April 7, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

These vegan coconut macaroons were a long time in the making; many bags of shredded coconut were lost to the process of developing an edible (dare I even say, delicious) macaroon recipe free of egg whites and sugar. After months of experiments I've finally nailed the perfect ratios and replacements - just in time for passover. Coconut macaroons are the ideal dessert during the holiday as they do not contain any flour or other 'forbidden' Passover foods and Grandma usually brings out a can of Manischewitz macaroon's at the end of the Passover seder to accompany her homemade apple sauce…


November 12, 2018 By Sarah White No Comments

November is officially 'gut health' month on the blog, and to celebrate I've reworked (and improved) my OG gut-healing gummies recipe. These tasty little treats are fabulous for digestive health because they contain two of my favourite gut-healing supplements: gelatin & glutamine. While most of you loved the original a recipe, a few suggested that they could be a tiny bit sweeter. This version contains all the benefits of my original recipe with a slightly sweeter taste from frozen mangos and a touch of honey. The key to setting these gummies is the addition of a high quality gelatin supplement. Gelatin…


November 6, 2018 By Sarah White No Comments

Fermenting 101: Easy Fermenting Recipes for Gut Health This summer you learned all about our chickens, and the pros and cons of raising backyard hens in the city. That blog post was such a hit (I'm so thrilled and surprised by how many of you are interesting in keeping chickens of your own) that my husband and I have decided to commit to a monthly 'Homesteading in the City' series to document our adventures in farming/harvesting/chicken-raising/foraging from our tiny plot of land in Toronto:  Fermenting is my favourite way to preserve our backyard bounty through the fall and winter since…


February 21, 2018 By Sarah White No Comments

I created this Gut-Healing Gummies recipe for a patient who wanted an easy and convenient way to take her daily supplements. These tasty little treats are fabulous for digestive health since they contain three of my favourite gut-healing supplements. The following functional foods are an important part of any gut-healing protocol because they help to repair leaky gut and feed the good bacteria in your intestinal tract: Gelatin: Gelatin makes up almost a third of all of the protein in our bodies, and a dietary deficiency of this key nutrient can wreak havoc on your gastrointestinal system. Gelatin, which comes from animal bones,…


December 8, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

If you're already a patient of mine you'll know that I absolutely love brazil nuts. They are a true superfood due to their high selenium content, a trace element your body needs in order to thrive. Most vitamins and nutrients are shown to be effective when taken in relatively high doses. This means that if you want to achieve therapeutic levels of vitamins, minerals or antioxidants you would typically need take them in supplement form in addition to a healthy diet. Brazil nuts are a favourite recommendation of mine because they're one of the few foods that contain a functional dose…


November 28, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

Cold winds and dry indoor heating wreak havoc on the skin, causing it to become lack lustre and dry. While an excellent natural moisturizer most definitely helps, it can only take your skin so far. When it comes to achieving clear and beautiful skin, the real work begins on the inside. Lucky for me, my weekly bone broth habit supports my skin just as much as it benefits my digestive and immune system. Bone broth is one of my favourite winter go-to's because it's an excellent source of collagen, which helps to maintain skin elasticity and prevent wrinkles. Studies show that…