Quinoa Banana Berry Muffins

Quinoa Banana Berry Muffins

This recipe is gluten free and can be made dairy free as well.  The quinoa flakes, quinoa flour, chickpea flour and amaranth flour all have protein and fiber. This reduces the glycemic load of the muffins, which eliminates blood sugar issues.  Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Baking time: 17 – 20 minutes Yield:  24 muffins   Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa flakes 1 cup milk …read more

How to Make Water Kefir - It's Dairy Free!

How to Make Water Kefir – It’s Dairy Free!

Water kefir is a fermented or cultured beverage that is very healthy for the digestive system. It contains a lot of friendly bacteria or probiotics that are needed by our gut for proper digestion and assimilation of the food we eat. Kefir can be made using filtered water, coconut water, milk, or coconut milk. It is important to note …read more

Quinoa Mango Salad with Curry Dressing

Quinoa Mango Salad with Curry Dressing

This is a terrific salad – colourful, healthy and delicious! It is full of nutrients including antioxidants (from the greens), protein and fiber (from the quinoa and black beans). It is one of those recipes that can easily be altered to suit your own unique tastes, and still be totally wonderful! Thank you to my …read more

Rhubarb and Strawberry Pudding

Rhubarb and Strawberry Pudding

My friend Judy shared an interesting tip with me about cooking rhubarb. Adding a small amount of baking soda when cooking rhubarb will reduce both the acidity of the rhubarb and the amount of sugar required to sweeten it – so the amount of sugar that is normally used can be reduced by at least …read more

Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake

Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes Baking time: 30 to 35 minutes Servings: 8   Ingredients: ¼ cup butter 1/3 cup almond milk (or dairy milk, if desired) 2 eggs ½ cup xylitol (natural sweetener) ½ cup coconut palm sugar ½ cup almond flour ½ cup quinoa flour ¼ cup chickpea flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder …read more

Buttered Leeks and Radish

Buttered Leeks and Radish

This is an interesting and mild side dish that is great as a topping for steak or pork chops, an alternative to the usual sautéed onions and mushrooms.   It is colorful and full of nutrients from the radishes. Prep time:  10 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Servings: 4   Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp …read more

Butterflied Mustard Garlic Pork

Butterflied Mustard Garlic Pork

This is an excellent and delicious way to serve grilled or barbecued pork. The marinade is low in sugar, and it is an easy recipe to make.  Enjoy!   Prep time: 5 minutes Marinading time: 10 minutes Grilling time:  15 to 20 minutes Servings:  4   Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 lb or 500 g …read more

Apple Dijon Kale Salad

Apple Dijon Kale Salad

This is a very easy, nutritious and delicious salad.  Kale is full of vitamins, minerals (including iron) and antioxidants, and the walnuts add some crunch and omega 3 fatty acids.  There is a nice flavor contrast with the sweet-tart flavor of the granny smith apple. This salad also keeps nicely in the fridge with the dressing on …read more

Gluten Free Honey Quinoa Cookies

Gluten Free Honey Quinoa Cookies

These soft cookies are a gluten free quinoa version of old fashioned oatmeal cookies.  They have a low sugar content and they contain fiber and protein from the quinoa (flakes and flour).  Enjoy! Prep time: 15 minutes Baking time:  10 – 12 minutes Yield: 30 cookies   Ingredients: 3 Tbsp butter, room temperature ¼ cup coconut palm …read more

Don't Want To Give Up Pizza? Now You Don't Have To!

Don’t Want To Give Up Pizza? Now You Don’t Have To!

This Cauliflower Pizza Crust is absolutely AMAZING!  It makes a great thin crust pizza that is both gluten free and extremely healthy!! My husband Dave made this pizza crust for us because I cannot eat wheat, and he loves pizza (with beer of course)! He was skeptical that it would even turn out. After making …read more