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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 […]

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Lazy Saturday afternoons in the summer are what I like best.  If food preparation threatens to destroy the mood, I will now turn to this quick side dish that pairs nicely with a good solid protein like salmon steaks or even an organic grass-fed weiner […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunflower Seed Milk (vanilla or chocolate)

Sunflower Seed Milk (vanilla or chocolate)

Every once in awhile I go to my pantry to retrieve something and I see my lonely little nut bag begging to be used.  Last night I felt the guilt and immediately started looking for some almonds.  Sadly I was out but in all dire […]