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Cauliflower Bell Pepper Salad

Cauliflower Bell Pepper Salad I have been doing countless hours of recipe development to help clients struggling with all kinds of health issues, be it cancer, diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue, eczema, depression and more. I know that food heals and this recipe is packed with good healing ingredients. The mediterranean diet uses a lot of bulger wheat in their dishes. I used raw cauliflower with parsley and other toxin removing herbs and ingredients. Coriander and […]

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Chick pea (garbanzo beans) salad.

In the summer I try not to spend too much time in the kitchen and stick to salads. A lot of the street food in India (“Chaat”) has variations of chick peas on their menu. “Chaat” which has a variation of sweet, spicy and savoury sauces poured over garbanzo beans, potatoes served with cilantro, onions and tomatoes and crispy puris. My dream food as a child was “chaat” and always a great excuse to take […]

Elderberry Elixir

Elderberry Elixir

I blended the Elderberry Elixir as a remedy for a bad case of the flu. I am not a doctor, but this works better than medicine for me. I noticed in many bottled elixirs, there is about 12 grams of sugar in 1 ounce! That’s a lot. Over the years I add almost no sugar in my beverages. I started taking this with me to add to carbonated drinks when I go out to eat.This […]

Bone Broth

Bone Broth

The person who has influenced me the most in my healing food journey is Sally Fallon, author of, Nourishing Traditions one of my favourite recipe books.  This broth recipe is an adaptation of her recipe. My magic elixir is the broth. Plain and simple. Not a week that goes by that I don’t have a large pot of broth simmering. It is my go-to medicine for everything. Flu, colds, joint pain, nausea, energy boost, sore throats. […]

Dhokla – Steamed Mung Bean cakes

As many of you know, I have Type 2 diabetes (my story). It is pretty much in the normal range now with my low carb keto diet and intermittent fasting. I am part of a support group through the IDM program run by Toronto based kidney specialist, Dr. Jason Fung. I am so grateful to have have my health restored. Here is the link to buy the Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung. The general […]

Trudy Ann

Interview with Sijin Vincent

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY By Sijin Vincent: Trudy Ann talks to Sijin Vincent about her family, her childhood and how she got started with blending teas. Her visits with her grandmother Mona to various neighbours drinking tea together.  This was a wonderful social experience it was for her and continues to be so today.

Cilantro Chutney

Cilantro- Mint Chutney

My next door neighbour Sean has mint growing wild. He handed me some mint leaves and I made him this chutney from other ingredients I had on hand. This one is a keeper. My chutneys never turn out the same as I often change the spices I use depending on if I want it spicy or not. Cilantro Mint Chutney 1 cups mint leaves & 1 cup cilantro (Chop the edges of the stems off) […]

Soaking & Sprouting

Soaking & Sprouting

  Studies have shown that phytic Acid is the #1 anti-nutrient found in seeds, nuts, legumes, and grains. It inhibits the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Sprouting neutralizes phytic acid. Many enzymes that help with digestion are produced during the process of germination. I cannot adequately stress the importance of soaking and sprouting, thus eating live foods! It is a regular occurrence in our home and getting into this habit will become […]

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