I thought I’d end this week off with a new recipe Eddie and I created last weekend! Ok, it was actually Eddie who created this recipe, but I was in the kitchen at the time, so I like to say I was part of the creating process 8-)



Chutney’s are typically made from fruits and or vegetables along with vinegar, sugar, and spices. Eddie made this chutney with fruit – pears and cranberries – and spices. He chose to leave out the sugar and vinegar because the fruit offered enough sweetness so additional sugar was not necessary and the cranberries added enough tang without additional vinegar.

Pears are particularly high in fibre making them a great fruit for digestive health and helping to lower cholesterol levels whereas cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C – an important vitamin for us to be consuming during the winter months (also known as “cold and flu season”!)

I always loved Christmas turkey and cranberry sauce, but, since creating this recipe, I have a new favourite cranberry sauce and can guarantee you that this condiment will be on our dinner table during the Christmas holidays.

Pear & Cranberry Chutney 


4 ripe pears, washed, cored, and cubed
2 cups frozen cranberries
2 tbsp ghee, divided
cinnamon, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste


Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add pears to sauté pan, season with sea salt, and sauté for 1 minute or until warmed throughout (you still want the pear cubes to be slightly firm). After, spread pears out on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to cool.

While pears are cooling, heat your remaining 1 tbsp of ghee in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add frozen cranberries and season with a pinch of sea salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Sauté until cranberries blister/pucker. Remove from heat, spread out on baking sheet lined with parchment paper (separate from pears) and allow to cool.

When pears and cranberries are both cooled off, gently combine the two mixtures in a bowl and lightly toss until evenly mixed.

Serve warmed, at room temperature, or cold (right out of the fridge!). I love serving this condiment with pork, but it also tastes delicious with poultry.

Or by the spoonful on its own 8-)

Do you like cranberry sauce? Have you ever made a homemade chutney before? Please let me know if you give our recipe a try! <3


Workout Wednesday: A New Upper Body Workout

December 17, 2014

Hey, friends! It’s that time again… time to change up my current workout routine and start a new one! I will still be continuing with my current lower/upper body split, which has me lifting 4x per week. This works best for me as it works into my schedule nicely and allows me sufficient recovery time […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Making Our Own Christmas Traditions

December 9, 2014

Before we start talking all things CHRISTMAS (!!!!), I need to thank all of you who took the time to answer my question in yesterday’s post! Yesterday I asked you what your main health concern was. I want to know what is holding YOU back from being 100% happy and healthy. If you didn’t answer […]

6 comments Read the full article →

Let ME Help YOU

December 9, 2014

Good morning, loves! I am working on a few projects right now for YOU! But, in order for me to help you my best, I need to ask a favour of you… I’d love for you to leave a comment below telling me what’s holding you back from being your happiest and healthiest. What do […]

14 comments Read the full article →

Why Vitamin C Is Essential For A Strong Immune System

December 7, 2014

Vitamin C is perhaps the most publicized vitamin. The primary function of vitamin C is for the manufacturing of collagen, but today we are going to discuss why vitamin C is essential for the immune system. Vitamin C and the Immune System  Vitamin C is critical for optimal immune function, especially regarding the prevention and […]

0 comments Read the full article →