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

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Baking, Breakfast

Saturdays are my FAVOURITE day of the week.  It’s the most luxurious day of the week for me: a completely selfish indulgence of family, good food and relaxing.  It also happens to be the day we make pancakes or ‘angel cakes’ in our little household. I had some leftover grated carrots and apple, and was scratching my head over what … View The Post

Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sides, Vegetables

You either love them or hate them.  Yes, I’m talking about brussels sprouts.  And I confess, until recently I was in the ‘hate them’ group. I had been subjected to years of the mushy cold version (aren’t all veggies cold on the Christmas table by the time we get to them?), so I really had no clue how yummy these … View The Post

Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Gluten-Free, Sides, Vegetables

There are times in life when a little bacon is in order: this is one of them. Of course, if you are vegetarian you can completely leave it out, but this seems to be a case of ‘a little goes a long way’ in the splurge department. As with all of my recipes, I tried making this as lean as … 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

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

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

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