Celiac Disease, Colon Health, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free, Uncategorized

The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution


The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solutionpublished by Robert Rose Inc. was released in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. I coauthored this three-in-one guide, cookbook and meal plan with functional nutrition specialist and best-selling cookbook author Jill Hillhouse, and we are very excited about it! Continue reading “The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution”

Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet’s Impact on Cancer

Too many lives have been impacted by and lost to cancer. In my case, it took away the most important man in my life—my father. I lost him fifteen years ago to pancreatic cancer and I can’t express my feelings in words, other than to say my life and world was completely shattered.
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Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Celiac Disease, Colon Health, Events, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Gluten-Free Events, Grain-Free, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition 101, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

I will be teaching a Paleo cooking class with wellness expert Erin Toole Budd at Ambrosia Natural Foods in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on June 15, 2016. I have been shopping at and loving Ambrosia since its first flagship store opened many years ago! Back then, it was very hard to find foods that were suitable for celiac disease and they were among the first stores to carry such foods. I’d walk in and feel as though I’d hit the jackpot! Continue reading “Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!”

Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Nutritious Foods, Paleo

Paleo Diet and Blood Sugar Management

You are probably aware that diabetes is a growing epidemic in the western world. In Canada alone, there are nearly 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes and every three minutes another Canadian is diagnosed with the disease.
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Children, Cookie Recipes, Desserts, Grain-Free, Recipes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

My Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookie recipe was just featured on GustoTV.com. A favourite of mine, I want to share the recipe with you.
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Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes

Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Try this 3-step, omega-3 rich heart-healthy meal your whole family will love! These fried fish cakes are gluten-free and have a Paleo option. They are delicious, topped with fresh tartar sauce and pair well with sweet potato fries and sliced avocado. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes”

Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Children, Grain-Free, Organic Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Paleo Portobello Burger

Who says you need bread, buns, bagels or wraps made of refined grains and simple carbohydrates to enjoy a good sandwich? You really don’t. There are many ways to enjoy the comforts of a hoagie. Try replacing bread with lettuce wraps nori paper, Paleo wraps (usually made of coconut meal) and a variety of veggies, like red pepper, grilled eggplant and sweet potato. Continue reading “Paleo Portobello Burger”

Gluten-Free Grains, Grain-Free, Oats

New regulations for claims/labeling of oats in Canada


If you have celiac disease and you live in Canada, you are probably already aware that new regulations for labeling and making claims about products that contain pure oats went into effect about 6 weeks ago, on May 19, 2015. Health Canada brought this change about. For more information about these new regulations and how they apply to those of us who have celiac disease, click here to read my article, “Gluten-Free labeling for products containing oats in Canada.”  Continue reading “New regulations for claims/labeling of oats in Canada”

Desserts, Grain-Free, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

Mint Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make treats (particularly those that incorporate chocolate) are possible! I’m in love with chia pudding for the health benefits, simplicity and texture. Make this gluten-free, grain-free, vegan chocolate chia pudding in no time for a sweet treat that is free of refined sugar and the top food allergens! Continue reading “Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding”