Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are a popular restaurant choice, and although I’ve ordered them many a times myself, it’s so easy to make a healthier version at home. Although restaurant versions might seem like an ideal option, they can actually still be a little troublesome. How, you ask? The sauce, it always comes down to the sauce. Whether it’s the restaurant’s sauce, or the sauce found in the grocery store, those little guys are too often loaded with sodium and a ton of added sugar. Despite the fact it might […]

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 […]

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

This pesto recipe is the perfect match for simple grilled shrimp, but could be used as a marinade any meat or as a simple dip or spread. Serve it with crusty bread, toss it into veggies or a simple sauce with breakfast. Pesto Pesto & Grilled ShrimpServes 4Ingredients: 20 large shrimp, deveined and peeled2 cups basil, packed1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts (I used a mixture)2 gloves garlic, […]

Pesto & Pea Pasta

Pesto & Pea Pasta

Buckwheat noodles are currently my noodle of choice. Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is often used as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. In Asian cuisine, buckwheat noodles are a very popular choice for hot broths or chilled salads, also referred to as soba noodles. Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat.Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain, that is in fact a seed, and a member of the rhubarb family. High in protein and rich in flavonoids, manganese and magnesium, buc […]

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Since I was a kid I’ve always enjoyed taco night dinner, but this recipe is a far cry from that Old El Paso kit!  It seems fish tacos are the “it” food of 2016, popping up on restaurant menus near and far. Typically battered and fried, a fish taco can punch way above it’s weight in calories, not always making them a healthy option. However, these spiced coconut crusted fish tacos involve no frying at all; just a little baking and a little broiling, making them a healthy homemade Mexican fea […]

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl

Dahl, which is also often spelled dhal, daal and dal, is a rich and thick lentil soup very common in Indian cuisine. Depending on the region, the manner in which it is made can vary, so this is my personal take on an Indian dahl. Full of lentils, this dish is rich in plant-based protein and full of fiber making it a hearty lunch or dinner.  Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato DahlThis recipe uses yellow lentils, but you could easily substitute for red lentils if t […]

tray bake salmon

Tray Bake Salmon

A simple one pan weeknight dinner that is full of flavour without the clean-up! Tray Bake SalmonGluten-Free, Dairy-FreeIngredients:2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling1 tbsp balsamic vinegar10 baby potatoes, halved1 tsp dried oregano2 salmon fillets20 green beans, trimmed10 cherry tomatoes, halvedJuice of 1/2 lemonSea SaltFresh PepperInstructions:Preheat oven to 375°F.Toss the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto an baking sheet, and season with salt […]

Bean & Beef Chilli

Red’s Bean & Beef Chilli

Chilli has always been a winter staple for me, my mom used to make it for us, and although I probably like mine a lot spicer now, it always reminds me of home. Most chilli recipes call for a lot of beef, and a touch of beans, but I like to turn my recipe on its head. A half serving of beef and a double portion of beans makes this dish a protein powerhouse and the perfect winter dinner. Red’s Bean & Beef ChilliYou can easily omit the beef all together in this recipe and add another ca […]