Category: Brain Healthy

Beet and Fennel Salad

Organic Beet & Fennel Salad with Almond Ricotta

Beets, frequently consumed either pickled or in borscht, the traditional Russian soup. These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds and are a good source of folate, also called vitamin B-9. Folate plays an important role in optimal emotional and mental health. Fennel is known to reduce inflammation with it's very important nutrient called Choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Fennel is also a great digestive aid.

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Bison Bites

Basil Bison Bites

Hosting or going to a party and looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional bite-sized meatball? Here is the perfect recipe with more nutrients than lean ground beef–lean Bison meat is a healthy source of protein, with less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It contains higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are important in fighting chronic inflammation.

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Polka-Dot Cake

Polka-Dot Cake

Getting your kids to help mix together this cake ensures it will come together in a snap. Gluten-free and dairy-free, this is the perfect treat for lunchboxes, after school or after dinner. For a bit of extra indulgence on special occasions, try topping slices with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and extra berries.

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Salmon & Broccoli Curry

Salmon & Broccoli Curry

Chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients this super satisfying meal is sure to be a hit with the whole family. If you don’t have time to make the yellow curry paste from scratch, consider using a good quality store bought yellow curry paste and adding an additional pinch of turmeric. To round out the meal, serve curry alongside bowls of steamed brown rice.

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Faro Salad 2

Farro Salad with Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

Ancient grains are great for satiating appetite thus reducing the chance of blood sugar spikes, which can lead to potential weight loss for some individuals.

They are also high in fibre which may lead to a healthier digestive tract by being more regular.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

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Chewy Chocolate Squares

During the month of May we shared several posts and an article focused on Mental Health Awareness. To wrap up our monthly theme we reached out to local Chef Heather Pace to share one of her recipes that has a well researched "feel good" ingredient. Yes, Cacao is a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine–three "feel good" neurotransmitters that give us pleasure. It's our pleasure to share Heather's recipe.

Cacao also provides an energy boost while the nuts and coconut oil will leave you feeling full and satisfied for hours. These chewy chocolate squares are sweetened with dates, giving them a slight bit of chewiness. I think they turned out pretty darn delicious! I hope you like them too. Keep them in the fridge.

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Raw Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Raw cacao is a source of serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine – three ingredients to "feeling good". Dark cherries contain more antioxidants than their lighter-hued relatives. A good source of Vitamin C, a very well-known immune booster.

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Chocolate Torte

Raw Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

A healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate torte made with heavy cream. Our torte has lots heart healthy ingredients–like dark raw cacao which also comes with the benefit of being the aphrodisiac elixir of love. Cacao is known to promote feelings of is happiness and bliss.  A perfect "rich" dessert for chocolate "lovers" on a special occasion.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist