Simple High Calcium Citrus and Fig Energy Balls

Nearing the intimidating age of 30, a lot of things are likely going through our heads. All our friends are starting to have babies. We’ve come to the realization our career no long allows us to jet off backpacking for a year ....more

Should You be Cooking with Olive Oil and Other Usage Tips

Where the Olive Oil Grows – The Mediterranean Coastline, Cinque Terre Italy When asked which is better – butter or margarine? The answer always is – olive oil. One thing that can be certain in nutrition science is that the Mediterranean diet has shown undeniable health benefits ....more

Easy Vegan Almond Tempeh “Meatballs”

Not even a week has past since my return from Indonesia and I can confidently tell you that the thing I miss most is not the warmth nor the beaches, its the food. The flavours and the variety put this cuisine at the top of my list. If you haven’t tried tempeh yet, and your a lover of healthy and tasty cuisine, boy have I got a treat for you ....more

Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese

If I have learned one thing from having a weekly vegetable box delivered to my door it is this – beets are always in season. Well they are on Vancouver Island anyway. From June, straight through to October, they haven’t missed a beet, and I have heard down the grapevine that the winter edition is set to include even more of this tasty vegetable ....more

Protein Rich Zucchini Noodle Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

When your roommate can’t have lentils, vegetarian sources of protein are limited. We have had more than our fair share of Summer Tofu Salad Bowl and Vegetable Packed Crustless Quiche with Feta but there are only so many egg and tofu dishes you can stomach in a week. So I turned to protein rich cottage cheese to help square out our vegetarian dinners ....more

Simple Vegetable Packed Crustless Quiche with Feta

Its summer! And the hen’s are a’layin and the zucchini is a’growin. Creative uses for zucchini have taken over my Pinterest news feed – ranging from stuffed, to zucchini chips, to zucchini noodles ....more

Healthy Chickpea Spread with Sundried Tomatoes

Hands down, the Middle East is one of my favourite regions in the world to visit. Sleeping on rooftops, shopping the magical bazaars, and the sampling the most amazing cuisine. Just as you are served a bread basket here at home, some creamy hummus and fresh pita is the Middle Eastern way of welcoming you to their restaurants ....more

Beet Apple and Kale Salad with Walnuts and Dill

As I grow older (and wiser), I can start to appreciate the presence of fruit in salads. When checking out your local veggie stand this spring, you can see that an April salad can showcase beets, kale and apples. Jazzed up with a little bit of fresh dill and a simple vinaigrette style dressing, that boring weeknight side salad just got a whole lot more interesting ....more

Seasonal Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Ever thought about what’s in season in March? Well it’s definitely Spring here, the flowers are out in full force and the winter jackets have been put back into storage. But even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom, not much is being harvested from the veggie gardens ....more

Steel-Cut Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

Healthy alternative to pancakes! Good source of protein! Now that I have your attention, let me elaborate on my bold statements ....more