Love Hate Relationship

Moment of Confession: I have a love-hate relationship with exercise. If exercise involves socializing, I’m way more likely to participate. (I wish I loved exercise as much as I love cooking and eating!) I had a great night on Sunday learning how to rock climb with my cousins and friends, Mariah and Christian. I love…

Zucchini Noodles

Love pasta? Looking to maintain a healthy weight and cut back on eating refined foods?  Try Zoodles! Zoodles (Zucchini noodles) are a fantastic way to pump up the nutrition and fibre content of a meal while still having the “quick meal” experience of pasta. Spiralize up a zucchini and sautee with avacado oil, salt, dill,…

Wrap Up Those Veggies!

Fresh veggies, wild rice and a little bit of grass fed beef from my uncle & aunt’s farm in McBride. All in a rice wrap – one of my favourite meals. I love keeping a few wraps handy for times when I have leftover grains (quinoa or rice) and have a handful of veggies around…

Freeze Veggies for Quick Suppers

Quick Meal Tip: Freeze chopped onions, garlic, bell peppers and carrots in small bags.  If you’re short on time, grab a bag out of the freezer and toss in the pan to get your stir fry made in half the time!  Just add greens and any other fresh stir fry veggies you have available. Did…

Nutritious Dessert

I get so much enjoyment out of learning a new nutritious dessert 🍰  Brought this Chocolate Caramel Fruit Dip topped with Whipped Coconut Cream (drizzled with maple syrup) to a potluck dinner. It was a hit!! Easy to make and extremely delicious, while being packed with great ingredients like cashews and dates. Check out the…

Simple Meal Idea

Simple meal idea: take your green salad. Add rice, black beans, extra veggies and an oil-lemon dressing to make it super filling…. And delicious!! Eat with taco or bean chips for added crunch.

Swirly Rainbow Salad

Swirly 5 Minute Rainbow Salad! Spiralizer up some carrots and cucumber, and topped it off with lemon & avacado oil, avacado slices, cherry tomatoes, dill and other seasonings. Didn’t take long to make and it was scrumptious…

Roasted Veggies

Recipe idea! Big pan of roasted veggies. Chop up potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and other firm squash. Drizzle with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, dill, mixed herbs, and a little paprika and cayenne for added kick. Bake for 15-20min at 350 degrees. Add softer veggies like mushrooms, peppers, and cauliflower and pop back in the…

Pumpkin Pecan Maple Fudge

Pumpkin Pecan Maple fudge with coconut whipped cream with a drizzle of maple syrup… Could there be anything better?! The recipe is from the Oh She Glows Cookbook (check out the Pumpkin Maple Pie and adapt it to be fudge!) or you can check out the recipe here: http://www.vfchiro.com/maple-pumpkin-pie-oat-crust