Health Begins in the Kitchen

Nutrition

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Most of us have heard that salmon contains omega 3 oils–a very good thing for your body. Maybe less of us know the specific benefits but we eat it anyway believing in its mystical healthy powers.   If that’s all you ever know about it, […]

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 […]

Honey Miso Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Honey Miso Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Back in the nineties, I think I ate more salads for meals than anything else.  That seemed noble and ultra-health conscious at the time and I was supremely proud of myself to have such fortitude and vigilance in the face of university parties and family […]

Waldorf Kale Salad

Waldorf Kale Salad

641.5 is my happy place in the library (the Dewey Decimal stamp of all things cooking).   You can imagine my thrill when I came across a cookbook, The Wikaninnish Cookbook (641.5971 to be exact), straight from the place my husband and I spent our honeymoon!  […]

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

    If you’re a bit like me, when I eat a salad, I have this smug little look upon my face that says, “look at me, eating this salad and getting all healthy.”  Well that’s not exactly what I’d say but I do congratulate […]

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 […]

Curry Soup

Curry Soup

As a worthwhile project this summer, I plan on creating lots of quick and easy recipes  that will make my life this fall a whole lot more enjoyable.  Why?  My daughter is going into grade three and I want to make her lunches so irresistible, […]

Vegetable and Pea Curry

Vegetable and Pea Curry

The more colors you can put in a meal, the more gold stars will be passed out by the Nutrition Genies.  Why?  Each color that shows up in a vegetable or fruit means there’s a corresponding anthocyanin or carotenoid (2) waiting to do its unique […]

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 […]

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

It wasn’t too many years ago that I can say I cooked without ever looking at a recipe book.  Was I a culinary prodigy that had ingrown chef skills in my DNA?  Certainly not!  I had committed to eating healthy early on probably because of […]