Category Archives: recipes

Salad Days!

You may have gathered from my blogs that in the winter, we eat an awful lot of soup, because it’s comforting, quick, and an easy way to get a ton of veggies into our family’s diet.  But by right around now, our soup love is seriously waning, which is why I’m always so happy to … Continue reading Salad Days!

veggies for earth day

Have you been toying with the idea of starting Meatless Mondays at your house? One of the biggest positive impacts you can make for our planet (and your children’s future on it) is to choose to eat less meat, and just one night of meat-free dining a week can really make a difference. Meat production … Continue reading veggies for earth day

georgia’s pho

Last night I had one of those great moments with one of my kids. You know, the ones that warm you through to the core but that you know you’ll forget someday if you don’t write it down?  Lucky for me, it was a cooking moment, and I happen to write about cooking, so this … Continue reading georgia’s pho

cancun quinoa

Here’s a quick salad that stores for a few days in the fridge and provides lots of protein, fibre and mexican flavour with the chili, cilantro and cumin dressing.  If you have pre-cooked some quinoa this whips up in 5 minutes.  It’s great as lunch on its own or as a side with dinner. To … Continue reading cancun quinoa

chickpea & quinoa tabbouleh

This one is for the moms and dads out there looking for a healthy, portable lunch option, although your kids just might surprise you and eat this too! It’s a delicious, nutritious, protein-packed lunch that stores and travels easily. Don’t skimp on the fresh herbs, they really make this dish! Ingredients: 1 c. quinoa, well-rinsed … Continue reading chickpea & quinoa tabbouleh

feel good flapjacks

Feel-Good Flapjacks are a simple, delicious and economical breakfast treat. If you have leftovers from Saturday morning, you can freeze them to reheat during the week, or you can plan ahead by making a double batch. Experiment by adding grated apple, chopped banana or blueberries or strawberries to pump up the nutritional value. Ingredients: 1& … Continue reading feel good flapjacks

moroccan chickpea salad

This is a super-delicious, cleanse-friendly salad that is packed with protein and therefore very filling.   Salad Ingredients: 1 can, or 1.5 c. fresh cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 c. chopped red onion 2 small tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 of a 454g block of firm organic tofu, chopped into 1/2” cubes 4 tbsp chopped … Continue reading moroccan chickpea salad

january newsletter & pesto recipe

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ginger lime peanut sauce

This is so easy to make I would actually consider it a healthy “fast food” meal.  Chop up some veggies and stir-fry in a little coconut oil or even a little water to steam them until tender.  Add a pre-cooked protein of your choice (chicken, tofu, etc.) then toss with the sauce, below.  Heat the … Continue reading ginger lime peanut sauce

warm me up soup

Here’s a delicious, nutritious & filling way to incorporate our local root veggies and warm up the family after a visit to the rink or a morning of raking leaves. It’s just got a little kick – not too spicy, so even the littlest of people can enjoy it. Top it with a dollop of … Continue reading warm me up soup

honey mustard dip

Had a couple requests to share another dip that I talked about on the CTV spot the other night, so here’s the honey mustard substitute. The Caramelly Apple Dip appears a little further down the blog if you just scroll down the index on the left side of this page. This recipe is just another … Continue reading honey mustard dip

krazy kale salad

I call this Krazy Kale Salad because it’s crazy good, but mostly because it’s crazy how much my 8 year-old son likes this.  He actually sat down before hockey yesterday and said “awesome” when he saw it in the bowl. Crazy, right? For any of you with an 8 year-old boy, you know this is … Continue reading krazy kale salad

caramelly apple dip

Yum.  Yum.  Yum.  I just mixed this one up and then proceeded to eat most of it with a crunchy Granny Smith, and it’s only 9:15 a.m.  Don’t tell anyone! This is a quick and easy caramel dip your family can enjoy with our delicious local fall apples. The greek yoghurt provides protein, and the … Continue reading caramelly apple dip

crunchy chickpeas

These are a tasty, high-protein and fibre alternative to potato chips.  They are a surprisingly satisfying crunchy snack, and also make for a yummy “crouton-like” salad topper or addition to a savory homemade trail mix.   Ingredients: 1 can or 1.5 c. chickpeas 1/2 tsp olive oil 1/4 tsp garlic powder pinch of sea salt … Continue reading crunchy chickpeas

roasted veggie penne

This is a great summertime salad that serves about 15, so it’s perfect for a big family barbeque or potluck pool party.  If you have some fresh herbs growing on your windowsill or deck this is the perfect last-minute recipe, as you could roast any veggies you happen to have on hand and it would … Continue reading roasted veggie penne

baked berry oatmeal

This one will save your bacon on a busy morning (it’s vegan, so, it will also literally save your bacon! 🙂 Make the night before, pop it in the fridge, and cook it up in 20 minutes.  Or, even better, bake it fully the night before, and just reheat in the morning for a quick, … Continue reading baked berry oatmeal

Two-Bite Granola Bars

As I write this, my kids are eating these, with a fat juicy orange, some almonds, and organic yoghurt for breakfast! This straightforward, nut-free recipe has been a hit in my family with adults and children alike, and contains all-natural, nutrient-dense ingredients. The original recipe first appeared on my recipe-sharing on-line group, and while we … Continue reading Two-Bite Granola Bars

better pancakes

It’s Pancake Tuesday.  Here’s a simple way to health up dinner tonight (or breakfast tomorrow!) These pancakes are delicious and you can freeze them and reheat during the week if you have leftovers!  Experiment with adding grated apple, blueberries or strawberries, chopped banana, or other fruit to pump up the nutritional value.  If you are … Continue reading better pancakes

curried scrambled tofu

This is my attempt to replicate one of my daughter’s favourite local restaurant brunch items.  For any of you trying to avoid gluten, breakfast can be a challenge.  Most muffins, breads, bagels and waffles are made with wheat or other gluten-containing grains.  If you’re tired of eggs and yoghurt, here’s a great option.  I also … Continue reading curried scrambled tofu

mo’ chili, anyone?

To round out my healthy Movember posts, here is a prostate-friendly, protein-packed chili recipe, sure to satisfy even the most meat-lovin’ mo bros out there. Quinoa is one of the few complete veggie proteins, and paired with the beans, this chili really sticks to your ribs.  The garlic and fresh herbs take the flavour up … Continue reading mo’ chili, anyone?

healthy halloween witches

Thanks to Wendy at for passing on this simple, fun & healthy Halloween treat idea! To make the witches, you will need: apples cucumber carrots toothpicks To prepare: Wash all veggies. Remove the stems from the apples so that the cucumber will sit flat on the top of the apple. It’s best to use small apples, as this … Continue reading healthy halloween witches