Peter Pumpkin-Head Stew

Peter Pumpkin-Head Stew

Nothing screams fall like trees beautifully painted in red, orange, and yellow leaves crunching underfoot, and that distinct crisp clean air. As the days get shorter and the weather continues to cool off, nothing warms the bones like a good hearty stew. 

And what’s more fun for fall than cooking in a pumpkin?

Keep reading to check out my unique recipe for a hearty fall stew cooked inside a pumpkin - Happy cooking and stay warm out there!

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavour gets the best of us.  Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.

I'm talking about overeating at meals.  

Of course our body does need food to fuel itself. And even if we usually eat amazingly healthy foods, we may still overeat. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well-being.

In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine, you've got one up on the overeating cravings.

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Neuronutrition for Optimal School Performance

Neuronutrition for Optimal School Performance

Is your child falling behind in school?

Is your teen unable to concentrate in class?

Are you concerned that your child may have a learning disability?

Are you a college or university student constantly stressed, fatigued, and feeling out of control?

Now that the school year is well underway, you may have noticed that your child is suffering in the classroom or lagging behind his peers. Perhaps he’s hyperactive and cannot sit still long enough to allow new material to sink in. Maybe your teen’s teacher(s) have contacted you about concerns with behaviour issues or inattention. Or maybe your worried about your college student’s poor eating habits while constantly burning the midnight oil.

If so, read on because the right nutrition can make all the difference!

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Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Is staving off dementia and keeping your brain in shape important to you? 

Just like you need to work your muscles to stay in shape, so too do you need to work your brain to stay sharp. Read on to learn about the best brain exercises you can do to keep your brain in optimal working order.



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9 Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

9 Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

Some of you may be disappointed that those lazy summer days are over as another school year is about to start. Others may be excited to get back into familiar routines and the kids busy again. But regardless of how you feel about the return of a new school year, it is always a great time to kick-start new habits and create better eating routines for the whole family.

To help you get the school year started on the right foot, this week’s blog post includes 9 healthy eating tips to kick the year off right while improving the focus and productivity of everyone in the household.

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9 Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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TBI and Neuronutrition: How What You Eat Can Help Improve Brain Injuries

TBI and Neuronutrition: How What You Eat Can Help Improve Brain Injuries 

Have you, or someone you love, been the victim of a traumatic brain injury and you feel like its taking too long to recover? If so, then you'll want to read this article and learn how neuronutrition can help speed up the brain's healing process.

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Does your Pet eat better than you?

Does your Pet eat better than you? 

Many pet foods today use all natural, quality, organic ingredients with meat derived from animals not treated with hormones or antibiotics. In fact, ingredient lists on packages of pet food read like a health food store advertisement.

Natural. Whole foods. Organic. 

With such wholesome foods readily available for our pets, I came to realize that many humans fail to eat as well as their pets. Why is this? Do we not think we deserve to live long, happy, healthy lives, too?

Read this week’s blog post to discover more about why our pets eat better than we do and some life lessons we should all adopt from the family dog.

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Dairy Allergy: Which foods contain dairy and what you can eat instead

Are You Allergic to Dairy? 

Do you know which foods contain dairy products and what you can eat instead? 

Are you or your child allergic to dairy? If so, what do you do when you’ve been aregular consumer of milk and dairy products then find out that it’s actually making you sick?

To the uninitiated, this may seem like an easy fix… don’t drink milk. 

However, it’s much more complicated than that. Many common foods contain dairy or dairy products. In fact, you may be surprised by what they include!

Read on to discover common foods and ingredients that often contain dairy, as well as natural, healthy dairy-free alternatives.

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The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

Are you thinking of starting the ketogenic diet?

Have you been on the keto diet but find your progress has stalled?

Would you like to get more out of the ketogenic diet than you thought possible?

If so, read this week’s blog post to discover my do’s and don’ts of the ketogenic diet to help you do it right. As an added bonus, I’ve included a quick, easy and delicious keto snack recipe to help you stay right on track!



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Here are some quick and easy recipes to kick-start your long-weekend and help you get ready for a great summer!

Summer Fresh Recipes

I've had lots of folks reach out to me on Instagram and Facebook after last week's blog post on BBQ chicken with veg. So I decided to post a couple more ideas to help you celebrate Canada Day and the Fourth of July.

No matter what side of the border you find yourself on, be sure to unwind with family, friends and some healthy BBQ!

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Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken

Makes 2 Servings | 10 Min. Prep | 16 Min. Cooking

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One Pan Salmon, Kale & Cabbage

One Pan Salmon, Kale & Cabbage

Makes 2 Servings | 10 Min. Prep | 16 Min. Cooking

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Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats

Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats

Makes 1 Serving | 10 Min. Prep

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Smoked Salmon Salad

Smoked Salmon Salad

Makes 2 Servings | 10 Min. Prep | 15 Min. Cooking

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