Everything but the Kitchen Sink Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

This salad is a simple meal that also makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. Try using organic tomatoes from your garden if you have them at home. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup pesto 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds 1-15 oz can chickpeas, drained […]

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green smoothies

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUICING AND SMOOTHIES There is a machine that extracts the juice when you do Juicing.  What happens is the water and most of the nutrients from the produce are left behind in the pulp. When blending there is no leftover pulp. Blenders pulverize the whole produce to make a Smoothie. When you Juice […]

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Stuffed Yellow Pepper with Quinoa and Chickpeas

Stuffed Yellow Peper

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil, or as needed 1 1/3 cups water 2/3 cup quinoa 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed 1 (16 ounce) tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup raisins green onions, sliced, as desired 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic […]

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Cabbage, Carrot and Apple Salad

cabbage carrot and apple salad

If you are looking for a simple salad to take on your Canada Day celebrations then this one is perfect. Ingredients: 1/2  small red or white cabbage (you can use a blend of both if you would like) 2 carrots 2 apples a handful of cranberries handful of chopped pecans 2 tbsp natural mayonnaise or […]

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Rhubarb Buttermilk Muffins


Every year I seem to be surprised by how much rhubarb I have growing in my garden. My daughter-in-law has the same problem and is constantly trying to find new recipes to use it up. This one is new and comes from the June 2016 edition of Sage magazine. You can also change it to […]

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Kale and Red Cabbage Salad with Strawberries

Kale and strawberry salad

Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods available. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. Using kale instead of lettuce is a simple way to ensure you are getting the daily fiber and nutrients you need with a delicious crisp taste. As always, be sure to use organic ingredients when you can. […]

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Watermelon Lemonade


It is important when trying this recipe to find a perfectly ripe organic watermelon. You will love the light refreshing taste of these two summer fruits together. Ingredients 5 cups chopped seedless watermelon ( a seeded watermelon can also be used ) 1/2 cup lemonade 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 can soda water 1 lemon […]

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The Facts About Suncreens


 Which Sunscreen  Is The Healthiest Choice? We are told you have to use sunscreen or we will get cancer. We want to look at the truth of this;  are there any effects from using sunscreen, best choice for sunscreen, is  sunscreen enough, and the benefits of the sun. Sunscreens use one or more chemicals including  Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate […]

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Lentil Walnut Burgers

veggie burger

These vegetarian burgers have a great texture. They hold up well when cooked in a frying pan. Ingredients 1 cup red lentils 2 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp each salt and fresh cracked pepper 1 cup finely chopped walnuts […]

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Mexican Chopped Salad

mexican chopped salad

If you are in need of a simple dinner inspiration then this recipe is for you. It can be modified in a number of ways to fit the needs of your family. Dressing Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons […]

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