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Best Flour Tortilla Recipe

After trying several disappointing recipes, I was on the verge of giving up and buying a package of tortillas. This was going to be my last effort, and it was a winner! Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1/3 cup oil (I used avocado oil, but you could use whatever you have) 1 […]

When it comes to healthy eating, nutrition research doesn’t hold all the answers.

Nutrition is amongst the hot topics in health and wellness these days, and like any trending issue, it is subject to much (sometimes heated) debate. The gluten-free and Paleo trends seem to have taken the field of nutrition by storm, along with the recent rise in popularity of high protein diets and a growing body of research on healthy fats. Lots […]

Coconut Granola

  6 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup chopped almonds 1 ½ cups shredded or flaked coconut (unsweetened) ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup coconut oil 1 cup raisins or dried fruit (optional)   Mix dry ingredients in roasting pan. Gently melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add maple syrup and salt. Pour over dry ingredients and […]

The Children’s Garden – a summer of fun and exploration

This summer two community gardens in London were not only abuzz with bees and butterflies but with children connecting to nature and learning about growing healthy food. The Children’s Garden program was initiated in the summer of 2014 to allow children in our community a hands on and fun experience growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At the Thames Park […]

My Plot at Carling Heights Community Garden

After a couple of months I have learned a lot about having a garden and the work that goes into the care and maintenance.  I have already grown a new appreciation for farmers, and the easy access most of us  have to fresh food – that most of us take advantage of.  My eyes have been opened. The ‘sad’ eggplants […]