Fondue_Ultimate Holiday Dinner

The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 5)

CHOCOLATE FONDUE INGREDIENTS: Galerie au Chocolat fondue (dark chocolate or milk chocolate option) Fruit of choice (we used sliced bananas and whole strawberries) Toppings of choice (we used goji berries, chopped nuts and coconut flakes) Dipping utensil (we used festive compostable straws) INSTRUCTIONS: Follow heating instructions on package to melt chocolate Place fruit of choice on a platter Place toppings of choice in individual bowls Get your utensils ready, stick them in the … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 5)

Gingerbread Truffles_Ultimate Holiday Dinner

The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 4)

GINGERBREAD TRUFFLE BALLS INGREDIENTS: Makes approx. 12 balls 1 ½ cups raw cashews 1 ½ cups medjool dates, pitted 1 ½ tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp powdered ginger ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp ground clove ¼ tsp sea salt ½ tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp coconut palm sugar INSTRUCTIONS: Place cashews in food processor and pulse until roughly ground. Place dates, spices and vanilla extract in food processor and blend until smooth and sticking … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 4)

Stuffed Squash_Ultimate Holiday Dinner

The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 3)

QUINOA STUFFED SQUASH INGREDIENTS: Makes 4 servings 2 squash (acorn squash works well here), cut in half through the middle and seeds removed 3-4 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar 2 cups quinoa 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 shallots, diced 2 cups roughly chopped mushrooms 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped Sea salt for seasoning ½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped ½ cup … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 3)

Wild Rice Stuffing_Ultimate Holiday Dinner

The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 2)

WILD RICE AND MUSHROOM ‘STUFFING’ INGREDIENTS: Serves 4 1 cup wild rice 2 ½ cups vegetable broth 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 shallots, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ cups chopped mushrooms 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped Sea salt ½ cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts INSTRUCTIONS: Cook rice by bringing vegetable broth to a boil, add in rice, cover and … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part 2)

Brussels Sprout Salad_Ultimate Holiday Dinner

The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part1)

Brussels Sprout, Pecan and Pomegranate Salad The holiday season is all about bringing your loved ones together over good conversation, festive music and delicious, comforting meals. That’s why we’ve taken some favourite seasonal dishes and flavours to create the best holiday meal that the whole family can enjoy, whether they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan! What’s even better is that you can feel comfortable knowing … Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Recipes (Part1)

Indigestion, Bloating and IBS symptoms

Indigestion, Bloating and IBS symptoms

Digestion and Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract health is very important.  It is the site where all food is digested and where all nutrients (and potential toxins) are absorbed. The GI tract is also the site of the largest collection of lymph nodes where immunity cells reside. Therefore, what we eat affects our immune system to a great extent. Finally, the GI tract also includes the … Continue reading Indigestion, Bloating and IBS symptoms

Vitamin Angels & Vitarock: A Partnership Helping Children

Vitamin Angels & Vitarock: A Partnership Helping Children

Photo credit:  ©Sophia Billikopf/Vitamin Angels PE16 All of us at Vitarock are excited to announce our choice of Vitamin Angels as our charity partner. Vitamin Angels is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five – gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. In 2017, they are working to reach 60 million … Continue reading Vitamin Angels & Vitarock: A Partnership Helping Children

Tinnitus / Ringing in the Ears

Tinnitus / Ringing in the Ears

Tinnitusis a common condition. There are many causes for this condition. This is because many separate conditions can affect the intricate structure of the ear. The most common cause of tinnitus is excessive exposure to loud noise or age associated tinnitus. When you experience tinnitus (especially when you were not exposed to loud noise) it is highly recommended to have a visit with your doctor … Continue reading Tinnitus / Ringing in the Ears

Why Everyone Should Use Genestra Brands Probiotic Supplements

Why Everyone Should Use Genestra Brands Probiotic Supplements

Finding the right probiotic supplement can be overwhelming. Your friends might recommend their favourite brand, while your naturopath recommends another, and you end up trying multiple brands without understanding which one you should choose. That’s why we felt it was time to introduce you to one of our favourite probiotic supplement brands, GENESTRA BRANDS, and explain why we love it so much. GENESTRA BRANDS is a … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Use Genestra Brands Probiotic Supplements

Glucosamine and natural arthritis treatments

Is Winter Getting to You, and to Your Arthritic Joints?

Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints. Inflammation causes damage to joints and ultimately pain. Your primary approach to joint conditions and for the healthy maintenance of joints should be to reduce inflammation and to provide the building blocks that make up the structure of joints. How to achieve this? By using glucosamine and natural arthritis treatments. The best anti-inflammatory supplement for joint pain and joint maintenance is by … Continue reading Is Winter Getting to You, and to Your Arthritic Joints?