Meals

  • 75 Healthy Holiday Recipes December 15, 2015 The holiday season can be challenging when you avoid certain foods. If you’re lucky, you can indulge in a few treats that you wouldn’t normally indulge in – if that’s the case go ahead! Just make them count! However if you’re like me, there’s a line you can’t cross. I don’t care how delicious that apple pie ...
  • Asian Inspired Pasta Salad March 12, 2015 So you might be curious as to why this grain-eschewing gal is posting a recipe for a pasta salad. Let me tell you! I am a huge fan of balance, as long as it doesn’t harm you. There are foods that I am physically unable to eat (dairy, legumes), chemicals that I avoid like the plague (artificial sweeteners, ...
  • Baked Chicken Thighs with Herb & Kale Pesto August 21, 2014 Growing up in the 90’s, when everyone was sure that fat was the cause of heart disease (whoops, major fail), the breast was the only part of the chicken we ate. I remember my mom coming home from the grocery store with packs of chicken breasts and wrapping them in saran wrap to be frozen ...
  • Chicken “Noodle” Soup March 17, 2016 Anyone else love chicken noodle soup? I certainly do. It reminds me of when I was a kid and my mom would make it to make me feel better! Unfortunately, most chicken noodle soups out of a box or can are full of junk. And for those of us who don’t tolerate gluten or grains, even ...
  • Crockpot Chicken Stew February 26, 2015 When people ask what my favourite kitchen tool is, most expect me to say my Blendtec. And while I LOVE this luxurious item, it’s #3 on my list. First and foremost is my food processor. If I had to choose just 1 kitchen gadget, it would be that, without a doubt! But in a very ...
  • Curry Burgers with Cilantro Lime Mayo July 30, 2015 Burgers are a staple in our house! Why? Because they’re quick to make, delicious and inexpensive. The last part is key, because when buying properly raised meat, cost does become a factor. And after beef shanks and organ meats, ground beef is the cheapest cut you can get! So between tacos, burgers, pasta sauce and ...
  • Ginger Carrot Soup November 19, 2015 This past weekend we harvested all of the carrots from our garden. We were shocked to see how many there were! We only planted 1 row, but ended up with bowls and bowls of carrots. So in order to use them all while they’re fresh and most tasty, I quickly turned them into my favourite ...
  • 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 ...
  • Liver – A True Superfood! February 3, 2016 When we think of superfoods, things like kale, acai, chia and other plants come to mind. However if we actually put a definition to the word superfood, it becomes quite obvious that these are not true superfoods. Here are my requirements for a superfood: It needs to be jam-packed with nutrients (i.e. incredibly nutrient dense). So ...
  • Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce! November 27, 2014 Ahhh spaghetti. The epitome of comfort food. Slurping up those noodles, dripping in tomato sauce and covered in parm! Actually as a kid I was slurping up noodles covered in Becel margarine covered in parm…and I wonder why my belly was always sore! However, once I made it over to the spaghetti and meat sauce ...
  • Plantain Chip Nachos October 31, 2014 Anyone else absolutely love nachos? I was a weird kid and actually kind of hated chips. There was one exception though – tortilla chips. Maybe it’s because I have such fond memories of ski vacations with my family…the 4 of us curling up together after a long day of skiing, watching NCAA basketball and sharing a bag ...
  • Pulled Pork January 15, 2015 Pulled pork is something I discovered late in life. Due to a totally destroyed digestive tract for most of my life, I couldn’t tolerate anything with fat. So when I discovered pulled pork, after healing my gut, oh man was I in heaven! Not only does it taste incredible, but it’s full of connective tissue ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sausage & Mushroom Spaghetti (Squash) November 7, 2014 When I first started cooking, I would follow a recipe exactly as it was written. As I got more comfortable in the kitchen, I started loosening up a bit. One tablespoon of oil? Approximately a quick circle around the pan. One tsp of cumin? I’d eyeball it in the palm of my hand. The more I ...
  • Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash October 6, 2014 Squash is by far my favourite of the fall foods! As soon as the weather cools down a bit in September I throw the first squash I can get my hands on into the oven and roast it until it starts to caramelize. It is so sweet and delicious, while being a fairly low concentration of carbs, ...
  • Smoky Bacon Butternut Chili January 29, 2015 I absolutely love large pots of meat and veggies – stew, soup, chili – whatever you want to call it, I’m down. Especially on these crazy cold days we’ve been having lately! I find if I make a big pot o’deliciousness on Sunday for dinner, it’s so easy to choose nutrient-dense, healing foods during the ...
  • Thai Butternut Squash Soup December 11, 2014 Soup is probably my husband’s favourite thing to eat, ever. If I made soup (or stew for that matter) every day for the rest of our lives, he would be thrilled. Talk about simple pleasures eh? Luckily I love soup too – for many reasons! I get chilled easily, and when I get chilled, there’s no ...
  • Thai Curry Beef August 6, 2017 Cooking for kids is a game changer eh? And I only have 1! Kudos to you mamas (and papas! #dontforgetdads) cooking for multiple babies. I never truly appreciated the flexibility I had when it was just me and maybe my husband I was cooking for. Timing didn’t really matter, meltdowns didn’t happen if we ate ...
  • Thai Curry Meatballs [gluten free, paleo] July 21, 2014 I can’t remember exactly when I discovered Thai food, but all I know is it was WAY too late in my life! I can’t believe how many years went by without understanding the deliciousness that is Thai Curry. So, to make up for the time lost, I include curry-based meals on a regular basis in my ...
  • Thanksgiving Round Up October 8, 2015 The best part about Thanksgiving is that it is based around real, whole foods like meat and veggies. I’ve gathered up some of the most delicious Thanksgiving recipes from the blogosphere to help you finish up your menus this weekend! The only classic Thanksgiving foods that are not real, whole foods are stuffing (which we’re omitting since ...

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