A Fresh Start 2018

A healthy balanced life includes good thoughts, stress management, body movement and clean eating. A Fresh Start is your guide to living your most beautiful life now! It is filled with daily tasks to help you slowly cultivate healthy lifestyle habits. On top of that, I have included a 7-Day Clean Eating Menu Plan. ♥Read more

Snowballs a la Bella

A classic snowball cookie (also known as: Russian tea cake, Mexican wedding cookie, Italian wedding cookie, snowdrops, or butterballs) is usually made out of butter, icing sugar, flour and ground nuts (typically almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts). I wanted to make a gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free version with minimal sugar so I created Snowballs a laRead more

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Chocolate… a favourite childhood drink that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A drink that helps you reminisce of the good ol’ winter days; playing in the snow, laughing around the fireplace or baking Christmas treats in the kitchen. At least this is what hot cocoa does for me! I am aRead more

Braised Red Cabbage

The rich red colour and robust hearty flavour of a red cabbage are two of it’s primary characteristics that make it nutritionally beneficial to add to our diets. Its red pigment comes from anthocyanin polyphenols which are phytonutrients that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  Braising is a cooking method wherein only half ofRead more

Power Blast Smoothie

Feeling tired when you wake up even if you’ve slept for 8 hours? Stress, hormonal imbalances, and food allergies/sensitivities are some possible causes for not feeling well rested. Although there are no quick fixes or magic pills, our bodies are smart machines and if we feed it well, it will take care of us inRead more

Pumpkin Spice Granola

It’s already Fall! Can you believe it? Time sure flies when you’re busy enjoying work and having fun with family and friends. I have a few Fall favourites and this recipe is one of them! It’s simple, nutritious and delicious! With the healthy fats from the coconut flakes, protein from the pumpkin seed and pecans,Read more

Broccoli Zucchini Fritters

Broccoli used to be my favourite vegetable but I never liked eating the stalks, even if it was sliced thin and added to a stir-fry, I just did not enjoy them! I used to throw the excess stalks away until my sister started juicing. We kept the stalks but it piled up because I ate tooRead more

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

I don’t know about you but I don’t want summer to end just yet. I have been drinking loads of this immune booster lemonade lately and I think you should too! That’s why I’m sharing this refreshing and delicious recipe so you can try it! This recipe is adapted from Botanica Health. It’s a MUST-TRY IRead more