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  • Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup

      Our beloved and colorful Canadian Fall seems to be coming to an end.  My early morning runs are darker and colder.  The kids are off to school in their winter coats and toques (that’s Canadian for hats - hehe).  And the trees are bare. That can only mean one thing (my kids will tell you it means Santa is coming), soup season has arrived! I find soup so easy to make – it’s almost impossible to mess it up, and it’s a fabulous way to get an assortment of nutrients ...
  • Dairy-Free Almond Pesto

    Kale is one of my favorite greens.  It is so loaded with nutritional benefits, I could start an entire blog just focusing on the greatness that is kale.  She Let Them Eat Kale. Another thing I love about kale is the fact that it is going to grow in my Canadian garden until it snows, or even longer.  Once you plant kale it is so easy to grow.  Aside from watering it, I basically leave my kale alone until it’s ready for harvesting. Combine kale with one of my favorite nuts, and ...
  • Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce (Freezer Friendly Version)

    There are many reasons to fall in love with Fall (this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one of them). I think what I love most about Fall is visiting the farmer's market and seeing the array of beautiful and vibrant color.  Come Fall I am ready for roasted root vegetables, colorful soups, and veggie-full pastas. For the past three years, my Mom and I have been making our own tomato sauce and freezing it.  One day we will do it properly and can it, but for now this is a great way to take ...
  • Summer Black Bean Bowl

    After a busy summer day with my kids, I need a dish that’s quick so I can get supper on the table in no time. My kids don't LOVE visible veggies in a dish so I usually blend them in my oh-so-amazing Blendtec, or I pick out the beans and less visible veggies and serve them with some rice or in a wrap (don't tell me I'm the only Momma who does this).  Liv is a little picky when it comes to beans, but Callum has grown to love them (yay Callum). Our summer harvest is incredible ...
  • Easy Peasy Crunchy Chopped Salad

    We can't seem to get enough of asparagus around here!  Where we live, it's our first local crop that bursts outta nowhere and carries us into Summer's beautiful bounty! Pete and I love it steamed and roasted, but this year we tried throwing it raw into our salads. And it's delightful. Asparagus is super high in vitamins and minerals (like vitamin K and vitamin A) so why not try to sneak it in to more meals. We like to eat a lot of salads at our house, and we like to switch up our ...
  • Start a Food Revolution at The Farmer’s Market

    You can start a food revolution from your bed fridge. Or from your garden. Or even from your Farmer’s Market! Today is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day day and to honor it, I thought I would share our gorgeous outdoor Farmer’s Market with you. What better way to revolutionize the way you eat, than to regularly visit your Farmer’s Market. We’re lucky enough to have access to local produce all year round. Some of our local farmers go inside during the Winter so ...
  • Omega 3 White Bean Dip

    I like bean dips because you can sneak all sorts of goodies into your food processor and end up with a protein-boost. It’s fabulous. Plus, my kids love to dip! When I’m feeling a little lazy, it’s so easy to grab a can of beans and whip up a nutritious bean dip. It’s also really easy to use some leftover cooked beans to make a dip. I added some hemp hearts to this bean dip recipe so I could up the amount of heart-healthy omega 3's.  They help reduce cholesterol and lower your ...
  • Homemade Rustic Vegetable Soup

      I’m hosting January’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free event - the theme this month is Foods That Heal. At the beginning of the month I shared my recipe for our Oh-Mega Mix.  As January ends, I want to share my recipe for homemade rustic vegetable soup.  It’s a pretty simple recipe, but my kids love it and that makes mealtime so much easier. We always make a batch of soup when someone in the house is feeling under the weather with a cold.  Soups are fast, nutrit...
  • Rustic Salad Dressing (and Holiday Entrees & Sides)

    I am well known in dinner and lunch circles for my salads. I love bringing a beautiful, bright, and nutritionally packed salad to share with my friends and family.  It's the perfect side dish for any meal. I’ve been re-reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition and I am loving it! His latest book, Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, ...
  • Vegetarian Hummus Burgers

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. These Hummus Burgers happen to be our new favorite veggie burger.  And they’ll soon be yours too! I don’t know about you, but I could go through a bowl of hummus in one sitting (just ask my Mom and my friend Heidi; I always steal their hummus). My kids will happily eat plain old chick peas, and even the odd dollop of hummus.  This makes me very happy because chick peas ...