One Pan Tofu Bake


Do you do meatless Mondays? This is a great recipe to whip up for a meatless Monday or for any day! We eat mostly plant based in our home, so I often will take a recipe where chicken would be the protein and sub in tofu.   Turns out tofu substitutes well in pan bakes! This recipe is one with more unique spices; however, it has been a surprise favourite for five out five of our family members! Yippee for a winner dinner!   If you're looking for a quick throw together dinner, give this a go! It's a wonderful meal [...]

One Pan Tofu Bake2022-08-17T17:15:07-07:00

Fresh Roasted Salsa


Summer is the best time for this fresh & delightful salsa! Fresh salsa used to be my thing - invite me to a summer BBQ and I'll bring the chips and homemade salsa along! Sadly I gave up regular salsa making when the kiddos arrived - there was less time for roasting & dicing in between diaper changes & nap schedules. But as my kids grow and summer comes with its delectably sun-ripened tomatoes, how could I not turn those beauties into a flavourful salsa? What makes this salsa "next level"? Roasting the tomatoes, along with half of the peppers, [...]

Fresh Roasted Salsa2023-12-11T19:40:40-08:00

Vegan Chili


Vegan Chili (gluten free) I love an easy to throw together meal - especially one where I can easily double the recipe and freeze half for later!  This recipe brings in sweet potatoes (or yams, depending on where you're grocery shopping) to really amp up the flavour and fiber; if you'd like to up the veggie ante even more, feel free to throw in some chopped carrots. Beans are a humble but power house food! They help stabilize your blood sugar, allowing your body to slowly release energy as it digests your food, helping you avoid the energy high and [...]

Vegan Chili2022-06-29T16:16:38-07:00

The Best Chocolate Cake (yes, it’s gluten free & dairy free!)


The Best Chocolate Cake (and yes, it's gluten free and dairy free) I've never liked chocolate cake (gasp!). I love chocolate. I love cake. Put them together and I'm just not interested - too often I've found chocolate cake to be dry and lacking in depth of flavour.  Then I met this cake....and everything changed.  What's amazing about this cake? This chocolate cake uses brewed coffee (use decaf if you're avoiding caffeine) and lots of quality, dark chocolate to really intensify the chocolaty flavour. There is also mashed avocado (hello secret ingredient!), which provides healthy fats to really bring moisture [...]

The Best Chocolate Cake (yes, it’s gluten free & dairy free!)2023-12-11T19:35:58-08:00

Butternut Squash Hummus


Butternut Squash Hummus While the 2020 holiday season won't see us bringing appetizers to social gatherings, there is still a welcome place at your own table for a satisfying, seasonal dip. This hummus is boosted with local and currently in season roasted butternut squash! Yep, I'd even call it "yummus". Why use butternut squash? Beyond butternut squash being a delicious vegetable, it is chock full of vitamin A, C, E, and the B vitamins as well as fibre, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It's an all star and it can be prepared in so many ways - it's even a great [...]

Butternut Squash Hummus2022-06-29T16:20:10-07:00

Carrot Top Pesto


If you are growing carrots in your garden, chances are you have composted piles of the leafy greens that sprout on top of those tasty root veggies. In the past I have cut those greens and put them in the compost bin (which is still a great thing versus going to a landfill) but had not paused to think, are these beautiful greens edible?? And they most certainly are! Whether you desire to chop them into a salad, steam them, saute them or blend them into a sauce, they are versatile and considered a market vegetable in Europe! I've also [...]

Carrot Top Pesto2020-09-30T06:03:37-07:00

Spelt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


This recipe has been my standby muffin recipe for the past 5+ years and it is one of those recipes that I don't need to pull out my recipe book to prepare, it's burned into the brain! In fact, I often have these muffins prepped and ready to go into the oven in the time that it takes to preheat! (And while I feel like this is a worthy feat, it may not actually be that amazing. I say celebrate the small victories!) These muffins are refined sugar free, with the sweetness coming from really ripe bananas and the chocolate chips, [...]

Spelt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins2022-06-28T12:42:04-07:00

Delicious Parsley Dill Sauce


A good sauce can cover a mediocre meal and make it fantastic! This sauce was inspired by a random assortment of ingredients in my fridge and pantry and the need for something yummy to slather on that evening's veggie bowl dinner. Did you know that parsley is a also a good source of iron? 100 grams (1 1/2 cups) of parsley provides 34% of your daily iron - more than double the amount of iron from spinach! And pairing lemon juice with parsley enhances iron absorption, making this dip not only delicious but helpful for those looking to increase iron [...]

Delicious Parsley Dill Sauce2022-06-29T16:30:14-07:00

Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Gluten free baking is somewhat intimidating if you are new to trying it but it doesn't have to be! It's really a matter of making flour swaps and using the correct leavening agents (I'm talking baking powder, baking soda or yeast or a combination) and with so many gluten free recipes out there, it's pretty easy to get started. Lately I have been intrigued by gluten free baking and energized by the challenge of converting my go-to recipes into gluten-free goodness! I make banana chocolate chip muffins nearly every week and usually use spelt flour to do so, but I was [...]

Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins2020-07-02T12:42:34-07:00

Mushroom Celery Amazing Soup


I know, I know, a soup that has mushroom and celery in the title is not necessarily the most exciting thing, BUT the word amazing is in there so you KNOW it's going to be good. Unless you hate mushrooms, then it's definitely not going to be on your hit list of soups to make. If you're a mushroom lover then rejoice, because this soup is bursting with mushroom flavour with hints of a celery party happening in the soup at the same time. There are other veggies snuck in there too, along with cashews to make it super duper creamy [...]

Mushroom Celery Amazing Soup2020-08-20T14:30:03-07:00
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