Sheila’s Ginger Beer

Sheila’s Ginger Beer

Many variations of the homemade ginger beers brewed all over sub-Saharan Africa. Fresh ginger makes a spicy drink, cooling in summer, warming in winter and always refreshing and energizing. Fruit juices other than the citrus called for below, such as pineapple,...
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

We have a hiking group in Puerto Vallarta Mexico who adore to get on a Panga (small boat with a motor on it) and ride 30 minutes toYelapa. We hike up the Yelapa River, crossing 2 times with wet feet and arrive after an hour and half to the most sensational water fall...

Puerto Vallarta Black Bean Salad

It is an offering for meat eaters…..great with steak  It is an offering for pescatarians…. add a piece of wild some on the side with tzatziki It is an offering for vegetarians….add a piece of sourdough bread toasted with cheddar cheese It is an...

Cole Pole’s Peanut Butter Energy Balls

As a little girl I nicknamed my daughter Nicole, “Cole  Pole”.  I asked her to share her secret recipe of these healthy delights. I don’t even like dessert but one of these after dinner finishes off the day perfectly.  – Barb These delicious nibbles are a...

Bubba’s Carrot Soup

A creamy (but actually no cream) soup full of richness. Roasting the carrots really brings out the flavour. Makes 4 bowls/6 cups of soup. IngredientsInstructions 2 pounds carrots 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt, divided, to taste 1/4 cup...

Fitness Group Seed Muffins

These muffins were such a favourite at The Fitness Group.  I was recently asked for the recipe and thank goodness, somone still had it! 3 cups whole grains-wheat, triticale,oatmeal,7 grain cereal, cracked wheat (I used Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Cereal –...