Health Begins in the Kitchen

Breakfast

Morning Moon Bites

Morning Moon Bites

  You’ve tried everything:  valerian root, melatonin, GABA, passionflower, lemon balm, milk and honey and prescription medications but nothing is getting to the root of your bout with insomnia.  With modern stressors, poor eating habits and a disruption of our circadian rhythm due to excess […]

Mock Yogurt Parfait

Mock Yogurt Parfait

I think I’m going to have a breakdown if I see another sugary breakfast cereal being marketed to children.  Canadian Supermarkets, along with the tv ads, are very keen on promoting the unhealthy ones and do so at a greater rate than healthier options too. […]

Chocolate Banana Walnut Loaf

Chocolate Banana Walnut Loaf

This absolutely delicious and healthy loaf was inspired by “Chocolate Banana Bread” from The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook by Erica Kerwien.  Thank you so much to Erica because this has been a huge hit at my house with my daughter and husband.  It’s a special […]

Quinoa, Flax and Chia Porridge

Quinoa, Flax and Chia Porridge

I bet you’re feeling lucky today to have run across a recipe that contains three powerhouse fiber seeds that will bring regularity to your day?  You may have heard from various online sources or even your medical doctor that you need to increase your fiber […]

Banana Spice Paleo Pancakes

Banana Spice Paleo Pancakes

My usual morning fare, a smoothie, is pretty much as exciting as I am in the morning.  I’ve got my favorite well-researched, nutrient-packed, sometimes-chalky, vegan protein blend that’s oh so excitingly paired with a greens blend.  Yes, every cell in my body loves me in […]

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Dear Coco, Okay my little Coco bean.  I’ve got a very cool muffin recipe for you.  Did I ever tell you what a sucker I am for muffins?  It started my first year of university.  And in case I don’t tell you a million times […]

Lime in the Coconut Muffins

Lime in the Coconut Muffins

It’s sort of a dreary day here in Kelowna so I needed something to lift my spirits a bit.  Short of getting on a plane and heading to Mexico or Cuba I was in serious need of a happy-go-lucky snack—and the usual chocolate chip banana […]

Turkey Breakfast Patties

Turkey Breakfast Patties

Breakfast can be a challenge for those wanting to follow a Paleo diet.  Maybe they grew up eating a sugary cereal for breakfast and they find it hard to break a comforting habit.  Yes, I’m talking about myself.  I still struggle with finding a satisfying […]

Cauli “Rice” Pudding

Cauli “Rice” Pudding

I was lucky to have two sets of grandparents around while I grew up on our farm in Southern Alberta.  The ones that lived on the farm with us were named “Grandma and Grandpa Farm” and it’s not a big stretch to understand that the […]

Super Seed Granola

Super Seed Granola

Finally a cereal any mom could be proud to give her child.  I’ve scoured the recipe books and I’ve come up with an excellent high fiber and protein morning alternative to high carb cereals.  Loaded with seeds and heart-healthy oats, it’s great to send to […]