Funghi Assoluti

Funghi Assoluti (Warm Mushroom and Arugula Salad)

Looking for a super satisfying salad?! This dish is inspired by one of my favourite go to Italian spots in Toronto called Terroni’s. Meet the Funghi Assoluti – Or Warm Mushroom Arugula Salad. I’ve been craving this dish for a while now so I just decided to create it myself and it is so simple.…
Cast Iron Ribeye Steak

Cast Iron Ribeye Steaks

I love steaks. I have been craving this steak for awhile now. I do not eat red meat all the time, so its always a treat to have one. It is so juicy, tender, mouth watering and the best cut of steak if you ask me. It’s also packed with so much flavour. I picked…
Healthy Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad

Looking for healthy new lunch ideas? Why not try my Healthy Chicken Salad? This recipe is perfect for someone that is on the go and wants a protein packed meal, low in calories but big on taste! I purchased a full roast chicken for the recipe, making it easier to prepare. I love making a…
Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame

I learned this recipe from my dear girlfriend Kristene. This is such a great appetizer that takes no time at all to make. It is a fun snack to to eat and packed with protein and can be made in under 10 minutes! For those of you that have never had edamame, it is the…
Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

Sunshine Soup (Carrot Apple Ginger)

Are you feeling run down and depleted? I know the feeling firsthand.  One way that I can always cheer myself up is by making homemade soup. I like to call this my Sunshine Soup. Ok there is no sunshine in it but its so bright and vibrant and can really make you feel good. It…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies… did someone say Cookie?! (insert Cookie Monster voice.) Nomnomnom. These delicious oatmeal cookies are chewy, delicious, gluten free, refined sugar free and completely hit the spot with just the right amount of chocolate.
Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

Turn up the beets! Beet Hummus is such a winner in my books. I just love how bright and colourful it is. This recipe reminds me that spring is here. It is also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.  You can pair this with your favourite vegetables or put on toast, gluten free crackers for…

Blueberry Granola Muffins

What’s for breakfast? Love Crunch? My delicious Blueberry Granola Muffins are perfect for a morning treat or on the go snack made with yummy Love Crunch Organic Dark Chocolate and Red Berry Granola. Made with all organic GMO free ingredients. You cant help but fall in love with them! What I also love about their…
Banana Rama Muffins

Banana Rama Muffins

My delightful Banana Rama Muffins are my favourite treat to make on weekends! These delicious beauties are the perfect on the go snack or for breakfast anytime. Packed with yummy bananas, coconut and pecans and topped with crunchy banana chips. You can also add in shredded zucchini’s for extra veggies for your day. Your kids will…
Kale and Sausage Soup

Kale and Sausage Soup

Hearty and healthy Kale and Sausage Soup. Spring is in the air and I could not be happier. I have been going for 2 hour hikes with my dog Ladybug and we are loving it. I see little flowers sprouting up, and the beautiful sunshine. We have so much to be thankful for. This recipe…
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