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For the Love of Sprouts

 I’m a certified sprout-chicky! I started sprouting when I first became a vegetarian back in 2010 ( has it been that long?). What blew me away about  the research I did on sprouts is how nutritionally powerful these babies are to ones health and well being and how unbelievably cheap they are to produce at […]

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Not Yo’Mamma’s Brussel Sprouts

I used to hate eating brussel sprouts growing up. I remember my mother boiling these suckers, and serving them blanched with nothing but a bit of salt or butter. BLEH! To be quite honest I didn’t believe there was a way to make these amazing nutritional powerhouses tasty. Of course, as time went on, and […]

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Kale with Leeks, Coconut and Roasted Seeds

  I LOVE KALE! I mean, I love KALE so much that if I were a veggie I would marry it :). I eat it every day, I juice it, slaw it, chip it, shred it, you name it, if it can be done I find a way to do it. It definitely ranks at […]

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The Emperor’s Rice and Beans

The Emperor’s Rice, Forbidden Rice, or Chinese Black Rice whichever way you call it is by far my favorite of all the rice variants out there. It is similar to a sticky rice, chewy in texture, nutty in flavour and full of vitamins and minerals. It was believed by the Emperors and Royal Families  in […]

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2 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

I am not a sweet or dessert person by any means, my motivation for this recipe was my son. He loves dessert but he hates his fruits and veggies!! I’m always looking for ways to disguise them (insert evil laugh here) in order to ensure he’s getting in plenty throughout the day. This recipe is […]

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Voodle Pad Thai

Three cheers to this amazingly delicious gluten free Voodle Pad Thai. I whipped this up in the kitchen the other day. My friend who is paleo made a version similar to this with zucchini and meat so I wanted to give it a go and make my own vegan, gluten free friendly version. I opted […]

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Sautéed Skillet Mushrooms

So simple, yet possibly one of the most important meals I eat almost daily as a non-dairy vegetarian athlete. Why? because Mushrooms (crimini) contain a fatty acid that is usually only found in meat, cheese and milk, CLA Conjugated Linoleic Acid as well, 1 cup of crimini mushrooms contain 50% of your RDI of selenium, very […]

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Sweet Potato Pie with Nut Crust (Vegan)

I made this at our (Canadian) Thanksgiving but felt that since we were fast approaching the US Thanksgiving, and many of my followers on twitter are Americans and vegan I thought this would be a great time to get this fabulous recipe up on the blog. Uber delicious and terribly addictive. I used nuts as […]

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Warm Quinoa and Zucchini Bowl

Quinoa (Keen-Wah) I can’t get enough of it! They should have names this lovely seed QuinWow! naturally perfect and complete. 🙂 My favorite source of protein, fibre and vitamins and minerals. I’m a Quinoa Cheerleader and a lot of you have asked me to blog more of my recipes on it, so here’s a great […]

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Sweet and Warm Quinoa Cereal

Quinoa (Keen-Wah) One of my favorites as a vegetarian for a complete protein source. Requires little prep work and is very easy to cook, can be made into a sweet or savoury dish and is the perfect way to start ones day. Full of fibre, protein, minerals and is easy to digest, unlike a lot […]

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