Asparagus Soup

It's spring and that means asparagus!  This soup bypasses the usual butter and cream for a clean, healthy, delicious, and smooth soup.  The addition of crunchy homemade croutons adds texture and flavour...yum. Ingredients: Soup:

  • 1 large bunch asparagus (about 1 kilo)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, more

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Just about the best use of zucchini I've found!  Delish... Ingredients:

  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups oil
  • 3 eggs
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Baked Kale Chips

A delicious way to use kale, the super trendy and super nutritious green, and ideal for the health conscious who crave a crispy, salty snack. Ingredients: 1 bunch kale 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp salt Preparation: Remove leaves from stems and tear into bit sized pieces.  Wash kale and dry well in a salad spinner.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, more

Blueberry Crisp

A friend just asked for this recipe today so I thought I'd share it with you all.  One of my favorite winter desserts - this blueberry crisp is really easy to make, has lots of nutritious goodness, and it's delicious to boot! Ingredients: 3-4 cups frozen blueberries 1 tsp cinnamon 1/3 cup flour (you can use gluten free if you like) ¾ cup brown sugar more

Leek & Potato Soup – Vegan

The secret to this high-protein, high-fiber soup is to use white beans instead of the usual addition of cream.  This gives the creamy and thick texture without the dairy and fat, and adds lots of protein and fiber.  A perfect winter warmer. Ingredients 6 cups chopped leeks 1 cup diced celery 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes 1 tsp olive oil 6 cups water 1 cup white more

Maple Nut Granola

Homemade granola is easy to make and very versatile, allowing you to add any nuts or dried fruit as you wish.  A healthy and nutritious breakfast served with milk or yogurt, or on its own as a great protein-rich snack. Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp plain flour (gluten free if you prefer)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup more

Spinach, Leek and White Bean Soup

A quick and hearty soup that makes a great lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 4 leeks, rinsed well and chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups water or broth 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed 2 tsp ground cumin ½ cup couscous 4 cups fresh spinach Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot more

Potato Pizza

This is a great recipe for those who are gluten free/wheat free/grain free but are missing out on pizza night.  Serves great alongside a fresh salad.  Enjoy! Ingredients

  • 2lb (.9kg) potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp dried basil (or fresh if you’ve got it)
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Spinach Sesame Salad

Another great use for fresh strawberries - organic if you can get them!  This refreshing salad is a great source of fibre, iron, and vitamins A and C.  The sturdy spinach greens keep well if you have to prepare and dress in advance.  However, it is preferred to dress just before serving. Ingredients:

Nut Butter Balls

Grad Karen Gunter passed this recipe on and it’s a delicious almost-sugar-free treat that is high in protein, energy, fibre, and taste.  I have played with the recipe a bit – I use LSA instead of flax, and I add 2 tbsp of hemp seeds as well.  A wonderful treat for home, a potluck, or bring it to a holiday party for a healthier dessert option. more