Health tips, Recipes

Licorice For Your Lungs

Licorice root (photo taken by Kiran Sidhu) While these may look like something my daughter collected from our backyard, they're actually pieces of licorice root. I've never cared for licorice-flavoured candy (does anyone out there actually eat the black jellybeans...?) but I do happen to like the taste of licorice tea. Not only does it… Continue reading Licorice For Your Lungs

Recipes, sauces and dips

Walnut Pesto

Pesto is one of my favourite go-to pasta sauces. I can whip it up in under 5 mins and it’s also flavourful enough to use as a dip with chips or a spread on a sandwich. I prefer making a walnut pesto instead of the traditional pine nut version, and since I usually have feta… Continue reading Walnut Pesto

Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (high in iron)

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins I have a TON of frozen blueberries in my freezer that I was happily using up in smoothies blender broke (😭). So I decided to whip up a batch of vegan, gluten-free blueberry muffins while I wait for a new blender. I also noticed that my blackstrap molasses were going… Continue reading Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (high in iron)

Recipes, Side Dishes

Garlicky Sautéed Kale

I try to make a point of eating greens every day but once in a while I get tired of eating raw salads, or sometimes I just don't feel like eating cold food (especially on cold winter days like today....brrr!). This cooked kale recipe is my go-to side dish this winter. It's loaded with garlic… Continue reading Garlicky Sautéed Kale


Cold-Busting Herbal Tea

This tea recipe is one that's been passed down from my grandmother, to my mother, and now to me (even my daughter drinks it when she's feeling sick!). This is my go-to herbal tea when I come down with a cold. Combined with rest and nourishing foods it has helped me get better quickly every… Continue reading Cold-Busting Herbal Tea