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Spring Recipe: Fresh Radish Butter Spears

You don’t need a fancy recipe to enjoy eating fresh spring produce. But a great Spring recipe is hard to ignore – especially when healthy seasonal ingredients are right at your fingertips. To enjoy real spring flavours while maintaining the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients, keep your preparation as light and breezy more…

4 Essential Hair, Skin, and Nail Tips for Spring

Spring has finally sprung. What a relief to exchange those mitts and toques for spring attire and expose that – oh so in need of attention – skin, hair, and nails that have been suffering beneath your winter gear all season. Thankfully, spring is the time for rejuvenation – on the inside and out! Here more…

5 Brilliant, Every Day Uses for Old Coffee Grounds

Did you know that after you’ve made coffee, a range of valuable phytonutrients, including minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, remain in the filter [1]? So hold off throwing those old coffee grounds immediately into the compost and try reusing them in one of the following 5 ways: 1. Marinade Believe it or not, spent coffee grounds add an more…

Switchel: A Healthy, Gut-Friendly Beverage

Spring is a fantastic time of the year to reawaken your senses with new recipes and fresh, wholesome ingredients. Get started with this refreshing take on the classic, gut-friendly thirst quencher, switchel. Why You Should Be Drinking Switchel If you have yet to try switchel, spring is a perfect time to start. This age-old beverage was more…

5 Veggies You Can Regrow from Scraps

Do your potatoes ever grow sprouts while still in the bag? What about your squash seeds, do they sometimes germinate right in the compost? While it may be unintentional, you’re on your way to turning inedible veggies into fresh food. In fact, you can maintain a productive vegetable garden seeded entirely from scraps. Just keep more…

10 Fresh Spring Foods to Look Forward to

You know it’s spring when peas and rhubarb are readily available at farmers markets. Some of the first produce items of the year, peas and rhubarb are just the beginning of a long list of fresh springs foods to fill our tummies with! Eat with the season by stocking up on the following fresh-picked fruits more…

5 Great Options for Eco-Friendly Food Storage

There’s something about a pantry filled with glass jars, burlap sacks, and cloth-wrapped goods that fuels a desire for wholesome eating. Storing food this way reduces your dependency on plastic, which is good for your health and the environment. Here are five eco-friendly food storage solutions: 1. Mason Jars Mason jars don’t just make food more…

Tricks and Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again – the time to spring (a.k.a stumble) forward into daylight savings. On March 12th we will be setting our clocks ahead by one hour. While it may not sound like a big deal, this time change can have a serious impact on sleep quality for people of all ages. more…

5 Easy Ways to Combat Dry Air

Dry air, as felt in many Northern climates throughout the winter, presents a lot of challenges. Dry coughs, chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, nosebleeds, and static shocks – just to name a few. While you can’t change the weather, there are many simple tricks that can help you fight the effects of dry air. If more…

How to Make a Healthy Energizing Drink with Chia

Don’t let their tiny size fool you, Chia seeds have mega nutritional and culinary perks! Well known for being a tasty addition to puddings and parfaits, chia seeds can also be used to whip up a healthy energizing drink. The Benefits of Cooking with Chia Chia seeds are a good source of plant-based protein that also more…