Dr. Sarah’s Dairy Free Hot Cocoa

Hot beverages can feel so soothing amidst a cold wet winter. If you’re craving a (dairy-free) chocolately treat, bypass the milk, sugar and calorie packed commercial options, with this simple and delicious alternative.
3/4 cup boiled water
1 tsp (organic) cocoa powder
1 tsp natural maple syrup
1/4 cup almond milk (plain/natural)
While your kettle […]

Homemade Natural Cough & Cold Syrup

Who It’s For: individuals with sore throat and/or dry cough
Who It’s Not For: children under age 1, individuals with a wet/productive cough (if there’s phlegm, your body needs to release it & we don’t want to suppress that process), individuals with allergies to any of the ingredients

1 Organic Lemon, sliced and […]

Snicker Snackers: A Holiday Favourite!


1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
1⁄2 cup sesame seeds
1⁄2 cup honey (or less), or agavi nectar, molasses
1⁄2 cup nut or seed butter (almond works well)
1⁄2 cup carob or cocoa powder
1⁄4 cup ground flax
1⁄4 cup unsweetened coconut
Combine ingredients in bowl of food processor. Blend until smooth.
Form into small balls (if mixture is […]

Dairy-Free Caesar Salad Dressing

1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 eggs
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup white Daiya (found in grocery stores in health food section, deli area with specialty cheeses or dairy case with other dairy alternatives)
Mix in blender until creamy.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream

This recipe is care of the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. For more fabulous recipes visit – a very useful resource for all those with food intolerances.
This ice cream needs to be made in an ice cream maker. It can also be made into popsicles by freezing in popsicle […]

Crunchy Quinoa Salad – A Summer Favourite!

2 cups cooked quinoa (starts as approximately 2/3 cup uncooked)
1 cup grated carrot (shortcut: use ‘Matchstick Carrots’)
½ cup finely chopped red pepper
½ cup finely chopped celery
3 chopped green onions
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp […]

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

Dairy, soy and sugar free.
3 cups coconut milk
½ cup agave nectar
½ cup organic cocoa powder
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions OR follow the ‘still freezing method’, below.
Still Freezing Method:

Pour mixture into a freezer safe bowl, cover tightly and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Transfer […]

Cinco de Mayo Slaw

2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded green cabbage                                                     
2 Tbsp. or more fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. honey or agave
2 green onions, chopped with tops
3 Tbsp. or more chopped cilantro 
1 tsp. sea salt
Pinch of cayenne
Combine all ingredients well. Serve immediately.