Recipes

Food should lead to health in body, mind and spirit. Whole Food Recipes to help build a healthier you. Simple, delicious and easy to cook, focusing on local and in season whole foods with all-natural ingredients.

acai bowl

Acai Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Breakfast
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Published December 24, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Quick oats are great for breakfast but so is chia seed pudding. I never would have thought that chia seeds were a viable breakfast food, but after learning more about them I realized they are nutrient dense and a quick and delicious breakfast meal. To learn more about the benefits of this amazing seed read […]

Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published December 17, 2018
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Updated August 5, 2019

Gingerbread as a cookie or cake is synergistic with Christmas but can be enjoyed all year round.  Spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg make this sweet unique. Ingredients vary from culture to cultures, such as the sweeteners which can be honey, molasses or dates.  Gingerbread cakes can be dated back to the time of […]

Turmeric Tonic

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published December 12, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

Turmeric is a fantastic spice, that brings a beautiful and vibrant colour to dishes as well as a wonderful taste. Turmeric constituent curcumin provides a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune boosting punch. Adding turmeric into your diet can make a world of a difference for your digestive system, skin and immune system. To learn more […]

japanese ceremonial matcha latte

Matcha Almond Milk Latte

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beverages , Tea
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Published December 4, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
I usually start my mornings with a matcha tea that a whisk to a wonderful froth.  Every so often I like to enjoy this delicious matcha almond milk latte, it’s wonderfully sweet and a perfect treat to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like to learn about the benefits of […]

Cinnamon Waffles – Gluten Free

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 30, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

Simple and delicious, these waffles are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Gluten and dairy free these cinnamon waffles are perfect for breakfast, brunch or an evening dessert topped with some coconut ice cream or coconut whipped cream.   I’ve been staying away from wheat, chocolate, sugar and dairy over the past few […]

Borscht – Polish Beet Soup

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 25, 2018
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Updated January 11, 2019

Borscht or Barszcz Czerwony is one of my favourite Polish soups. I have so many beautiful memories with this soup, munching on beet using my fingers when I was little, introducing borscht to my childhood friends, learning how to make barszcz czerwony from my mother and now making it at my home for my family. There are […]

Apple Chai Muffins

Vegan & Gluten-Free Apple Chai Muffins

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Breakfast , Snacks
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Published October 17, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Fall is my favourite season, the changing colours, the smell of fallen leaves and wet soil, it is truly amazing.  This year my partner Patrick and I picked several giant reusable bags of apples from my parents’ neighbours backyard. We turned them into apple cider, dehydrated apple slices, an apple pie and two giant pots […]

Mini Matcha Pancakes

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published September 22, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

These vibrant green gems are soft, slightly sweet and leave you feeling pleasantly full and amazing. They are such a delicious and healthy way to start a day or to enjoy with family and friends for brunch on a weekend afternoon. I start each morning with a hot cup of whisked matcha, it awakens me, […]

Matcha Bundt Cake

Matcha Bundt Cake

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Desserts
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Published August 26, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Matcha has a sweetness to it, a slight earthiness and a subtle umami hint. It is wonderful on its own, vigorously frothed it becomes a beautiful jade green and is almost creamy in its texture. Culinary grade matcha can also be used to make delicious matcha flavoured treats, like this Matcha Bundt Cake. Wonderfully moist, sweetened with honey […]
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