Easy Pulled Beef

Easy Pulled Beef

This is a great recipe that is made ahead in a slow cooker. It can be served with a quinoa salad and a vegetable, and it works well for backyard Bar-b-q gatherings. Or if you are in Calgary, it’s a good way to serve up beef at your next western stampede-style party. The beef is …read more

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins - Gluten Free!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins – Gluten Free!

These unusual and tasty muffins have a moist texture and make a super healthy snack. The sweet potato (or yam) provides loads of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The muffins can be made dairy free if you choose to add unsweetened almond milk instead of dairy milk.   Prep time: 20 minutes, which includes steaming of …read more

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

This is a wonderfully creamy and delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants, nutrients and protein. Raw chocolate (cacao) is amazingly healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast or before your morning workout. Yum – chocolate for breakfast! Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings   Ingredients: 1 apple, chopped ½ banana, broken into pieces 1 handful dark leafy greens 2 cups …read more

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s talk about some details that are important if you want to have a high quality, as-healthy-as-possible chocolate bar or chocolates. The best ingredients to use for the very best and healthiest results: Raw organic cacao powder or paste with nothing added to it (NOT genetically modified cacao …read more

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This is an interesting and nutritious salad that can be served warm or cold. It is very easy to make and it contains plenty of protein and fiber from both the garbanzo beans and the quinoa. Red and white quinoa make this a colorful dish. The original recipe can be found on allrecipes.com.   Prep …read more

Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

This is a very easy and healthy vegetarian soup – great for a cold winter day! The lentils are a great source of protein and fiber.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves …read more

Moroccan Wild Rice

Moroccan Wild Rice

This is a variation of a delicious recipe from EatingWell.com.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 – 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour + 5 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 cup wild rice, rinsed 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium red pepper, seeded …read more

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

  Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 ½ cups gluten free quinoa elbow macaroni 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp quinoa flour or chickpea flour 3 ½ cups 2% milk 1 can gluten free cream of mushroom soup ½ cup diced red pepper ½ cup diced celery ¼ cup …read more

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

This shortbread recipe is very similar to traditional recipes, but with a healthy twist. It is sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), gluten free and nut free. It contains quinoa flour, amaranth flour and chickpea flour, which all have protein and fiber. These cookies are diabetic friendly because they don’t contain sugar. Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

This is a modern, gluten free and healthier version of a shortbread cookie my Mother used to make. They are sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), which makes them diabetic friendly. The main flours are almond flour and quinoa flour – both have fiber and protein.   Enjoy!   Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more