Super Moist Paleo Pumpkin Loaf

Super Moist Paleo Pumpkin Loaf

Over the past 6 months I have completely been off eating eggs. Removing this food entirely that was such a huge staple in my diet for quite some time was initially very difficult for me. I still sometimes think of how much I miss soft poaching a couple of eggs and serving them so simply over a bed of seasonal greens. There is something incredibly satisfying about watching a rich golden yolk run over your plate. 

Not being able to use eggs has made baking quite challenging for me since I also follow a grain free diet. Without one or the other, achieving baked goods that are moist but hold their form is not so easy. Additionally, baking is not something I have a knack for. You'd think maybe that having a mother who used to own a cake making business would have somehow rubbed a little skill off on me. I however, was usually more preoccupied with licking clean bowls of icing and cake batter to pay any attention to the ingredients or method to her baking.

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Flavours of Fall Smoothie Part 1: Recipes

Flavours of Fall Smoothie Part 1: Recipes

Don't doubt fall my friends! This time of year offers plenty of in season vegetables and fruits that create some incredibly warming flavours when perfectly combined. Say goodbye to your summer smoothie staples like bananas and coconut - and hello to your new best friends like fall squash, late season stone fruits and berries and warming spices like nutmeg, allspice, cloves and cinnamon.

In Paleolithic times, your primal ancestors ate with the seasons. Obviously because they had to but also because nature provided a perfectly synchronized growth and harvest of different foods and herbs for them to forage seasonally that catered to their bodies' physical needs and demands.

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Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

As a Conservationist I am skeptical, as a Nutritionist I am intrigued. Bee Pollen is yet another trending superfood that is often harvested from the West Coast of BC. Amidst it's popularity for being an all-encompassing nutritional food, bee population decline is a very real thing primarily linked to the quality and quantity of livable habitat. 

For human beings this food offers an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, it is thought to have immune boosting and anti-cancerous properties...

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The little herb that could.

The little herb that could.

What a perfect example of how through the seasons, Mother Nature provides us with what we need to stay alive and well. During the summer months Echinacae shows off its' beautiful purple petals, which soak up the daylights sun and sends deep into it's roots a reserve of energy. When the days begin to cool and the petals tuck back on this plant in fall, the roots are ready for harvesting.

Echinacea angustifolia and E. purpurea I'm certain will be popular herbs this coming cold and flu season. Growing up I had an aunt who would give us...

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Local Superfood Series Entry #2 - Cabbage

Local Superfood Series Entry #2 - Cabbage

How incredible is it that cabbage can be harvested during every season of the year here in West Coast BC? Cabbages are of the Brassica family, also called a Cruciferous vegetable. They are impressively hardy plants and do quite well in cooler temperatures; even tolerating mild frost. This is the last and smallest cabbage from our summer garden; it is of the Deadon variety. I’m regretting not starting fall cabbages earlier in the summer but all is well because we should have some beautiful green January King cabbages ready to pick in the early New Year!

If you’re wondering why cabbage deserves...

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Local Superfood Series Entry #1 - Swiss Chard

Local Superfood Series Entry #1 - Swiss Chard

When you hear the term "Superfood" do foods like maca, goji berries, spirulina or quinoa come to mind? How come when most of us hear this term we rarely consider the foods that can grow here in our own backyards?

While these more exotic superfoods can offer impressive variety in nutrients, often times behind them are issues with sustainable harvesting practices or ethical issues with the local people because of new mass industries and their native foods.

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