Hands down my favourite recipe for popcorn, the GF introduced me to the dried dill and olive oil toppings and I haven't had it any other way since. Homemade popcorn can be a healthy and tasty snack, especially good to have on hand if you're transitioning from a crappy diet to a whole/real foods diet. Dilly Kaz Corn 1/4 cup organic popping corn 1 tbsp cold pressed olive oil 1 tbsp flax oil Himalayan pink salt Fresh ground pepper Dried dill Pop organic popping corn using an air popper, the stove top or a paper bag in the microwave, check it. Top with oil, salt, pepper and LOTS of freshly dried dill. It's really important that you use organic popping corn. Corn is a dirty, dirty crop that's been GMO'd up the wazoo. If you're trying to get healthy, eating poor quality ingredients isn't going to get you there.

Photo Cred Cat Let's take a salad, smoothie break and make some pasta for dinner. This recipe is so delicious and easy it's a bit of a joke. Veggie Noodles 2 med zucchini OR squash OR jiciama 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt Use a spiralizer or a peeler to noodle the zucchini (peel skin first to trick the kiddies), sprinkle with salt and set aside to allow it to weep out excess water while you make your sauce. My favourite sauce for these noodles is Best Pesto Ever, mixed with some chopped peppers and tomatoes to make a delicious, satisfying and vibrant dish.

It happens with every diet, even a clean diet with little to no processed foods. You get busy, don't plan your meals and next thing you know you're dragging your ass, getting headaches and cravings for pizza... This happened a number of times before I clued in my body was trying to get my attention. So what to do? Here are a few things that work for me. Reflecting back on my eating habits over the past 48 hours. If I didn't get to my regular smoothie, that's where I start. More often than not it's the answer, especially if my head is aching. The aliments seem to dissipate the moment I pull those greens out of the fridge (it's kind of magic). If I have been eating well, but still feeling crappy I have a really green juice, I find sugary fruits don't help me in these times so green it is. By removing the fiber you're giving your system a shot of dense, concentrated nutrients to do with as it wills. In the case of lethargy, especailly the type that seems to stick around for a few days I resort to a protein source like Sunwarrior's Raw Vegan rice protein. And while the jury is still out on protein, how much we need and where to get it, a few days of upping my intake by a scoop or two really does get me running. If you can't seem to kick that crappy feeling go see a naturopath, they'll do blood work, review your diet and lifestyle and help you figure out what's needed. Eating is so personal, so you need to take the time to learn what makes you feel good and what doesn't. And you know, like Hippocrates said, way back before Jesus was around "Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food".

20120725-085430 I've been playing around with the corn and blueberry side salad from a few weeks ago, and I've nailed it down as a hardy lunch or dinner main. Kale, Corn & Blueberry Salad 6-7 kale leaves, chiffonade 3 cobs of sweet corn, husked & shaved 1 pint blueberries 1-2 med tomates, seeded & chopped 1 cucumber, sliced 1/4+ cup fresh cilantro, chopped In a serving bowl combine ingredients, set aside. Chili Lime Dressing 3 tbs fresh lime juice OR lemon 1 tbs unpasteurized honey 1/2 tsp crushed chilies 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 cup cold-pressed olive oil 1/8 cup flax oil Mix ingredients well either by hand or in a blender. Add to salad, toss and enjoy all that summertime goodness! This will make at least 4 servings, it's great option for lunches Monday to Friday!