#FoodFocus – The Dandelion: Weed and Feed

The one thing I am sure to hear every springtime from my children is: “There’s Mom. Eating the weeds again!” For as long as I can remember, dandelions were a staple green in our home. My mom and her brother and sister would head on out into the wooded area behind our house in Montreal,…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Dandelion: Weed and Feed

#FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

Yes! This is cauliflower! Doesn’t it look amazing? Eating well (better) means incorporating lots of vegetables into our daily menus. The nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, are many. Cauliflower is rich in Vitamins and minerals, contains choline for brain health and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It also has anti-inflammatory, digestive and, as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

#FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

Do you ever feel like a deliciously healthy salad but are too pressed for time to make one? Or you just don’t feel like collecting all the ingredients, slicing and chopping? Wouldn’t it be great to just grab one already prepared and go?  I am always shocked at how much the grocery stores charge for…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

#FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

What do you do when you have half a head of cauliflower and one carrot in the fridge? Make soup! I love to try different combinations and making soup is easy when you want to clear out your crispers before a grocery shopping trip. Let me know what you think of this one. makes 4-6…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

#FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup

Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, this soup is so easy to prepare. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you don’t already have broccoli in your fridge, go get a couple of heads and make this soup. You will most probably want to double the recipe 😉 Makes 4 servings You…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

I love this Berry Smoothie! In a blender, combine: 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt 1/2 cup milk, your choice 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries 1 small ripe avocado 1/4 cup apple juice 2 tsp ground flax seed honey to taste Blend, pour into a glass or Mason jar if you’re on the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

#FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup

Comfort food at its best. This time of the year, squash is plentiful and packed with nutritious benefits. Butternut squash is one of the most popular winter squashes and contains a huge amount of Vitamin A, packed with Vitamin C and E as well as B Vitamins, is fiber-rich, low in calories and very versatile.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup