Wild Rice Is Not Actually Rice - True or False?

Wild Rice Is Not Actually Rice – True or False?

Wild rice is cooked and eaten the same way as many types of rice, and it has a few different names, such as Indian Rice, Canadian Rice and water oats. While it can be found growing wild in some lakes and slow moving streams, most wild rice today is cultivated. Wild rice is not actually …read more

Moroccan Wild Rice

Moroccan Wild Rice

This is a variation of a delicious recipe from EatingWell.com.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 – 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour + 5 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 cup wild rice, rinsed 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium red pepper, seeded …read more

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

  Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 ½ cups gluten free quinoa elbow macaroni 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp quinoa flour or chickpea flour 3 ½ cups 2% milk 1 can gluten free cream of mushroom soup ½ cup diced red pepper ½ cup diced celery ¼ cup …read more

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids have some health benefits that are quite surprising! Omega 3s are ‘essential’ fatty acids, meaning that they are essential for health but are not produced by the body – they must be obtained from food. They are also polyunsaturated fats because they are made up of many double bonds. There are …read more

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio - Why Is It So Important?

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio – Why Is It So Important?

Lately, many people seem to have become aware of the need to consume healthy omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Nutritionally speaking, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are very important, and it is a complex subject. There is a lot of information on the internet about it – much of it confusing, …read more

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

This shortbread recipe is very similar to traditional recipes, but with a healthy twist. It is sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), gluten free and nut free. It contains quinoa flour, amaranth flour and chickpea flour, which all have protein and fiber. These cookies are diabetic friendly because they don’t contain sugar. Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

  There are many different nuts and they all make quick, healthy snacks. One particular nut, the almond, seems to be gaining popularity these days. Not only are almonds versatile and delicious, but they have an incredible list of health benefits! So here’s the scoop on almonds… Almonds are considered a nut by almost everyone, …read more

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

This is a modern, gluten free and healthier version of a shortbread cookie my Mother used to make. They are sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), which makes them diabetic friendly. The main flours are almond flour and quinoa flour – both have fiber and protein.   Enjoy!   Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more

How to Avoid the Dreaded 'After Christmas Hangover'!

How to Avoid the Dreaded ‘After Christmas Hangover’!

Many people thoroughly enjoy the Christmas season – the parties, the social connections, the festive drinks and the food – only to end up with an ‘after Christmas hangover’ in January. This ‘hangover’ can include feeling bloated and overweight, having headaches or even brain fog, digestive issues, low energy and sluggishness, feeling run down, and …read more

How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

Lately I have noticed a lot of publicity about antioxidants, free radicals and oxidative stress. But what exactly is oxidative stress? How is oxidative stress related to antioxidants and free radicals? How do these three things affect our overall health? And what effect do they have on our health as we age? These are very …read more