Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread

Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread

Here is a really delicious and healthy gluten free version of an old favorite – garlic cheese bread. Nutritionally – it contains both protein and fiber from the quinoa. The original recipe, by Amanda Finks, also makes a good gluten free pizza crust.  I have adjusted her recipe slightly so that it contains less salt. …read more

Very Easy Quinoa Thin Pizza Crust

Very Easy Quinoa Thin Pizza Crust

This is a good, healthy quinoa pizza crust recipe from Alyssa Rimmer. It is easy to make and tastes great.  I have adjusted the original recipe slightly. Quinoa provides both fiber and protein, which makes this pizza crust low glycemic and healthy.  The way to keep this a truly healthy pizza is by adding whole foods …read more

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

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

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

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

Spicy Chickpeas - An Easy Snack

Spicy Chickpeas – An Easy Snack

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a very healthy legume that contains fiber, protein and a whole lot of nutrients – a great combination for a healthy snack. Spicy chickpeas can also be tossed into a green salad to add a bit of zing. You could also add a handful of these chickpea snacks to a homemade …read more