Indonesian Coconut Pumpkin Soup (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

My first waitressing job during university was at an eclectic little bistro called the Tomato Cafe, nestled in the Cambie neighbourhood of Vancouver.  Originally owned and founded by Diane Clement (cookbook author and previous Olympic athlete), it was true serendipity that they hired me.  The Tomato has had a profound influence on my perspective on food and allowed me an … View The Post

Roasted Pumpkin, Kale and Quinoa Salad (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Salads

When I grew up, a salad was simply a bunch of iceberg lettuce, maybe some tomato and cucumber, and Kraft salad dressing.  Have times ever changed!  Salads are where you can let your imagination go wild.  Veggies, fruit, cheese, nuts, greens… anything goes. Now that Halloween has come and gone, I was eyeing up those unsuspecting cute sugar pumpkins pondering their … View The Post

Double Chocolate Omega-3 Zucchini Bread

Baking

My current ingredient obsession seems to be hemp seeds, and let’s face it, could be worse!  Packed full of omega-3 fats, protein and fibre, I’ll look for any excuse to squeeze them into a recipe.  The walnuts in this zucchini bread add an extra dose of the same.  I try to keep a loaf of this in my freezer for … 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 Muffins

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

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Judging from my recent posts I’m clearly addicted to all things pumpkin.  Truthfully, I’m constantly looking for ways to hide vegetables in my two year old son’s food.  After all, he is my toughest critic!  These are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully.  You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the flour to … 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

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