Eastern Pomegranate Salad

Eastern Pomegranate Salad

This salad is easy to make, tastes great and is loaded with nutrients – fiber, protein and antioxidants. The pomegranate seeds add color, a sweet refreshing flavor and some crunch. The salad will keep well in the fridge for a day or so, and tastes good the second day because the flavors meld nicely. Prep …read more

Arugula Salad with Quinoa and Beets

Arugula Salad with Quinoa and Beets

Here’s  an interesting and delicious salad.  The mixture of textures from the quinoa, the goat cheese and the greens is really nice, and the flavour from the arugula and goat cheese add a bit of zing.  I have adjusted the original recipe slightly. The recipe comes from Allrecipes.com (original recipe is available here) Enjoy!   Prep …read more

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

Here is an interesting new twist on Hummus. Beets are a super healthy veggie – full of antioxidants. The recipe was in a digital newsletter I received from Margaret Dron (Gluten Free Expo).  Thank you, Margaret. I omitted the tahini, although I could have used unsweetened nut butter (like almond butter).  The hummus was quite …read more

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Sorghum is a gluten free grain, but is it low glycemic, healthy and beneficial for blood sugar?  This question came to mind because I have been noticing that many refined food products contain sorghum. So, I decided to do some research and find out what sorghum is all about, and whether it is actually healthy …read more

Flourless Quinoa Blueberry Cake

Flourless Quinoa Blueberry Cake

This unusual, gluten free, healthy dessert is an alternative for regular cake.  The quinoa is packed with protein and fiber, which keeps the cake from being high glycemic (keeps it from causing blood sugar issues).  I have made slight adjustments to the original recipe from Allrecipes.com.   Prep time:  5 minutes for the cake, 10 …read more

2 Super Ways to End Cravings and Boost Your Health!

2 Super Ways to End Cravings and Boost Your Health!

  Need sure-fire ways to end cravings and give your health a boost at the same time? Whether you’re always feeling run down at the end of the day, you suffer from chronic stress thanks to a job and family life that never quits, or you’re trying to kick the sugar and shed those last 10 pounds …read more

Pumpkin Muffins - Gluten Free

Pumpkin Muffins – Gluten Free

Pumpkin is a very healthy vegetable that contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants fiber, and some protein. And pumpkin  makes really tasty, nutritious muffins!  The gluten free flours in this recipe are packed with fiber and protein, and neutralize the glycemic impact of the small amount of sugar (meaning these muffins won’t cause blood sugar issues!). …read more

Cinnamon Yam Bites

Cinnamon Yam Bites

Yams or Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene – an important nutrient which helps promote healthy eyesight, strong immune function, radiant skin and cellular health.  Even better, these vegetables are loaded with a great sweet flavor to satisfy a sweet tooth and crowd out sugary snacks. A little dose of cinnamon …read more

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

There are many reasons why I like chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and I have just learned that chickpeas have a new claim to fame!  There are loads of benefits for your body when you eat chickpeas.  They are a great vegetarian source of protein, and they contain a hefty amount of fiber.  But there’s far more …read more

Pumpkin Cheesecake - Gluten Free

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Gluten Free

October is ‘pumpkin season’! What could be better than pumpkin cheesecake? Pumpkin has amazing health benefits for us. It is one of the foods we can feel good about eating, even as a dessert, provided there are other healthy features of the dessert! This recipe uses healthy alternatives: ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese, and …read more