Kale Chickpea Snack Mix (Gluten Free)

Appetizers, Gluten-Free

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For those moments when you crave something salty and crispy, this does the trick!  You can bake the chickpeas if you want, but they just don’t get as crispy. This is a great fall snack, and is best served right away as the chickpeas lose their crispness.  You could add some cayenne pepper (at the same time as the garlic … View The Post

10 Day Smoothie Challenge

Breakfast, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

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I can’t think of a better healthy food invention. In this craziness we call life, where we are all stretched to our limits and doing our best to make better choices, what a relief to know that you can throw a bunch of healthy foods into a blender and have a portable, delicious ‘fast food’ breakfast or snack in minutes. … View The Post

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Baking, Breakfast, Lifestyle

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By now you’ve probably realized that I’m obsessed with all things lemon ricotta.  In my defence, what is there not to love? I decided to remain predictable and created these delicious, perfectly moist and sweet muffins.  We are constantly on the hunt for healthy nut free snacks to pack in Charlie’s lunch, so I held my breath and crossed my … View The Post

Banana Bread

Baking, Breakfast

I started making this banana bread when I was 13 years old, and it has been a family favourite ever since.  The recipe was originally from my Aunty Mary straight from New Zealand and handed down through the generations.  I admittedly tweaked it a bit to reduce the sugar and fat (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup butter and … View The Post

Heirloom Tomato Salsa and Guacamole

Appetizers

  Our go-to summer appetizer is homemade salsa and guacamole.  You simply can’t beat the fresh garden flavours.  This salsa is best made an hour or two before serving to allow the flavours to come together.  Serve with the best tortilla chips you can find. 2 ½ c. finely chopped heirloom tomatoes (or regular tomatoes can be substituted) 1 seeded … View The Post