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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]