IG: There is literally nothing like garden-to-table, organic vegetables 🙌🏼 At this time in the season we’ve got a constant supply of sweet tomatoes, bell & hot peppers, zucchini, beans, onions, baby potatoes, kale, beets, Swiss chard, carrots and cucamelons (plus all the herbs) and are patiently awaiting the maturing of our Brussel’s sprouts, honeynut squash, celery, round 2 of Napa cabbage and more— celery is almost ready to harvest and I’ll be planting another round of broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce & pak choy seedlings in its place to head into Fall. I’ll also toss some spinach and arugula seeds in there somewhere, cuzzzz just like early spring, its about to be time for cold weather veggies to thrive! I must say, it’s amazing how much produce I’m able to harvest from seven 4×8’ raised beds and one 4×10’ community bed plot.❤️To be able to grow my food without the Toronto backyard wildlife (raccoons and squirrels mostly) constantly destroying everything, too, is SUCH a blessing! What’s your favorite vegetable to grow and eat?

There is literally nothing like garden-to-table, organic vegetables 🙌🏼
At this time in the season we’ve got a constant supply of sweet tomatoes, bell & hot peppers, zucchini, beans, onions, baby potatoes, kale, beets, Swiss chard, carrots and cucamelons (plus all the herbs) and are patiently awaiting the maturing of our Brussel’s sprouts, honeynut squash, celery, round 2 of Napa cabbage and more— celery is almost ready to harvest and I’ll be planting another round of broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce & pak choy seedlings in its place to head into Fall.
I’ll also toss some spinach and arugula seeds in there somewhere, cuzzzz just like early spring, its about to be time for cold weather veggies to thrive!

I must say, it’s amazing how much produce I’m able to harvest from seven 4×8’ raised beds and one 4×10’ community bed plot.❤️To be able to grow my food without the Toronto backyard wildlife (raccoons and squirrels mostly) constantly destroying everything, too, is SUCH a blessing!

What’s your favorite vegetable to grow and eat?




#growingfood #organicgarden #raisedbedgardening #harvest #realfood #gardentotable #tastetherainbow #sodamnfresh #phytonutrients #eattherainbow #allthecolors #growyourfood

IG: 💩So I sent my poop off to Georgia last week… Via this— the GI-MAP. 💩 The GI-MAP is a diagnostic test that uses a sample of your poop to provide SO MUCH information about what’s going on in your gut. And that’s important, because— YOUR GUT HEALTH IS A HUGE FACTOR IN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH and is rooted in all sorts of ailments from anxiety & depression (mental health), to skin issues, to immune system function to obesity to diabetes to fatigue to thyroid disorders to chronic pain to… you name it, and your gut probably has something to do with it! 💩 Many of us actually have what we call “stealth infections” that often make us “mysteriously” unwell or seriously lower our quality of life or ability to perform at a high level. Most of the time, these are not detected by conventional medical tests from your doctor or a specialist 👎🏼. 💩 Back in 2017, after searching for answers as to why I was perpetually covered in painfully itchy eczema, couldn’t digest anything no matter how clean I ate, was chronically exhausted and depressed (plus more), I came across functional medicine and sent in my GI-MAP. 💩 The GI-MAP finally gave me the answers I searched years for. I, too, had stealth infections (bacterial and parasitic), imbalances in gut bacteria, high levels of inflammation in my gut, was highly reactive to gluten, and had a barely functioning immune system (there was more, but these are the big guys I remember). 💩 With this new information, @drnavazhabib devised a functional medicine plan to eradicate the nasties and address my imbalances and deficiencies. 💩 And within about 6 months, I was a completely new person in a body that was actually working 🙌🏼 💩 So now, as I send off my third GI-MAP test (now as an annual preventative healthcare regime), I reflect upon just how powerful functional medicine and this simple little test is, and why I went back to school to become involved in such a life-changing field🙌🏼 💩 If you, or anyone you know could use some help finding answers as to what’s holding back your health or preventing you from being the high performer you want to be, shoot me a message. Your poop tells it all😘 •

💩So I sent my poop off to Georgia last week…
Via this— the GI-MAP.
💩
The GI-MAP is a diagnostic test that uses a sample of your poop to provide SO MUCH information about what’s going on in your gut.
And that’s important, because—
YOUR GUT HEALTH IS A HUGE FACTOR IN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH and is rooted in all sorts of ailments from anxiety & depression (mental health), to skin issues, to immune system function to obesity to diabetes to fatigue to thyroid disorders to chronic pain to… you name it, and your gut probably has something to do with it!
💩
Many of us actually have what we call “stealth infections” that often make us “mysteriously” unwell or seriously lower our quality of life or ability to perform at a high level. Most of the time, these are not detected by conventional medical tests from your doctor or a specialist 👎🏼.
💩
Back in 2017, after searching for answers as to why I was perpetually covered in painfully itchy eczema, couldn’t digest anything no matter how clean I ate, was chronically exhausted and depressed (plus more), I came across functional medicine and sent in my GI-MAP.
💩
The GI-MAP finally gave me the answers I searched years for. I, too, had stealth infections (bacterial and parasitic), imbalances in gut bacteria, high levels of inflammation in my gut, was highly reactive to gluten, and had a barely functioning immune system (there was more, but these are the big guys I remember).
💩
With this new information, @drnavazhabib devised a functional medicine plan to eradicate the nasties and address my imbalances and deficiencies.
💩
And within about 6 months, I was a completely new person in a body that was actually working 🙌🏼
💩
So now, as I send off my third GI-MAP test (now as an annual preventative healthcare regime), I reflect upon just how powerful functional medicine and this simple little test is, and why I went back to school to become involved in such a life-changing field🙌🏼
💩
If you, or anyone you know could use some help finding answers as to what’s holding back your health or preventing you from being the high performer you want to be, shoot me a message.
Your poop tells it all😘

IG: I LOVE SUMMER! Had so much fun making this summer harvest salad for a friends’ bbq yesterday 🤩 At its simplest, it’s a roasted rainbow beet salad with fresh sweet peaches, cherry tomatoes, burata cheese and a simple pesto drizzle….but I decided to take it up a notch and add a base of local beefsteak tomato slices, a handful of arugula, baby purple and green basil leaves and then nasturtium flowers, which are of course, edible and add a delightful peppery zing 🙌🏼 I topped this off right before we ate with herb candied walnuts (walnuts candied in organic maple syrup with a pinch of holy basil/tulsi from the garden) and a simple pesto drizzle (fresh basil leaves, olive oil, fresh lemon juice and Him salt puréed in my Vitamix). I grew the beets, the basil, the cherry tomatoes, the tulsi and the flowers. It was a hit, as delicious as it was pretty, and something I’d definitely make again! How are you enjoying the locally harvested delights right now?

I LOVE SUMMER! Had so much fun making this summer harvest salad for a friends’ bbq yesterday 🤩
At its simplest, it’s a roasted rainbow beet salad with fresh sweet peaches, cherry tomatoes, burata cheese and a simple pesto drizzle….but I decided to take it up a notch and add a base of local beefsteak tomato slices, a handful of arugula, baby purple and green basil leaves and then nasturtium flowers, which are of course, edible and add a delightful peppery zing 🙌🏼
I topped this off right before we ate with herb candied walnuts (walnuts candied in organic maple syrup with a pinch of holy basil/tulsi from the garden) and a simple pesto drizzle (fresh basil leaves, olive oil, fresh lemon juice and Him salt puréed in my Vitamix).
I grew the beets, the basil, the cherry tomatoes, the tulsi and the flowers.
It was a hit, as delicious as it was pretty, and something I’d definitely make again!
How are you enjoying the locally harvested delights right now?




#harvestsalad #freshandfrank #edibleflowers #growstuff #igrowfood #funwithsalad #ilovecolor #ilovesummer #hamOnt #roastedbeets #juicypeaches #summersalad #eatrealfood #somanyphytonutrients #allorganic #socolorful #saladlove

IG: Write for me! freshandfrank.com is getting a major facelift and I’m looking for more guest blogger content! Topics can include, but aren’t limited to, nutrition, fitness, functional medicine, healthy recipes, natural beauty, inspirational content orrrr? Shoot me a message, I’d love to chat! 👊🏼 • • • • 📷@saramonikaphoto

Write for me! freshandfrank.com is getting a major facelift and I’m looking for more guest blogger content! Topics can include, but aren’t limited to, nutrition, fitness, functional medicine, healthy recipes, natural beauty, inspirational content orrrr? Shoot me a message, I’d love to chat! 👊🏼




📷@saramonikaphoto
#blog #writeforme #guestpostswanted #functionalwellness #blogfacelift #2019upgrades #HamOnt

IG: Our weekend activities may not have gone exactly how we initally planned (note to selves: activities get booked in advance on long weekends 😅) but we got to spend tons of time with wonderful people❤️, swim in 2 waterfalls twice, eat delicious food and enjoy the beautiful summer weather, so, it still rocked! Love to @trishc7, @ledrefpl and @dantaitbrown for visiting us ❤️❤️❤️ Hope you have enjoyed your not statutory long weekend

Our weekend activities may not have gone exactly how we initally planned (note to selves: activities get booked in advance on long weekends 😅) but we got to spend tons of time with wonderful people❤️, swim in 2 waterfalls twice, eat delicious food and enjoy the beautiful summer weather, so, it still rocked! Love to @trishc7, @ledrefpl and @dantaitbrown for visiting us ❤️❤️❤️
Hope you have enjoyed your not statutory long weekend!




#waterfallswims #TEWSfalls #DundasOnt #family #loveourcity #loveourfriends #happylongweekend #civicholiday #summertime

IG: CAULI-WIN! Grew cauliflower for the first time this year, and harvested my first head this morning. Reaaaaal excited about it. Probably my favorite vegetable. What’s your favorite vegetable?

CAULI-WIN! Grew cauliflower for the first time this year, and harvested my first head this morning. Reaaaaal excited about it. Probably my favorite vegetable.
What’s your favorite vegetable?👊🏼




#cauliflowerforthewin #organicfoodgrower #growyourown #gardener #organicgardener #HamOnt #vegetables #growrealfood #getdirty #ediblegarden

IG: Happy August y’all! Kicking off this beautiful new month with a massive harvest of colorful goodies 🌈; beets, carrots, potatoes, and not featured, Swiss Chard. We have officially entered harvest season, the most rewarding time of the year for me! 🙌🏼 Checkout my latest IGtv vid to learn more and hear how you can grow this much, too

Happy August y’all! Kicking off this beautiful new month with a massive harvest of colorful goodies 🌈; beets, carrots, potatoes, and not featured, Swiss Chard. We have officially entered harvest season, the most rewarding time of the year for me!
🙌🏼
Checkout my latest IGtv vid to learn more and hear how you can grow this much, too!




#harvest #rainbowbeets #rainbowcarrots #tricolorpotatoes #completelyorganic #grownbyme #willbeeatenbyme #freshAF #growyourown #ediblegarden #gardeninspo #justeatrealfood #nutrition #besttimeoftheyear

IG: It’s time for you to make lactofermented pickles k? Cuz we have all heard how good probiotics are for us by now and eating pickles is way more fun and delicious than taking a pill. Easy recipe link in my profile!⬆️ https://freshandfrank.com/recipe/easy-small-batch-crunchy-garlic-dill-pickles-lacto-fermented/

It’s time for you to make lactofermented pickles k? Cuz we have all heard how good probiotics are for us by now and eating pickles is way more fun and delicious than taking a pill. Easy recipe link in my profile!⬆️
https://freshandfrank.com/recipe/easy-small-batch-crunchy-garlic-dill-pickles-lacto-fermented/

IG: Organic rainbow carrots for days from my community plot 🙌🏼 (plus not shown, a zillion green beans!) 🥕🥕🥕 A ton of huge beets, onions, garlic, potatoes, chard, sunflowers, oregano, holy basil and many more carrots to harvest, too! It’s amazing how much you can get from a 4×10’ space 🙌🏼 What an abundance

Organic rainbow carrots for days from my community plot 🙌🏼 (plus not shown, a zillion green beans!) 🥕🥕🥕
A ton of huge beets, onions, garlic, potatoes, chard, sunflowers, oregano, holy basil and many more carrots to harvest, too! It’s amazing how much you can get from a 4×10’ space 🙌🏼
What an abundance.




#growyourfood #organicfoods #phytonutrients #multivitamins #soyummy #gardenlover