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  • Super-Root Immune-Boosting Tonic

    Super-Root Immune-Boosting Tonic

    1 comment / Posted by Olivia McEwen

    By Michelle Lauer, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

    There’s no denying it. Cold and flu season is here. With the lack of sunlight and increased time spent indoors, it’s normal for our immune systems to struggle with all those nasty bugs hanging around. As we battle the cold weather and what seems like endless snowfall, it becomes more important than ever to show ourselves (and our immune systems) some extra love. Self care could mean allowing yourself to sleep that extra hour, diffusing your favourite essential oils or sipping your favourite cup of tea in front of the fire.

    One of our favourite ways to show our immune system some TLC is our Super-Root Immune-Boosting Tonic. This recipe is incredibly simple to throw together, so you can get right back to curling up under the covers. It includes our favourite immune supporting roots - ginger and turmeric - with the added sweetness of raw honey.

    These days it seems like turmeric is the star of the show, and for a good reason at that. It’s great to call on this mighty root, especially around cold and flu season, because of its powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger is another fantastic root to add to the mix as its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help our immune systems with prevention and recovery. Lemon is known for its high vitamin C content, one of our immune system’s best friends. Last but certainly not least, we recommend throwing a generous spoonful of raw honey into the mix too. Not only can raw honey be used as a natural cough suppressant, but its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties can be a great defense against the common cold.

    Super-Root Immune-Boosting Tonic

    1 ½ cups hot water

    ¼ tsp turmeric

    ½ tsp ginger

    Juice of ½ a lemon

    Generous spoonful of honey. (We love locally made Heavenly Honey!)

    Place all the ingredients in a mason jar. Screw the lid on and shake until the ingredients are incorporated and the honey has melted. Enjoy on the go or snuggled up by the fire!

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  • Spiced Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    Spiced Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    0 comments / Posted by Olivia McEwen

    Staying home and being cozy are definitely among the top activities for 2020. There’s nothing quite as cozy as a hot cup of cocoa (might I add, local cocoa) but maybe, just maybe, a spiced hot cocoa cupcake will do the trick. Baking for your friends and family or with your loved ones isa great activity to celebrate being home for the holidays.

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  • 3 Back to School Recipes You Can't Live Without

    3 Back to School Recipes You Can't Live Without

    0 comments / Posted by Michelle Lauer

    Finding foods to comply with all the classroom dietary restrictions can be so daunting, so we are here to make the process easier on you and your family. Here is my simple lunch packing formula, along with some of my favourite lunchbox friendly recipes from our latest back to school nutrition demo that will satisfy bellies and dietary restrictions.

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  • Make your own cool summertime treats with Zoku

    Make your own cool summertime treats with Zoku

    0 comments / Posted by Andrea Tomkins

    We’ve been known to buy various frozen treats. Orange-flavoured Creamsicles, for example, immediately bring me right back to my 1980s childhood, but we were more likely to make our popsicles. What I like about DIY popsicles is that I know exactly what’s in them (and I control the sugar!) and there’s no plastic wrappers or waste to deal with since the molds are reusable. It’s a very cheap treat and

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  • Why Equator Coffee should be on your next shopping list

    Why Equator Coffee should be on your next shopping list

    0 comments / Posted by Nick Turenne

    In the spirit of Fair Trade month, I’d like to review arguably the best fairly traded commodity on the planet: coffee...specifically, Equator Coffee.

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