This quinoa, roasted tomato, feta, fresh basil and pinenut-stuffed squash is a yummy side or main dish that looks gourmet but really isn’t. My favourite kind of recipe!
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this is a yummy, pink sauce that makes us all happy. The only prep is roasting the veggies, which I usually do the night before. If you have your veggies roasted, you can pull this pasta dish together in less than 20 minutes. Ingredients: 2 large beets, peeled and quartered 1 … Continue reading For Valentine’s Day: Be still my beeting heart!
Here’s a delicious, simple take on a homemade truffle for Valentine’s Day. Perfect as a sweet treat with a glass of milk or a cup of tea, these balls are free of added sugars, dairy and gluten and full of my favourite secret ingredient, love.
Simple family-friendly comfort food, this recipe is perfect for a Monday evening. Use up your leftover veggies and pasta from weekend, and start your week off with a healthy soup packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Tip: If you are pre-cooking pasta to add to this soup at the end, cook it just until it’s tender, as it will cook a little more in the hot soup after you add it.
Let the holiday baking begin! Here’s a 100% wholegrain treat sweetened with molasses and maple syrup – No refined sugar! Ingredients: 2&1/4 c. spelt flour (can substitute 100% whole wheat flour) 1/4 c. ground flax meal 1.5 tsp ground ginger 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp salt … Continue reading ginger spelt men
These scones are a delicious and a relatively healthy “treat”. So good with apple butter, cream cheese or straight-up, fresh from the oven, this recipe is a perfect way to christen the first snowfall.
Here’s a delicious recipe for a not-so-pretty root veggie. Don’t know what celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) is? It’s that really ugly, knobby looking white ball in your CSA box. You can also find it in the grocery store right now. If you’re looking to clean out your farm share box or just want to try something new, here’s an easy, tasty, healthy soup recipe to try this weekend.
Can’t. Stop. Eating. This.
This is SO good, and SO easy. The perfect post-work comfort meal.
It’s one of the easiest things to do and the results are so worth it. I especially love making this thicker almond cream because it’s so delicious in my morning coffee.
This is a super-simple, delicious, dairy & gluten-free recipe. Serve it over brown rice for a complete meal. Fresh tarragon really boosts the flavour of this dish if you can find it. Melts. In. Your. Mouth.
Oh holy yum. This tastes like dessert, with none of the guilt. This is a fun recipe to let your little ones make and enjoy!
These parfaits are a delicious way to celebrate the harvest (or just enjoy a creative breakfast any old time!). Use fresh pumpkin puree if you have it, but unsweetened canned will also do the trick in a pinch.
It’s National Kale Day so I’m posting a sweet & delicious soup recipe which is a great way to introduce kale & red lentils to kids. Red lentils are mild-tasting legumes, and largely lose their shape when cooked so there are no “obvious” beans for the choosier of children to pick out. Chop the kale … Continue reading National Kale Day & Coconut Crockpot Stew
This quiche is so delicious – perfect for a lazy fall brunch or a comforting dinner on a cool evening. No fussing with complicated pastry required, the whole wheat crust is a breeze for even the most inexperienced cook to make and is perfectly suited to the dish.
This simple, nutrient-packed pesto made with kale, walnut & pumpkin seeds is a more cost-effective recipe than the traditional version made with basil and pine nuts.
Here’s my September Newsletter, featuring 5 Ways to Clean Up your diet and a yummy clean Orange Fennel Quinoa recipe to get you started! http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=633e5ef71d21bf4fc885866e0&id=cd07e4fcbb&e=[UNIQID]
So easy, so good! My kids and husband love this easy (cleanse-friendly) recipe, and my weight loss group this month have been raving about it.
We spend endless hours in the summer on the dock of our lake, swimming, sunning, playing Uno, reading and laughing. Some of my favourite family memories have been made in the weather-beaten red adirondack chairs, as we share a story and a snack. Every day around noon, I traipse back up to the kitchen to … Continue reading easy summer lunches & one-pot pasta salad
Perfect for a hot August day, this quick iced mocha is dairy and sugar-free but sweet enough to please. Ingredients: 1/2 c. strong coffee (I use espresso) 1 c. almond milk 1 banana 4 ice cubes 1 tbsp cocoa 1/4 tsp real vanilla extract pinch of cinnamon To make: Combine all ingredients in a … Continue reading Mama’s Iced Mocha
Day Camp Lunch Solutions If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait to be done with school lunches come June, but just when you thought you’d been given a reprieve, you realized it was going to start all over again with day camp lunches, and the air went right out of your happy balloon. One of … Continue reading day camp lunch solutions
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I LOVE soft-served chocolate ice cream and Frosties, so much so that after 24 hours of labour with my daughter, when they realized I’d be at it another day or so, and they finally let me eat, a Frosty was the only thing I wanted. With my processed and fast food days now behind me, when I came up with this recipe I was truly in real food heaven.
If I don’t have to turn the stove on in the summer that recipe is immediately entitled to bonus points. This simple side dish is, quite literally, “no sweat”: it’s grilled outside and then quickly tossed with herbs and oil. It really takes the heat off the cook. (I’m done now).
My daughter ate the last of the potatoes right out of the serving bowl, then licked her fingers.
Damn. This one is GOOD. And it’s sugar and dairy-free? What?? Cut up your ripe bananas before they brown and throw them in the freezer in a container. If you have pre-frozen bananas, you can whip this up in 5 minutes. The kids and the thirteen year-old babysitter all agreed this was the bomb.
This is my version of a high-end s’more. We love the original, but these take it up a notch and make a great addition to a deck party as an appie with a chilled crisp white wine, or as a simple dessert with an al fresco dinner. I should note that the 9 year-olds demolished the leftovers, so they clearly work just as well for a more lowbrow crew. 🙂
Easiest veggie BBQ entree EVER. Hands down. And everyone loved it. What more can a busy soccer mom ask for?
Turns out, portabellos are a great alternative as a base for a mini-pizza. They’re gluten-free, low-calorie, and a great source of some hard-to-get nutrients like selenium.
Kids love colour, and a little fun presentation can go a long when when it comes to veggies. These gorgeous grilled sides are easy and delicious, and were devoured by young at old alike at our al fresco dinner table last night. If you don’t have one of the veggies, leave it out or substitute in another – sweet potato rounds would be delish too, for example. The key is to keep the slices thin enough that they cook through easily.
Cutting the lemonade or 100% apple juice with the herbal tea more than halves the sugar in these frozen treats, which makes them better for the little ones and a lot more refreshing than the commercial HFCS & artificial ingredient-laden varieties.
When your 9 year-old boy gives your new healthy recipe a “6 out of 5”, you kind of need to share it! I had some leftover short grain rice in the fridge, some eggs and veggies and not a lot else last night, and about 30 minutes to whip up dinner. These were a delightful surprise, and will be a repeat guest at our dinner table.
This recipe resulted from one of those serendipitous kitchen moments where a semi-decent cook throws a bunch of random veggies and herbs in a soup, half expecting it to taste not so great, and ends up with a really delicious meal. Everyone loved this one, even the nine year-olds (that’s the secret power of cinnamon 🙂