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Craving Life

Craving a healthier lifestyle and doing something about it! 🙂

Nourish your Largest Organ

Practicing self-care is one of my cornerstones for healthier eating & living, so I am constantly on the lookout for the things that make me feel good about myself. In my part of the world the snow is gradually melting and spring is creeping in. As I look forward... read more

Simple yet Sensational ~ Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a hero in the healthier eating arena. High in fiber and potassium, this is definitely a heart-healthy choice. I found it educational to learn that it is often recommended by dieticians in controlling cholesterol and in weight-reduction programs. I... read more

Revamped Beef Bourguignon

When the weather gets colder one of the more satisfying meals is a hearty beef stew. A favorite recipe I use is a variation inspired from The Canadian Living Cookbook. Initially I used to make the recipe as stated in the book yet over time I have added my own... read more

Snack Attack: Dried Apricots

Years ago I was introduced to dried apricots as a compact food to pack for canoe trips. Anyone who has experienced portaging understands the need for compact packing. Years later I continue to have dried apricots in the house as a tasty snack food. With my research... read more

Tomatoes with Olives & Feta Salad

Ripe tomatoes are coming into season so it is a perfect time to make a favorite salad of mine. Bursting with complimentary flavours, it makes a wonderful side to grilled or roasted meats and seafood. Beats French fries hands-down! 😉 Omit the feta cheese if you have a... read more

Roasted Cauliflower with Ginger and Cumin

While planning an Indian meal, I was looking for a vegetable dish that did not require I go shopping. I had cauliflower on hand, fresh ginger, and my spice drawer. My thoughts immediately jumped to my well-worn copy of Maddhur Jaffrey’s An Invitation to Indian... read more

Chocolate Monkey Kiss

I am all for grabbing a banana on the go as a quick snack. Yet for a morning meal that can get me through to lunch I need additional fibre and protein for staying power. By tossing together spinach, protein powder plus dark cocoa powder to the mix I now have a morning... read more

Going Ape over Bananas

Here in Canada bananas are consistently the most economical fruit available. They are also quite versatile. When I developed high blood pressure my doctor pointed to bananas as a source of potassium because the introduction of blood pressure medication would affect my... read more


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