The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison

-Ann Wigmore


Welcome to The Honour System!Portrait -

My name is Sharon and here’s a bit of my history:    

I haven’t always cared about my health & nutrition.

I used to eat chemical laden, processed foods.

I was a pack a day smoker.

Something in me clicked when I finally quit smoking and became much more cautious about what I put in my body. By spending endless hours looking through pages of healthy recipes, I learned how to prepare my own meals and began to focus on the quality of my ingredients instead of how many calories or fat grams something contained. Tinkering with old favourites and ‘healthifying’ them  has developed into this website which showcases my love for homemade food.

My philosophy to eating (and life, really!) is similar to an Honour System.

An Honour System is how you act when rules are not enforced. It’s the ultimate in truth and honesty because the only person you are accountable to is yourself. No one is checking up on you to make sure you are doing the right thing. It’s totally up to you. You either benefit greatly or pay a big price with your health.

So be good to your body. I like to say “Treat yourself, but don’t cheat yourself”.

On the pages of this website you will find variety. I’m not a vegan nor do I suffer from food allergies, yet I enjoy many meatless meals and naturally gluten free foods. I like to mix things up with my eating and the only ‘rule’ I follow is that whatever I eat is real food. If there is something I can’t pronounce on a label, chances are I don’t want in my belly! For the majority of my diet I try to eat as naturally and organic as possible and am able to do so without feeling deprived.

My goal is to be a go-to resource for delicious food, that just so happens to be good for you. I enjoy eating well. Take some time to browse and you’ll see exactly how well. 😉

I publish this website from beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

This is why you’ll see a “u” in colour, flavour and … honour.



{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Trepanier April 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm
I like your style. Keep up the good work. Very inspiring story which most of us are in the boat and we want climb aboard this healthy new ways. But you're right, only yourself knows when being over- indulge. Be true to yourself and the rest will follow.
sharon April 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Thanks, Julie:)
Julie Trepanier April 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm
I miss a couple of words there.
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm
You have a beautiful blog, Sharon! I can totally relate to you as I was once very unhealthy- I'm ashamed to admit I smoked too. Luckily, I smarted up and realized that we only get one body so we better take good care of it! :)
Sharon June 7, 2013 at 12:02 am
Perfectly put:) Thanks for the kind words...
Dimitrios June 8, 2013 at 10:40 am
wow great intro! very inspiring... Can't wait to discover your recipes and your guidance to a healthier and tastier lifestyle!
Sharon June 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy:)
Tabitha Seeley July 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Wow! Just by skimming through some of your recipes, and tips of advise I can tell I'm really going to like and continue reading your blog! Keep it up I can't wait to see what other great ideas you come up with!
Sharon July 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm
That's very sweet, Tabitha:) Thank you so much!
Tabitha Seeley July 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Any time! I already tried making the tuna avocado salad and it turned out great, and was super delicious! I gave a shout out on facebook and told all my friends about your website. :)
Sharon July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm
I appreciate that! Thanks:) The tuna is the bomb. Try the avocado chicken next!
Christina July 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm
Hi! I don't know if you've heard of the Liebster Award or if you've already been nominated before, but I just nominated you! To see your nomination, check out my post: http://www.thatglutenfreegirl.com/2013/07/liebster-award.html Your participation is entirely optional. Christina
Sharon July 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm
Hey Christina! Thanks so much for the nomination. Sounds like fun:)
lenia September 28, 2013 at 2:11 am
Hi,Sharon!I am a greek food vegetarian blogger who used to smoke that much too:) and who also tries to eat healthy and yummy! I am so glad I discovered your lovely blog. We all need inspiration! Cheers!
Sharon September 28, 2013 at 9:46 am
Thanks Lenia! I'm so glad you found me :) I love greek food and greek people! I have some close friends who are greek ... I'm looking forward to reading your blog as well for some mediterranean inspiration!
Melissa November 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Hi, I found you through zestyblogconsulting.com in their portfolio. Love your layout and overall viewpoint on healthy eating/living. We share the same passions! Definitely looking forward to checking out your recipes.
Sharon November 14, 2013 at 10:40 pm
That's so sweet Melissa! Thanks so much :) I see from your blog that we have a lot in common. I am also studying Holistic Nutrition through CSNN! It's so nice to connect with like minded people ...
EyeCandyPopper November 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm
I can totally relate to your story (except the heavy smoking)! Beautiful blog, I look forward to visiting often :)
Sharon November 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
Well merci, Miss ECP! I'm so glad you commented :) I loved your about and am happy to connect with another Ontario blogger.
Karen @ KAMA FITNESS January 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
I absolutley love it; "you can treat yourself but don’t cheat yourself". I couldn't agree with you any more. :)
Sharon January 23, 2014 at 10:41 am
Thank you! It's so true, right?
Sharon June 17, 2014 at 10:10 am
You are too sweet, Ginger-Mary! I remember your comment from the spelt wraps and I'm so glad you're still reading. Thank you!
Janny June 29, 2014 at 3:03 am
Just found your webpage and I love the "treat yourself but don't cheat yourself" phrase. I aspire to cook from scratch but I'm not a great cook and don't have lots of time (like us all really) and I all too easily reach for those jars of pasta sauce etc. So I've set myself a target of cooking from raw ingredients at least 3 days a week to start with and the baked honey mustard chicken will be one of the first. And as I'm from the UK I love the 'u's!
Sharon June 29, 2014 at 10:13 am
Thanks so much, Janny! I think setting a goal of 3 days a weeks is a great way to get started. I find that planning out my week ahead of time and making sure I have my fridge and cupboards stocked with healthy foods is really helpful. And, you will love the honey mustard chicken. It's an all time favourite in our house. Hooray for 'u's'!! :)
Marsha Denny June 29, 2014 at 10:15 am
Love the recipes
Sharon June 29, 2014 at 10:32 am
Thanks so much, Marsha! :) I appreciate the comment. :)
Amanda August 20, 2014 at 10:05 am
I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog! The name got me curious, and I liked reading here about how it relates to your philosophy to eating and life. I'm happy to start following your posts. :) Thanks for sharing!
Sharon August 20, 2014 at 10:49 am
Thanks so much Amanda! I'm glad the name peaked your curiosity. I feel like it's a such a great concept to a healthy lifestyle. Looking forward to *seeing* you around! :)
Olivia January 6, 2015 at 1:18 am
A new reader to your blog! My mom and I are just beginning you 12 day detox and I have a feeling I will be coming back to try many more of your recipes :) Thank you for the food inspo!
Sharon January 6, 2015 at 9:28 am
Welcome Olivia! So glad you're here. :) Best of luck on your detox for both you and your Mom. Update me if you have any questions or just want to check in. You can do it!!
Debbie May 15, 2015 at 11:03 am
do you offer an email subscription?
Sharon May 15, 2015 at 11:04 am
Hey Debbie! I'm working on getting that up and running. Thanks for your interest. :)
Susan Huber July 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Hi love your web pages, and I am wondering do you have a news letter, via the email? I got the recipe for some homemade bars, I can't wait to make them. Thanks Susan H
Sharon July 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your interest. I'm working on getting posts via email going soon. Check back soon to subscribe! Have a great weekend. :)
Paula September 11, 2015 at 11:18 am
Thanks for your input. Love the "u"'s in your spellings, and hope to get some really great support in weight loss and nutrition! I'll be trying some recipes out. Thanks! Nice to meet you! ?
Sharon September 12, 2015 at 7:37 am
Hey Paula! Thanks so much. :) Please feel free to email me if you ever have questions or need encouragement!
Karen August 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Hi Sharon, Just learned of your website, and I'm excited to try several of your recipes. The one that led me to your website was the avocado chicken salad. What a nice way of putting a spin on a classic like chicken salad. Also if you have a newsletter, please add my name to it. Thanks!
Sharon August 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Will do, Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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