Category: Recipes

March 15, 2019

Nutritious Bone Broth

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I remember my grandmother making bone broth and putting all the vegetable discards in the pot on the stove – things like the carrot ends and onion skins.  I didn’t understand as a child the importance of these items nutritionally until I went to naturopathic medical school.  Onion skins contain a […]

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January 15, 2019

Fat Burning Vegetable Soup

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Soups are a great option for weight loss for a number of reasons. One of these reasons being decreased number of calories. If you are looking for an easy way to cut down on calories consider a vegetable soup. The recipe listed below is packed with nutrients given the wide variety […]

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December 11, 2018

Apple Blackberry Crisp

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND This delicious gluten-free recipe for a classic dessert is sure to please! Enjoy! Servings: 6 Ingredients: 5  apples peeled, cored and sliced (Gala, Braeburn or Honeycrisp) 1 pint fresh blackberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  1 tablespoon arrowroot powder  1 cup blanched almond flour ( not almond meal) ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons organic butter or coconut oil  2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup […]

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November 14, 2018

Recipe for Balancing Blood Pressure

Dr. Alexia Harris, ND A healthy diet that is geared towards attaining an ideal body weight is one of the most important goals for reducing blood pressure. In particular, a whole foods diet rich in plant-based foods is essential for providing adequate fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Specific foods that have been shown […]

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October 10, 2018

Gluten-Free Whole Grain Waffles

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I love making waffles for the kids to ensure they have a great start on school days.  You can enhance waffles by topping them with goat or sheep yogurt, chopped nuts, warm berries or adding a scoop of protein powder to the batter to super-charge their nutrient content.  They are great […]

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September 14, 2018

Coconut Lime Chicken Curry Soup

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Now that school is back in session so is the ritual of making daily lunches.  I admit, I enjoy the summer break from packing lunches.  There is a sort of peace in watching the kids wake naturally and slowly to savour their breakfast rather than having to rush in the […]

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August 9, 2018

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Lavender is a wonderful nervous system tonic, making it greatly effective in anxiety. Enjoy this lemonade variation after a long summer day. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar (see note below) 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs of fresh lavender 3 cups sparkling water 1 cup lemon juice freshly […]

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July 11, 2018

Chicken Caesar Salad with Crispy Kale

Take advantage of all the delicious greens in season right now with this high-protein summer salad. Simple tricks, like replacing croutons with crispy kale, make adhering to a particular diet (especially during bbq season!) so much easier. INGREDIENTS For the dressing: 3 egg yolks 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup (60ml) […]

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June 18, 2018

Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Incorporating naturally fermented foods into your diet is important for maintaining optimal digestive and immune system function.  By making your own home-made yogurt you avoid added sweeteners and thickening agents that are often found in conventional store bought brands.  Yogurt is an excellent source of several strains of Lactobacillus species bacteria. […]

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May 17, 2018

Meal Planning for Headache Prevention

Dr. Dorian Holmes, ND There are a variety of ways that one can combat headaches. Some of these methods include eating a variety of nourishing foods that help to ensure a balance of vitamins and minerals essential to preventing dehydration.  Believe it or not, sweet potatoes contain more potassium than bananas.  While a lack of potassium […]

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