November 10, 2017

The weather outside isn't quite frightful, but as November gets chillier by the day, we thought it would be a fitting opportunity to discuss one of our favourite warming foods ==>


....Ginger has been used in cooking for many years--especially in Asian an Indian cuisine. We use it daily in our kitchen at Sprout, because it's delicious of course... But did you know it's ALSO been used for thousands of years for m...

February 13, 2017

Medicinals mushrooms are what I'm obsessed with in the present moment. :D There are so many fascinating things to learn about mushrooms that I don't even know where to start.

My favourite thing to do with medicinal mushrooms is to mix them into elixirs with other lovely ingredients like coconut oil, cacao, and natural sweeteners. If you think I'm crazy, I'm not surprised. I know their are lots of mushroom-haters out there!! In the past, when I've asked peopl...

January 29, 2017


Kombucha is a lightly-carbonated, fermented tea that's quite delicious once your tastebuds become accustomed to it! Lots of people think kombucha has an odd-vinegary flavour the first time they try it, but many eventually come to love it. Even if you don't LOVE the taste of this bevy, it's worth drinking for its health benefits! In fact, it was called the “Immortal Health Elixir” in ancient China.

Researchers from the Unive...

January 16, 2017

Fellow plant-based eaters may concur that 2 of the most common questions asked by intrigued non-vegetarians are-->

'Why did you go veg?'and 'how do you get enough protein?!' 

The answer to the latter question is pretty simple. If some of the biggest, strongest animals (horses, rhinos, hippos,  elephants, etc.) can get sufficient protein from plant-based diets, I doubt that herbivore humans should have a problem!

As for the la...

January 1, 2017

If you asked me "what I wanted to be" 5-15 years ago, I probably had a new answer for each month. Surgeon, massage therapist, physiotherapist, nurse, nurse practitioner, dietician, chiropractor, health policy analyst, and health program planner have all made it on my long list of career ideas. Though my ideas have been scattered, they have all generally fallen under a common theme that is health and helping others--an interest that clearly st...

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