If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, I’m sure you can tell that I am a HUGE foodie! I love trying new things, experimenting and creating delicious whole food recipes while also indulging in nourishing guilt-free desserts (yes, I want my cake and to eat it, too!). You’ll find that all of my recipes will be Gluten-Free with a variety of Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Raw, Vegetarian and GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) friendly dishes. That being said, I like nourishing, health-conscious meals that are nutrient-dense, healing, LOOK good, TASTE good and are EASY to make! I’m a firm believer in balance and moderation. I do not associate myself with any one specific diet however, I am a true advocate of locally sourced, seasonally grown and ethically raised practices. Searching for a new health-consciouos take on your favourite dish? Shoot me a message and let me know! I’m always looking for inspiration and excited to learn and try new things. 🙂
Looking to cut costs on your grocery bills? The best way to do this is to source locally, seasonally and stock up when prices are good! Most of the fresh foods you buy can be preserved, canned or frozen. Check out my tips on how to grocery shop economically here!
Here on the Saanich Peninsula, I will source almost all of my ingredients from a few of my favourite farmers such as Carnivore Meats, Berryman Brothers Meat, Sun Wing Farm, Dans Farm Market, Sun Trio, and Haliburton Organic Farm. After watching the documentary Seaspiracy, I no longer support any fish products that aren’t locally sourced! Looking for fresh seafood? Check out Finest at Sea or the Sidney Fish Market! Or contact me to use my own local Fishing Guide hook up! For a list of other great growers, farmers markets and providers on Vancouver Island, check out the Get Fresh Guide for all your local artisan needs! Hoping to stock up on your bulk items without breaking the bank? I order a lot of my bulk items through Organic Matters located in Nelson, For Good Measure located in Cadboro Bay and Harmonic Arts located on Vancouver Island. Some other favourites for local, online bulk shopping are: Real Raw Foods from Naramata, Rancho Vignola located in Armstrong and Bulk Barn can also have some pretty great items at times, too!