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Grain Free Vegan Vanilla Coconut Porridge


I’m baaaack!!!!

Okay, if you missed the big ta-da, my website went down for a few weeks. I was soooo upset because this baby is so important to me.  I love posting recipes, wellness advice, inspirational interviews and product reviews for all for you. I spend my early mornings and weekends writing to you all and hoping to inspire you to a healthier you.

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Vegan Vanilla Avocado Milkshake Smoothie


Hi Friends!

I’m just loving that Spring is here!  Aren’t you?

I’m sitting at my local coffee shop, sipping on a dairy-free matcha latte with the windows wide open.  I look across the street and see the patios opened up and people soaking up the sun. Everything is green and blooming. Ahhhhhh….

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Ginger & Coconut Vegetarian Fried “Rice”


This is a rice-less meal that uses shredded sweet potatoes as the “rice” with an Asian-inspired twist. Sweet potatoes are a low glycemic starch and it is rich in vitamin A. We’ve amped this recipe up with the addition of toasted coconut for extra fiber and heart-healthy fats. Feel free to add additional vegetables or pair with a salad. This is a recipe that takes minutes to make which is ideal for those nights that you are short on time.

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The ULTIMATE Detox Green Juice

The Ultimate Detox Green Juice

This is the ultimate detox green juice and it only has a few simple ingredients but it is damn tasty!

Now, I don’t juice as often as I used to but I still love me some green juice. I really only promote juicing in two ways:

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Rosemary + Black Pepper Bread – Paleo // Grain Free

RBP Bread 1

Here’s something that you probably didn’t know about me.  I have a traditional day job. I am an HR manager here in Vancouver, Canada.  Yup.  So, on my weekends and some of my weeknights, I spend all of my free time finding ways to connect with you all. I LOVE IT.

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The ULTIMATE Fall Green Smoothie

The Ultimate Fall Green Smoothie

(Keep reading as you have a chance to get your hands on a bag of super-greens yourself!)

I’ve just returned from a trip back home where I was in Ottawa, Toronto and my hometown of Barry’s Bay, Ontario.  Needless to say it was a little glutinous.  It’s not that I necessarily ate bad, except that my family ALWAYS has desserts on the table after a meal. I snuck a few bites of ice cream or chocolate zucchini cake or those homemade butter tarts.  Oh, and then I also indulged in some wine…

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Eat Life Balance 101 – Our Interview on Dr.NekessaRemy.com

We were so excited to be interviewed on Dr. Nekessa Remy’s site this week. She is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, fitness trainer and health advocate. She’s the whole package when it comes to holistic health.  Read my article Eat Life Balance 101 – Our Interview on Dr.NekessaRemy.com here.


Grain Free Granola Clusters (Paleo // Vegan)


Are you on Periscope yet? If you’re not, get the app and link to @eatlifebalance.  It is a real time app and once uploaded, followers only have about 24 hours to watch it.  I’ve been posting how-to recipes, lifestyle advice and general silly musings from my kitchen!  It’s a whole ‘lotta fun and an awesome way to connect with all of you.

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AMAZING Basil Hemp Flax Oil Pesto

Basil Hemp Flax Oil Pesto

I love me some pesto.  I posted this OMG Kale Pesto last year and it’s still one of my most popular recipes! Thank you for the support 🙂

You are always going to find a big ‘ol bag or container of hemp seeds in my fridge. Yes, I keep them in the fridge to retain their freshness.  In fact, I’m thinking that freezing them will also be an even better idea!  I thought hemp seeds added to a pesto in replacement of pine nuts would work and it does.  Hemp is also loaded with omega fats AND it’s a complete plant-based protein making it good for the body and easy to digest.

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My 5 Favourite Daily Detox Tips

5 daily detox tips

There are multiple times of the year that we are meant to detox (or cleanse) our system.  If you follow the traditional approach, you detox in the spring and in the fall.  Our, if you know and trust your body, you follow a detox plan when you feel you need it.  For example, a holiday away indulging on food and beverages that you wouldn’t normally consume.

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