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Influencer of the Month – Amber Romaniuk

December 19, 2017 0

Amber Romaniuk is an Emotional Eating, Digestive & Hormone Expert and speaker dedicated to educating the world on healthy eating and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Through corporate workshops, media appearances, “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” and her own “Amber Approved” digital magazine and cookbook, she is committed to globally changing the way people eat and promoting healthy lifestyles that support energy, mood balance, and personal happiness.

Amber combines her training and her own experience of food addiction, digestive issues, body image, weight loss and management to support others trying to make massive life transformations. She works privately with women and men, high level entrepreneurs, and those committed to overcoming emotional eating and self-sabotage so they are free to create the success they desire in the world.

Thanks to Amber for letting us get to know her a bit more:

Describe your ideal day and night in Calgary
Spending the morning out for a walk in a park, an afternoon float session, an evening salt cave session followed by dinner at Yellow Door Bistro at Hotel Arts.

What are you most proud of?
Having the courage to embark on the journey of overcoming my food addiction, which created my business and the gift of supporting other people to overcome theirs without restriction, diets or quick fixes.

What are your success habits?
Always listen to myself and honor what I need.
Stay motivated, balance work and life, and grow my business from my heart and passion to help others.
Get enough sleep, eat well, move mindfully, and love every minute of it.

Check out Amber’s website for more information on one-on-one coaching to build a healthy relationship with food as well as great recipes.

Category : Celebrating Local

September 22, 2017 0

As the days get colder and the germs get more abundant, it’s a good time to whip up a batch of bone broth.

Bone broth has received a lot of attention in recent years for its elixir-like properties. Here are just a few of the touted benefits of bone broth consumption:

• Builds up your immune system – hence why chicken soup has long been recognized as key to fighting a cold
• Good for your bones – glucosamine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium….all present in bone broth and all critical for building bones and healthy joints
• Supports digestion – glutamine is an important amino acid that helps strengthen the digestive lining, improving absorption of nutrients and reducing food sensitivities
• A younger you – the collagen in bone broth is credited with improving the state of one’s nails, hair and skin

And it’s delish to boot!

See the Infographic below courtesy of CogniTune for more bone broth benefits, and also check out their blog post at

Thanks to Stevie from Holistically Radiant for sharing her easy and nutrient-packed bone broth recipe.

Chicken Bone Broth
1 whole organically raised chicken
3 stalks of organic celery
3 organic carrots
1 organic onion (peel and all, cut in half)
2 sheets of sea weed (ex. kombu, dulse, or nori)
1 bunch of parsley
1 tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
16 cups of water (or enough to cover contents)

Place all ingredients in a large pot. Ensure that vegetables are kept whole as many of the nutrients are found in the skin. Cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer for 2 hours. Take the chicken out and pull off the meat for nice pulled chicken. Return the skin and bones back to the pot, continue simmering for another 16-22 hours. Add water if needed throughout this time. Strain and enjoy. Use this broth to drink as is, bases for delicious soups, or cooking liquid for your whole grains like quinoa.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 18-24 hours

Category : Recipes

October 7, 2016 0

What is one of the best things about the weather turning cold? Soup! This winter staple, often tossed aside during the hot summer months, is a tasty way to get in your veggies, warms you up from the inside, and makes your kitchen smell amazing! Bring on the cold temperatures, with this Tortilla Soup recipe.

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• 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for frying
• 1 large onions, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
• 1 teaspoon taco or fajita seasoning
• 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
• 2 cans (28 oz. each) diced tomatoes
• Juice of 1 lime or 2 key limes
• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
• 5 small corn tortillas

Toppings (Per Serving)
• Tortilla Strips
• 1/4 avocado, sliced
• 1 tbsp sour cream
• 1 tbsp salsa
• ¼ cup grated Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
• 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
• 1 sliced green onion
• 2 tbsp corn


1. Preheat the oven to 250°C
2. Heat 1/2 tbsp. olive oil in a large pot (at least 5 qts.) over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, around 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, salt, cumin, and chile flakes and cook 2 minutes.
3. Add broth, tomatoes, and lime juice and increase heat to a gentle simmer; cook 20 minutes.
4. Cut tortillas half and then into 2-3” strips. Spread strips over baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Mix 1½ tbsp olive oil with taco seasoning (we use Old El Paso), paint oil mixture over tortilla strips with a meat brush. Bake tortilla strips for 15-20 minutes.
6. Purée soup in batches in a blender. Return soup to pot and resume simmering. In a bowl, pull chicken breasts into pieces with two forks, or one fork and your fingers. Add to soup and simmer 5 – 7 minutes, until chicken is just cooked through.
7. Serve hot immediately after sprinkling with desired toppings.

Makes 5 meal-size 2-cup servings or 10 starter-size 1-cup servings

Category : Recipes

September 14, 2016 0

Looking for a delish way to use up the last of your garden zucchini? We’ve got you covered with this healthy (and yummy!) Zucchini Kung Pao recipe. Enjoy!

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Photo credit: @estrubes


• 1 zucchini
• ½ chicken breast or 10 medium prawns
• 1/2 red bell pepper
• 1 carrot
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 tsp ginger, minced
• 2 tbsp crushed dry roasted peanuts
• 1 stalk green onion


• 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
• 1 tsp hoisin sauce
• 2 1/2 tbsp water
• 1 tsp Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste
• 1 tsp brown or palm sugar
• 1 tsp cornstarch


1. Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Using a spiralizer fitted with the medium sized blade, spiralize the zucchini into long spaghetti-like strips. Break the spiralized noodles (zoodles?) into 10 inch pieces.
2. Mince the garlic and ginger.
3. Julienne the carrots and slice the peppers into about 2 inch slices.
4. Chop the peanuts and slice the green onion into ¼ inch pieces.
5. Defrost and slice the chicken into ¼ inch pieces or remove the tails from the prawns.
6. Simmer the garlic and ginger in the sesame oil for about 2 minutes.
7. Add the red pepper and carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes.
8. Add the chicken or prawns and cook for another 10 minutes, if using prawns cook until they are just pink.
9. While the vegetables are cooking whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin, water, chili paste, brown sugar and cornstarch.
10. Add the sauce mixture to the wok and simmer until boiling, turn down to low and add the zucchini.
11. Combine and then cook for about 2 minutes.
12. Remove from the heat and serve topped with the chopped green onion and peanuts.

Category : Recipes


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