Grain-Free Apple Cider Donuts

What’s better than heading to your farmer’s market on a beautiful crisp morning and enjoying a delicious cup of hot apple cider? I know! these donuts. I have recently come back from the Hampton’s where I enjoyed hot fresh apple cider donuts at a beautiful farm market called Milk Pail, which inspired me to make a healthier version. Continue reading

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Sprouted Spelt Apple Pie

Canadian thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is one of my favourite weekends of the year because I celebrate at the cottage with my family. Up north, the leaves change colour much sooner than in the city so it’s a rather beautiful sight. Since my cottage is on an island, it’s also the last weekend we’re all at the cottage together before we close it down for the winter.  Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Lentil Curry

My Roasted Tomato Lentil Curry is the perfect transitional recipe from summer to fall.  It takes advantages of summer’s ripe tomatoes and is a comforting dish for the cooler crisp weather. I always love using produce from the farmer’s market to create my meals. Food is special when you know it’s made with local ingredients and you purchase it from the source. However, this recipe would also be amazing in the winter and I plan to make it with plum tomatoes from the supermarket when I have to. Continue reading

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My Clean Makeup Essentials

As mentioned in my Fertility Journey post, I was diagnosed with PCOS when my husband and I were trying for a baby. As a means to understand my new diagnosis, I read Alisa Vitti’s Woman Code, a must read for all woman, not just those with obvious hormonal issues. This book changed my lifestyle. Woman Code focuses on a women’s hormonal health and how environmental factors come into play. Also diagnosed with PCOS, she was able to put her symptoms into remission by changing her diet, exercise, and eliminating toxic ingredients on her body and in her household. Prior to reading this book, I didn’t think twice about what I put on my body. Parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, and phthalates were part of my everyday routine. I didn’t realize these toxic chemicals had the power to disrupt my endocrine system.  Continue reading

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