Chocolate Tahini Energy Bars (Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks

First things first: I had no idea it was so easy to make homemade energy bars! That being said, I have to confess that this recipe took AGES to perfect, a rather humbling experience.  I mean, creating an energy bar should be so simple, right?  After five (yes, FIVE) failed attempts, these one-step beauties were created and were a crowd … View The Post

Crustless Asparagus Quiche (gluten-free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

Quiche is one of those things that I make for special occasions, and my Quiche Lorraine recipe is always a hit.  I wanted to make a more ‘springy’ version without the crust to lighten it up a bit more (I use lighter cream and far less bacon than a traditional version does as well).  Of course make sure that your … View The Post

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (gluten-free, vegan)

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Vegan

Now that we’re edging into some warmer weather, thoughts of cable knit sweaters, warm cups of tea and cozy dishes like Shepherd’s Pie are soon to become a distant memory.  But before you pack up your fluffy slippers for the year (I can’t be the only one who owns a pair of these amazingly comfy and oh-so-unattractive footwear), pull out your … View The Post

Tropical Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Snacks

I doubt that I need to explain how awesome chia seeds are for your health, but since it’s Nutrition Month, I want to put in a good word for them.  Not that they need my help, they’ve kind of been the golden child of the superfood movement! Chia seeds may not look like much, but they pack a big nutrition … View The Post

Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)

Baking, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The cookie gods were good to me on the day that I made these beauties. Recipe testing is rarely a straight forward process (understatement of the year), and usually requires multiple failures, with or without tears of frustration, before nailing it.  These cookies were an exception.  A gal needs a break every once in a while, I’ll take it!

Sautéed Kale & White Beans

Gluten-Free, Recipes, Sides, Vegetables

We eat our weight in greens in the form of salads around here.  But seriously, with weather like this, who’s craving a salad?  I don’t know about you, but I’ll be wanting something warm on my plate until I see a tulip or two poking through the ground

Apple & Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes

I love one-pan meals, and roasted chicken is one of the easiest AND most comforting meals to make when the weather gets cooler.  This dish takes very little effort to prepare with simple ingredients including local beautiful BC Tree Fruit Gala apples.

Harvest Apple Quinoa Salad (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Salads

This is truly fall in a salad. Filled with healthy BC Tree Fruits apples, quinoa, nuts, seeds and kale, you can feel good about putting this on the table. I felt even better knowing that it only took me 15 minutes once my quinoa was cooked to put it together!

Breastfeeding: Nutrition Tips & Essentials

Baking, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Breastfeeding.  I can’t believe that the most natural thing a woman can do can also be SO incredibly challenging!  Don’t get me wrong, I am such a huge proponent of breastfeeding, there is zero argument that it is the absolute best thing for both mom and babe for so many reasons.  The feeling that you get knowing that you’re nourishing … View The Post