Vegetable Soup with Pesto Turkey Meatballs (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

This soup was created out of one of those ‘oh no, what am I going to make for dinner?’ nights.  I try to keep ground turkey on hand  for a healthy and versatile source of protein, but find that it needs some love in the flavour department.  I had recently made basil pesto (previous post) and frozen it, and a … View The Post

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding (Gluten-Free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I have been wanting to make chia seed pudding for ages, and now I’m wondering what took me so long. What an EASY and yummy treat! Chia seeds, a well-known ‘Super Food’, are packed with fibre, omega-3’s and protein. Really, a Dietitian’s dream. They have a gel-like quality that gives it natural thickening properties, no cooking needed. This pudding takes … View The Post

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Baking, Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I started making these as a regular (not gluten-free) cookie, but changed my mind at the last second simply because it was so easy to make them gluten-free!  All I needed in my pantry was gluten-free oats and of course Patricia Chuey’s gluten-free flour blend  so I thought, why not?  Now, I’m not on a gluten-free diet, and I’m not a … View The Post

Banana, Peanut Butter and Date Protein Smoothie

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I love smoothies but I admittedly get tired of the same old fruit and yogurt versions.  This one is an unexpected twist from the norm and is PACKED with protein and fibre to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning.  Dates and bananas are both loaded with potassium and fibre, and the whey, milk and peanut butter add … View The Post

Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

I confess, it’s always been the pie filling, not the crust, that I’m after. I’d say that this is especially the case with pumpkin pie, the quintessential fall dessert. The good news is that skipping the crust makes it so much lighter in the calorie department! Pumpkin is rich in fibre, carotenoids and Vitamin A, which may help improve night … View The Post

Mexican Kale Salad (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Salads

We can’t get enough of these Mexican flavours in our house: honestly, we cook a Mexican meal nearly once a week. This is a super healthy and filling salad that incorporates the Super Food kale into the mix to give it a bit more texture, fibre and vitamins.  In addition to only having 33 calories per cup, kale is rich … View The Post

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding (Gluten-Free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

Rice pudding seems to be one of those childhood staple deserts that I keep coming back to. The best part is that it is so easy AND is naturally gluten free.  If you want to make this vegan substitute the eggs for the chia seeds and the whole milk for the almond milk and voila, vegan comfort food in a pinch! … View The Post

Peach Raspberry Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Baking, Breakfast, Gluten-Free

Eating gluten-free can be a challenge, especially when it comes to baking. Enter my friend and long-time mentor Patricia Chuey.  When faced with the same food challenge, she stepped up to the plate and created her own gluten-free flour blend that knocks the socks off of any other gluten-free flour on the market.  I love the fact that it is … View The Post

Hearty Lentil Soup (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

As soon as Fall arrives I get this urge to make soup every day.  There is something so cozy about a pot of soup, full of vegetables, simmering on the stove.  Lentils are packed with fibre and protein, making this a perfect vegetarian dish to add to your repertoire of quick meals.  Here is my take on lentil soup that … View The Post

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Main Dishes

One of my all-time favourite summer meals!  These lettuce wraps are packed with flavour, fresh veges and protein: really a perfect lunch or light dinner, and so easy to make. Here’s how you do it: Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken, turkey or pork 1/2 chopped small yellow onion 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp. grated ginger 2 tbsp. soy sauce … View The Post