This is my go-to salad when I’m feeling lazy. It’s so easy to make, there is really no excuse for me to not eat my greens…ok, it’s a work in progress. You could easily switch up this salad by trying different fruits and nuts. Strawberries might be nice, actually. Continue Reading →
My mom received these cookies as a birthday gift, and they are so yummy I had to share them with you. The company Cookie It Up is based in Aurora, Ontario and are obviously passionate about cookies. Their all natural, preservative-free cookies are hand made in small batches using simple ingredients. The packaging carries the Peanut Free logo because the cookies contain no peanuts and are made in a peanut & tree nut free facility. Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: May 6-12, 2013 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s “Mental Health Week”. To add to the conversation, Chef Patricia Muzzi has decided to share a recipe that supports brain health. Patricia is the owner of Mood Food Culinary. She has a background in both Chemistry and Culinary Arts. Patricia fuses these areas of study together, educating her clients about how the foods we eat affect the chemical balance in our brain.
Did you know…
- Our brain is made up of WATER, FAT (good fats!) & PROTEIN
- We need to replenish the brain with all three of these components, in addition to essential vitamins and minerals found in food!!
Do you want your brain smoothly revving up like the engine of a Ferrari? Of course! We want to have a clear mind to focus on our daily tasks. We want to have lots of energy, feel calm and content, possess a sharp memory, and effectively tap into our creativity!
Here’s one of our most popular recipes that will give your brain a mood-boosting tune up! Would you believe that every ingredient in this recipe has benefits for both the brain and body? For a detailed summary of the benefits of each ingredient, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Continue Reading →
There are 2 things that I crave when I’m having a rough day.
Both of these things can make me feel better on any given day, but when I’m grumpy or upset they become must-have items. I’m not sure why, but music and chocolate are my favourites pick-me-ups. Maybe they release endorphins? I think I’ve heard that somewhere…
I recently came across a new chocolate confection at my grocery store and it has quickly become my new favourite treat.
OMG’s are yummy and very addictive. I honestly could eat an entire bag in one sitting, which is probably terrible, but there you have it.
The company’s website describes OMG’s as “delicious milk and dark chocolatey graham clusters mixed with diced almonds and crunchy toffee bits.” While that combination might sound a bit weird, it’s actually fantastic. These yummy treats are sweet, crunchy, chocolatey, a tiny bit salty, and totally satisfying. Continue Reading →
I was trying to think of something healthy I could eat for lunch today, and since I had some leftover brown rice from last night I decided to try making a version of the Bliss Bowl from Freshii. I don't like tomatoes or red onions in my Bliss Bowl, but you certainly could add those ingredients if you want to be more authentic.
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 roasted bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces (I used a jarred variety)
- 1/4 cup sautéed sliced button mushrooms
- extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle)
- 1/2 an avocado, chopped into bite-size pieces (good luck with that...)
- crumbled chèvre goat's cheese (to taste)
- balsamic vinegar (to drizzle)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Warm the rice in your serving bowl if using leftovers.
- Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, and a drizzle of olive oil. Heat in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
- Add the avocado and goat's cheese, then drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Be light-handed with the vinegar or it will overpower the other ingredients.
- Add salt and pepper as desired.
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