Chia Spice Smoothie

Chai Spice & Everything Nice Smoothie

Chai is one of my favourite spice mixtures; spicy, rich and warming, it makes a delicious tea, latte or addition to any flavourful dessert. Unfortunately, store bought lattes and smoothies are often made with chai syrup, loaded with added sweeteners and sugars making it a unhealthy option. Fortunately, with the mixture of a few simple spices, you can create your own anti-inflammatory chai blend at home, and this creamy chai smoothie really satisfies a sweet tooth! Chai Spi […]

trail mix

Mix ‘n Match Trail Mix

When travelling or simply on the go, trail mix is always my snacking solution. It’s a healthy option that is portable and seems to satisfy everyone’s salty and sweet cravings. There are a ton trail mixes on the market, and although some may be great, many are loaded with too many sweets, salted nuts and even added candy in some cases. A great trail mix should include a tasty combo of two important things – nuts and seeds. Loaded with healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated and essential […]

Broccoli Salad with Tahini Dressing

Summer time calls for fresh vegetables and refreshing salads, however sometimes leafy greens get a little boring. Coleslaw is always a popular summer BBQ staple, however unfortunately all that added mayonnaise dressing is not the best option for your waistline. This broccoli salad provides a nice big crunch while providing a daily dose of greens and satisfies that creamy craving. This recipe can be eaten right away or prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge all […]

spicy roasted chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Snack time can be overwhelming with all of the choices out there, however unfortunately a lot of them can be unhealthy. When I’ve had enough of snacking on nuts and seeds, I like to mix things up with this oh-so-easy-to-make snack. Chickpeas are high in protein, which helps keep you feeling full longer, and this recipe really satisfies that salty craving. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, VeganI’ve chosen to go the spicy route on this recipe, however any flavours you […]

thai red prawn curry

Thai Red Prawn Curry

A little something I like to call – “Curry in a Hurry”. Curry paste is one of the few condiments I like to keep in my fridge for a quick and tasty dinner. Most brands are free of additives, added sugars and preservatives and added to a broth of coconut milk with ginger, garlic and lots of veggies can make a delicious weeknight meal!  Thai Red Prawn CurryGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, PaleoIf you are not a fan of seafood, this recipe can easily be made with chicken, beef or even a vegetari […]

nut & seed granola

Nut & Seed Granola

This granola recipe makes a big batch of deliciousness. Store it in a glass container in the cupboard for up to one week. Nut & Seed GranolaAbout 6 servings. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, VeganIngredients:3 cups rolled oats1 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds or mixed nuts1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes2 tablespoons cinnamonPinch of salt4 tablespoons melted coconut oil1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey1/3 cup water1/2 cup dried fruit – chopped dates/dried apricot […]

Za'atar Roast Chicken

Za’atar Roast Chicken

This recipe is inspired from a Gordon Ramsay recipe that I found while living in England. Unfortunately the cookbook I bought in England is not available in Canada, so I figured I would share my own interpretation of his recipe with you all! I’ve mixed up the flavour a little bit to offer a bit more of a Middle Eastern Vibe. I’m a big fan of Lebanese flavours, and adding the za’atar seasoning to this recipe really hits the spot. Za’atar seasoning is a spice blend commonly used in Middle Eas […]

green breakfast bowl

Green Breakfast Bowl

Last February John and I went to Australia for a glorious 2 week vacation. I was really excited about going for a little sun, fun, activity and relaxation, but after visiting I can say that the trip blew my expectation out of the water. (No pun intended, it is an island after all.) I figured it would have a healthy vibe; you know fit surfers walking around drinking Foster’s and BBQ’ing,  but still somehow managing to have a 6-pack!?! Well, it turns out that is only partially true. People we […]