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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

nut & seed granola

Nut & Seed Granola

This granola recipe makes a big batch of deliciousness. Store it in a glass container in the cupboard for up to one week. Nut & Seed GranolaAbout 6 servings. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, VeganIngredients:3 cups rolled oats1 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds or mixed nuts1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes2 tablespoons cinnamonPinch of salt4 tablespoons melted coconut oil1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey1/3 cup water1/2 cup dried fruit – chopped dates/dried apricot […]