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  • The Problem With One Size-Fits-All Diets…

     They don’t work. From years of playing with my own diet, trying different strategies from vegetarian, to ready-made shakes, to the paleo diet, I’ve learned that what works for someone else may not work for me. We all have individual needs. For one client it may be appropriate to recommend juicing while for the next that would be ineffective, or […]
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  • Aaaand We’re Back!

    Oh hello there! It’s been a long time, I know. Much has changed since I kicked off WildLives in 2010. I’ve been fortunate to consult one on one, teach at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition both in Vancouver and Nanaimo and all along blog about my favorite recipes and food experiences. Although I haven’t engaged much through the interwebs […]
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  • Happy Meat = Healthy Human

          I’m not a vegetarian, I believe all animals should be treated humanely. I believe you can be an ethical omnivore by purchasing your meat from sources which raise animals in a manner that, as much as possible, respects their natural way of living and does not unnecessarily cause them pain. Not only is it ethical to purchase […]
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  • A Slice of Knowledge About Whole Grains

      In most grains (rice, wheat etc.) a whole grain is made up of three parts: the bran, endosperm, and germ. Each layer of the grain has a significant role that contributes to the grain’s overall goodness. When we process grains to make breads and cereals we remove some essential components of this natural food. When refined to create the packaged foods we find […]
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  • Mashed Potatoes, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

    Mashed potatoes are kind of like Elvis. You have the original, the king himself aka homemade mashed potatoes; the 50 cent impersonator, instant mashed potatoes; and then you have the Darren Lee (apparently he’s the best Elvis impersonator in the world) and ya that’s this recipe. Well, Elvis is dead and potatoes aren’t very nutritious, so I was grateful when […]
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  • Turmeric Tea

    Turmeric. From fighting inflammation to healing wounds to staving off diabetes to simply making dishes bright and colorful, this spice ought to make the top of your list and here is one way to get it in you: TURMERIC TEA What You Need: 2 tsp. turmeric 1/2 lemon 1 large chunk of fresh ginger, peeled 1/4 tsp. stevia or 1 tsp. honey […]
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  • Muffin = Muffin Top

    Like many others, I once believed that a blueberry bran muffin was the top choice for healthy optionsat Tim Horton’s. I later learned that bran without loads of sugar is not sweet, nor tasty.  Knowing that sweet sells, Timmy’s has dressed up that bran muffin into a product nutritionally indistinguishable from its more transparently unhealthy cousin, the evil donut. I too […]
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  • 3 Foods You Should Be Eating That You’re Probably Not

      Broccoli Sprouts:  A sprinkle of the sprouts is all you need, which is great news for picky kids and picky adults alike.   Immature broccoli is packed with anti-cancer compounds. In fact they contain 10 – 100 times more sulforaphan than regular broccoli. Sulforaphan is one of the many active ingredients in broccoli that gives it such a good […]
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  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Chocolate ¼ cup raw, unpasteurized honey ½ cup organic cold pressed coconut oil (melted) ¾ cup raw cocao (to taste) pinch of seasalt In a bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix well. Pour on parchment paper covered baking sheet and spread out with a knife to desired thickness. Run knife through the wet chocolate to shape into squares (this makes […]
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  • Quinoa Pizza Bites. Yep, That’s Right.

    Just because you choose to eat healthily doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all things delicious. In fact good-for-you-food can be just as tasty as the not-so-good-for-you stuff. Case and point: Quinoa Pizza Bites What You Need: 1 cup quinoa, cooked ½ cup cheese, shredded 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese 2 tbsp. red pepper, minced ¼ cup red onion, minced ¼ […]
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