Posts Tagged ‘healthy living’

Toronto’s Raw Vegan Festival Is This Weekend

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This Saturday and Sunday, June 78, Healthy Festivals Corp brings us the 4th Annual Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival, a two-day event that celebrates and champions the raw/vegan movement as a lifestyle choice. Located at the Culture, Arts, Media and Education Centre at 918 Bathurst Street, the festival features a variety of speakers, food demos and samples from Toronto’s leading raw/vegan chefs, a demonstration of acro –yoga, ( the combination of circus movements and partnered yoga positions) a sustainable fashion show and a myriad of activities and tastes that bring together a community that offers a healthy, enviro-friendly and cruelty-free lifestyle. In all, over sixty exhibitors and at least two world-class international endurance athletes will be strutting their stuff in a fun, informative two-day event.

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Get Healthy For New Year’s Eve

 

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This is the time of year when so many people get sick. After the frantic madness of getting ready for Christmas, all the rich foods and boozy eggnog, plus the fallout from an ice storm, it’s not surprising our immune systems might be vulnerable. With that in mind here are some recipes to help get you back on track and in tip top shape for ringing in the new year. Continue »



The Leafy Greens Cookbook

The Leafy Greens Cookbook, a new cookbook by Kathryn Anible features one hundred easy to make recipes that unlock the delicious flavours of kale, chard, spinach, bok choy and more.

 

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Leafy greens are a powerhouse of nutrition, fat and cholesterol free and full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. If you are leery of munching on a plate of unappetizing green things, but want the benefits of these superfoods, this is the book for you. With delicious and inventive recipes like Swiss Chard Breakfast Burritos, Pizza with Arugula and Tomato or Stir-fried Bok Choy with Beef, this handy little cookbook will prove to be a hit with anyone, especially picky eaters or dubious diners. Continue »



Trees Are The Lungs of The Earth, and Houseplants Aren’t Too Shabby Either

Trees keep us and the planet healthy, giving us oxygen and cleaning the air.

A nail in my car tire has me sitting in the waiting room at a local garage, (cough-Canadian Tire-cough) right next to a magnificent eight foot ficus tree in a pot by the floor-to-ceiling window. It’s attractive. It’s green. And it’s plastic. Of course.

Sadly, they missed an opportunity to make the waiting room air quality a little more healthy, a little more oxygenated. This environment sure could use it, the proof being that most Canadians could probably identify that familiar Canadian Tire smell—the off-gassing from a profusion of plasticky items.

All trees and houseplants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. It’s the miracle of Earth, the exchange that made life possible on our planet. Let’s have more of it everywhere, please. The amount of plate glass windows going to waste all over the country makes me weep.

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