Hello friends and Happy August!

We have been running our Monthly Nourish series for almost a year now- how fun!

We hope it is inspiring you to try something new and include healthy foods at a pace that suits you!

Monthly Nourish for August is basically bruschetta in a list, because in Ontario these foods are fresh, in season and oh so delicious.

I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of Monthly Nourish and try to include these three foods in  some news ways. Let us know what you make with the hashtag #monthlynourish.

Monthly Nourish | August 


Tomatoes have been featured on Monthly Nourish before, but I couldn’t resist highlighting them again. Tomatoes are notably high in a phytochemical called lycopene. Lycopene is found in any fruit or vegetable that has a red pigment to it. Lycopene is known to been good for heart health, prostate health and skin health.

Try them raw in salads, or cooked in a sauce or curry! Try out this recipe for Caponata Panzanella by The First Mess and check out our Pinterest board for more recipe inspo! 


Basil is a powerful green that contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is very nutrient dense, and a great option to include if you are a not a huge vegetable lover.

You can add basil to salads, soup, stews or make a pesto! Here is a recipe to try for Zucchini Linguine with Fava Bean Pesto from Goop and check out our Pinterest board for more recipe inspo! 


Vampires beware! Garlic contains powerful antioxidants, and the active ingredient, Allicin, is anti-inflammatory and great for our immune system. A fun fact, is that allicin is only released when garlic is crushed or chopped, not when consumed whole.

Add garlic to dressings, broth and sauces. Try this recipe for Garlic Tahini Dressing by Veganosity and check out our Pinterest board for more recipe inspo! 

I hope you enjoyed this month of Monthly Nourish! Let us know what you make!


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