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recipes-avocado
Last month, I touched on avocado and its many benefits, plus featured my Goddess Bliss Avocado Crème for the face and neck area (talk about evening bliss! Go to bed with skin feeling its velvety best!) and my homemade Avocado Mango Facial Mask. Continue your self-care by adding avocado to your diet with these simple recipes to spice up your meals. Avocado works wonderfully as a mayo alternative!

I love to use fresh chives and kale from my garden for these recipes. To save prep time, you can whirl chives and kale together in a food processor or chopper for the right consistency.

Creamy Salmon or Tuna Mix
This is great on a brown rice/Kamut cracker, inside a Romaine lettuce leaf or on a bed of salad, or even on top of quinoa. Remember variety is the spice of life!

Ingredients
Can of salmon (or tuna)
Soft avocado half or whole depending how creamy you like it
Fresh chives, finely chopped
A few leaves of kale
1 red pepper, diced
Half lemon, squeezed with juice set aside.

Mash salmon and avocado together, then mix in finely chopped chives and kale, followed by red pepper. Give it a good mix and finish with lemon juice.

I often enjoy this spread on a Kamut cracker topped with a kale leaf to hold the ingredients on top of the cracker. Add in a fresh mixed green salad (from my garden of course!), farm fresh tomatoes, and a olive oil, balsamic and sea salt vinaigrette for a very nutritious lunch.

Egg Surprise

Ingredients
4 cooked organic farm fresh eggs
Chives and parsley, finely chopped
1 avocado
Optional: Chopped dill pickles or olives , celery – be creative; it’s an easy recipe to adjust to suit your taste!

Roughly chop eggs and mix with mashed avocado, add chive parsley mixture, then extras of your choice. Serve topped with a few basil leaves!

This mixture works well on a bed of organic greens, wrapped in a large lettuce leaf or on top of a Kamut cracker. I enjoy eating this on Kamut cracker served with an organic farm fresh chopped tomato and basil salad with olive oil and sea salt or with sliced cucumber to top and on the side plus cherry tomatoes.

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Recently, I’ve been attracted to cilantro. I simply like the taste, but what makes it even more attractive is its health benefits (check out this link for a great video about them).

For a simple way to enjoy it, simply boil a small pot of water and add a handful of chopped cilantro. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes then strain and drink as a tea to assist with digestion.

For something a little bit more involved but definitely easy and worthwhile to make, check out my recipe below.

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Organic Nutty Salad
You can make as little or as much of this salad. Toss together these ingredients and serve with my easy frittata.

  • Organic mixed greens
  • Celery, chopped
  • Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sprinkle of nutritional yeast (learn more about nutritional yeast by clicking here)
  • Simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and sea salt

Easy Frittata

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium-large organic potato, halved lengthwise then sliced into thin half circles
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • Handful of chopped cilantro
  • Sprinkle of nutritional yeast

Use organic olive oil or coconut oil or non-stick spray to prepare your pan. Use medium heat to saute onions and garlic a few minutes, then add potato and stir occasionally until brown ~ about 15 minutes, add red pepper. Crack 4 eggs into a deep bowl and whisk together until combined. Pour over potato mixture, turn heat to low and put on low heat, then let cook on low heat for approximately 10 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro and nutritional yeast on top, then slip frittata on a plate and enjoy with your organic nutty green salad.

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I put my own spin on the classic green smoothie and guess what? It works in a regular blender.

Add to the blender:
2 cups water
2 stalks celery
A couple handfuls of organic spinach
3 kale leaves, I take the leaves off the stalk and only put the kale leaves into the blender
6 fresh or frozen organic strawberries
1/2 fresh or frozen organic banana
1 scoop of hemp seeds (scoop comes inside of package, gives 10 grams protein)
1 tablespoon flax oil
5 sprigs cilantro

Start blender on low and work up toward liquify or high and blend for 5 minutes until smooth. Fills 2 – 8 ounce glasses.

Enjoy  this blissful drink every morning!

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benefits-of-lemon-waterI wanted to share with you my favourite cleansing way to start the day. Simply squeeze ½ lemon, add it to pure water and enjoy! I like to use warm water and if you’re out of lemons, you can use 2 capfuls of organic apple cider vinegar instead. A great way to cleanse this March!

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4.1.1My favourite healthy drink for cleansing in the new year is a cranberry/dandelion mixture. You drink a pitcher of this mixture every day for 7 days. I  did this short cleanse just after Christmas, during the first week of January and I highly recommend it because not only did it help me get back on track to drinking 8 glasses of water every day, the bloated feeling from the Christmas season disappeared. I liked the taste and recommend it for those feeling like a light cleanse in the new year.

8 cups purified water
2 tablespoons pure lemon juice
1 tablespoon 100% cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag

Make the tea as directed. Mix all other ingredients together in a water container or pitcher. Let the tea cool to room temperature then add it to the pitcher. Drink all the whole batch throughout the day for 7 days.

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The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte