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...

Spicing It Up: The Benefits of Adding Ginger and Turmeric To Your Day

I love herbs and spices. In fact I consider them to be my wild card, my secret super power buddies. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have always loved them, and have grown them for years (actually herbs are the only plants I seem to be able to grow with some success), and...

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...