Sesame Chews

Oh how I loved those sesame crisp candies when I was growing up. Not only did you risk breaking your teeth, but once softened, they stuck to your teeth and yanked out fillings….my dentist’s dream! Kidding aside, sesame seeds themselves are a nutrition powerhouse. They are packed with important, bone-building minerals (calcium and magnesium), iron,…

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Broccoli Pesto

We’re big pesto fans at our house. Traditional pesto recipes, while tasty, can be expensive to prepare due to pine nuts (which I always, always burn) and basil when it is out of season. Enter broccoli and spinach. Both lend themselves well as substitutes and pack a punch nutritionally. To further boost the nutrient content,…

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Sweet Potato Bliss

The inspiration for these incredibly yummy roasted sweet potatoes came from an Instagram feed I follow called project sunny. It was such a great idea to load up roasted sweet potatoes with a variety of tasty and nutritious toppings – brilliant! So, with full credit to project sunny, I set out to make my own version with…

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Rice Cake Peanut Butter Balls

One night last week we both had a hankering for something sweet. Trouble was we had nothing in the house – oh no! No fear, Robb donned his magic apron and got right to work – is there nothing this man can’t do? Within minutes, Robb presented these tasty treats that really only did take…

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Raw Chocolate Walnut Stuffed Dates

I recently had what I thought was a brilliant idea – stuff dates with brain-healthy walnuts. Easy, tasty, and nutritious – bam! Then I thought what would really knock them out of the park would be to dip them in chocolate. To keep them healthy, it couldn’t be just any old waxy, processed chocolate. It…

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Golden Beet Crisps

Impressive nutrient density aside, I absolutely love the versatility of beets. They can be tossed in a smoothie, roasted to perfection, juiced, used to tint homemade lip balm (for real), and made into snacking chips – what other vegetable can boast that? On Saturday, I was rummaging through our sadly neglected refrigerator and came across…

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Cashew, Date & Peanut Butter Balls

I think you’ll like these. Yesterday morning, I felt like playing in the kitchen and creating yet another “energy ball”. There’s something so satisfying about dumping a bunch of healthy things in the food processor and ending up with a delicious and nutritious treat in 5 minutes or less. It would take longer to purchase…

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Spring Detox Elixir

You know me and my potions. At least once a day, someone will ask me, “What are you drinking NOW?” with a mix of curiosity and amusement. Not to disappoint, I thought I would experiment with yet another miracle elixir. Having a history of low iron, I find I will frequently crave certain foods that…

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Roasted Squash Salad Bowl

The inspiration for this recipe came from Mother Earth Living magazine. I loved the idea of making edible bowls out of roasted squash. I experimented with melted coconut oil, balsamic vinegar and honey to make a nice glaze for the squash. I used a higher oven temperature, as I find it yields a richer flavour…

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Millet Breakfast Cereal

At the risk of dating myself, quinoa is to millet as Marcia is to Jan. It’s “quinoa quinoa quinoa” all the time. You’d think there was no other seed/grain worthy of considering. While I love quinoa, and use it regularly, you might want to consider adding millet to your diet. Not only is it nutrient-rich, but…

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