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The mystery and magic of water kefir

-by Veronica Kaczmarowski Fermented water kefir is an important part of our juice retreat here at Spa Eastman. Although we may think that this ‘new’, fermented health drink has only just arrived on the world scene, the history of water kefir goes back a very long way.  There is much debate as to whether it […]

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Green vegetable and rosemary juice

-receipe by Veronica Kaczmarowski Portion: 1 Is your green juice missing something?  Losing it’s zip?  Well, there is a way to bring life back into your juice routine.  Just like mixing healthy cruciferous vegetables and sprightly, sweeter citrus makes a juice more balanced – blending in herbs adds another layer of flavor to the mix. Ingredients […]

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Clearing the Fog: Juice and herbal cleanses for clarity and focus

-By Veronica Kaczmarowski In 2017, the World Health Organization published a study (1) stating the total number of people living with depression in 2015 was estimated to exceed 300 million – an increase of more than 18.4% since 2005.  And depression aside, almost all of us have, at some time in our lives, experienced abnormal tiredness, […]

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The wonderful benefits of mushrooms

-by Veronica Kaczmarowski We too often take these small, pale fungi for granted, however cultures around the world have eaten or used mushrooms medicinally for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient Egypt and the Ming period in China.  Mushrooms are a superfood, and one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet. Countless […]

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Traditional chicken broth

1 organic chicken carcass or 8-10 organic chicken wings 5 liters of water 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar Vegetables (leeks, carrots, turnips, celery, onions, etc.) Spices (thyme, rosemary, cloves, etc.) 1 head of garlic Put all the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer on very low heat for around 8 […]

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Why a chicken broth is so comforting?

-by Veronica Kaczmarowski We all know someone in our family or circle of friends who saves those left-over bones from the Sunday roast and boils them for hours to make rich broths and nourishing soups.  However, it seems that fewer people now remember this age-old practice of traditional cuisine. To me, bone broth is simple, […]

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Our harvests in a glass

-by Veronica Kaczmarowski  Having the opportunity to be spending two months in Australia this year, to study the flourishing organic, local and seasonal approach to food production and the impact this has on the amazingly innovative Australia’s restaurants and overall nutrition, has been both exciting and inspiring for me. Current avant-gardist food trends here in […]

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Why food plays a vital role in your health?

-by Veronica Kaczmarowski We all know how vital of a role food plays in our health, and that it is far more than a simple nutrient delivery system.  Food enhances our enjoyment of life and gives us the opportunity to commune with people we know and love. As well, cooking is a creative outlet and an […]

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Almond butter and raw chocolate smoothie

-receipe by Veronica Kaczmarowski Portions:  1 The ingredients for this low carb almond butter and chocolate smoothie are super simple: 2 soupspoons of activated almond butter* 2 soupspoons of raw cocoa powder ½ cup organic coconut cream (canned) 1 cup very cold water 2 soupspoons hulled hemp seeds ½ avocado 2 Medjool dates OR unrefined stevia […]

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Chia and berry breakfast bowl

-receipe by Veronica Kaczmarowski Portions: 4 x ½ cup servings Ingredients 1 14oz can coconut cream 1/3 cup white chia seeds 1 to 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice 1 x 5 milliard dairy-free probiotic capsule 1 tsp organic mint essence ½ cup blueberries and/or raspberries, roughly crushed Instructions Whisk the coconut cream, chia seeds […]