Well, isn’t this just the question of the year and of the moment! Since so many of you have hopped into the world of real food and UnDiet living, socializing does get tricky as we roll into the holiday season….
It’s back to school time, and you know what that means: brown baggin’ it! Whether you love or dread the daily pack-a-thon, making your kiddos’ lunches from scratch is the best way to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they…
That pic up there- that’s Josh and I practicing our script for the promo trailer for the workshop we filmed together as part of the Online Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. I did a talk earlier this week where I jokingly…
I’ll admit that I had never heard of Jeff, before I was forwarded an email about his State of Now Conferences. As soon as I started reading about him, I was intrigued. With half a million followers on Twitter, some…
Cutting back on meat and don’t know what to make that will be hearty and warming? Try Meghan’s amazing no-meat Shepherd’s Pie and rich creamy gravy.
Jaclyn Desforges just completed our Fall Culinary Nutrition Expert program and continues to write about all things healthy on her blog. She stopped by to share her experience in the CNE program, and a tasty recipe to keep us warm on cold winter mornings!
It just so happens that here in the kitchen- we’re ready and set to help make that a one stop endeavour for the ultimate gifts that keep on giving- all designed to build and grow health and happiness. Booyeah! What could be better?
This Thursday we’re hosting our first ever Holiday Pick-Up Party to have a chance to meet and greet with our local Love In The Kitchen community.
We’ll be offering 15% off our ENTIRE STOCK. And even after the pre-order frenzy, there is still loads to choose from. This is the only time we are opening the kitchen up to the public and I hope you can make it!
Holiday Party Details
Thursday, December 6th
5pm- 9pm (though if you need to come earlier, you can pop in starting at 12noon)
26 Noble Street, Unit 6
Toronto (Queen/Dufferin area)
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Gluten-Free Cleanser Mary asked us the following: If I am doing the Gluten-Free Cleanse, do I need to do a detox too?
Our answer: They definitely support each other but unfortunately, given the world most of us live in- that includes questionably clean drinking and showering water, strange chemicals in our food and air, and likely doing too much and not sleeping enough, sometimes our body needs an extra list.
Did you know we carry on average 7-25 pounds of poo around with us in our intestines (I know you want to tweet that gem of knowledge)? Eeeeww! Imagine what kind of poo juice you are absorbing back in if you’re not cleansing all that goo out!
Do you ever marvel at people who can breezily turn down ooey gooey baked goods or a melty slice of pizza without batting an eye? For many of us, sticking to that two-week cleanse isn’t so tough. It’s when the cleanse is over that we find ourselves drooling over chocolate cake and reverting back to all the vices that lead us to the cleanse in the first place. Just a few weeks ago, my sister-in-law asked me if there was something that I was dying to cheat with, something that was so pleasurable and enjoyable it was worth the negative effects later. Did I ever say screw it, I’m going to stay home, eat that baddie and position myself in front of the washroom when the inevitable consequences arrived? I honestly couldn’t think of any junk food that was worth compromising my health so I would be holed up in the bathroom hollering at my husband for more toilet paper. Believe me, I’m no martyr.
Sugar, my sweet coconut lovers, is a drug. A delicious one, but a drug all the same. We get hooked as kinder and we stay on the substance all the live long day- only until we grow old enough to add caffeine to the mix. Getting off processed or even natural sweeteners is one sweet challenge and those playing the Fab Uplift Detox are gonna win that game! With a little help of course.
Some argue that refined white sugar is the most addictive substance on this planet. You might even admit this yourself. You have a little, you want a little more and than you find yourself needing your daily fix, whether it be in your coffee or tea, soft drink, muffin, breakfast cereal, bread, pasta sauce, salad dressing, fruit juice or after dinner cookie. Sugar is in everything and we are consuming more than we think.
The average person now consumes roughly 135 pounds of sugar per year. Holy moly! A person’s weight in sugar? Hello obesity epidemic and hello cancer! Sugar is the number one fuel for those pesky cancer cells.
It’s my birthday today. Oh me, oh my. As of today I am a whopping 32 years old. Yep. I always thought by the time I was 32 I’d be all grown up, with a grown up job, maybe running my own little biz, travelling the world, have a sweet man-panion by my side and enjoying other such lovely indulgences as coffee-like dairy-free ice cream, and hopefully not looking a day over 30… maybe even 28.
And by golly gee me, I think I have done it. The abundance is sweetness. And to celebrate my birthday, my besties over at Hamilton Beach Canada are helping me, help you celebrate. We’re giving away an ice cream maker!
It all started with this gorgalicious ceramic dish with a lid that I picked up at my absolute favourite-if-it-didin’t-exist-I’d-be-naked-store Anthropologie. I saw it and immediately thought, TAGINE central. I don’t know why. Just something about being able to open that lid, have the steam burst out and my getting to announce a fine tah-dah to my dining companion.
The thing is, I am pretty sure I have never actually had a tagine before that I liked. They most often had lamb in them and I am just not that in to eating laaa-aaaa-aaamb. But when fall rolls in, something in the abundance of root veggies at the market, combined with my desire to eat cozy food and not have to work that hard for it, made this one bought adventure a must.
Oh the joy. The fun. The writing I will be doing with a whole weekend free. Sort of. In my imagination, I booked this weekend off so that, I would have it free and easy to travel the globe, leading up to my 32nd birthday coming on Tuesday (yep, the 25th). I was going to go to New York, or LA, or Fiji (in my dreams anyway)… And then decided that instead I would check in with reality because this mamasita has a book to write. And write like the wind I will.
Another great week over here in the nutrition front. We ran five classes in eight days which made this kitchen a mad, mad house.
Well hello there October. I love your beautiful colours and crunchy leaves. Where have you been hiding? I was walking to the Raw Food Power workshop last Saturday and there was a little chill in the air, the leaves were really crispy, and I felt that this was the very first day of Fall. No more swealtering Indian Summer weather going on over here. It’s officially sweater and hot smoothie latte time. In this kitchen we sure are getting into the Autumn spirit with everything from Alexa’s cozy cookies to orange coloured ice-cream. Sounds pretty good right?
It really is the best time of year in my opinion. Just taking a walk in your neighbourhood exposes you to all the goodness of the season. Here are some fun Fall facts:
You would think this would be totally sick-ass disgusting. A couple weeks ago, I was kicking it at Dufferin Grove with my delightful intern Alexa when she told me that kale chip inspiration had been dropped on her. She said her idea was so good that she actually had to turn her light on while in bed at night and write it down.
Her brainwave: Kale Chips!
I instantly imagined a head of kale shaped light bulb go on over her head, and then it went over the both of us. I thought this was brilliant. We ran off to get our heads of kale and bunches of dill. We were inspired.
We work our patooties off around here- as you may have noticed, but we also cook a little here and there, and do our best to laugh until we cry once in a while. It’s part of our creed really. Up there I am rocking the awesome onion goggles Alexa introduced to our kitchen. Speaking of Alexa, I am pretty sure she never wants to look at cauliflower again.
And Jill, she is so over squash.