GR Merchant Trade Show – Ottawa

April 26, 2014

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

RA Centre

2451 Riverside Drive

Ottawa, ON

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Vegetarian Stew with Quinoa

During these cold winter months, I like to make a lot of hot soups and stews.  Most times I use meat, like beef or chicken.  But, I also enjoy a vegetarian meal at least one day of the week.  When I do, I make sure to include vegetarian sources of protein, like beans, legumes, or quinoa.  The wonderful thing about quinoa is that it is a complete source of protein, meaning that it provides all essential amino acids.  It’s also anti-inflammatory and provides antioxidants, fiber and other important nutrients, like magnesium.  You can be sure you are getting plenty of nourishment from this delicious vegetarian stew.

Vegetarian Stew with Quinoa

1 acorn squash

2 tbsp butterVeggie Stew 1

1 onion, chopped

2-3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 carrots, chopped (1 cup)

3 cups vegetable broth

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

2 cups cauliflower florets

1 cup waterVeggie Stew 2

1 cup quinoa

14 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground mustard

3 cups kale, chopped with stems removed


Cut squash in half, scoop out the seeds and steam for 20 minutes.  Let cool, peel, cut into cubes and set aside.

Heat butter in a large pot over medium-low heat.  Add onions, garlic and carrots.  Saute for about five minutes, adding some water if necessary.

Add all remaining ingredients, except for the kale.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Add kale, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

BIGGEST CONTEST EVER! Colleen’s story.

Colleen has had her baby!  If you haven’t been following Colleen’s story, or if you would like to read it again, click on “Colleen’s Story” in the blog tag cloud to the right.  This will bring up all blog posts about Colleen.

Colleen gave birth to a beautiful baby girl the first week of February 2014.  She went over her due date by a few days, but everything went fairly quickly once baby decided to make her appearance.  Weighing just over 7 lbs, Colleen’s baby was born perfectly healthy.  🙂

Colleen has been keeping me posted via e-mail, but we haven’t been able to schedule a full update yet to discuss any concerns or issues she may be having.  The week before baby was born Colleen was experiencing pelvic and back pain along with some acid reflux.  These are very common during the last weeks of pregnancy.  As of this moment, mother and baby are bonding and as happy as can be.


A mother and baby (not Colleen)

Nature Prenatal is having a birthday!

It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since Nature Prenatal was born.  I remember the excitement I felt as I wrote my first blog entry entitled “You Want a Baby“.  I know what it’s like to be that woman, trying to get pregnant, peeing on a stick every month, taking my temperature every single day and charting my period.  It was wonderful, and it was painful.  Every single month I had that excited anticipation as I waited for the pregnancy test to show me a line or a cross, yes or no, positive or negative.  Sometimes I left the bathroom and counted out three minutes in my head.  Other times I stared at the strip, waiting for it to change.  And more often than not, that test would be negative.  All hope would come crashing down and the next ovulation date could not come fast enough.  It’s been four years since my husband and I finally got that positive pregnancy test.  Four years.  But I remember it like it was yesterday.


Of course, not everyone has the same experience as me.  Not all of us chart our fertility, record our cycles and circle dates on the calendar.  In fact, some of us don’t plan pregnancy at all.  Hey, I get it.  Life happens.  Sometimes these tiny little miracles are not planned.  And that’s ok.  Those babies are just as precious.  All babies are a gift.  A miracle.  A blessing.

This is why I started Nature Prenatal.  These tiny little miracles, growing inside their mother’s bellies, deserve the best start in life.  Natural nutrition.  Wholesome nourishment.  Real food.

I am currently offering free 15 minute consultations.  These are available online or over the phone.  It doesn’t matter where you live in Canada.  Please send me a message if you would like to discuss this further.

I have decided to do a few things now in celebration of Nature Prenatal’s first birthday!  If you haven’t already noticed, I am giving away some free Shaklee cleaning products!  The ‘Get Clean Healthy Home Pack’ includes everything you need to clean your whole house.  All products are non-toxic, safe for your house and your health.  To enter, all you need to do is ‘like’ and/or ‘share’ any post on my Facebook wall and include a comment with the word ‘Shaklee’.  But hurry!  This contest closes March 1, 2014.  For all the details, visit this blog post.

To keep up with current promotions, contests, recipes and programs, be sure you like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, or sign up for my e-mail list.

I will be making some big changes to my programs and services as of April 1, 2014!  For a list of current services and prices, visit the ‘Packages‘ page.

I am very excited to be starting a program next month which combines nutrition with meditation!  It’s called “Eat Right and Meditate” and it’s only available in Rockland, Ontario.  Spaces are limited, so please don’t wait to register if you would like to join.

I post a new recipe blog every month.  You can find all my recipes by clicking on the ‘recipes’ tag word to the right of this post.  Last month it was one of my favorite meals, Traditional Lasagna with Homemade Pasta!

I now sell quality health supplments and products for my clients.  From prenatal vitamins to fish oil and probiotics for babies, they can be delivered straight to your door!

Thank you for your continued support as I enter my second year doing what I love!  Please feel free to contact me or leave a comment.  I would love to hear from you!













Veggies - Eat right and meditate

Moonlight Medium

928 rue Laporte Street, Rockland Ontario

613-446-9624 (Mary) or 613-854-9848 (Karen)

Make 2014 the year you achieve true physical, mental and spiritual health!


  • Customized dietary plan, based on real food.Meditation - Eat right and meditate
  • Weekly lifestyle challenges to help you reach your wellness goals.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare and provide optimal nutrition.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Weekly meditation sessions to reduce stress and achieve spiritual awareness.
  • Weekly group discussion (weigh-in optional).
  • Unlimited online support.

Cost is $139 (includes six meditation sessions).


Go GREEN with Shaklee Contest!

RIGHT NOW YOU CAN WIN some AWESOME cleaning products that are GREAT for your HOME, and your HEALTH!  The rules are simple!

1.  Head over to our Facebook page and like or share ANY status update.

2.  Leave a comment including the word SHAKLEE on our Facebook wall.

It is that EASY!

On Saturday, March 1st, a name will be drawn from all who have entered.  Every share gets two entries , and every like gets one.  You can share and like as often as you want!  It only increases your odds of winning!

The Get Clean® Healthy Home Pack contains all the products you need to start making your home cleaner for your family and the planet. With cleaning choices that are SAFE, POWERFUL, GREEN, and SMART, Get Clean is the safe alternative to traditional household cleaning products.

The Get Clean Healthy Home Pack contains:Shaklee Home Pack

  • Basic H Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 473 mL (1)
  • Basic H Organic Super Cleaning Wipes, 35 wipes (1)
  • Scour Off™ Heavy-Duty Paste, 255 g (1)
  • Hand Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate, 473 mL (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, 946 mL (1)
  • Soft Fabric Concentrate, 946 mL (1)
  • Soft Fabric Fragrance-Free Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
  • Super Microfibre Glass Cleaning Cloth (1)
  • Laundry Measuring Cup (1)
  • Dropper Pipette for measuring Basic H (1)

For all the details of the Healthy Home Pack, and for more information on Shaklee, please visit Independent Distributor, Jody Boyechko.

This contest closes at 10:00 PM, March 1, 2014.  Good luck!


Deal of the Month!


“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!” – $129  (REGULAR PRICE $149)


Here is what you will receive:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).
Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today!  For inquiries, e-mail