Author: Karen Doyle

Light & Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

Make the most of seasonal produce and warming spices with these light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes – not only are they vegan and gluten free, they’re also low on sugar and feature the bright orange superfood that’s packed with fibre, vitamin A and antioxidants. Plus, they’re easy to make, requiring just 20 minutes, one bowl, and no fancy ingredients – just pantry staples like apple cider vinegar, almond milk, spices and maple syrup. INGREDIENTS 1 cup almond or rice milk 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup cooked pureed pumpkin 1 Tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil, melted ½ tsp vanilla extract 3...

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Warming Breakfast Bowls for Winter

Looking for something to brighten a cold, dark morning but tired of your standard Oats-So-Easy? These nourishing breakfast bowls are packed full of superfoods, ensuring your brain and body will function at their best all day long. How about a bowl of creamy oatmeal with coconut milk and cinnamon? Or warming quinoa studded with hemp seeds and dark chocolate. This is porridge at its best – nutrient-rich, hearty, and delicious. Tuck in! 1. Toasted Coconut Breakfast Bowl Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 can coconut milk ½ cup quinoa 1 cup water or coconut water 1½ cups organic rolled oats 1 tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of salt ½ cup toasted coconut...

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Antioxidant-Rich Matcha Chia Pudding

We challenged local foodie Caralishious to come up with something delicious using Lady Bonin’s Matcha Green Tea. This is what she came up with: I am always inspired to create sumptuous yet simple recipes that provide great nutrition for the body and a little creativity for the mind. I especially love playing around with new ingredients and flavours, and of course trying, testing and introducing them to you! This past weekend, I acquainted myself with matcha, a finely milled green tea powder that has put a spring in my step (and stained a number of my mugs bright green). I’ve tasted matcha in...

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Buttery Indian-Spiced Vegan Potato Curry

We’ve rustled up this Indian-inspired vegan potato curry with hints of coconut and ginger to warm up even the greyest day. Not only is this tasty, spice-rich dish the ultimate comfort food, it’s super quick and easy to prepare, too – simply fry some onions, pop all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Add some perfectly cooked basmati rice, quinoa or other grain of choice and – voila! A healthy and delicious weeknight dinner. Feeling inspired? Up the ante with your own homemade rotis or naan bread with this gluten-free premix made with macadamia flour from the Red Basket Food Company. INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp coconut oil 2-3 cloves...

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10 Natural Antibiotics our Ancestors Used Instead of Pills

You can protect your body against infections and bacteria based sicknesses by taking advantage of these safe and natural antibiotics and remedies that are available in the average kitchen. Protect your body without the use of prescription drugs by using simple remedies such as honey, oregano, garlic, Echinacea, and turmeric. 1. OREGANO OIL Beyond its antibacterial properties, oregano oil can help with digestion and aid in weight loss. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, has been found to fight the bacteria that can lead to infections. The oil of oregano has been found to treat digestive infections, and even one...

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