Tomato Chickpea & Coconut Soup

Tomato Chickpea & Coconut Soup Recipe Another very easy way to incorporate chickpeas into your meal.  Make it a meatless Monday night for the whole family! What you need: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 large cloves of garlic peeled 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 tsp sweet or smoked paprika 1/2 tbsp or more of […]

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For Real: A Tasty Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

I find soups are such a wonderful way to get veggies in and create lots of leftovers.  This is a perfect, creamy, nutrient dense soup for anyone that is “dairy free.” What you need: 1 cup raw cashews 5 cups vegetable (can use chicken) broth, divided 2 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes […]

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Chickpea Butternut Squash Curry

This was a delicious meal that is perfect for warming up on a cool winter night.  I adapted this recipe from Jamie Oliver (love that guy!); check out the original here: What you’ll need: 1 butternut squash 1/2 inch piece of ginger 4 shallots 4 cloves garlic pinch of chili flakes 1 bunch fresh cilantro […]

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Green Chili Recipe – Chili with a Twist!

Melissa, our amazing office receptionist, introduced me to this recipe.  For those interested in chili with a twist – this is one for the books! What You’ll Need: 1 tbsp butter, ghee, or oil that tolerates heat well 1 lb ground turkey (Kredl’s has great quality!) 1 large onion, chopped 2 green bell peppers, diced […]

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Holiday Baking: Reindeer Droppings

Getting started on your holiday baking?  Try this recipe for a chewy chocolate treat:  Reindeer Droppings!  Well technically, I was told they are called “Moose Droppings” but I switched it up for the holidays!  Our lovely office administrator Jenn brought these into the office and they were a hit!  I’ve since made them at home, […]

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Myth Busting Video #3: You Either have to See an MD or an ND

It is a common misconception that Naturopathic Doctors are anti-conventional Western medicine.  For me personally, this is just simply not true. In my ideal world, the most common health care model would be one based off an Integrative Medicine philosophy.  This would be a wholistic, client centred model with a common goal of healing using […]

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Myth Busting Video #2: Naturopathic Medicine is Nothing More than “Hippy Dippy” Medicine

People who aren’t familiar with Naturopathic Medicine have all kinds of different impressions about it’s philosophy and practice.  After the 2nd World War and into the 1950’s, conventional Western Medicine began deeming Naturopathic Medicine as “quackery.”  Heck, even my well-intended younger cousin would tell her friends that I was studying to be a “Witch Doctor” […]

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Myth Busting Video 1: A Naturopathic Doctor is the Same as a Natural Health Practitioner

In my previous life as a Registered Nurse, my title was protected.  Meaning, when I met another lady or gent who introduced themselves as a Registered Nurse, I was confident in the training they had gone through and the licensing exams they had completed in order to get their designation.  There were standards and there […]

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Gluten and Dairy Free Seafood Chowder

Warm up with this GLUTEN and DAIRY-FREE Seafood Chowder! Absolutely delicious and EASY. Trust me, you’ll want to try this one! What you need: 3 Tbsp. ghee, olive oil, or coconut oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 large carrots, diced 2 potatoes, chopped 4 cups chicken or seafood stock (I used […]

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3 Ways to use Water to Fight off Colds and Flus for the Whole Family

In a previous blog post we discussed tips to put into practice in your everyday to help prevent the cold or flu. Now perhaps you didn’t get all your ducks in a line or maybe despite your best efforts you may still come down with a bug. Well don’t fret, there are ways you can […]

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