The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Pumpkin No-Cheese Mini Cheesecakes

Halloween may be over, but I'm not quite ready to let go of pumpkin recipes! I think we can keep the pumpkin going until at least the end of November, don't you agree? Today I'm sharing a delicious recipe for pumpkin no-cheese mini cheesecakes which are so rich and satisfying, you would never... Continue Reading

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall has arrived! There is something so magical about this time of year; the feeling of new beginnings is in the air, and the changing leaves and fall colours makes for a such a beautiful backdrop. And did I mention pumpkins? And pumpkin spice everything? There's nothing that screams fall more than... Continue Reading

Allergen-free Cream of Mushroom Soup

On chilly days we all crave that rich, sultry feel of a good soup. This is at least what my grandmother taught me. On cool spring days she would make the classic mushroom cup of soup - the kind that you just add hot water to a packet of powder and taaadaaaa you have soup! She would always let me... Continue Reading

Butternut squash coconut pudding

My current obsession with coconut butter, combined with the presence of a butternut squash in the house, combined with my strong need and desire for simple recipes resulted in this pudding combo. Hope you enjoy.  Ingredients:   2 cups cooked butternut squash OR 1 can butternut squash... Continue Reading

Grilled Veggies and Tempeh

You are also probably sliding into the best parts of summer - swimming, river hang outs, and BBQs!! Hopefully you love summer as much as I do, which is a lot. One of the best parts about summer is the fact that you get to eat outside - in the sunshine!! This recipe is meant for the BBQ and for... Continue Reading

Vegan Stuffed Squash with Miso Gravy

You've probably noticed how much I love squash, and now stuffed squash. It might be the only thing I don't like about summer - the fact that squash isn't in season. But that's why I also LOVE the fall. Anyways, squash is great because it's a valuable complex carbohydrate. It helps your adrenals... Continue Reading

Egg Nog! (Sorta)

Where there’s a will there’s a way! I love egg nog but my body’s not always a fan of dairy or eggs. Try this recipe for an egg free & dairy free egg nog! *Rum optional Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup raw cashews soak in hot water for 15 min then strain & discard water 1½ cups... Continue Reading

Summer Rainbow Salad

Long, beautiful sunny days are finally upon our bustling city and as always with them comes the magnetism towards fresh, colourful salads. I’m always telling my clients to make ‘rainbow’ salads; challenging them to achieve as many colours as possible on their plate. In the summer months this... Continue Reading

Best healthy, allergen free options for eating out or on vacation.

For some of us certain foods can contribute to health issues. Because of this, it helps, at least for a time, to reduce consumption of these foods. Many times I get asked how can you eat out when there are restrictions such as dairy free, or gluten free, or soy free, or egg free or nut free? I’ve... Continue Reading

Black Bean Salad

I’m loving the sunny days we’ve been having, and sunny days always make me want to reach into my recipe box for fresh, tasty salads. This one is loaded with colour and flavour!   Black Bean Salad 1 can (19oz) black beans 1 can (14oz) corn 1 cup grape tomatoes 1-2 cups chopped red,... Continue Reading