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

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…
Quinoa Pizza Bites

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Superbowl is here and that usually means heavy, greasy food. I created a recipe that gives you the illusion of eating pizza but in a much healthier way. My delicious Quinoa Pizza Bites are gluten free so they are easily digested. Quinoa is also an excellent source of a complete plant protein.  These bites are…
Carrot and Leek Soup

Creamy Carrot and Leek Soup

This is one of my favourite recipes to make and it was passed down from my Grandmother. I’ve taken out the cream and bacon to make it vegan but in all honestly I can’t even taste a difference or lack of creaminess.  This is perfect soup for spring as the colours are so bright and…
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