Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

1 inch ginger root, peeled and minced 1 cinnamon stick 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1/3 cup white wine (can substitute water) 2 not overly ripe pears, cored and sliced (yellow Bosc or...

Waffles

2 tbsp ground chia mixed with 4 Tbsp water 1 ¼ cups milk (any type) ½ cup avocado/olive oil 2 cups flour (any type, gluten free blend works too) 4 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp sea salt Mix chia and water and let gel for 2 minutes. Mix in all other...

Singapore-Style Rice Noodles

1 8 oz pkg rice vermicelli ¼ c vegetable broth (or water) 3 Tbs coconut aminos or tamari (soy sauce) 2 Tbs Chinese cooking wine or sherry or water 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp coconut sugar or honey 2 Tbs avocado oil ½ lb shiitake or white button mushrooms, stemmed and thinly...

Quinoa Granola

2 ½ cups large flake rolled oats or quinoa flakes ¾ cup pumpkin seeds ¾ cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sesame seeds ¾ cup uncooked quinoa ¼ cup unsweetened, flaked coconut 1 cup maple syrup (or less, I found it quite sweet) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tsp ground...

Zero Waste Living

There is a huge zero waste movement happening right now. The Tare Shop, on Cornwallis St just opened. It is Nova Scotia’s first zero waste store. As a Naturopathic Doctor who loves the environment, the concept of zero waste makes sense to me. I just didn’t realize how...