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”

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)”

Protein-packed Quinoa Salad Mixer (GF) 

   I find that salads always turn out the best when they are unplanned. I tossed this mixture together on the weekend…. It was deadly 😍  Combine: 1.5 cup quinoa, cooked 1/2 cup chopped spinach  1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 a red onion, chopped 1/3 cup red cabbage, chopped 1/2 yellow pepper,Continue reading “Protein-packed Quinoa Salad Mixer (GF) “

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!”


Hi Friends!! Today I’m doing a Guest Feature about a new forum called #MoveReady. The two creators of this project wanted to find a way to help active individuals in the Toronto area get connected. This forum is a way for you to connect with other active individuals, create recreational sports teams, find a sports teamContinue reading “#MoveReady”

Chicken & Chickpea Dish

Ingredients: 2-3 boneless/skinless chicken breast, chopped 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 5 green onions, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp paprika 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 red pepper, chopped/sliced 1 green pepper, choppedsliced 1/2 tsp cumin 1/3 cup greek yogurt 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 large garlic clove, crushedContinue reading “Chicken & Chickpea Dish”

Sweet Chili Chicken Kabobs ft. a Herbed Greek Yogurt Dip

Chicken Kabobs: 3 Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless, chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp honey 2 tsp Sriracha sauce 2 tsp chili powder 3 tsp lemon juice 3 cloves garlic, crushed Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl (except the chicken breast) 2. Once it is all combined together, add the chopped chickenContinue reading “Sweet Chili Chicken Kabobs ft. a Herbed Greek Yogurt Dip”

Corn Salsa ft. Sriracha Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen corn niblets 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed & drained 1/2 large tomato, chopped/diced 1/2 large avocado, diced 2 green onions, chopped 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (or to taste) 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp cumin Pinch crushed ground pepper 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce ….add to taste- depending on how muchContinue reading “Corn Salsa ft. Sriracha Sauce”

5-Minute Dip! Holy Guacamole

Ingredients: 1.5 medium sized avocados 1 tsp lemon 1/2 tomato, chopped/diced 1/4 red onion, chopped/diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp cilantro, chopped (add more if you’re a cilantro lover unlike me!) Pinch crushed ground pepper Pinch crushed sea salt Directions: 1. Mash the avocados and combine with the rest of the ingredients. 2. ServeContinue reading “5-Minute Dip! Holy Guacamole”

Date Squares [Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free]

Ingredients: Top & Bottom Layer: 2 cups oats (I used Hilary gluten-free) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp coconut sugar 1/4 tsp baking soda Pinch nutmeg Pinch cinnamon Date Filling: 375g dates (the packed and pitted packages) 1 cup water 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tspContinue reading “Date Squares [Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free]”