Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Warming up from the inside!

Lately I've been needing to add a wee bit o' heat to my breakfast with the temperature drop. Just a minute in a pot on the stove and a mix of my homemade, gluten free granola, local apple, strawberries, banana, cinnamon, a light drizzle of maple syrup, a handful of chia seeds and Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, some extra cacao nibs for good measure and some brown rice milk and VOILA! Warm you from the inside goodness!

Another good way to heat things up is to add a big, fat chunk of fresh ginger and a dash of cayenne pepper to your smoothies! I do it for all of my smoothies, actually. Even in the summertime. I LOVE that kick it gives me! p.s. Don't be alarmed by what appears to be a bloody knife in that shot of my blender full of fruit, veg, spices and Vega Natural Protein Powder. It's just some harmless beet juice from some tasty, local beets that also make a regular appearance in my daily smoothies! I can't get enough of that earthy taste and gorgeous, purple hue!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dinner Deluxe!

My partner referred to supper last night as our 'Deluxe Dinner'! And I have to say, he was 100% correct!
For the salad part it's mostly local veggies from my garden, St-Léon Gardens, Vita Health Fresh Market and Crampton's Market including lettuce, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, mushrooms and strawberries. Then I warmed up a couple of my mushroom beet patties in my dehydrator to put on top. I added some pickle juice to the Hanes Hummus from Saskatoon and dolloped some on top, did a drizzle of some Nonna Pia's chili lime balsamic reduction from BC and then topped it all off with some Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods hemp hearts! It was so delish and so very summery on what was NOT a summery day!
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