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One of my incredibly inspiring clients generously shared a brilliant resource with me, her family health contract. After being diagnosed with cancer, she decided to make healthy changes to her diet & lifestyle, and needed the support of her family.

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DIY Wood & Mason Jar Spice Shelf.

Getting your kitchen set up for efficient, enjoyable meal prep will certainly help motivate you to spend more time cooking. I often encourage clients to set aside some time to clean out their pantry and organize their cooking space, making their lives easier in the kitchen.

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My Balcony Garden. In Progress.

I’ve never been very successful at growing balcony gardens but I am totally dedicated to getting it right this spring! I started the process this week with the help of my awesome mum who knows all the right gardening tricks. I’m growing 2 types of basil, coriander, rosemary, a cherry tomato plant, strawberry plant, and a few flowers to bring the bee’s around and make things looks pretty.

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Roasted Bulgur Tabbouleh. Recipe by Sarah Carey.

I love this fresh, simple, quick and healthy dish! make a large quantity of this complete-meal salad to have for multiple meals as it stands up well in the fridge for a couple of days. Bulgur is a kind of heirloom wheat groat, from several different wheat species usually durum. Used traditionally in middle-eastern cuisines, the word Bulgur is of Turkish origin. This grain is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein, making it much more nutrient-dense than couscous which is sometimes used in tabbouleh.

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Chest Cold Cures.

While spring is in the air, so is the winter chest cold! It seems this contagious virus seems to be affecting numerous people (including myself), experiencing symptoms of congested sinuses, difficulty breathing deeply, and headaches. I wanted to share some natural remedies to help treat this inflammation.

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Mise-EN-PLACE.

Mise-en-place means everything in its (right) place: Ingredients collected, measured, washed, chopped, and placed in individual bowls/arrangements. Cooking equipment, such as spoons and bowls are prepared for use. Getting the miz sorted ahead of time allows the chef to cook with ease and focus, making the cooking process more efficient and less stressful.

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Nutrition Month March 2013.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). This years sponsors in Canada include the Dairy Farmers of Canada, Danone Canada (dairy), and Loblaws.

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