Health Begins in the Kitchen

Desserts

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate?  Healthy for my body?  Yessirree!  Well, let’s talk about what’s healthy about cacao first before you jump on over to the nearest gas station and start loading up on Kit Kat 2 for 1 deals.   The first important thing to know is that a […]

Grain-Free Grass-Fed Butter Cookies

Grain-Free Grass-Fed Butter Cookies

Ever since I found out my daughter had a mild sensitivity to dairy, butter has been literally off the table.  I felt really bad doing so because many times she’s remarked with a big smile on her face that butter is her favorite food.  And […]

Apricot Crisp

Apricot Crisp

Oh oh, another green banana flour recipe. Definitely not a bad thing to be obsessed with.  Plus it’s gluten-free!  Make sure the oats are labeled as such when you buy them since cross-contamination can occur in factories also handling wheat and other gluten-containing products.  This […]

Green Banana Coconut Cake

Green Banana Coconut Cake

Anytime I see a product or ingredient touted as having the power to improve sleep, I’m on it quicker than you can say “goodnight.” I’m featuring a few ingredients in this recipe that do just that.  I’ve subtitled this recipe “sleepy-time cake” even though it […]

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 […]

Chocolate Walnut Fig Bites

Chocolate Walnut Fig Bites

After school is a unpredictable.  A time when calm can quickly morph into chaos depending on a number of factors.  Moods could run from extreme joyousness to downright nastiness (bless her heart).  The bonus is I get to see my daughter after being away from […]

Gluten and Dairy-Free Banana Cake

Gluten and Dairy-Free Banana Cake

I’ve been thinking about cakes a lot lately.  Is that because May is my birthday month?  Probably.  It’s Mother’s Day this month too so there’s a lot to celebrate.  Oh, and I may not have mentioned that it’s our 20 year anniversary.  Oh yes, it’s […]

Paleo Peach Pie (Cooking with Coco)

Paleo Peach Pie (Cooking with Coco)

Lately I’ve been messing around with making food videos but I’m a little shy to jump right in front of the camera so I convinced my darling daughter, Coco, that she should be the star of the show.  It’s actually an excellent idea to get […]

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 […]