Hi.  I’m Mary-Anne!  I’ve been with Simcoe Natural Foods for 12 years.  I started my health journey 30 years ago while dealing with chronic migraine headaches.  I started my education journey as a certified reflexologist and have added many other healing modalities, which led me to an interest in herbal medicine.

Favourite healthy recipe: Mary-Anne loves this favourite family recipe – Apple Flax Seed Muffins (Wheat Free)
1 ¼ cup ground flax
2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp sea salt
2/3 cup xylitol sweetener
4 large eggs beaten
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ cup water
1 tbsp vanilla
1 meidum apple (grated)
½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients.  Add dry ingredients to wet and mix thoroughly.  Let stand for 10 minutes. Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Favourite healthy snack: My favourite health food snack is the kelp chips. I love that they’re dairy free and still taste like sour cream or cheddar.  They are my guilt free treat !

Even though we tried to eat healthy before I worked here, I love that my children have become aware of what they put in their bodies now that they’re old enough to make their own choices. I learn new an interesting things here everyday not just from the health product representatives, but also from our customers.  Our family tries to stay healthy by eating meals that are balance and healthful.  My two boys love lots of vegetables and salads!

Mary-Anne can be quoted as saying, “The best part of this job is helping people.  There’s nothing better than having a customer come back happier and healthier.”