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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 […]

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Well here we are again!  Gearing up for another school year.  Coco begins grade 3 in just a few days and I’ve been reflecting on her growth over the years–oh how her personality has blossomed into a feisty, independent, creative and centered child.  I have […]

East Meets West Meatballs

East Meets West Meatballs

The title of these tasty dinner treats are intriguing, right?  It’s a pretty simple concept though.  Take something that westerners love…like meatballs and add in some amazing healing spice that originated in the east…like turmeric.  What you get is an upgraded downhome-style culturally diverse culinary […]

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 […]

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 […]