Category: Recipes

March 20, 2020

Sprouting Nutrition at Home

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND  All of us who are part of the stay-at-home club are looking for something to do to keep our spirits up.  Sprouting is a great addition to your kitchen. Sprouts are the nutritious first shoots of a seed. They are packed with vitamins and minerals and can be done anywhere.  Not […]

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February 12, 2020

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas (with Mustard and Parsley)

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Serves 4 This recipe is surprisingly simple and full of ‘umami’ or a satisfying flavour.  My children love it and that’s a bonus!  Cauliflower is full of many vitamins including choline which is an essential nutrient.  Adequate choline is helpful in preventing fatty liver, assisting in neurotransmitter development (acetylcholine) and hormone […]

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January 3, 2020

Seared Albacore Tuna

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND I love being a member of Skipper Otto’s CFA. You get access to high quality local seafood all year round. Seafood is a good way to boost our Vitamin D content. One of my favourite meals this winter was Seared Tuna. It is an easy, quick recipe which will impress your […]

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December 17, 2019

DIY Stress Relief Tea

This combination of herbs in this recipe helps to calm and soothe the nervous system and support the body back towards a state of balance. Allow the whole process of making the tea to become a little ritual – put the phone away, enjoy the texture and smell of the herbs, sit to enjoy your […]

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November 25, 2019

Poosh Muffins

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Kids need snacks.  I find having a variety of fresh and healthy snacks on hand is key to avoiding meltdowns.  I like mini muffins with chocolate chips. I make a batch of these a week and freeze half of them for later.  These muffins are adapted from the POOSH – Kourtney […]

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October 25, 2019

3 Tips and a Sweet Treat for Immune Support

Dr. Jessica Moore, ND You may have noticed that in the winter, it’s common to have: Less sun exposure (lower vitamin D) Altered sleep habits (winter themed parties/ work celebrations / family visiting etc) Increased sugar intake (holiday parties, seasonal treats etc)   All of these can impact your immune status in addition to several […]

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September 16, 2019

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Eliminating known allergens and foods that may cause an inflammatory reaction in those with IBD can be a helpful step on the path to healing. This nutrient rich vegetable soup is hearty, filling and gentle on the digestive system. From: You can mix and match the vegetables to create a soup you can eat. Preheat […]

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August 13, 2019

Raw Slaw with Rosemary Garlic Dressing

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND This recipe is full of fresh, colourful, flavourful, and nutrient packed vegetables, fruit, and herbs offering many health benefits!  It’s possible to leave some of the ingredients out and substitute with others as needed based on what is available and to suit each personal palate. To reduce the sugar content the apple […]

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July 12, 2019

Harmonious Hormones Smoothie

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND This delicious smoothie is packed full of nutrients to support the endocrine system and aid in creating balance during times of hormonal shifts. Blueberries provide a hearty dose of antioxidants, while Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds provide minerals like selenium and zinc to support thyroid function and the immune system. Golden […]

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June 18, 2019

Spearmint for PCOS – Fresh Mint Hummous

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc It is widely accepted that mint has varied uses as a culinary herb however it is less well known that it also has medicinal properties.  Recent studies have demonstrated that spearmint has testosterone lowering properties that play a significant role in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (1,2). A cup […]

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