Cooking Tutorials

  • Coconut Milk Yogurt August 4, 2016 Yogurt is one of the foods I miss the most, since having to avoid dairy. Unfortunately there are no good alternatives out there. And while there are some expensive cultured almond or coconut snacks available, they are filled with stabilizers, gums and other weird ingredients – so I don’t touch them. Not to mention they’re ...
  • Eggshell Seedlings May 13, 2017 FULL DISCLOSURE: I am not a gardener. This is my husband’s project. He has a MAJOR green thumb, but he doesn’t have a blog, so I’m sharing his fun project with y’all today!   Starting Seedlings It’s smart to start seedlings indoors between 4 and 6 weeks before you plan to transfer outdoors. This depends on the plan, ...
  • Fermented Carrots March 24, 2017 Fermented foods are a staple in every single traditional culture, and their absence in the typical North American Diet, is likely a major contributor to poor health. I’ve written about gut heath and fermented foods many times on this blog already, so feel free to check out those posts: Sauerkraut Kombucha Coconut Yogurt Leaky Gut What Causes Leaky Gut Healing Leaky Gut  Sauerkraut ...
  • Fried Plantains June 4, 2015 Oh plantains – how I love thee! Seriously guys, plantains are the best! Here’s why: They are incredibly versatile and can be used to make everything from biscuits and pancakes, to tortillas and nachos. Green plantains are savoury and a great alternative to potatoes. Ripe plantains (yellow, or yellow with brown spots) are super sweet and great for ...
  • Guacamole Recipe + Avocado Tutorial August 13, 2015 Avocado’s are the best. They are jam-packed with nutrients, fibre and healthy fat. And they’re freakin delicious too!!! Adding half an avocado to your eggs, salad, or burgers, is the perfect way to not only get in some additional nutrition, but to make sure your meal will be filling for hours. Also, please note that the ...
  • Homemade Salad Dressings – a DIY Tutorial and a Recipe Round Up! July 9, 2015 One of the processed foods I really caution my clients against is pre-made salad dressings. The reason for this is multi-factorial: The oil is always a vegetable oil. Even if it says “made with olive oil”. Check the ingredients list, olive oil will be listed after an industrial seed oil such as canola or soybean. This ...
  • Instant Pot February 11, 2016 I’ve had a lot of people recently ask me how I keep bone broth on hand all of the time. This is a totally fair question because in order to get a really nutrient-rich, gelatinous bone broth it needs to cook for a long time. We’re talking 24 hours on the stove top, or 2-4 ...
  • Maple Balsamic Kale December 10, 2015 I love kale. But I am also very aware that kale is an acquired taste. I didn’t love it right off the bat, and in fact I was kind of intimidated to cook it!  I hate soggy cooked greens, and raw kale salad can be kind of overwhelming (both from a chewing and taste perspective). After multiple ...
  • Red Curry Mussels November 11, 2015 Mussels have been a restaurant go-to of mine for a long time now! Living with food allergies can be challenging when it comes to eating out – especially since so many people love Italian (read: wheat and cheese). However most of the time there’s a mussel dish on the menu, and usually it’s in a ...
  • Salmon en Papillote May 11, 2016 This recipe sounds fancy. It looks fancy. It tastes fancy. But it’s so darn easy. Which is amazing, since over or under cooking fish is the worst!! If you follow me on Instagram, you might be familiar with our #TacoTuesday tradition. Since we work late on Tuesdays, we need to make something quick for dinner. Lettuce Wrap ...
  • Squash Tutorial October 2, 2015 With yesterday being the first day of October, I thought it would be timely to post a simple tutorial for cooking squash! Winter squashes of all varieties are one of my favourite foods, which is interesting because they literally made me gag as a kid – I wouldn’t even carry the squash dish to the Thanksgiving ...

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