Health Begins in the Kitchen

Nutrition

“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 […]

Creamy Carrot Ginger and Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Carrot Ginger and Sweet Potato Soup

This nutritional take on the already healthy classic carrot ginger soup was a welcome change at my table.  Kids can appreciate the extra creaminess thanks to the sweet potatoes and as a parent you can get on board with the extra protein, vitamin Bs and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Love Keto

Why You Should Love Keto

Within the last few years, the popularity of the Ketogenic Diet has soared even thought it’s been around for moons and moons (early 1900s).  A high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet was bound to raise some eyebrows from those who believed that too […]

Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup

Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup

One chilly day in early spring I challenged myself to create a warming, delicious and healthy soup recipe containing a few strange ingredients.  Miso Mung Bean Cauliflower Soup was the result.  Although most of the ingredients are not unique to soup-making, the miso and mung […]

Pan-Seared Black Cod

Pan-Seared Black Cod

It’s Valentine’s Day and I haven’t traditionally been over the moon about the holiday–and it’s not because I don’t adore my husband.  I just get a little annoyed with the excessive marketing of candy for the occasion.  Still, I wanted to do something nice for […]

Sauteed Asian Coleslaw

Sauteed Asian Coleslaw

My daughter saw cabbage in the fridge and immediately said, “can we have this for dinner tonight?” Bless her little health-conscious soul.  She obviously had fond memories of our eating lots of coleslaw in the summer.  To tell you the truth, I went a little […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

I love mushrooms so, to me, portobellos are like mushrooms on steroids.  They’re extremely tasty and fragrant when fried up and they have a number of health benefits.  They are also perfectly suited to being stuffed once you de-gill and de-stem them.  I do love […]