Curried Cashews

In addition to being delicious, cashews are a powerhouse of nutrients, fats, and are an excellent source of protein. With football and holiday season around the corner, roasted curry spiced cashews make for a wonderful (lighter) option to your party line-up or as hostess/holiday gifts. They are highly customizable, very easy to make and definitely one of the most healthy snacks....more

Savory Granola

The sweetness in this granola comes from pure maple syrup, raisins and dates. It is salty, spicy, crunchy, studded with toasted nuts, raisins, dates and a hint of sweetness from maple syrup. It tastes delicious on its own but also makes a great accompaniment for yoghurt,  fresh fruit, or  salads. It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks....more

Vibrant Lemon Polenta Cake

 Vibrant Lemon Polenta CakeVibrant Lemon Polenta Cake is a delicious, elegant, gluten free dessert. Simple and refined, the perfect way to end a meal....more

Best of July - Recipes in Review

BreakfastSad to say, my garden isn't doing so well this summer.  Between the heat and the challenges of bending with my growing baby bump, I haven't done a great job of keeping up with it.  However, a few friends have shared their fabulous produce which has included massive zucchini!  So I made extra large batches of Zucchini Bread Oatmeal to enjoy throughout the week.  In place of brown sugar I used sucanat and omitted the butter, which was perfect for my taste....more

Unbelievably Delicious GF CHICKPEA Cookies?

Another huge hats off to Detoxinista. The woman is a genius when it comes to unconventional and healthy recipe ideas. Her recent recipe using CHICKPEAS as the base of chocolate chip cookies is unbelievably delicious. AND it’s gluten/refined sugar free....more

Post-Baby Food Prep (or Freezer Meals for Anyone!)

With our little girl's due date just 7 weeks away (feels like it will be an eternity and the blink of an eye at the same time!) I'm doing some serious planning ahead.  I've never been the master of transitions and with this being our first child I know its going to be a big one.  While I can't prepare for everything, there are simple things I can have planned to make the transition a bit easier, including nourishing meals stocked in the freezer and a list of recipes that are manageable once we get the hang of things....more

Refreshing Warm Weather Side Dishes

As the warm weather arrives its time to ditch the soup (as much as I love a big bowl of it!) and be nourished by refreshing favorites to keep you cool and your tastebuds dancing.  As challenging as it can be to stick to your health goals in the winter when you're stuck inside and your calendar is bombarded with holiday parties, it can be just as challenging in the summer when popsicles, ice cream, and cookouts are constantly calling your name....more