Beet Pistachio & Orange Salad is a perfect make ahead salad because it only gets better with time. Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 medium beets trimmed and scrubbed 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp salt 1 medium shallot finely chopped 4 clementines peeled & segmented 1/2 cup pistachios shelled & roasted 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped 2 cups arugula Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 425° Wrap beets in foil and roast until tender, abou
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” ~ John F. Kennedy Hold on to your helmets! Even the savvy JFK would be astonished by the revolution happening on our roads, trails and in our mountains. Electric bicycles (aka: electric-assist or e-bikes) are the new frontier in cycling. As an avid cyclist and triathlete, I was skeptical about having my wheels electrified. Where was the no-pain, no-gain? Deep in my self-righteous heart, I felt an e-bike was cheating.
This super smart green smoothie, rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, is creamy, delicious and really easy to make! Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 small banana 1/2 avocado 1 cup of cucumber, cut into pieces 1/4 cup parsley 1/4 cup of spinach leaves 2 medium navel oranges, skin and pith removed 1 cup of coconut water Instructions: Just place ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and you’re ready to drink a little liquid sunshine! FYI… Avocados, cucumbers and s
How to Become Healthier as You Age Most people seem to believe that health diminishes and beauty wanes with age. “That's just the way it is...” they say. But is it really? Should we actually expect that after each birthday past say, age 35, to look in the mirror and see ourselves less energetic and less vibrant than the year before, aging daily right before our eyes? I'll bet most of us grew up with the mentality that more birthdays were simply tantamount to looking, feeling
Tropical Crispy Chicken Summer Rolls are a bright and cheerful spring or summer recipe that’s absolutly popping with flavor and texture. A combination of carrots, cabbage, crispy chicken breast, mango, avocado and cilantro make up the filling of these absolutely addicting summer rolls. These summer rolls make the perfect picnic appetizer or dinner party finger food! Yields: 20 rolls Ingredients: 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced half lengthwise s
Our Okanagan has so much to offer including many beautiful parks that we can utilize to better our health. Knox Mountain Park is one of the many local outdoor options to consider. Exercising has many health benefits like keeping our heart, organs & muscles strong, improving posture, increasing energy, combating stress and improving mood. The following ‘equipment free’ exercises will leave your body feeling sculpted and you feeling energized! Beginners can drive to the top of
With so much attention given to the plight of the honeybee it is easy to overlook the local native pollinators who visit our yards and gardens alongside their honeybee cousins. Just like honeybees, native pollinators can benefit from our understanding of their habits and needs and taking steps to ensure a healthy garden environment for them. Did you know there are over 100 native pollinator species in the Okanagan alone, and nearly 20,000 worldwide? Native pollinators are oft