Mexican Cauliflower

  MEXICAN CAULIFLOWER Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, chopped ¼ med red onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 cup corn kernels, rinsed ½ cup chopped cilantro Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp Salt Pepper to taste 1-2 oz. white cheddar cheese, grated (optional) Directions: 1. Chop cauliflower into bite-size chunks and toss with chopped cilantro 2. Mix lime juice, zest, garlic, coconut oil, cumin,…

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protecting cells from free radicals

  Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant within the body, which means it helps by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert food into energy, but also from environmental exposures such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. Vitamin…

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QUINOA PROTEIN PANCAKES w/ FRUIT SAUCE

    QUINOA PROTEIN PANCAKES w/ FRUIT SAUCE Ingregients: 1 cup quinoa flakes 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup hemp hearts 1/3 cup ground flax seed ½ tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 cup almond beverage or beverage of choice 2 eggs 1 TBSP coconut oil for skillet 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen) 1 TBSP pure maple syrup 1 tsp whole grain flour Directions: 1. Grind quinoa flakes in a coffee grinder or food…

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Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

    Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini  Serves:4 servings Prep time:25 mins Cook time:25 mins Total time:1 hour   Ingredients 2 medium zucchini squash 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ cup diced Vidalia or other sweet onion 2 medium garlic cloves minced 1 cup sweet red pepper, diced 1 cup diced mushrooms , diced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or cilantro ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup…

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CUCUMBER & CARROT SALAD

  CUCUMBER & CARROT SALAD   INGREDIENTS: 1 large cucumber, into quarter slices 2 large carrots, sliced or grated ½ cup green onion, sliced ¼ cup chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic, minced, chopped or grated 1 inch ginger, peeled and grated 2 TBSP lemon juice 2 TBSP olive oil or sesame oil 1 TBSP Dijon mustard ½ tsp cumin 1 tsp honey Salt and pepper to taste Feta cheese (optional)   DIRECTIONS: Combine cucumber, carrot and green onion in…

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SPICED CARROT & QUINOA SALAD

  SPICED CARROT & QUINOA SALAD   A wonderful blend of carrots and quinoa combined with just enough spice and a touch of nuttiness to bring lots of flavour to this nourishing salad. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa, raw or just over 1 cup cooked 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 3-4 carrots Green onion or leek, ½ cup thinly sliced juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 tbps sesame oil 1 tbps of rice…

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Creatine

Creatine supplementation Creatine is catered mostly towards increasing the rate of muscle growth and power output with somewhat lesser but present benefits on skeletal muscle endurance. Basically, it lets you lift a bit more. Beyond this, creatine supplementation also appears to have neuroprotective properties and may act as a cognitive enhancer (for vegetarians) or antidepressant (currently only shown in females).. “love that term cognitive enhancer!! haha” How does it work? Creatine is involved in a system known as the…

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