Kind Living Recipes

A cookie is a cookie. You can make it "healthier", that's for sure; but let's be real: it's still a treat, and that's okay! I do my best to strike a balance between having a healthy diet and enjoying one of life's true pleasures - yummy food...

I have been enjoying the Aging Successfully lecture series that Lakehead University is hosting. Nick Buettner's lecture, Lessons from the Blue Zones, shared the lifestyle and habit commonalities of the world's most active and feisty centenarians. Something that piqued my interest was his revelation that Ikaria,...

It seems everyone is on the bandwagon studying and adopting lifestyle traits from areas of the world that have a high percentage of healthy, vibrant centenarians. Even celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is in on it! Awhile back, I caught a segment he did on the health...

A habit I've found really helpful is to batch cook various items to have on hand. In particular, I really like to have healthy fibre and protein-rich foods such as lentils, quinoa, beans, etc. I recently had cooked lentils and quinoa, plus I had canned chickpeas...

Protein-Packed Buddha Bowl If you don't eat meat, chances are (I'm guessing 100%) you've been questioned by a concerned meat eater, "But what about your protein?" If I had a dollar...

Salted Caramel, No-Bake Breakfast Cookies Dear friends that we enjoy hiking with follow a strict gluten-free, vegan diet (sigh, personally  I just can't give up cheese...

Plant-based Cream of Mushroom Soup with Crispy "Pancetta" I quite enjoy the beautifully produced Food & Drink magazines available through LCBO stores, although often the recipes don't exactly fit with our (mostly) plant-based diet. In the most recent issue, I discovered a caramelized onion and mushroom...

Slow Cooker Apple Raspberry Sauce So this all happened because I bought a big bag of Courtland apples. They're one of my favourites for  making apple crisp as they're tart and hold their shape nicely. Problem was, however, that this particular batch of apples were not...

Panko-crusted Air Fryer Tofu Tofu is on regular rotation at our house, and we typically enjoy our Tamari, sesame-crusted crispy tofu. The other day, as we were out with the pups, we started to brainstorm about new ways we could prepare tofu (I know...

Curried Roasted Acorn Squash Soup While out for a glorious hike with my friend Judy, we spent a considerable amount of time talking about food. Judy is an accomplished endurance athlete and needs a lot of plant-based fuel! She had recently made a squash soup with lots...

Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Soup One of the things I love the most about fall is that it's officially soup season - yay! Bring on the warm, fragrant soups that nourish the soul. You may want to consider this soup for a few reasons: Cauliflower is in season,...

Zucchini and Carrot Fritters I was recently gifted with home grown veggies. (Thank you so much, Diane!) Among the goodies was a perfectly sized zucchini and some carrots. I immediately thought they would pair nicely together for some fritters. :) I made this recipe vegan by replacing...