Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

A simple green smoothie bowl recipe with toppings of your choice! Because sometimes you want a healthy breakfast that tastes like ice cream. Green Smoothie BowlPaleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-FreeIngredients:1/2 banana, frozen works best1/2 avocado1 scoop VegaOne Coconut Almond (or protein powder of your choice – vanilla flavour would be best)1 large handful fresh spinach1/2 to 1 cup of water or non-dairy milkOptional Toppings: Berries, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, h […]

shakshuka

Red’s Shakshuka

Brunch is without a doubt my favourite meal. I love waking up on the weekend, going out for a workout, and coming back to whip up and chow down on a delicious feast. Eggs are my go-to weekend meal, but I do like to mix them up a bit more than the simple scramble. So a big ol’ brunch of shakshuka does just the trick for me. If you new to shakshuka, it’s actually a lot more simple than it sounds. A staple in a lot of North African cuisines, it is a dish of is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce […]

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 […]

rainbow sauerkraut

Rainbow Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut’s literal translation from German is “our cabbage”, and is traditionally fermented with juniper berries. Sauerkraut is commonly made with green cabbage, but can be made with any colour cabbage or even a combination of flavours. The health benefits of sauerkraut are numerous, check out my blog post about fermentation for all the details. Rainbow SauerkrautGluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian & VeganNote: When fermenting, it is vitally important to use the b […]

Salted 'Caramel' Oatmeal

Salted ‘Caramel’ Oatmeal

Oh yes, it taste as good as it looks, folk. The great news is that it is sooo much healthier than in looks! Three very simple ingredients take a humble oatmeal to a whole new level – the perfect weekend breakfast. Salted ‘Caramel’ OatmealServes 1​IngredientsOatmeal1/2 cup rolled oats1 cup almond milk1/2 tsp cinnamonChopped nuts of your choice – I used hemp seeds and almonds.Caramel1 heap tbsp tahini1 tbsp maple syrup1 pinch sea saltDirectionsIn  sauce pan, heat almond to […]

kale and white bean minestrone

Kale & White Bean Minestrone

Good ol’ minestrone. A childhood classic, with a bit of a twist. The typical minestrone soup is a combination of a simple broth, a mixture of veggies with a little noodle or rice. I’ve mixed this version up by simply swapping the noodles for some cannellini beans to help kick on the protein content, and included some kale to add some much needed greens. Kale & White Bean MinestroneVegetarian & Gluten-FreeServes 4-6Ingredients2 tbsp butter or olive oil1 leek1 carrot1 celery stalk1 […]

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe was given to me by a friend’s mother about 10 years ago and I have been using is ever since. With only 4 ingredients, this marinade is simple for anyone to make, and can really be used for a variety of different meats. If you are weary of the amount of butter in the recipe, read this blog post, and if you are concerned about the honey, you need not be. When buying honey, try and buy local, raw and unpasteurized honey as it provides a multitude of health benefits, and remember that th […]

brussel sprouts

Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts

In my opinion, Brussel sprouts have gotten a bad rap. Perhaps it’s the cooking method of choice, boiled and steamed sprouts are definitely not the most flavourful option, and bring back memories of childhood nights being forced to sit at the dinner table until we have cleaned our plate. Looking like miniature cabbages, Brussels sprouts are actually members of the cruciferous family of vegetables and are closely related to cabbage as well as kale, collard greens, and broccoli. […]

coconut butternut squash soup

Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

A simple seasonal soup that is rich in flavour and packs a real nutritional punch.  Loaded with powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, this soup is the perfect recipe to help you beat the cold weather flu. The recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to keep you going through the week.  Curried Coconut Butternut Squash SoupGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan & PaleoServes 6Ingredients:1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed1 yellow oni […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Red’s Morning Glory Muffins

Muffins are delicious. There is no two ways around it. But one of the reasons that they are so delicious is that they are effectively cake – not so healthy. The traditional muffin recipe is loaded with white flour and lost of sugar, making it pretty poor breakfast or snack option. The Morning Glory Muffin is my absolute favourite muffin, it’s pretty much loaded with everything but the kitchen sink and makes a real satisfying snack. Legend has it, the Original Morning Glory Muffin &nbsp […]

Chia Spice Smoothie

Chai Spice & Everything Nice Smoothie

Chai is one of my favourite spice mixtures; spicy, rich and warming, it makes a delicious tea, latte or addition to any flavourful dessert. Unfortunately, store bought lattes and smoothies are often made with chai syrup, loaded with added sweeteners and sugars making it a unhealthy option. Fortunately, with the mixture of a few simple spices, you can create your own anti-inflammatory chai blend at home, and this creamy chai smoothie really satisfies a sweet tooth! Chai Spi […]

trail mix

Mix ‘n Match Trail Mix

When travelling or simply on the go, trail mix is always my snacking solution. It’s a healthy option that is portable and seems to satisfy everyone’s salty and sweet cravings. There are a ton trail mixes on the market, and although some may be great, many are loaded with too many sweets, salted nuts and even added candy in some cases. A great trail mix should include a tasty combo of two important things – nuts and seeds. Loaded with healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated and essential […]

Broccoli Salad with Tahini Dressing

Summer time calls for fresh vegetables and refreshing salads, however sometimes leafy greens get a little boring. Coleslaw is always a popular summer BBQ staple, however unfortunately all that added mayonnaise dressing is not the best option for your waistline. This broccoli salad provides a nice big crunch while providing a daily dose of greens and satisfies that creamy craving. This recipe can be eaten right away or prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge all […]

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Snack time can be overwhelming with all of the choices out there, however unfortunately a lot of them can be unhealthy. When I’ve had enough of snacking on nuts and seeds, I like to mix things up with this oh-so-easy-to-make snack. Chickpeas are high in protein, which helps keep you feeling full longer, and this recipe really satisfies that salty craving. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, VeganI’ve chosen to go the spicy route on this recipe, however any flavours you […]

thai red prawn curry

Thai Red Prawn Curry

A little something I like to call – “Curry in a Hurry”. Curry paste is one of the few condiments I like to keep in my fridge for a quick and tasty dinner. Most brands are free of additives, added sugars and preservatives and added to a broth of coconut milk with ginger, garlic and lots of veggies can make a delicious weeknight meal!  Thai Red Prawn CurryGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, PaleoIf you are not a fan of seafood, this recipe can easily be made with chicken, beef or even a vegetari […]