Vegetable & White Bean Soup

This soup is so simple but SO satisfying. It’s beautiful and bright and lovely for all seasons. If you don’t have fresh herbs, it’s totally cool to use dried ones but I challenge you to check out the fresh herb section the next time you’re in the grocery store. Fresh herbs will make any soup…

Rustic Parsley & Chickpea Salad

I almost forgot how much I love a chunky salad like this. It’s super satisfying and the protein and complex carbs in the chickpeas give it a robust meal-feel perfect for a lighter lunch or a nutrient dense side with a veggie burger or a fried egg. Oh yea, and it’s really easy to throw…

Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup

This soup has only 6 ingredients and is SO delicious! It’s crazy how tasty it is actually. It’s creamy, soothing, light and very satisfying. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan if vegetable broth is used. This soup is a part of my Fall Cleanse Meal Plan *. Cauliflower is very nourishing to the digestive system,…

Rise of the Salad Queen

My passion and vigour for health, food and nutrition began about 7 years ago. While learning and researching I’ve “guinea-pigged” myself through many restrictions, diets, meal plans, eating styles and also mega-dosing on herbs, fungi and super foods. I would never do anything unsafe but I have definitely gotten a bit extreme (how can I…

Clean Eatin’ Breakfast Bowl

Putting this how-to style recipe up for the mega babes at Stax Cycle Club . Clean eatin breakfast after a bumpin’ spin class…? Doesn’t get much better than that! No rigid rules to this, just a combination of amazing healthy foods that work well together. Enjoy! Xx Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo, low-carb, high-fat and f*cking delicious!…

Simple Kale Guacamole Salad

Simple, easy, 7 ingredients, totally tasty and nutritionally dense. Gluten-free, egg-free, vegan salad that’s full of healthy fats and fibre to keep you feeling full for longer. Ingredients: Kale, 3 -4 leaves chopped finely, stems removed Red Pepper, ½ medium pepper, diced small Red Onion, ½ medium onion, diced small Avocado, 1 Lemon Juice, 2 tbsp…

Roasted Chickpeas

Simple and delicious, roasted chickpeas are a staple in my fridge. They have a great texture and can be spiced to provide added flavor in soups, salads and side dishes. Roasted chickpeas are also great alone as a crunchy, gluten-free snack. Garbanzo beans are vegan and packed with quality protein and loads of fiber. They’re…

Salt: The Most Important Salad Ingredient

I eat a LOT of salads. On busy days (which is most days) a big salad is my only true meal and by dinner I have a lot of nutrient making-up to do. 10 – 12 servings of fruits and veg is a lot, but totally do-able if you’re into (or get into) superfoods and…

Skillet Saturdays: Sesame Noodles

Alright my awesome readers, once again I’m delayed on my Saturday post and I think this means it’s time for a break. But wait! No, I’m not quitting that easily! I’m just going to change up the posts a little bit. I’m a believer in reading the signs and trying to understand your truth. And yes,…

Skillet Saturdays: Kale, Cabbage, Cranberry, Pine Nut & Blue Cheese

I’ve fallen so far behind this week and now Skillet Saturday is Skillet Monday! I apologize to anyone who has been waiting 😦 I moved over the weekend and I was overwhelmed with how amazing my friends are! It took no time at all and I feel so blessed. I finally got to bed sometime after midnight…

Skillet Saturday: Nachos! {Gluten-free & Vegetarian}

It’s been another busy week and I’m now right in the middle of packing my apartment to move next weekend. I love creating and food crafting, however a half-packed, chaotic space isn’t exactly inspiring. And then suddenly, on Friday night this popped into my mind – Skillet Nachos! Yessssss! Ingredients: •Nacho Chips (Non-GMO and Gluten Free)*…

Skillet Saturdays: Wild Rice Fusilli with Roasted Vegtables

This week has been incredibly busy, and next week will be much the same, and I must admit – I LOVE IT! It’s been warm in Calgary (thank you Chinook), the sun is shining and the days are getting longer. I feel revitalized and rejuvenated, a bit like a little bear emerging from a winter…

Skillet Saturdays: Red Pepper Egg-In-A-Hole

Well, the past month feels like a whole year. I’ve experienced the full range of emotions and although I’m still processing it all, I feel steadier, though also humbled and more gentle through it. I’ve been reminded of the blessing of family, the fragility of life, and the importance of health and honoring my body…

Skillet Saturdays: Gluten-Free Flatbread

This week’s skillet is one of my favorites. It’s fun to make, easy and takes less than an hour start-to-finish. I think these toppings are  really tasty, bringing some very robust flavors and an intriguing presentation. The toppings can easily be adapted to your taste. This is meant more as a concept recipe and I…

Skillet Saturdays: Brussels Sprout, Potato and Bacon Hash

I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday and ate lots of delicious food! I developed this dish on Saturday morning, went to an awesome restorative yoga class and then watched Netflix all evening and now this post is a day late! Sorry guys! I guess I’m in that slow, calm mindset that seems to…

Skillet Saturdays: Lemon Berry Crumble

As we get closer to Christmas time seems to go faster and faster. The holidays can be so stressful and hectic, but they can also be really fun and cheery (and delicious). I try really hard to enjoy each moment and refrain from living in the future – planning and projecting. Cooking and eating keeps…

Skillet Saturdays: Rainbow Veggies

Today’s skillet is very simple and so beautiful! A standard-sized cast-iron skillet is perfect for two or three people but you could definitely make a bigger version in a casserole pan or an extra-large skillet. I LOVE color! In my environment,  and definitely in my food. Having a wide range of color pigmentation in your…

Skillet Saturdays: Gluten-Free Banana Bread!

I’ve been gluten-free for a couple of years now, and apart from the holiday cheats or the odd organic sourdough sandwich or Jamaican Ginger Beer, I remain pretty true to it. However, I don’t support a lot of the ingredients in gluten-free alternatives (non-organic soy and/or corn, chemical additives, etc) and I also don’t like…

Chai Quinoa Granola

Try this! It’s just mixing ingredients together, stirring in oil and syrup and putting it in the oven. This granola is great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or I even have it for dinner sometimes when I’m really hungry and get home from work too late to cook. This recipe has healthy fats, proteins, slow-burning…