peaches & cream smoothie

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

Peaches are my favourite summer fruit. Fresh, plump, juicy and sweet, they are perfect summer ingredient for a sweet or savoury recipe. I love to buy them when they are ripe and in season, slice them up and freeze them for a later use. This recipe works equally well with fresh or frozen fruit. Peaches & Cream SmoothiePaleo, Vegetarian, VeganServes 2Ingredients2 ripe peaches, fresh or […]

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 […]

Essential Salad Dressing

Essential 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 […]

Chickpea Tabbouleh

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 […]

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed 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 […]

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, […]

power bowl

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.  […]