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Welcome to the world of REAL FOOD!



Hi! My name is Mandy Dugas and I am the author of the book Healthy Food, Healthy Home, Healthy Life. Do you believe that as we age our bodies become less…alive? We get sick more often, we gain weight easier and our bodies will become fragile and week?

I used to.

I started my journey to health 6 years ago when I became aware of how food really affects our bodies. I learned that by eating a plant based, whole foods diet my body will not only be healthy but it will start healing old ailments too! whole foods like vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fermented foods, legumes, lentils and herbs.



I wrote Healthy Food, Healthy Home, Healthy Life to help motivate you to take all the steps you need towards better health. Every body is so different from the next, but I believe that by filling our life with living whole foods and by keeping an excited positive frame of mind, that you will become nourished!




Your immune system will start to heal and thrive and you will gain amazing, real energy to help you through those busy days, and best of all, you will be that alive person you always knew you were, deep down! Your creative side will return in full bloom!

There are over 45 recipes that will nourish you body, mind and soul.

Some awesome recipes are:

Matcha Mint Smoothie

Pre-workout Shake


Fruit Parfait

Mango, Plum, and Nectarine Porridge

Maple Pancakes

Creamy Garlic Kale Salad

Honey Garlic Salad Dressing

Raw Taco Salad

Pizza for 3

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Spaghetti

Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Garlic Asparagus on Brown Rice, Topped with a Lemon Coconut Tahini Cream Sauce

Zucchini & Yam Lasagna

Sweet Potato Perogies

Coconut Curry Rice with Roasted Veggies

Carrot Sweet Potato Chowder with Homemade Croutons

Pumpkin Pie

Hazelnut Cream Square

Raw Nanaimo Bar

Upside Down Apple Crumble Caramel Cake

Homemade Hazelnut Truffles

Kale Chips

Energy Balls

Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

Apple Crumble Muffins

Moist Banana Bread

Raw Maple Granola

We’ll talk about what you’ll need to know so you feel confident as you shop for healthier foods. We cover a list of no-no ingredients that can be avoided. There are also great tips on how to cook with the ingredients given in the recipes. Want to know what a healthy pantry looks like? We’ll dive into mine!

I need to share my store with you as wel. I am just like any other regular mom who tries to prepare healthy food for their family. I have decided to go the extra mile to make sure that I feel fabulous and that my kids feel just as great as I do. I also think its great when parents teach their kids about how beneficial food from nature truly is! Then not only do the respect the food on their plate more, but they also are more willing to eat every last veggie!

All of our lives have been transformed.

Before I was healthy I was alwasy stressed. Stressed about money, time, work, and my health. I wasn’t motivated. I had many issues with my body, and I was only 25! I knew they were going to get worse if I didn’t make a change. I was so down on myself. I did not love myself.

All it took was a bit of inspiration and my whole life changed. I took baby steps each month, incorporating new veggies, new fruit, new whole foods that made me feel ALIVE again!

I have given myself the gift of feeling amazing and I know you can too!

There is also nothing more rewarding then seeing your children thrive in good health!

Over these last years I have come across other inspiring people who keep me motivated to be my best. People like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Ron Garner, Alicia Silverstone, Melissa Ambrosini and more! I am so grateful more people are out there sharing their story with us!

All of my recipes are made with nutritioius ingredients that will give us happy bodies. In the book I cover recipes on snacks, brunch, salads, drinks, main courses and desserts. All of the recipes are free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

If you have weight you’d like to lose for good, if you’d like to get better sleep and have more energy to do the things you love, then this book is for you! Get inspired and transform your life today!

Food is so powerful. Food that is full of nutrients will give us life and vitality. We can all gain our health back. I did it and so can you.

So join me and my family as we continue on this wonderful, rewarding journey! Eat healthy food,, have a healthy home, and live a healthy life!

Photo by Ricci Miller from Little Prints Photography

Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased a book already, I hope you are having fun adding new food to your routine and are excited about your new changes into health. I am so happy for you. And to anyone who would like a copy I will personally ship you a book. Please email me @ Thank you so so much. I am forever grateful!

And every recipe has a picture! How cool is that!

Mandy's book promo

Books are sold at:

Healthyway Natural Foods Market in Campbell River, BC  – Sold Out

Coho Books in Campbell River, BC

Ocean Mountain Yoga in Campbell River, BC

Save on Foods in Campbell River, BC

Campbell River Chiropractic in Campbell River, BC

Campbell River Public Library, BC

Marlow Lindberg Counselling & Hypnosis in Campbell River, BC

Black Rooster Mercantile in Black Creek, BC – Sold out

Harmonic Arts in Courtenay, BC

Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay on 5th, BC

The Community Farm Store in Duncan, BC

Scoops Naturals in Duncan, BC

– or –

Buy the Ebook on Amazon here!


Email me at to get your copy shopped to you!


5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love this cookbook
Absolutely love this cookbook. A must buy for anyone looking for recipes to make healthy, home cooked meals, mouth watering refined sugar free desserts, snacks plus so much more. Mandy has created a winner with this gem. It’s a family favourite!
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book and have tasted/made most if not all …
Love this book and have tasted/made most if not all of the amazing recipes! The apple muffins are one of my favorites! You won’t be disappointed! Great tips for healthy living too!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book for Holistic Health.
After reading Mandy’s book you feel the love for self and family shining through as the motivating factor that inspired her to share her heart on her holistic journey. It is clear that she has done much research and with passion put in to practice the knowledge she gained to make positive lifestyle changes. Using honest personal stories and the origins of the recipes she created using only wholesome nourishing God made ingredients, she accomplished an easy to read and use guide. It is well laid out, visually pleasing with beautiful pictures that tell a thousand words and head notes that enhance her delicious recipes. I highly recommend her book that is clear and concise, well organized and written with easy to read instructions for the novice or seasoned cook. Not only does Mandy share her own recipes that are healthy and tasty that the whole family will enjoy, her book also includes great information on healthy cooking tips, budget shopping, and the basics of nutrition and the benefits to our bodies to achieve balance and holistic health. The Benefits of learning from this book could have lifelong positive health effects to the reader.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for anyone looking to learn about nutrition or …
This is a great book for anyone looking to learn about nutrition or broaden their cooking skills. So many healthy, whole food recipes that are going to nourish your body rather than run you down. The food photography is also gorgeous. Would recommend this book to anyone no matter what kind of diet you are on. There’s something in here for everyone!
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have this cookbook
Such an amazing book. Really well detailed with how to transition into a healthier lifestyle with many easy to make recipes. The mushroom soup and sweet potatoe soup are a household favourite with my family. Lots of must try recipes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Wonderfully written and great photos! Can’t wait to try more of the recipes 🙂
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will inspire!
One of my favourite pastimes is grabbing my favourite cookbooks, looking at the pictures and getting inspired! Mandy’s cookbook has now become my go to for times such as these. Her knowledge of healthy food is outstanding, her recipes are delectable and the beautiful pictures inspire me to want to make it all! Her passion is infused into every single page. I recommend this cookbook for everyone – from those who are well versed in nutrition to those who are just starting out. I guarantee it will become a favourite of yours too <3
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! For anyone who is looking to make …
Amazing book! For anyone who is looking to make a change to their lifestyle this book lays out a platform that will guide you step by step and set you up for success with delicious & simple recipes! I enjoyed reading about Mandy’s journey and educating myself with all of the helpful tips she has provided!
5.0 out of 5 stars … are new to the whole foods world and would like some fantastic recipes to start this is the book …
If you are new to the whole foods world and would like some fantastic recipes to start this is the book for you. I was looking for healthy lunch options and there are tons of snacks. A lot of them are easy to freeze and have for the week. Thanks Mandy for such a great recipe book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Loved this book! Nothing like any other “cookbook” i have ever read. I bought some for birthday gifts for friends who were wanting to know easy simple meals that are healthy and fun! It reads like having a helpful conversation with a close friend


Thank you so much to all the people who have bought, read, shared, won, & donated my book! I hope you all have enjoyed both sections – the story of my life and the healthy recipes! I hope you are all able to put some of my health tips to use! All I want is for everyone to feel amazing! You are what keeps me going. So thank you for inspiring me and for letting me inspire you!