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Full Fat Mid-Day Snack

A little bit of a change of pace, my diet of choice currently is now KETO (high fat, low carb). With SIBO restrictions as well, still being very cautious about which carbs I consume and avoiding starch and grains completely. Obviously sugar is already out of the question, except for the odd... Continue Reading

SIBO friendly Simple Pumpkin Pie!

Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite pie out there. Being on a restricted diet means normally I can’t ever enjoy a dessert at family dinner. This year I decided to break that pattern without breaking any SIBO rules. And may I just say that non-SIBO dieters also enjoyed my healthy pie. *it’s a... Continue Reading

Butter Maple Plantains

I usually eat my plantains savory - pan fried with sea salt and avocado. But today I was craving a sweet. I just LOVE maple syrup and butter together in anything. The mix of flavour is perfect, creamy sweetness. I had an idea that it might just go well with plantains and was I ever right! Three... Continue Reading

Recipe: Coconut Dream Dessert

A friend made a dreamy dessert for me, so naturally I asked for the recipe to share with all of you! It is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup honey 3/4-1 cup gluten free oats 1/2 coconut chips or shredded... Continue Reading

recipe: juice pulp muffins

Everyone knows how much I love to juice in the summer months (see: my juice cleanse adventure). It is refreshing, energizing and down right delicious. Especially because it's easy to let your diet swagger and allow yourself a few too many patio drinks to get a hold of you, so making juicing part of... Continue Reading

recipe: summertime popsicle

It's summertime, school’s out and Calgary didn’t flood - lots of reasons to celebrate. These two recipes are a great alternative to unhealthy sweets. They contain no added sugars, only pure fruit. If you have kids or a bit of a sweet tooth yourself, try these very healthy popsicle recipes for... Continue Reading

guest blog- chocolate roots

Local business owner of Zimt Artisian Chocolates, Emma Smith offers some insight from her recent trip to Ecuador and has gracefully offered to write for Naturmend. Thanks Emma!   Having recently taken the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and meet the farmers and processors, my eyes were... Continue Reading

recipe review: raspberry coconut cheesecake

Recipe: Raspberry – Coconut Cheesecake Book: The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook Page 296 Author: Mickey Trescott, NTP Available: at Naturmend Pros: Amazing rich dessert that everyone can enjoy because its gluten, dairy & egg free. This was so good in fact I wasn’t even able to take a picture of... Continue Reading