Dairy Free, Egg Free Holiday Egg Nog!

made with almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger egg nogEgg Nog - it's the holiday party staple.

Have you noticed that?  I have. Throughout the endless rounds of holiday parties, there is one staple that I constantly see...

Egg Nog

And it's usually the type poured from a carton.

Are you a fan?

Have you ever had real Egg Nog as compared to the stuff that comes in those tetra packs?

True Egg Nog is nothing like the overly sweetened processed Egg Nog you will find. It is creamy and delicious. (especially when it's spiked!)

Going Dairy Free and Sugar Free

However, with more and more of my clients looking for a dairy free and egg free alternative, and wanting to cut down on the amount of sugar they eat, I put together this delicious dairy alternative Egg Nog recipe.

This is quickest Egg Nog recipe and you'll never go back to those sugar filled processed Egg Nogs ever again!


    Serves 6:
    9 cups unsweetened almond milk (you can use coconut milk as well)
    1/3 – 1/2 cup maple syrup (adjust up or down according to taste)
    1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
    one half tsp ground nutmeg (I love Cha’s organic spices)
    three quarters tsp ground ginger
    ¾ tsp allspice
    1 – 2 oz rum (optional)


  • Put all the ingredients (except rum) in a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add rum to taste
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon or garnish with cinnamon stick
  • Serve immediately.

Let me know what you think when you make it!

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Ditch the Holiday Stress this year!

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You might be feeling a little apprehensive or stressed (or both) about this coming holiday season.

Even though it’s supposed to be a joyful time, I can’t deny that there are an awful lot of events and parties and special meals crammed into the month of December.

Add some financial pressure, hosting friends and family, and trying to stick to your meal planning routines, and well, things can get complicated quickly.   Continue reading →

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If you're Stressed,  tired, craving sugar, or can’t sleep, you need to read on.

All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately.

Your adrenal glands look like walnuts that live on top of both of your kidneys. These important glands produce many hormones, including stress hormones.

But what happens when they become “overworked?”

Adrenaline Junkies

You’ve heard of “adrenaline junkies,” right?

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Some people (perhaps you?) just love that intense feeling.    Continue reading →

Soup-er Saturday!

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On a cold day, there is nothing like soup to warm you up. , and Butternut Squash and Pear Soup is one of my favorites! I live in Southern Ontario, just west of Toronto, right on the lake, and today I went for a brisk walk along the water.  Man, that wind was bracing!  There's a hint of snow in the wind, but nothing on the ground yet.

After my walk, the first thing I did, was go into my fridge and pull out one of my jars of soup. On Sundays, I will make a batch of soup, and pour them into mason jars for lunches and dinners through the week.  Continue reading →