tips!

The Christmas Season is such a cheerful, social time of the year. Parties abound! Getting together with your friends for lunch or dinner is a fabulous way to connect, and delicious snacks, sweet treats, flavourful wines and tempting cocktails are all around you. When all is said and done after the parties are over, you …read more

Very Easy Quinoa Thin Pizza Crust

Very Easy Quinoa Thin Pizza Crust

This is a good, healthy quinoa pizza crust recipe from Alyssa Rimmer. It is easy to make and tastes great.  I have adjusted the original recipe slightly. Quinoa provides both fiber and protein, which makes this pizza crust low glycemic and healthy.  The way to keep this a truly healthy pizza is by adding whole foods …read more

Eastern Pomegranate Salad

Eastern Pomegranate Salad

This salad is easy to make, tastes great and is loaded with nutrients – fiber, protein and antioxidants. The pomegranate seeds add color, a sweet refreshing flavor and some crunch. The salad will keep well in the fridge for a day or so, and tastes good the second day because the flavors meld nicely. Prep …read more

Arugula Salad with Quinoa and Beets

Arugula Salad with Quinoa and Beets

Here’s  an interesting and delicious salad.  The mixture of textures from the quinoa, the goat cheese and the greens is really nice, and the flavour from the arugula and goat cheese add a bit of zing.  I have adjusted the original recipe slightly. The recipe comes from Allrecipes.com (original recipe is available here) Enjoy!   Prep …read more

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

Here is an interesting new twist on Hummus. Beets are a super healthy veggie – full of antioxidants. The recipe was in a digital newsletter I received from Margaret Dron (Gluten Free Expo).  Thank you, Margaret. I omitted the tahini, although I could have used unsweetened nut butter (like almond butter).  The hummus was quite …read more

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Sorghum is a gluten free grain, but is it low glycemic, healthy and beneficial for blood sugar?  This question came to mind because I have been noticing that many refined food products contain sorghum. So, I decided to do some research and find out what sorghum is all about, and whether it is actually healthy …read more

Flourless Quinoa Blueberry Cake

Flourless Quinoa Blueberry Cake

This unusual, gluten free, healthy dessert is an alternative for regular cake.  The quinoa is packed with protein and fiber, which keeps the cake from being high glycemic (keeps it from causing blood sugar issues).  I have made slight adjustments to the original recipe from Allrecipes.com.   Prep time:  5 minutes for the cake, 10 …read more