Get Grounded Fall Root Vegetable Soup

One of my favourite things about the fall is all of the gorgeous, nourishing root vegetables that crop up this time of year. Nothing gets me quite so excited as local organic vegetables, especially when the selection includes delights like celeriac (in our CSA bag this week), sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes), daikon and burdock.

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Herbal Remedies

I am enjoying a few quiet moments to gather my thoughts, after a very fun day of preparing herbal remedies with my kids. I have dabbled in DIY products and herbal remedies prior to this, but my engagement with all things herbal began for real when I started Betty Norton's Herbal Apprenticeship Program in September of this year.

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One Pot Immune Boosting Mung Daal Stew

I discovered the original Moong and Masur Lentil Curry version of this recipe when my brother gifted me Vij's Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine back in the day. I absolutely love Indian Food, and while I have tried many different cookbooks, this is the one I keep coming back to. 

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Pumpkin Pasta with Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms

I am a huge fan of all things pumpkin, including beverages (homemade pumpkin spice lattes with dandy blend are lovely), desserts (superfood pumpkin cashew cheesecake anyone?) and savoury dishes (Meghan Telpner's Ronsonian Pumpkin Soup recipe out of the Undiet Cookbook is delicious!). 

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All Natural Mobile Pharmacy

When we left Canada for Europe a couple of weeks ago for my Dad's wedding we were a bit like the walking wounded. A month of intensive renovations, followed by a rather frantic move left us all sleep deprived and on the cusp of getting sick.

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Coconut Whipped Cream

When I was a kid, long before plant based foods became an integral part of my life, Thanksgiving was about one thing, and one thing only: Pumpkin Pie. I could take or leave the turkey, along with the weeks of turkey soup that followed. What I looked forward to the most was pumpkin pie, topped with a healthy dollop of whipped cream of course.

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Nourishing Vegetable Broth

I came up with this nutrient and mineral rich veg broth as a viable alternative to bone broth. I have been challenged with IBS symptoms for as long as I can remember, and have done extensive research into gut healing protocols as a result. One of the main recommendations I have found is the consumption of bone broth. After 5 years of following a plant based diet this is not something I could wrap my head around, although I must admit I seriously considered it out of desperation during a particularly challenging bout of digestive distress.

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Live Like You Were Dying

Last week was very challenging, as I needed to go into my doctor's office to follow up on some test results. I had to do a lot of work to offset the fear and anxiety I was experiencing, (thank goodness for EFT and meditation!) as being called in to review results is never a warm and fuzzy experience.

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Daily Detoxification

We are in the midst of major renovations at the moment, and this post was inspired by a conversation with my Mom about toxicity. When she expressed concern about all of the painting I was doing this week, I assured her that we were using the lowest VOC (volatile organic compound) paint I could find (Benjamin Moore Natura). Our conversation gave me pause, however.

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