Archive for March, 2014

Strong Women

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking, Spirituality

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What is a strong woman? In this day and age, a strong woman seems to be one that does it all, knows it all and who can keep it together all the time. To believe this is possible at all times is to think that pigs actually do fly.

Women have tried it all. Some have a huge career, while others choose to stay home and raise a family. All of the women I know are hard-working, determined and incredibly strong! In my definition, a strong woman lives according to her own beliefs. She honours herself, trusts and believes she is great. She is a person who creates a wonderful life for herself and, even faced with life’s difficulties around her, she keeps a tender heart.

For you my sisters, whatever your present situation, remember who you are, remember that you can create anything and remember you are strong.

I am sending you a virtual hug filled with light and tenderness, recognizing you for your strengths and your beliefs. You are wonderful, appreciated and loved!

Buckwheat Surprise

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Recipes

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This is a great, quick, healthy, gluten-free and vegan recipe that even kids can make!

My son decided to cook for us last weekend and he wanted to try something new. So we got creative and it was sooo yummy! We called it the Buckwheat Surprise. We love buckwheat, it is such a tasty flour and it’s packed with great nutrients! Not only does it offer a great source of protein, but it has full of vitamin B6 content (the perfect vitamin for the nervous system). It also offers a huge quantity of fiber and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. As far as minerals go, it offers 122% of manganese and 75% of magnesium per serving! No wonder it is so good for the nervous system (aka, your brain!)

SERVES 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes (this of course is without the participating of the kids!)

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Egg Replacer for the equivalence of two eggs (you may also want to try some grounded flax seed and water)
1.5 cups of almond milk (or the milk of your choice)
30 ml of grape seed oil
30 ml of maple syrup
1/4 cup of applesauce
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup cup brown rice flour
10 ml of baking powder
1 pack of Soyganic smoked tofu

Directions:
1- Slice the tofu into strips as to make it look like a bacon strip.
2- Cook the sliced tofu in a skillet till brown and set aside.
3- Whisk the egg replacer, milk, oil and maple syrup together.
4- Add the applesauce.
5- In a separate bowl, stir in the flours and baking powder.
6- Incorporate the dry mixture to the wet and stir till you get a smooth texture.

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7- Using the same skillet, add extra oil (grape seed or coconut are great choices) and pour a small amount of batter in. Let cook untill the mixture starts to bubble.

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8- Add a strip of tofu and cover with more batter.

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9- Let cook for about an extra minute and turn over.

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These are great with extra maple syrup, but you can also have them with applesauce, cooked fruit, agave nectar or some vegan butter. All yummy!

Let me know what you think, I will pass your comments onto my chef!

Wednesday’s Thank You

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking, Videos

Life is full of great and sometimes not so great moments. Our ability to feel all of them is what makes life the wondrous thing that it is.
I am forever grateful for emotions!

La vie est pleine de merveilleux et parfois, pas si merveilleux moments. Notre capacité à les ressentir est ce qui fait de la vie la merveille qu’elle est.
Je suis, à jamais, reconnaissante pour les émotions!

Feeling Successful

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking, Spirituality

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I am so grateful… I have discovered yet another way how not to do it!!

For any of you that are in business or who are looking to reach some specific goals, you all know how life can sometimes have its own plan for us. Faith and action are the key ingredients to any success story, and even then, the result can be different from our original goal.

Often times, we may feel like we have failed, but don’t let that thought take root. Instead, take a moment to have a closer look at your results. Are they really failures or simply different from what you had planned?

Success is defined differently by each of us, and it is a combination of many small successful moments and events glued together.

Success is rarly created in a straight line, so be patient, stay focused, have faith and enjoy the journey.

Gluten-Free Please

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Life Coaching, Natural Products, Naturopathy

image Eating gluten-free is now a widespread thing, whether it is by choice or by obligation. Beware though, it is not because one eats vegan or gluten-free that you are eating healthy. Real, fresh (if possible, organic) food is ALWAYS the better choice. If you suffer from an allergy or intolerance to gluten, do seek alternative foods. The long term damage to your physical and yes mental (and often times, emotional) health is simply not worth it! For in depth information, please email or call me to set up a health assessment or follow-up. It will be my pleasure to serve you! 514-893-1920 / isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

DARE! DECIDE! DO IT!

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