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My fantastic 3-5 minute summer gazpacho

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

My fantastic 3-5 minute summer gazpacho will knock your socks off!   Didn’t think you liked cold soup? Think again!   This summer soup will delightfully tingle your tastebuds and guests will be asking for seconds (even kids – no kidding!) and it takes mere minutes to make with the simplest ingredients, so try it now.     Sarah’s Summer Gazpacho 1 large English cucumber, unpeeled and roughly chopped (about 3-4 cups) 1-2 stalks celery (or Romaine lettuce if you don’t have celery), roughly chopped (about...

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Is coconut sugar good for you?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Is coconut sugar good for you?

Is coconut sugar good for you? I’ve been around the health community long enough to see a few trends come and go. One? Agave nectar. Now? Coconut sugar is the sweetener du jour!   Coconut palm sugar (also called coconut nectar or syrup) has been hailed as the best natural sweetener. But is it true? Or are we just falling victim to more marketing?   Recently, I heard complaints from several of my clients because, in some of my raw food videos, I suggest raw agave nectar as a healthy sweetener, which – at the time I recorded...

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Green smoothies and constipation

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Green smoothies and constipation

When people start drinking green smoothies, they expect their road to better health to be a straight journey from Point A to Point B (so long as we stay on track we reason).   By doing great things for our body, we assume it’ll be thrilled in return.   I’m here to tell you this isn’t always the case.   In fact, much like the course of true love, your journey to better health may not always run smooth (at least for the first several days!).   Contrary to what you might expect, the most common short-term side effect from...

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3 must-know ingredients to a smashing detox

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

3 must-know ingredients to a smashing detox

I love the power of detox. But as transformational as detox can be, it’s often fraught with misunderstanding.   With the wide array of detox programs available, (juice fasts, supplement packages, shakes delivered to your door, Master cleanses), let’s discuss what to emphasize for a truly restorative detox for optimum health and strength.   The major organs we need to support during any detox are the liver and the GI tract (gastrointestinal tract) to eliminate toxins and reduce inflammation and mucous buildup.   Why the Liver and...

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Start a food journal the easy way

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Start a food journal the easy way

We’ve all heard about keeping a food journal but do you know how to start a food journal the easy way? In a way that you’ll actually do it? Read on! When working with clients, I know that food journalling is simply transformational.  And – yes – it’s entirely simple and do-able, even for the majority of us who are SO busy we can barely keep up (and you don’t need to do it forever). A food journal slows you down (in a good way) to reflect on the foods we are eating a WHY. The WHY of what we are eating is...

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Is there too much sugar on a raw diet?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Have you wondered if a diet high in raw food has too much sugar? You’re not alone. Lately someone approached me with the criticism that the raw food diet simply had too much sugar to be healthy long term. My answer? Certainly not, if done properly. But is it possible to get too much sugar on a raw food diet, she persisted?  Absolutely!    The story A common pitfall of the raw food diet is that you dive into it, strictly abide by it in good faith (plus feel amazing), then, slowly but surely, notice you don’t feel so...

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How to make a healthy nut milk pictorial

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 5 comments

How to make a healthy nut milk pictorial

Many of you have asked how to make a healthy nut milk – wonderful! Today we’re going to go over this simple practice in details with recipes and step-by-step pictures. Since you’re one of my readers (or landed on this page), you likely know that you can really live without the nasty side effects of dairy, right?    But, do you also know that the pre-packaged nut milks can contain unsafe preservatives, as well as loads of sugar and other questionable ingredients that may or may not irritable the lining of our colon? (i.e....

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How to know if you are gluten sensitive or intolerant

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Gluten is getting a lot of press these days, so you might be wondering how to know if you are gluten sensitive or intolerant.    In fact, many of my clients say they just “feel better” when they don’t eat gluten, or that they are “permanently bloated” when they do eat gluten.   There are different scales of being gluten sensitive, with the most sensitive being celiac disease. Those who have celiac disease react drastically to food that contains even small amounts of gluten. Gluten is in fact, a type of protein composite found in...

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5 fast, delicious cooked vegan meals for autumn

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

As the weather gets cooler and the kiddos start going back to school, it makes me want to warm up my trotters with my favourite 5 fast, delicious cooked vegan meals for autumn!   These are – hand’s down – my most made and favourite cooked meals.  Black Bean Soup   Makes 4-6 servings   2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ clove garlic, minced or microplaned 1 medium onion, chopped 3 carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 Tbsp. cumin 2 19oz cans black beans 2 cups water or low sodium vegetable broth 1 ½ Tbsp. tamari 1 Tbsp....

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Simple green smoothies to try now

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Simple green smoothies to try now

Many of my clients often want simple green smoothies to try now. There is no shortage of super-foods, supplements and fancy ingredients in health food stores. But sometimes we just want to return to basic simple ingredients. To learn more about the amazing health benefits of green smoothies, click here.  Super-foods can be excellent but for those of you craving simplicity, these smoothies have easy-to-find ingredients and taste wonderful. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy.   Tropical Hemp Smoothie 3-4 Servings 1...

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