Food & Nutrition Blogs To Follow

Deciphering through great food recipes online could be daunting and time consuming. Here are some blogs with mouthwatering and easy to follow food recipes that we’ve put together for you:


  1. The Roasted Root: Recipes that are focused on dietary restrictions – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
  2. Sprouted Kitchen: Making food taste good through using natural ingredients: whole grains, healthy fats, natural sugar alternatives and the like.
  3. The Almond Eater: Here you will find healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, and drink recipes that require just 30 minutes or less.
  4. Fit Foodie Finds: From snacks to one-pot meals, this blog has your food cravings covered.
  5. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: From gluten-free to vegetarian, you’ll find all the great recipes you need for a simple, clean meal.


  1. Embarking on a Raw Vegan Lifestyle: It’s more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
  2. Oh She Glows: Plant based recipe inspired blog.
  3. The First Mess: A healthy blog with delicious, plant based recipes.


  1. Green Kitchen Stories: Healthy vegetarian recipes by David, Luise & Elsa.
  2. Minimalist Baker: Minimalist Baker is a website devoted to simple cooking. All recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.
  3. My New Roots: Simple Plant Based recipes.
  4. Naturally Ella: Pantry inspired seasonal vegetarian recipes.


  1. PaleOMG: Real food, made simple.
  2. Nom Nom Paleo:


  1. Sassy Kitchen: Gluten-Free recipes inspired by whole foods.
  2. My Darling Lemon Thyme: Food, life, and a little garden.


The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag

………. Time. Money. Thoughtfulness. Those are the top three factors that go into purchasing and preparing gifts for loved ones during the holidays. With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it was time to fill you in on the gift that covers all the basis: The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag.

The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag has been carefully curated to feature products from your favourite local producers. It’s the perfect gift for family members, friends, business associates, clients or colleagues – anyone who appreciates local food and the delicious bounty that we can source right here in our Hamilton region. The best of the best all packaged together during the most wonderful time of the year, how could you argue with that? Word on the street is people are stocking up on bags for themselves, not just for gifts for their loved ones.

Click here to take advantage of our early bird pricing– or read on for more information.

The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag

We have chosen a wide spectrum of local products that will make your mouth water! All holiday bags contain the following items:

  • Spiffy Naturals  Holiday Breeze room spray (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Spirit Tree Sparkling Cider (Caledon, Ontario)
  • Barries Asparagus Farm Multigrain & Chia Crisps (Cambridge, Ontario)
  • Sweet N Simple Maple Cardamom Sponge Toffee & Cranberry Almond Brittle (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Perfect Chef Organic Marinara (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • Vincenzo’s Pasta (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • Coffeecology Café Fem Bold Peru (Roasted in Hamilton, Ontario) OR Monty Tea Blend (Packaged in Stratford, Ontario)
  • LaDeeDa Ice Wine Relish (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
  • Picard’s Crispy Potato Chip Peanuts (Simcoe, Ontario)artwork_print

The products inside the holiday bag aren’t the only local advantage. The aesthetically intriguing packaging in which the products are presented was designed and created by local artist Laura Konyndyk. The bag also includes a full colour version of the piece that inspired the artwork, which you can frame, hang on the fridge, or turn into a greeting card. Does it get more Hamiltonian than this? The reusable bag is ready to be placed under the Christmas tree upon pickup, saving you the time and money usually spent on wrapping and preparing gifts.

Have you found a reason to not purchase the holiday bag? Nope? Me neither. See you all at the Mustard Seed!

To place your order online, please click here.

Numbers are limited, so get your order in to ensure you don’t miss out. Holiday gift bags are $49.99 until November 30 and $54.99 starting December 1st. You can either order online (through this page – see tickets below; a small transaction fee applies) or purchase at The Mustard Seed (460 York Blvd in Hamilton).

Holiday Bags will be available for pick up at The Mustard Seed on the first three Saturdays in December (December 3, 10, and 17th), and we will be sure to send you a reminder beforehand.

If you’ve got questions, please email us at

Thank You!

We’d like to thank everyone who came to our Meet the Board Wine & Cheese event. It was great catching up with existing owners and meeting new ones. Thank you for all the feedback you gave at the event.