Roasted Pear & Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients (serves ~6): 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp. brown rice syrup 1-2 bartlett pears 1 cup. fresh cranberries 1/3 cup pecans 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds 1 white onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup goat’s cheese 4 cups spinach 2 tbsp dried cranberries Nonna Pia’s  Classic Balsamic Reduction to taste–Continue reading “Roasted Pear & Goat Cheese Salad”

Blueberry Crumble Bars (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free)

What you will need (Makes ~9 bars):  Oat Layer: 1 1/2 cup large flake oats 1/4 + 1 tbsp cup corn flour (or gluten free flour of choice) 3 TBSP natural almond butter (or nut butter of choice), smooth and softened. 1 1/2 TBSP coconut sugar 4 TBSP coconut oil, melted 1 TBSP pure maple syrupContinue reading “Blueberry Crumble Bars (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free)”

Brooke’s Homemade KIND Bars

I love KIND bars especially when I am on the move and looking for something quick and satisfying. They contain a substantial amount of nuts for healthy fats and brown rice syrup for a source of glucose (energy) for your body. So… I decided it’s about time I try to make my own home-made version.Continue reading “Brooke’s Homemade KIND Bars”

Puffed Quinoa Seed Bars

Gluten-free, dairy-free and nutrition packed bars made with only whole ingredients. I was looking to make bars similar to one of my favourite brands, KIND bars. However, I had no almonds and nuts in the house so I decided to do a puffed quinoa bar version instead using whatever ingredients I could find! They are actuallyContinue reading “Puffed Quinoa Seed Bars”

Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bite Cookies

Who wouldn’t want cookies for breakfast? Usually it’s morally incorrect to actually have cookies for breakfast… but we can let it slide with this recipe. These cookie bites are great to grab on the go or take to work as an energy boosting snack… and only 60 cals per cookie! Made with whole food ingredientsContinue reading “Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bite Cookies”

Peaches n’ Hemp Oat Cookies

I LOVE peach season! However, I am sure I’m not the only one who finds that all the peaches you buy ripen at the exact same time. So… I thought I would create a new recipe with some of the ones I bought before they go bad. Recipe makes ~12 cookies.  Combine Dry Ingredients andContinue reading “Peaches n’ Hemp Oat Cookies”

Blueberry Protein Shake (Vegan + Dairy-Free)

  Hi guys! I just wanted to share one of my favourite protein shakes right now. I am absolutely addicted to this combo and it’s so easy to make. Ingredients (serves 1):  1 scoop protein powder (I choose to use either Sunwarrior Vegan Proteins or Genuine Health’s vegan vanilla protein powder) 1/2 cup cold waterContinue reading “Blueberry Protein Shake (Vegan + Dairy-Free)”

Dark Chocolate Almond Oat Bark (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Ingredients:  1 cup packed/pitted dates, soften for 40 secs 1/3 cup cashew milk (or milk of choice) 1 cup gluten-free oats 2 tbsp natural almond butter, softened 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut ~3/4 cup dark chocolate melting wafers Combine all ingredients except the dark chocolate in a Vitamix or food processor. Blend until evenly mixed. SpreadContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Almond Oat Bark (Vegan + Gluten Free)”

Granola Cups

Ingredients: 1/3 cup chopped mixed nuts, salted ½ cup coconut 1 ½ cup oats 1 tsp cinnamon Ground sea salt ½ tsp vanilla 4 tbsp honey 1 tbsp natural crunchy pb ¼ cup silk unsweetened cashew milk 1 tbsp oil of choice 2 tsp raw sugar Directions: 1.     In a large mixing bowl, combine allContinue reading “Granola Cups”

Cocoa Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Good morning friends! Happy Tuesday 🙂 We had so many over-ripe bananas at our house that needed to be used up… so I decided to create a new banana muffin recipe. This recipe is gluten-free and I use the wonderful corn flour by One Degree Organics to do so. You can find their flours andContinue reading “Cocoa Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free)”