My Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate Brownies are a healthy and nutritious option when you’re wanting a sweet treat. They’re dense and moist with a rich chocolate flavour and the tang of fresh cranberries. I made these for my brother’s birthday and he confirmed that, “they are the shit!” His words, not mine.
I used to love my Kraft peanut butter and ate copious amounts of it. It was creamy, sweet and salty all at once. Then I discovered almond butter and haven’t looked back. Before we get to the almond butter I want to explain why peanut butter actually isn’t as healthy of an option as you might think.
One of my favourite desserts growing up was apple crisp. My one sister, Brittany, used to make it all the time for family dinners and we’d eat it hot with vanilla ice cream on top. I tend to forget about apple crisp all summer but as soon as a cool fall day arrives so does the thought of this tasty, comforting treat. I have sensitivities to gluten and dairy so needed to create a version without either. I not only made this apple crisp gluten-free but grain-free as well. So if you’re working on healing your digestive system and avoiding grains, you can still eat apple crisp! We topped this with coconut milk ice cream and it was divine! Read More
I hope all of you in Canada enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends and good food! We went down to see Nelson’s family and I made my Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Salad. Squash is one of my favourite vegetables and it’s so versatile. My new recipe, Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad, is great anytime of day including for breakfast. This salad pairs well with a piece of meat or chicken for a complete meal and tastes good cold or hot, although I prefer hot. Read More
It’s that time of year where the controversy over getting the flu shot stirs up. It’s a personal decision and important to make sure you make one that is informed. Whether or not you decide to, making sure you’re supporting your immune system with food and managing stress is important. My Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup recipe is chock full of amazing immune supporting and boosting nutrients. Read More
I received 4 grocery bags full of crab apples from my sister and brother-in-law this fall. My thoughts were to either attempt to make raw apple cider vinegar or this fermented crab apple sauce. I’m glad I went with the apple sauce! This turned out tasty and I tried it three different ways. One plain, one with raw honey and one with some organic cane sugar. All three turned out great and the plain one was naturally sweet too. Read More
For years I grappled over the number on the scale, watching it go up and down but never getting low enough to make me happy. Some days I would step on it numerous times to see if that number had gone down after a long workout and little food. Sadly at the time I didn’t realize that getting that number low enough isn’t what would make me happy or healthy. Read More
It’s soup season! This Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup is rich and flavourful with a slight hint of heat from the jalapeño peppers. When I make soup I prefer thick, creamy textures to the runny chicken noodle types. This soup is no exception but if you prefer something thinner just add more broth. Read More
Before I moved to the city, I used to love taking trips in during the fall to get pumpkin spice lattes. Now that I know whats in them and how they affect my adrenals and blood sugar, I’ll pass. Instead, I make my own with wholesome real food ingredients. I’ve never been a coffee drinker except for my past consumption of flavoured lattes. The caffeine is an extra stress on my adrenals that I don’t need, so I opted to use Dandy Blend in these, which has a similar flavour. Its great for the liver as it contains dandelion, chicory and beet root. Read More
Like I said before, I love pumpkin and this isn’t the last pumpkin recipe you’ll see from me this fall, so hopefully you love it too! If not, I think you will soon. We’ve been having some hot weather here in Edmonton so smoothies are still okay in my books. As soon as the weather turns cold though, my body no longer craves them. For now I will still enjoy them. I used some of the leftover pumpkin from the Pumpkin Lamb Chili recipe to make this smoothie. Read More