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. […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

This sugar-free, gluten-free version of an old childhood favourite is 100% flavour-full. It tastes delicious on its own, or top it with a little dollop of vanilla ice cream or coconut cream for a little extra indulgence. Red’s Strawberry Rhubarb CrispServes 6-8 IngredientsFilling:2 cups strawberries, diced2 cups rhubarb, chopped1 tsp. vanilla extract¼ cup honey1 tbsp. l […]

Spiced Carrot Salad

Spiced Carrot Salad

This tangy and simple dressing is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of carrots. A nice make-ahead salad, perfect for a summer BBQ or weekday lunches. Spiced Carrot SaladPaleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, VeganServe 4-6Ingredients:6 large carrots, grated1/2 cup raisins1/4 cup fresh parsley or coriander, chopped1/4 olive oil1 lemon, juiced1 tbsp. dijon2 garlic cloves, minced1 tsp. cumin […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Jam

Nothing says summer breakfast like a little slice of toast  with jam and coffee, and nothing says summer like the fresh strawberries.  For all of my jam lovers, I’ve got something really delicious and simple to help you make a healthier swap. Chia seed jam might sound silly, but you’ll be amazing at how much it actually taste like the real thing. This recipe uses strawberries, but it also works well with fresh raspberries, blackberries or blueberries, and stone fruit like peaches. […]

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato toast has been sweeping the internet, and at first I thought it was a weird internet hack, but after a little experimentation it turns out it actually works! Not only are sweet potatoes rich in vitamin A and C, but they are lower glycemic than standard bread making them a great alternative for those limiting carbohydrates or trying to lose weight. Simple to make and ready in a pinch, sweet potato toast makes a healthy breakfast or filling snack. Sweet Potato ToastPaleo, Glut […]

The 5Ws of Protein

When it comes to fitness, training, weight loss or even general health, one of the most important macronutrients to help support you reach your health and fitness goals is protein. However, it seems people still have a lot of objections to and questions about protein.”What is protein?”“What are good sources of protein?”“I don’t want to get buff, so I don’t need protein.””You need meat to get protein.”“Why should I take protein?””Is too much protein is ba […]

Power Bowl Recipe

Power Bowl with Garlic Tahini Dressing

The term ‘power bowl’ (or macro bowl) simply refers to a mixture of fresh and highly nutritious ingredients that are combined into a bowl for make a hearty and filling meal. Typically you will find a grain, a root vegetable, leafy greens, fresh veggies and some nuts or seeds. The nice thing about making a power bowl is that you are able to use up any odds any dinner leftovers for tomorrow lunch it is really the dressing that makes it all come together.  […]