Cinnamon Yam Bites

Cinnamon Yam Bites

Yams or Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene – an important nutrient which helps promote healthy eyesight, strong immune function, radiant skin and cellular health.  Even better, these vegetables are loaded with a great sweet flavor to satisfy a sweet tooth and crowd out sugary snacks. A little dose of cinnamon …read more

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

There are many reasons why I like chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and I have just learned that chickpeas have a new claim to fame!  There are loads of benefits for your body when you eat chickpeas.  They are a great vegetarian source of protein, and they contain a hefty amount of fiber.  But there’s far more …read more

Pumpkin Cheesecake - Gluten Free

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Gluten Free

October is ‘pumpkin season’! What could be better than pumpkin cheesecake? Pumpkin has amazing health benefits for us. It is one of the foods we can feel good about eating, even as a dessert, provided there are other healthy features of the dessert! This recipe uses healthy alternatives: ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese, and …read more

Spicy Chickpeas - An Easy Snack

Spicy Chickpeas – An Easy Snack

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a very healthy legume that contains fiber, protein and a whole lot of nutrients – a great combination for a healthy snack. Spicy chickpeas can also be tossed into a green salad to add a bit of zing. You could also add a handful of these chickpea snacks to a homemade …read more

Cauliflower Salad (Potato Salad 'Twin')

Cauliflower Salad (Potato Salad ‘Twin’)

My friend Judy shared this recipe with me. She makes this salad and serves it as an amazing double for potato salad! If you love potato salad, but you don’t want to use potatoes (because they are high glycemic or for any other reason) – this is the recipe for you!   Thanks, Judy for this …read more

Heartburn or Heart Attack - Which One Is It?

Heartburn or Heart Attack – Which One Is It?

What is the difference between the pain of heartburn (acid reflux) and the pain of a heart attack (or a heart ‘event’, as it is now called)? Recently I had a reason to ask this very question. This is probably a very common question. It is a very important question – especially if you are …read more

Zucchini Pasta au Parmesan

Zucchini Pasta au Parmesan

A few weeks ago I purchased a spiral vegetable cutter, which has three different cutting blades. It is a simple but amazing machine that can cut veggies (or fruit) into circles, or thin ‘noodles’ or thicker ‘noodles’. The ‘noodles’ can be one continuous strand! So far, our favorite is Zucchini Pasta – we like both …read more

Blueberry Glazed Sea Bass or Barramundi

Blueberry Glazed Sea Bass or Barramundi

Barramundi is a healthy, white fish with a dense meaty texture and a very mild flavor. Because of its mildness, barramundi will easily take on other flavors. Another name for Barramundi is Asian Sea Bass, and it is becoming more popular because it is an eco-friendly and sustainable type of fish. This recipe is quick …read more

Table 24 Restaurant in Salmon Arm, BC - Healthy Dining

Table 24 Restaurant in Salmon Arm, BC – Healthy Dining

  On a recent road trip through British Columbia, my husband Dave and I stopped in Salmon Arm BC, and we were looking for place to have dinner. I happened to read about a restaurant called Table 24. The short write-up said that this restaurant serves healthy, locally produced food and their kitchen does not …read more

DIY Easy & Healthy Trail Mix

DIY Easy & Healthy Trail Mix

What could be better than DIY healthy, nutrition packed Trail Mix? I have found that making my own simple, whole foods version is the very best way for me to have the perfect, low glycemic trail mix snack, sans excess salt, and all the unhealthy sugary foods that seem to find their way into commercial …read more