Black Forest Black Bean Brownies (gluten & dairy free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

Black Forest Black Bean Brownies gluten free and dairy free and made in a blender!

My husband doesn’t really have a sweet tooth.  He’s the kind of guy who would rather have another serving of dinner and skip the dessert (I can’t relate for the record).  Despite this, he has a real soft spot for Black Forest cake. Therefore, once a year I indulge him for his birthday and make a towering cake piled high … View The Post

Building the Perfect Local Veggie & Dip Platter

Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetables

How to build the perfect local veggie and dip platter including two recipes for easy healthy homemade dips

Summer is here and that means that boatloads of fresh local veggies!  It’s so easy to eat ‘clean’ during those warm summer months when the gardens are overflowing with goodness, and there’s nothing more simple and perfect than a platter full of fresh cut veggies for your crew (no matter how big or small) to snack on! Of course, what is … 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

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!

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!