You Have Got To Try This!

Cauliflower wings are all the rage, with good reason!  I. Am. Addicted.  I had just bought an air fryer and instant pot combo at the recommendation of a friend… and I am hooked!  I have had a love for my crockpot for many years, but that is something you have to plan for and cook.  You know what you’re making ahead of time and plan accordingly with throwing everything in the pot to cook all day and coming home from work to a deliciously made meal.  But what about when you want something on the fly and quick?  Enter the…

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My Favourite Snack!

Are you addicted to smoothie bowls like me?  Or maybe you haven’t tried one before? We have been enjoying them as a spring and summer snack for a couple years now, and I am in love!  They are so creamy, delicious, and a great nutritious plant based snack when you want something sweet and satisfying.  They are fully customizable and you can make them a full meal or just a snack.  One thing that I grew up hearing is that bananas are constipating and you should only eat one daily or less.   This is so untrue!!  In fact, bananas are…

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A Vegan Soup at its Finest

One of my favourite soups when I was growing up was canned tomato rice.  I loved the flavour, (albeit there was a ton of sodium in it) and I could live off of the tomato and rice combination in many dishes to this day.  I had a bunch of tomatoes that were about to go bad, so I whipped them up into a soup, and this was born!  I love the flavour, and the fact that its made with purely fresh vegetables.  But I have also made the canned tomato version, and it tastes just as good. Homemade Tomato Rice…

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Do You Love a Healthy No Bake Snack

Healthy no bake snacks is one of my favourite things to make.  These little beauties travel well, freeze well, and taste great!  When coming up with this recipe, I wanted a real, raw and quick nutritious snack that reminded me of carrot cake… without the icing, which I cannot remember when the last time I had a piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, but this recipe satisfies my taste buds.  And what it really comes down to is the spices.  Add a good spice to it, that is your favourite flavour, and you cannot go wrong.  I have…

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What’s the deal with airline food?

As much as I miss traveling and cannot wait to go on a trip soon… I day dream daily of the beach… however, I am not missing the smell of the airline food.  I haven’t partaken in sky food for many years, but I sure smell it when others do and most of it makes me gag…  what’s the deal with airline food?  Its not just airline food, its also the fast food they have in the terminals.  It really smells up the cabins and with the recirculating air, there is no escape.  I’m constantly trying to come up with…

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Do You Love A Healthy Crispy Cookie?

Chocolate Chip Cookies. My. Favourite. I have been trying to come up with a healthier version of a crispy chocolate chip cookie for quite a long time. With many many fails… all got eaten, and still tasty, but mostly crumbly messes.  When baking vegan and gluten free, there are bound to be fails, there is nothing to stick the ingredients together without adding unhealthy ingredients or bananas or ground flax seeds or apple sauce, which all yield a cake like cookie, and I have plenty of those.  But I wanted that nice crisp crunchy bite, to the cookie. Its funny…

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Do You Love Quick Meals?

My Favourite Soup. One to the questions I get most often is “How do you have time to make healthy Vegan Suppers?” My answer is always, “My Crockpot” It is my best friend, on busy days its my go to. I make everything in it, from Chilis to Soups to lasagnas, its the one pot exclusive. I am a morning person, which means I do all my chores, all my workouts, cleaning, everything in the morning before work! Yup I’m an early riser and an early setter.  I still get my 8 hours sleep per night usually. So for that,…

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What is the most basic form of self care?

FOOD. Yup, food. Food is the most basic form of self care. Period. I have always had issues with food. From the time I was 13 years old and couldn’t stop eating from various fast food chains. To when I was 14 years old at a councillors office being asked to draw a self portrait, (I was deep in the grunge 90’s phase with baggy cut off jeans and oversized shirts, so I drew myself accordingly) my mother was then asked by the councillor “why do you think she drew herself like that?” my mother replied “maybe because her weight…

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The Famous Green Smoothie

You have heard about them before, but may not realize the nutrition power they hold.   Green smoothies are becoming more and more popular among celebrities and social media posters alike. And I speak from experience when I tell you they are the most nutritional food that you can put in your body. At the time of this writing, my family and I have been drinking them daily for 11 years. We started when our son was 5 years old, yup he started drinking them at the age of 5 (he’s now 16) and still drinking them daily. (8 oz.…

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