MSG madness!

MSG, also known as monosodium glutamate, is not something that I was ever concerned with living in Canada. It was very easy to avoid. The FDA requires that it is stated on the product label if it is within the food. Also, in Canada I did not have a language barrier holding me back from knowingContinue reading “MSG madness!”

Sabaidee! Hello from Laos

Hi friends! I am all settled in and had the opportunity to explore the city of Vientiane yesterday (Sunday) before I started my first day of work here. Of course I went to check out the fresh food markets, many temples, and the Vientiane famous night market. Fresh fruit is at every corner wherever IContinue reading “Sabaidee! Hello from Laos”

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn! #YUM

I combine two of my FAVOURITE foods! Popcorn + Dark Chocolate.  Try it out: In a popcorn machine or in a pot on the stove, made your own popcorn in 1 -2tbsp coconut oil (depending on how much you want to make). Spread the popcorn on parchment paper on the kitchen counter. Melt dark chocolate (atContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn! #YUM”

Eggplant Quinoa Lasagna – Guilt-Free!

Everyone loves lasagna on cool winter days. It is such a hearty meal but, the traditional lasagna has a bad rep with all that cheese, ground beef, and refined carbohydrates (white pasta!). So, since I was craving something like lasagna… I decided to make one with a healthy twist. This lasagna is made from quinoa,Continue reading “Eggplant Quinoa Lasagna – Guilt-Free!”

Coconut Crunch Bark

Making your own chocolate bark is so simple and fun because you can make it with whatever you like! For this bark I used OneDegree Foods Veganic Sprouted Ancient Maize Flakes cereal and coconut smiles…aka dehydrate coconut pieces (you can find these at Farmboy, Whole Foods, bulk food stores, etc). Directions: Melt desired amount ofContinue reading “Coconut Crunch Bark”

9-Bean Veggie Soup

Beans are a great way to increase fibre and satiety in vegetable based meals. This soup is packed with flavour from the various veggie ingredients and spices… ohhhhhhh I LOVE soup. Such a great way to warm up in the cold weather that is coming our way. It is also great to make a largeContinue reading “9-Bean Veggie Soup”

Date “Caramel” Candy Apples – A Healthy Twist on Caramel Apples

Making a healthier twist and the standard “caramel”/candy apple. This date mix can be used as a lower fat dip for apples (instead of a peanut butter) or as a coating to make candy apples like I did! Ingredients: 2 cups dates, pitted and mashed 3/4 cup almond milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbspContinue reading “Date “Caramel” Candy Apples – A Healthy Twist on Caramel Apples”

World Food Day – Celebrate Food & Make a Difference on October 16th

This Friday, October 16th, is World Food Day. Celebrate food however you like! – go out for dinner, make dinner with family, have a potluck! Whatever you do… double it. Make a difference with me and work towards creating a #HungerFree World. What ever the amount is that you spend on your meal – doubleContinue reading “World Food Day – Celebrate Food & Make a Difference on October 16th”

Kale-Crust Mini Pizzas (Gluten-Free & Nut Free)

I came up with this yesterday as I was looking for an appetizer recipe yesterday! I think I might like the kale crust more than the cauliflower crust pizza!!! Kale has such a mild taste.. you hardly even know that it is in there…except for the green color 😉 This takes the quilt out ofContinue reading “Kale-Crust Mini Pizzas (Gluten-Free & Nut Free)”

Nutz for Nuts!

Nuts and seeds are a great way to increase fibre and protein in your diet. Nuts are a source of unsaturated fat which, plays a role in heart health and prevention of heart diseases. I tend to carry ~1/4 cup of nuts/trail mix on me throughout my work day. They are a great snack to curbContinue reading “Nutz for Nuts!”