So long July!  3 birthdays, 1 anniversary, 2 national holidays later = one giant party at our house 🙂

Here’s what we learned on our adventure this month!


“Some healthy things don’t look good but they taste great”.  (Case and point: my mom’s split pea soup.  It looks awful, there’s no way around it *and* it tastes delicious).  *Veg/Bone broth makes all the difference!


Fresh corn is the best food on planet earth.  Period.

Can I tell you again how much I LOVE corn?! 🙂


Ditto. We all know it. Fruit and vegetables in season are incredible.  Lightly seasoned with salt, pepper & olive oil and grilled, or tossed together raw in salads, summer produce can’t be beat.  This year though, I find I’m appreciating flavours on a whole new level.  I’ve read before that your tastebuds adapt soon after eliminating sugar to absorb more fully the sweetness of whole foods.  But it’s one thing to read about it and another to experience it.  I’ll admit, I’ve been floored at the difference in taste of food this summer and thankful for the opportunity to re-experience favourite foods this way!


The month has flown by and to be honest, we’ve thought little about the project.  It’s summer, for sure, and in our part of the world we’re lucky to have fresh food abounding.  But I think it’s more than that.  We’ve spent most of our time this month with close friends and family, and less time at work functions and school events.  Eating whole foods with friends and family is our ‘normal’, never questioned and always supported; and in these environments – it’s easy.

This month reminds me more than anything that the act of eating whole food is simple, enjoyable and very doable.  The problem?  Our current food environment.  Our long-term solution to our current health crises isn’t expecting or demanding people to exercise ‘more will power’; we’ll all benefit when our modern food environments are transitioned to support vs. harm our health.  The UK is working to the end, as are many other countries.  I’m hopeful that Canada will jump on the bandwagon sooner than later!

Happy Summer!