Apple Crisp with A Twist | The Toothpaste Lesson

Apple Crisp with A Twist | The Toothpaste Lesson

I think my best recipes are the classic ones I add an unexpected twist to. You bite in and you’re like, “Oh yes, that’s good,” but then you’re like, “Wait…what is that?” Like my chocolate chip cookies having a hint of coconut, and this apple crisp. It’s a twist on a classic. The hazelnut note is a welcome, yet unexpected flavour experience.

It’s a tricky thing to expect one taste and then be surprised with another. Expectations are both a blessing and a curse. They give us the illusion of control, but they can also breed disappointment when things don’t go our way. […] Read more

MOROCCAN STEW | EAT CLEAN. TASTE BETTER.

MOROCCAN STEW | EAT CLEAN. TASTE BETTER.

Moroccan stew is a throwback to my vegetarian days. I rocked the plant life for 4 years at one point, before reintroducing meat. I lived in Mississauga at the time and there was a restaurant on Queen Street in Toronto called Fressen that I would take my non-veg friends to. It was a fine dining style establishment and the taste was unbelievable to the extent that you didn’t think twice about the absence of meat. I just googled and it has sadly closed, likely due to the explosive normalization of plant-based diets, which has brought hefty competition to T-dot’s veg […] Read more

CHIPOTLE CHICKEN CHILLI | PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

CHIPOTLE CHICKEN CHILLI | PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

I’m big on goals. I’m even bigger on BIG goals. I always have been. It just feels good to work towards something epic. Call it the thrill of the hustle. There is nothing more satisfying than accomplishing something you have been putting your blood, sweat and tears into for weeks, months, years, a lifetime like Tom Brady.

From an early age I have been coached to play to my strengths, having been blessed with a bunch of unconventional, often hard ass mentors. This is an important lesson I that is easily missed now a days as we navigate this weird technological […] Read more

WHY I BECAME A NUTRITIONIST | VITAMIN A JUICE

WHY I BECAME A NUTRITIONIST | VITAMIN A JUICE

I’m writing more and if no one is reading, cool. If you are, I hope you learn something. My goal with this is to share my knowledge, experience and the occasional trick. It makes me a better nutritionist to do this. Makes my research focused and keeps me up on trends. Though I seek to empower others and lead by example, I can’t make anyone care or follow along. So, this is for me. It’s my take on my life as a Nutritionist and I’m bursting with things to share!

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YOU’RE SICK. NOW WHAT?

YOU’RE SICK. NOW WHAT?

I just wrote about how NOT to get sick, so I thought it only appropriate I also share what to do if you’ve already come down with something…You know, so you can get back to work as soon as humanly possible…Yay work!

Let’s run with that…someone at work didn’t use the “sleeve sneeze” and has shared more than their weekend plans with you. They have also shared their GERMS. Gross Germs! Get them away! (Fun fact: you have more bacteria than cells in your body. You’re basically a giant germ.)

Now, you’re infested with whatever vindictive flu virus is going around….

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST | UNPROCESSED PEPPERMINT NANAIMO BARS

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST | UNPROCESSED PEPPERMINT NANAIMO BARS

‘Tis the season for everyone to throw their diet out the window… until January 1st when post Holiday remorse sets in. Yes, it’s the season of overindulgence that will send even the cleanest eater over the edge, and straight to SUGAR street.

You’re going to tell yourself all kinds of lies, excuses etc. that aren’t true, sabotage yourself for the night, wake up in the morning with a headache a decent amount of regret, only to head out to your next social get-together two days later for a repeat offence. You sure are hungry for holiday spirit.

If it was survival of the fittest, this time […] Read more

NATURAL STATE OF CHILL| RED VELVET BEET SMOOTHIE BOWL

NATURAL STATE OF CHILL| RED VELVET BEET SMOOTHIE BOWL

It’s easier to be and stay in motion today, because that’s the state most people are in. They are “grinding,” “hustling,” and “sacrificing” for their goals. Being constantly busy gives you status in this culture. There are not many motivational speakers around telling the crowd to take it easy, chill, take a nap, have a smoothie bowl. Except this one. HI!

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