The crew at Scotiabank are loading up on the Goods and curious to know what makes ginger shots so powerful. Ginger has been used for more than 2000 years to remedy upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, fatigue and ease digestive troubles. It is such a good cold fighter as it naturally treats many symptoms associated with colds and flus. Ginger soothes sore throats, reduces inflammation and mucus formation, pain and it has a calming effect not only on the stomach but the body as well. Using whole or juiced ginger can raise your internal temperature and keep you warmer during colder months of while cleansing. Concentrated ginger juice is very strong! You only need an ounce or two to get the benefits.

  We're pretty smitten with our pals at the Home Depot Head Office. They invited us over for a Lunch and Learn and we regaled them with tales of our experience with plant food and sweet talked the team into a 7 Day Smoothie Challenge. And guess what, they did it! Many of them already into their second week of green smoothie guzzling on the daily. You can try our challenge on your own, all you need to do is make yourself a green smoothie a day for 7 days to experience the benefits of a daily clean, green drink. We have lots of smoothie recipes on our blog or if you'd like to book a lunch and learn for your team drop us a line. Hope you're feeling great team, golden green stars for everyone.

Oh Amanda and Aneta, the dreamboat creative team behind Juniper Wood Kitchen, a blog committed to beautiful and simple plant based recipes. I'm pumped to have the chance to share my hot salad recipe, The Colonel, with Amanda and Aneta's followers. And since it doesn't seem to be warming up outside, no better time than now to share with you too. Check us out on Juniper Wood Kitchen. And for a Q&A with yours truly click here.

  Happy International Women's day! I'm a lucky woman. I was born the daughter of a strong and independent woman and have had the good fortune of countless women stand by my side, helping me become the person I am today. To my aunts, grandmothers, cousins, bosses, friends and coworkers; I love you and I am eternally grateful. Now... back to work. A special thank you to Uber for the Goods' team photo and for including us in their Toronto's Celebrated Female Chef feature.  

  And our love for local blogs continues this week with Murr's. Mariah Craig is the self-proclaimed culinary ninja behind Murr's Menu, creating gorgeous custom meal plans, desserts and recipe generation. I'm excited to share my recipe for savoury sprouted Mung Patty Cakes with you and Murr's loyal followers. Who the heck needs a pita with these babies around. Check us out now on Murr's Menu.