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  • Fall Loving Stuffed Peppers!

    This recipe just screams fall to me. I love getting back to eating warming foods as the cooler weather kicks in. This recipe is great for the whole family! You can adapt the recipe as per the options below for each of the individual tastes and dietary needs in the family.
    Pasture raised turkey is a great option and should not just be enjoyed during holidays. Here are my top reasons to add some turkey to your family dinners;
    • Pasture raised turkey contains heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
    • Turkey contains all of your essential B vitamins
    • An excellent source of protein
    • Turkey is a rich source of selenium, providing 50% of the RDA is a 4 ounce serving.
    Stuffed Peppers 
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    Can be served with hot sauce, cranberry sauce or if you are like my 2 year old, with a squirt of organic ketchup.
    • 1/2 cup brown rice (if you have time, soak over night and rinse*)
    • 1.5 cup of broth or water
    • 2 tbsp olive oil or camelina oil
    • 1 cup diced onions
    • 1 cup diced apples
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 8 sage leaves, finely chopped
    • 1 pound (ish) of ground turkey, preferably dark meat
    Options
    • substitute 1/2 cup of pine nuts for the rice if you want to make this a paleo/grain free dish
    • Add a sprinkle of dried cranberries
    • can swap rice for quinoa/millet or other whole grain
    To cook rice:
    1. Add 1/2 cup of brown rice into pot and cover with broth or water.
    2. Bring to a light boil
    3. Adjust temperature of your stove to simmer for about 45 minutes.
    Preparing mixture
    1. Sauté onions in a pan for about 2-3 minutes, until starting to soften.
    2. Add apples and garlic. Sauté for another 5 minutes over medium heat
    3. Add sage. Turn off heat and let cool
    4. When onions/apples and rice are cooled, add to a large mixing bowl
    5. Add in raw meat. Mix well with your hands.
    Preparing Peppers
    1. Preheat oven to 350F
    2. Cut the tops off the pepper and scoop out the seeds
    3. Fill each pepper with the mixture
    4. Place the top of the pepper back on
    5. Bake for 1.5 hours.
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    ENJOY!
  • Happy Dance & Strawberry Lemonade

    Its here, its really, really here! Finally my brand shiny, new website is up and ready to go for all to see! And I am doing a very happy dance! In light of this exciting news my first post is a refreshing drink to toast you with.

    Hi everyone! Welcome to my new online space designed to help empower you to live your best, most healthiest life possible! I am bursting at the seems with excitement to have such a beautiful space to share information with you! This has been such an amazing learning curve for me and I know it will continue to be.

    If this is your first introduction to me or you just want to learn more please hop over here to learn more about me and what brought me to this place.

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    It is my absolute favourite time of year; strawberry season that is! In light of strawberry season I am going to share with you one of my absolute favourite ways to hydrate myself using seasonal organic strawberries.

    Strawberry picking has become a yearly ritual that I look forward to. I go to the local organic farm in Stouffville Ontario. It is now my daughter's (who will be 2 in a week) second time going and she loves it just as much as I do.

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    It is so much fun (and way cheaper) to get out there and pick your own. It is also a great way to teach kids where food comes from! In my opinion, in the age of supermarkets filled with packaged "food like" products, it is more critical than ever. More to come on that topic in future posts!

    Strawberries are packed with vitamins (especially vitamin C), fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols making them a delicious way to boost your health and protect your body from free radical damage. They are also a sweet low calorie treat that is great for those who are watching their waist lines!

    Now back to the recipe.

     

    Strawberry Lemonade

    1 cup strawberries (frozen)
    1/2 lemon, juiced
    1 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey or 10 drops of stevia
    water to cover or coconut water
    add a pinch of high quality sea salt (optional)

    Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until well combined. Enjoy on a hot day while soaking up the sun!

    Please share with me below, what are some of your favourite ways to enjoy strawberries?

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