Easy Pulled Beef

Easy Pulled Beef

This is a great recipe that is made ahead in a slow cooker. It can be served with a quinoa salad and a vegetable, and it works well for backyard Bar-b-q gatherings. Or if you are in Calgary, it’s a good way to serve up beef at your next western stampede-style party. The beef is …read more

Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Written by Chrysta Lewis, Guest Blogger and Owner of Scarlet Edge Beauty When it comes to health, how often do you think of pedicures and manicures? If you’re among the majority, it’s not too often. One of my missions is to break the stereotype of esthetics being just for “pampering” and help you understand that it’s about …read more

Activated Charcoal - Healthy or Hype?

Activated Charcoal – Healthy or Hype?

Activated charcoal seems to be attracting attention in the health and beauty industries these days. Some say that it has the amazing ability to pull toxins out of the pores of the skin, and that it can absorb between 100 and 200 times it’s weight in impurities. What about the medical side of activated charcoal? …read more

Computer Games - Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer Games – Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer and video games – quite a craze these days! This is not limited to the kids or teens, either. More and more people over the age of 40 are getting into playing computer games. Computer solitaire, sudoku, mahjong, and candy crush are just a few that come to mind but there are hundreds (probably …read more

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins - Gluten Free!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins – Gluten Free!

These unusual and tasty muffins have a moist texture and make a super healthy snack. The sweet potato (or yam) provides loads of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The muffins can be made dairy free if you choose to add unsweetened almond milk instead of dairy milk.   Prep time: 20 minutes, which includes steaming of …read more

Sweet Potato and Yam - Is There a Difference?

Sweet Potato and Yam – Is There a Difference?

Sweet potatoes and yams are becoming more popular, as evidenced in restaurant fare with the current trend of ‘sweet potato fries’. Most people know that both sweet potatoes and yams are root vegetables that are good for us. We tend to use the two names interchangeably – but are sweet potatoes actually different from yams? If …read more

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

We all have stress in our lives – it really is unavoidable. Some stress is healthy for us but excessive amounts can cause all sorts of health issues. So what effect does a high level of stress have on our weight? It seems that as the general stress level in our society increases, so does …read more

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

This is a wonderfully creamy and delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants, nutrients and protein. Raw chocolate (cacao) is amazingly healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast or before your morning workout. Yum – chocolate for breakfast! Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings   Ingredients: 1 apple, chopped ½ banana, broken into pieces 1 handful dark leafy greens 2 cups …read more

The Magic of Homemade Soup

The Magic of Homemade Soup

Homemade soups can be magical, healing, comforting foods for us, especially homemade chicken noodle soup. Anytime someone is under the weather, feeling chilled to the bone or needing some form of comfort (physical or perhaps emotional) – homemade broth based soup can do the trick! That is the legacy our Grandmothers left us! Undoubtedly there …read more

Sugar - The Sweet Health Hazard!

Sugar – The Sweet Health Hazard!

  A number of years ago fat was considered to be a health hazard – the cause of many chronic health issues. Well, times have changed and research is proving this to be inaccurate. New studies are finding that fat is not so hazardous after all – it is actually sugar that is causing many health issues! So, why …read more