What to do with those stinging nettles?

Stinging nettles are extremely nutritious (high in calcium, magnesium, iron, fibre, vitamins A, C, K and Bs -- and many phytonutrients too!), and they grow abundantly in the wild on the B.C. coast in spring. In the Plant-Based Eating Support Network last week there was a lot of discussion...

Bring the Beans: Tips for getting more into your life

Today's Facebook Live Session was all about beans - why they are a great thing to keep in your pantry and add to your diet. I covered some of their benefits (read, steadier blood sugar, lower cholesterol and lowered risk for many common chronic diseases AND improved gut health...

Better With Beans – How to Get More Legumes Into Your Life

When you first start eating a whole foods plant-based diet one of the biggest changes you may encounter is finding yourself eating A LOT more legumes (i.e. beans and lentils). In the Standard Canadian Diet legumes are not usually a daily event — case in point, the UN’s declaration...

Component Meals: Making Healthy Plant-Based Eating EASY

When people are getting started with plant-based eating, it can feel overwhelming. This is especially true for people who have been cooking a certain way for many years, and who are now faced with making new types of meals as a matter of health. But it doesn’t have to...