#FoodFocus – Mixed Arugula Salad

Did you know that some of the greens in your salad are actually feeding your gut’s friendly bacteria, also known as probiotics. This is a good thing! These prebiotics stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria, thereby improving digestion and balancing the harmful bacteria and toxins. Prebiotics and probiotics must work together for optimal gut health…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Mixed Arugula Salad

#FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

Just a quick post before heading into the weekend. Beans. Legumes. So nutritious yet so many of us rarely get enough in our diets. If beans are bland for you, then you need to try this simple, easy and quick-to-make recipe for a vibrant and delicious bean salad. For 2-3 servings You will need :…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

#FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

We are experiencing one of the coldest winters on record here in Ontario and across Canada. As a matter of fact, the last few days have seen temperatures lower than those at the North Pole, Antarctica, and Siberia with extreme cold weather alerts being issued in many provinces and bordering States. Yikes! That’s crazy! Keeping…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

#FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like.. well, one cannot think of Halloween without planning a trip to the pumpkin patch at a local farm. Over the years, I have seen houses decorated with bales of hay, corn stalks and more often than not, LOTS of pumpkins! Some are carved in the spirit of Halloween and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

#FoodFocus – Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables

This time of the year is filled with colour. The trees are turning all sorts of gorgeous reds, yellow, oranges and even purples! It’s no different for the vegetables that are harvested from now until the first frost. A fire glowing in the fireplace is always welcome when the October chill is in the air.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables