Green smoothie – an easy raw meal

Green smoothie – an easy raw meal

I attended a raw food seminar earlier this year, and ever since then I’ve been on a green smoothie kick, having one a day.  I figured it was the easiest way for me to add more raw vegetables and fruit to my diet.  I’m using an old Magic Bullet to make the smoothies now, but … Continue reading

Double dark chocolate spelt cookies

Double dark chocolate spelt cookies

I rarely bake outside of the holiday season…but I’ve made these double dark chocolate spelt cookies four times in the past month.  These are so good.  My husband is not a big dark chocolate fan and yet he said that these are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. I was looking for a … Continue reading

Quick & easy mushroom soup with kale chips

Quick & easy mushroom soup with kale chips

With the cold weather outside, I’m on a soup kick and wanted to make a soup using local ingredients.  As it’s winter, there aren’t many vegetables to choose from, so I bought a container of mushrooms and made a quick and easy soup. I love topping vegetable puree soups with croutons, but since I’m reducing … Continue reading

Breakfast in a jar – homemade instant oatmeal

Breakfast in a jar – homemade instant oatmeal

On weekdays, breakfast is generally a hurried meal.  For years, my main breakfast of choice has been oatmeal – quick to prepare, healthy and satisfying.  After gradually removing refined, boxed cereals from the house, I finally got my husband to switch to oatmeal, but for a long time it was packaged instant oatmeal. Nowadays instead … Continue reading

Four simple healthy eating tips

Over the years I’ve slowly shaped my habits to eat healthier without deprivation or sacrificing flavour.  While my exercise habits aren’t always consistent, I’ve been able to maintain my weight by eating healthy.  I’ve had a few friends ask me for tips on how to eat healthier, so I thought I’d share them with everyone: … Continue reading

Baked eggplant chips

Baked eggplant chips

Happy new year!  With the start of every year, many of us are focused on getting healthier, and so I thought I’d provide a simple recipe for irresistible baked eggplant chips.  Before trying this, my husband did not like eggplant, but he can’t get enough of these and suggested I add it to the blog … Continue reading

Kick-ass gingerbread ninja cookies

Kick-ass gingerbread ninja cookies

It’s time for holiday baking!  This year we baked an assortment of goodies, including gingerbread ninja cookies (recipe below), chocolate mint cut-out cookies, matcha shortbread and vanilli kranzchen.  We also made a couple of delicious, guilt-free gluten and dairy-free recipes – chilled double chocolate torte and super-easy, decadent chocolate meringue cookies. A lot of baking has … Continue reading

Mini Asian Pulled Chicken Tacos

Mini Asian Pulled Chicken Tacos

Last week I got the chance to cater a private dinner party, which was exciting for me as it gave me the opportunity to share my food.  And by that I mean the stuff I normally cook at home for myself and my husband, which is usually an eclectic fusion of healthy, yet still tasty … Continue reading