Savor Your Wellness Journey: The Red Leaf Wellness Guide to Cooking Holistically2023-09-04T00:29:21+00:00

Savor Your Wellness Journey: The Red Leaf Wellness Cookbook for Health and Vitality

Savor Your Wellness Journey: The Red Leaf Wellness Guide to Cooking Holistically

Elevate Your Nutrition Game

Welcome to the Red Leaf Wellness Cookbook, where we seamlessly blend taste and health to nourish your entire being. In a landscape saturated with diet fads, our cookbook serves as a reliable roadmap to a balanced life.

Why This Cookbook Matters

Unlike the typical “one-size-fits-all” recipe books, ours is tailored to specific health conditions and wellness programs, offering a diverse range of dishes from vegan options to protein-rich meals. Each recipe is meticulously crafted, backed by nutritional science to ensure you’re not just satisfying your palate but also receiving the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. But we don’t stop at food; our cookbook also includes lifestyle tips to enhance your overall wellness journey. It’s a holistic guide designed to align mouth-watering meals with your individual wellness goals. So, are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that’s as satisfying as it is healthy? Grab your apron, and let’s get cooking.

Brain Boosting Recipes

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb Quinoa2023-09-02T04:40:50+00:00


Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb Quinoa

Tammy Lalonde
This recipe is packed with omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon, which are beneficial for heart health and brain function. Quinoa adds a nutritious and protein-rich base, while the lemon and herbs add a fresh and tangy flavor. Enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 4 Salmon fillets 6 ounces each
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp Chopped fresh herbs parsley, dill or basil
  • Steamed vegetables optional, for serving


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable or chicken broth to a boil. Add the quinoa and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped herbs, and butter.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
  • Serve the grilled salmon fillets on top of the lemon herb quinoa. You can also add steamed vegetables on the side for a complete meal.


Keyword Brain Boosting, Main Course
Mixed Berry and Walnut Salad with Ginkgo Biloba Dressing2023-09-02T04:46:08+00:00


Mixed Berry and Walnut Salad with Ginkgo Biloba Dressing

Tammy Lalonde
This recipe combines the vibrant flavors of mixed berries, crunchy walnuts, and a tangy dressing to create a tasty and visually appealing salad. Enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad


For the Salad

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • cup fresh berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • tbsp honey
  • tsp ginkgo biloba extract (liquid or powdered)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, fresh berries, toasted walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese (if using). Toss gently to mix.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, ginkgo biloba extract, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  • Serve the mixed berry and walnut salad immediately as a refreshing and nutritious side dish or light lunch option.


Keyword Brain Boosting, Salad

Immune Boosting Recipes

Ultimate Immune Boosting Soup with Mushroom Matrix Broth2023-09-06T14:53:51+00:00


Ultimate Immune Boosting Soup with Mushroom Matrix Broth

Cindy Sherrard
Boost your immune system with this ultimate soup recipe, featuring our superhero Mushroom Matrix Broth. This vegetarian soup is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, andantioxidants, with ingredients like turmeric, kale, and bok choy. Let's get started!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6


Broth Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 celery stalk, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 scoops Cytomatrix Mushroom Matrix powder each scoop equals 3.6 grams

Soup Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 200 grams shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 heads bok choy, bottoms chopped off
  • 1/2 head kale, chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger


Preparing Mushroom Matrix Broth

  • Preparation: Gather all your ingredients and kitchen tools for the broth.
  • Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, sliced carrot, and sliced celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add Seasonings: Add salt, black pepper, bay leaves, and thyme to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Incorporate Mushroom Matrix Powder: Add Mushroom Matrix Powder to the pot. Stir well to ensure it's fully integrated into the mixture.
  • Add Liquid: Pour 6 cups of water into the pot. Add the soy sauce or tamari for extra umami flavour.
  • Simmer: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes. This will allow the flavours to meld and the beneficial compounds in the Mushroom Matrix Powder to infuse into the broth.
  • Strain and Set Aside: After simmering, strain the broth to remove the solid ingredients. Your Mushroom Matrix Broth is now ready for the soup.

Preparing Immune-Boosting Soup

  • Sauté Onions and Garlic: In the same large pot, heat up olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent. Add in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add celery, carrot and mushrooms: Add the sliced celery and shiitake mushrooms to the pot. Sauté for about 10 minutes or until the mushrooms have wilted.
  • Spice It Up: Add sea salt, black pepper, and turmeric to the pot. Stir well to combine the spices with the vegetables.
  • Pour in Broth and Water: Add the prepared Mushroom Matrix Broth and an additional 4 cups of water to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for at least an hour. The longer it simmers, the richer the flavours will become.
  • Add Greens: In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the chopped baby bok choy and kale. Stir until they wilt into the soup.
  • Add the grated ginger, taste, and adjust the seasoning to your preference.


  • The soup is rich in immune-boosting ingredients like turmeric, garlic, and a variety of vegetables.
  • Serve or Store: Serve the soup warm. If storing, let it cool before transferring to an airtight container. It can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Want to keep this recipe handy? Download our printable PDF for easy reference in the kitchen.
Keyword Immune Boosting
Elderberry Syrup2023-10-13T18:49:26+00:00


Elderberry Syrup

Cindy Sherrard
Elderberry is a powerhouse at helping the whole familystay healthy during the cold and flu season. It can be used as a preventative or when symptoms appear.  They taste great and are a beautiful purplecolour which makes them great to use in many different recipes.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Syrup


  • 1/2 cup Dried Elderberries Dried berries are wildly available online, if you would prefer to skip making your own syrup there is a great local syrup made in St.Albert called Feel Good Syrup.
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 inch Ginger or 1 tsp dried
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves, dried
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, dried or one stick
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Raw honey


  • Bring the elderberries, water, ginger, cloves and cinnamon to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer uncovered until reduced in half, approximately 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and strain with a nut bag or cheesecloth.  A fine mesh strainer would also work.
  • Stir in the honey and lemon juice.
  • Store in covered glass containers in the fridge for a month, it also freezes well.
Keyword Immune Boosting


Elderberry Vinaigrette2023-10-13T19:02:21+00:00


Elderberry Vinaigrette

Cindy Sherrard
Course Salad


  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp White wine vinegar or vinegar of choice
  • 2 tbsp Elderberry syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic, dried or one small clove, minced
  • 8 tbsp Olive oil


  • Whisk Dijon and vinegar until combined.
  • Add all other ingredients other than olive oiland whisk well. 
  • Slowly add olive oil while whisking to emulsify.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Store in a glass container in the fridge for 2 weeks.  If the olive oil hardens while cold, warm the jar under running water for a minute and shake.
Keyword Immune Boosting

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