Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

​”If at first you don’t succeed. Dust yourself off and try again. You can dust it off and try again.” Now, I am not a baker, but after a total of 4 attempts at this recipe I think I’ve finally nailed it! I really wanted to create a recipe that was gluten-free and free of refined sugars, to make it a healthier option for everyone, which is why I probably took me so many tries to nail.If you have never heard of or used buckwheat, well today is your lucky day! Although often referre […]

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Chimichurri Sauce

A I think there are two common misconceptions when it comes to healthy eating; 1) eating clean means no flavour, and 2) creating flavour is really complicated.Of course, slow-cooked, marinated and braised dishes are an amazing way to pack a lot of flavour into meals, but truth be told, we don’t always have time for that. And most of the time, we just need to get things on the table. I am not unlike anyone else; my life can get busy and hectic and making elaborate meals every night is a […]

The Best Dairy Milk Alternatives

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

With the increase of dairy allergies and intolerances, the need for milk alternatives has become increasingly common. Fortunately, there are now so many alternatives available on the market from almond milk to hemp milk, oat milk, soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk. With that being said, like most pre-made foods, most store-bought milk alternatives have many additives and preservatives that make them less than ideal choices.Fortunately, making almond milk (or any nut milk) at home is so simpl […]

easy huevos rancheros

Easy Huevos Rancheros

Brunch is my absolute favourite meal of the day, and my favourite meal to dine out for. There is something about the morning and endless cups of coffee that always keeps me coming back for more. I am totally a sweet over savoury person when it comes to breakfast, so eggs always seem to be on the menu for me, especially when they are Mexican. Add salsa and avocado to basically anything and you can count me in. A classic Mexican breakfast, huevos rancheros are fried eggs served on corn t […]

All About Soy

There are few foods that divide the nutrition camp as much as soy. In recent years, soy has become popular in North American diets as it has been recognized as a plant food that, when compared with other plants, is relatively high in protein. Soy has become a staple among vegan, vegetarian and plant-based enthusiasts, consumed in the form of soy milk, tofu, faux cheeses or veggie burgers. However, like many foods in today’s world, soy has a “love it” or “hate it” following. Soy has rec […]

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

Sometimes you just need a little treat, and although I’m not necessarily one to support using the microwave all the time, these 90 second mug cakes are a far better choice than a McCain Deep & Delicious or that bag of Two-Bite Brownies. I’ve created two versions of this recipe, a more traditional method and a gluten-free method, using all natural ingredients because you are always better off making your treats at home rather than buying them in a store. So when your next sweet crav […]

Pre & Post Workout Snacks

5 Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Whether you are hitting the gym, a kickboxing class, spin class or a simple jog around the block, what you eat before and after your workout can significantly impact your fitness goals. Although, as a casual exerciser you don’t necessarily need all sorts of fancy shakes and supplements to support your workout, a simple snack of real food is often all you need. By eating the right types of foods, at the right times, you’ll have more energy, be able to workout at a higher intensity and recovery fa […]

italian chicken brochettes

Italian Chicken Brochettes

A chicken brochette is a summertime BBQ staple and it makes a simple weeknight dinner or the perfect weekend BBQ with friends. Not only are they easy to prepare, but a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet! Load them up with whatever meat and vegetables you like for a simple and healthy dinner. Italian Chicken BrochettesPaleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-FreeMakes 6-8Ingredients2 skinles […]

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

32 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]

Simple Salad Dressings

Bottled salad dressings are easily found in grocery stores, but unfortunately healthy options are few and far between. With refined oils, added sugars, and way too many additives, these dressings are less than ideal choices. Fortunately, homemade dressings are so easy to make, so here are 3 essential recipes to include in your cooking repertoire. Simple Balsamic Dressing6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar1 pinch sea salt1 pinch bl […]

homemade fudgesicles

Homemade Fudgesicles

The perfect cold, rich and chocolately summer treat! Made with coconut milk and sweetened naturally with honey, these homemade fudgesicles are dairy-free, gluten-free and full of flavour making them a guilt-free summer delight. Homemade FudgesiclesPaleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, VeganMakes 4-6Ingredients14oz can full-fat coconut milk3 tbsp. cocoa powder2 tbsp. honey1/2 tsp. vanilla1 […]

truLOCAL

Red’s Recommendations: truLOCAL

If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I am passionate about shopping local. Not only do I think that it is important to support local businesses, but when it come to your food, I think it is vitally important that you know it’s story, and I think that is even more important when it comes to our meat.If you’ve watched a documentary, opened a newspaper or read an article online, you’ve surely seen some of the scary things going on behind the scenes in the meat indust […]

Chickpea Tabbouleh Recipe

Chickpea Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern dish made of fresh tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, mint, onion and bulgar wheat. I love the traditional version, but I also love mixing things up and this chickpea version really hits the spot. Swapping the chickpeas for bulgar not only make the recipe gluten-free, but helps amp up the protein content a little bit. This recipe stores well in the fridge making it the perfect side dish or make-ahead lunch. […]