THE FOOD SERIES: Dates

THE FOOD SERIES: Dates

Nature’s candy at its best. Anyone else like to eat them by the bowl? No? Just me? DESCRIPTION: There are more than 1500 varieties of dates that are grown around the world. Medjool dates are among the most popular as they are large, caramel-like, soft in texture, rich in flavour and the sweetest as well. […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

GUESS WHAT IS FINALLY IN SEASON!? The refreshingly delicious and vibrant strawberries! Can you sense my excitement? Looking at the photo already gets my mouth watering. DESCRIPTION: Strawberries belong to the same family as other berries including blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries and raspberries. They are part of the rose family with over 100 different varieties of strawberries […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

Refreshing, tart and powerful; let’s learn more about this amazing citrus fruit! DESCRIPTION: Limes are roughly oval, round, and spherical in shape, with green skin and a light yellow-ish green flesh. For many of us, we are most familiar with the sour and or bitter limes that are quite tangy in taste, however there are […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Cherries

THE FOOD SERIES: Cherries

CHERRY SEASON IS GETTING CLOSE! I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT! DESCRIPTION: Cherries come in two types, the sweet cherry and the sour (or tart) cherry. Most of us are more familiar with the sweet wild cherries. These are most commonly eaten fresh and raw when they are in season. These sweet cherries are heart-shaped and […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

Ahhh good ‘ol tomatoes. Have you gone to a local farmers market and tasted those tomatoes? Fresh, local, and in season tomatoes are so juicy and sweet. I honestly cannot eat grocery store/supermarket tomatoes anymore. DESCRIPTION: As many of you know, tomatoes are actually the fruit of the plant, so they are technically fruits and not […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

Definitely has become one of my favourite fruits, especially since we grow it in our backyard! So blessed. There’s nothing like watching friends try fresh figs for the first time. So priceless. DESCRIPTION: Figs grow on the Ficus tree which is part of the Mulberry family. They have an interesting opening, called “ostiole” or “eye” which […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but it gives any dish that instant pop of colour and crunch! DESCRIPTION: Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers or capsicum. They are part of the nightshade family which also includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. This edible nightshade foods have been known to create concern due to its […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Pitaya/Dragon Fruit

THE FOOD SERIES: Pitaya/Dragon Fruit

If there was a list of the most beautiful fruits, pitaya or dragon fruit would definitely (in my opinion) be near the top of the list. DESCRIPTION: Why are there two names and what is the difference? Well pitaya or pitahaya is the actual name of the fruit. Dragon fruit is the English translation from the […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Oranges

THE FOOD SERIES: Oranges

In the summer months, I would start my mornings with melons… however when melons are harder to get a hold of, I turn to oranges to begin and hydrate my mornings. My mouth is already salivating from looking at the photo, anyone else? DESCRIPTION: One of the most popular and well known fruits around the […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Blueberries

THE FOOD SERIES: Blueberries

Before discovering this high raw, high carb, plant-based lifestyle, my all time favourite fruit were blueberries. Simple to eat, easy to take on the go, and are super sweet, juicy and delicious! DESCRIPTION: The gorgeous blue jewels range from mildly sweet to tart and tangy flavours. Blueberries are fruits of a shrub that belong to […]