Delicious & Healthy Winter Recipes


From our family to yours

2016 already, where did 2015 go?  A new year always feels so bright, shiny, new and full of promise. Do you find yourself making the usual resolutions? I am going to eat healthier, get more exercise, spend more time with the kids and finally repaint the kitchen. We can’t help you get more exercise or repaint the kitchen (although we can get your carpets and furniture nice and clean).  But we can help you eat a little healthier.

As the winter drags on our bodies crave artery clogging comfort foods – fats, sugars and simple carbohydrates. Yep, all the good stuff.  Here are some healthier and easy to make, comfort foods


Feel free to spice this one up.

Black Bean Quesadillas

Add a bit of mashed sweet potato and brown rice to the black beam filling in the quesadillas – so good!)

These apples are easy enough for everyday but fancy enough for company.

baked apples with raisins and cinnamon


Hot chocolate with marshmallows on the rustic wooden table

Nikki’s Homemade Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (available in the milk section of your grocery store)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or agave syrup
  • Coconut whipped cream (available in the cooler section of most grocery stores)
  • Cinnamon
  • Marshmallows (optional)

Put the milk into a small sauce pan and whisk in the cocoa powder and sweetener while heating slowly. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Pour in to two mugs and top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and green new year from our family to yours….

Phil, Nikki, Kyla, Chelsea and Leo.

Nikki Shames is the General Manager at Ecosuds, a Hamilton Ontario based company that provides high quality and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fine rug cleaning, and anti slip treatments for tile and bath. She can be reached at  905-667-5624 or Please visit to learn more

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