Authentic Spanish Gazpacho: A Recipe for Family Memories

This is the most authentic Spanish gazpacho you will ever taste. No frills. All fresh goodness. Yum!

Chefs around the world are dabbling in variations of this classic dish but an authentic Spanish gazpacho should be a smooth purée of fresh vegetables with a hint of garlic, pimentón and vinegar. Continue reading

How to #FuelYourAwesome and Recharge Your Goals

How to #FuelYourAwesome and Recharge Your Goals with Bulletproof

I feel like I owe the last two months an apology: “Dear 2017, I’m sorry it only took me two months to undo what it took me nearly six months to achieve.” Sigh.  In what can only be described as a blur of stress, sleep-deprivation and thick-headedness, I have been… Continue reading

#ElevateTheSeason Like a Boss with Bulletproof Coffee

Making your cuppa Bulletproof coffee is a bit of a time commitment, if you consider making toast a time commitment. If you have 15 minutes to Tweet from the Seat, then you have five minutes to brew your morning coffee. Continue reading

Erica Vlogs – Part 2: Reality Snack Bites

Grown-up snack wars. It’s a thing. It’s the battle that ensues in the middle of the afternoon when you’re hankering for something bad-but oh-so-good and instead convince yourself to be all healthy. Face it: reality bites. Or, rather reality snack bites.

Today I didn’t eat lunch for some reason — distracted, much? — so I’m feeling rather peckish. So now I find myself resisting the urge to throw myself into the bag of peanut M&Ms. But I won’t. Because adulting is full of these tough decisions. Trust me, I know the drill.

Don’t Let Reality Snack Bites Bite You in the Arse

Instead, I make sure that I have a bunch of bite-sized, nutritious nibbles in plain view, on the counter, at all times. This way when reality snack bites attack, I bite back with the healthy options. Among my faves are:

Solar Raw Foods Ultimate Kale Chips

The reality of the mid-afternoon snack craving is a force to be reckoned with.

Love these Ultimate Kale Chips from Solar Raw Foods

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites

The reality of the mid-afternoon snack craving is a force to be reckoned with.

Hemp hearts are so versatile and making them into snack bites was genius

Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola

The reality of the mid-afternoon snack craving is a force to be reckoned with.

It’s takes ALL THE WILL POWER not to eat the entire bag of granola

Want to know what I dig about these products and how they help me beat the reality snack bites? Go watch my video!

Got a favourite kick-your-cravings-to-the-curb snack? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Girl Gone Green: The 7-Day Green Smoothie Reboot

Going Green: I did a 7-day green smoothie reboot and, not only were the recipes delish, I felt great!

Truth be told, I am a big smoothie fan. In fact, I’m racking up the ‘frequent flyer’ miles for the number of times I’ve visited Booster Juice this summer. But going ‘green’ in my own kitchen, well, that’s just a whole new bag of spinach. Continue reading

An Interview with Kathy Smart

Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Kathy Smart's Live the Smart Way Cookbook! Over 90 delicious recipes for gluten-free & wheat-free cooking!

I first met Kathy at Blissdom Canada in the fall of 2014 prior to my health epiphany when my focus was less ‘workout-of-the-day’ and more ‘which flavour of Ben & Jerry’s am I going to demolish tonight’? Continue reading

10 Must-Try Fall Foods for your Family

10 Must-try Fall Foods for your Family by Deb Lowther

Use the bounty of fall produce to introduce your family to new flavours and teach them the difference between a parsnip and a rutabaga. You never know, there just might be a new vegetable in there that they like! Continue reading

Crispy Kale Chips in 5 Simple Steps

As much for assisting my failing memory as for helping out my healthy foodie peeps, this is my fail-proof AND fool-proof recipe for kale chips. I can’t keep them in stock. My kids…my KIDS! devour them. Even when they are over-cooked (which happened when I overshot the oven temperature. Like… Continue reading