Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread

How many vegetables can you fit in one loaf?! Well check out my Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread. This gorgeous beauty is packed with carrots, zucchini’s and applesauce. Your friends and kids will never know how healthy it really is.  It is incredibly moist and flavourful. Topped with walnuts and hemp hearts for added protein and…

Perfect French Toast with Fresh Figs

Craving something sweet?  I am usually a savoury person myself,  but once in awhile I crave something delightfully sweet.  These are one of those recipes to satisfy that craving.   French toast makes a delicious breakfast, or brunch meal. There are a wide variety of ways to make it but this is my favourite and simple…

Vegetable Minestrone Soup

 The winter seems to linger longer than it should.  When I am feeling cold and run down I love making this soup. It reminds me of a fresh summer day with all the beautiful vibrant colours of the vegetables.  I may not be able to bring you sunshine;  but I can make you feel all…

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Are you bored of Turkey sandwiches yet? This is an incredible recipe that is packed with protein, is healthy and really filling.  I love making this recipe when I don’t have alot of time to prepare or just exhausted after a long day at work.  It comes together in under 30 minutes. Plus these delicious wraps…

Carrot Apple Muffins

Easter is here, and that usually means sugary candy and chocolate. Not this year! I have a nutritious sweet treat that doesn’t disappoint. May I present my Carrot Apple Muffins.  They are full of fiber and have a nice sweetness naturally, perfect for breakfast or a snack.  They contain carrots which are loaded with beta…

Kale Ceasar Salad

People who know me well, know that this is my absolute favourite salad in the whole world. As a kid I ate this for a full 2 weeks straight. The key to a great Kale Ceasar salad is the way you prepare the lettuce. It is best to marinate the kale in olive oil and…
Eggplant 'Meatballs'

Eggplant Meatballs

That’s a spicy meatball!  I just love to add a little spicy kick to this recipe. These meatballs are so delicious, vegetarian and did I mention these are gluten free! These are a much lighter alternative to the usually meat options that are out there, and I love how amazing they taste. Eggplant is a…
Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Looking for a great way to say ‘I love You’. Cookies are my favourite way to let someone know I care about them. I know in my family, we say it by the love we put into the food we make for each other.  Try these lovely Vegan Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. They are…


This classic Spanish dish wins over any crowd! This is my Vegetable Paella.  It is packed with tons of vegetables and is so rich in flavour. People will think you were in the kitchen preparing all day but this recipe is really so easy to make.   You have the option to add in shrimp or…
Spicy Cheese and Beer Dip

Warm Spicy Cheese & Beer Dip

I don’t know if two things could go better together but all hail the Warm Spicy Cheese & Beer Dip.   I prefer to use dark stout beers as these have the most flavours. (And actually have the least amount of calories!) This is a delicious dip to accompany any party.  It can be made ahead…
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