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 […]

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 […]

Simple Chimichurri Sauce

Simple 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 […]

huevos rancheros

Red’s 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 […]

Grilled Romaine Salad

Grilled Romaine Salad

In case you couldn’t tell, I am currently addicted to the BBQ. I’m basically grilling anything I can get my hands on – enter this grilled romaine salad. I know it might seem a little “fancy”, but I can assure you it’s actually quite basic. Romaine lettuce has taken the back burner lately with the popularity of spinach and kale, but it is not to be forgotten! Romaine lettuce not only adds some great texture, but is a rich source of vitamin A and K. So why not give it a little grill at your next B […]

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake: Two Ways

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 […]