Almond Flour Beer Bread

This classic quick bread works quite well with almond flour. It makes for a high protein, low-carb loaf that toasts up nicely. Feel free to add chopped herbs or a handful of grated cheese to this base recipe. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups almond flour 1 tbsp coconut flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp sweetener 1/2 [...]

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Hearty oats, smooth creamy peanut butter and chocolate come together in this easy-to-make breakfast meal. The sweetness come from the bananas, but if you're not a banana person you can add a little maple syrup or honey for sweetener. INGREDIENTS (2 servings) 1 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cups milk 1 cups water 1 [...]

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Garlicky Beet Spread

This beautiful and nutritious beet spread works on bread or as a dip for crackers and vegetables. The balance of garlic and sweet beets is truly wonderful.   INGREDIENTS 4 large beets 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1/2 shallot finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sea salt cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Garlicky Beet Spread

Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

This refreshing smoothie is simple to make and it's dairy-free. A sprinkle of cacao nibs and fresh mint elevates this healthy treat from superfood to super-duper-food! Make more for a family or halve the recipe for one. Pro-tips: If you double the recipe, the leftover smoothie makes awesome popsicles―use popsicle molds or simply pour into [...]

By | February 10th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

Sweet Kale Salad

Fresh tasting super foods come together in this lovely crunchy salad. The sweetness of the apples and cranberries is nicely balanced with the Parmesan and poppy seed dressing. This recipe is very easy to whip up, especially if you're using bagged kale and broccoli slaw. It keeps well in the fridge, so it's great to make [...]

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Classic Nanaimo Bars

The pride of Vancouver Island is simple to make and easier to eat. This classic Nanaimo Bar recipe has a couple of adaptations (more chocolate and finely ground nuts) and will make you very popular with the sweet lovers in your life! Makes ~ 25 squares INGREDIENTS Base Layer: 1/2 cup  butter 1/4 cup granulated [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Classic Nanaimo Bars

French Onion Dip

  French onion dip is a classic sidekick for potato chips and cut veggies. This recipe side steps the soup mix and includes some fresh herbs. So simple! INGREDIENTS 1 cup sour cream (full fat is ideal, but any kind will work) 1 tablespoon dehydrated chopped onion 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 pinch garlic powder 1/4 [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on French Onion Dip

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie? These cake-like pumpkin cookies with brown sugar frosting are all kinds of delicious. Soft and cakey, sweet and spicy―they're fabulous served with coffee. Kids love making AND eating them. This is a very versatile seasonal sweet.   INGREDIENTS Cookies 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry or AP flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

If you're looking for a side dish for the vegans or vegetarians who may gather around your holiday table, look no further! Everyone will love this fragrant, herbaceous squash dish. Not just for holidays, it's a perfect cold weather appetizer served warm with crusty bread or vegan crackers.   INGREDIENTS 1  3 -4 pound  (1.5-2 kg)  preferred squash―butternut, [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter

We are so fortunate in this part of the world to have a proper apple season! Whether you're buying them from the shops or harvesting your own trees, there so many wonderful recipes and ways to preserve apples. Apple butter is one of our favourites. So incredibly simple to make and with no sugar added, it's [...]

By | September 11th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter