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TAHINI CHAI GRANOLA

TAHINI CHAI GRANOLA

Fresh from the oven granola has got to be one of my favourite things.  Certainly if I were to write my own Book of Awesome, it would be featured. A few times.  Here I have added tahini and chai spices for a granola that has a wonderful nutty and slightly fragrant flavour with those crunchy chewy clusters we all love. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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"NUTELLA" COOKIE DOUGH (OR COOKIES)

"NUTELLA" COOKIE DOUGH (OR COOKIES)

I first made this uber-tasty edible double chocolate hazelnut cookie dough for World Nutella Day. Not sure who comes up with all these food holidays, but this is one I would be happy to celebrate every week!

Good news is, “Nutella” Cookie Dough is so healthy you don’t need an excuse to eat it. It’s packed with healthy fats, fibre, and protein, and is vegan, gluten-free, paleo & keto-friendly, too!

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BROCCOLI BASIL & PINE NUT PESTO

BROCCOLI BASIL & PINE NUT PESTO

Pesto is an incredibly versatile sauce that can be enjoyed in countless ways. In addition to mixing it into pasta, noodles, rice and spiralized vegetables, I love to use it as a dip for crackers and crudités, a topping for toast, pizza, salad, eggs, and baked potatoes, or a flavour booster for proteins.

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BEETROOT HUMMUS

BEETROOT HUMMUS

Beetroot hummus is an incredibly nutritious and versatile dip that can be enjoyed in countless ways.  Made with roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini and olive oil, it’s a good source of several vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fibre.

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE (or S'MORES!) CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE (or S'MORES!) CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH

Crush those cookie cravings with doctor-approved DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH!

Yes, I said chickpea. But trust me on this one — it DOESN’T taste like chickpeas! My cookie dough is SUPER yummy AND happens to be free from dairy, grains/gluten, eggs, and refined sugar, too! Better still, it is absolutely loaded with antioxidants, fibre, protein, and healthy fats.

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ALMOND BUTTER & JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES (paleo, vegan, keto)

ALMOND BUTTER & JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES (paleo, vegan, keto)

These Almond Butter & Jam Thumbprint cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy and super easy to make. Thumbprints take me back to childhood — except my updated treats contain no eggs, dairy, grains/gluten or refined sugar, and are packed with fiber, healthy fats, and protein, too!

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VANILLA COCONUT CHIA PROTEIN PUDDING & PIÑA COLADA PARFAIT

VANILLA COCONUT CHIA PROTEIN PUDDING & PIÑA COLADA PARFAIT

I absolutely love chia pudding and this simple protein-packed coconut version is one of my all-time favourites.  It’s nutritious and delicious and can literally be thrown together in just minutes the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or lunch.

Here I layered the chia pudding with fresh pineapple, coconut chips and grain-free granola for a super satisfying tropical treat.

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ADAPTOGENIC MATCHA LATTE

ADAPTOGENIC MATCHA LATTE

Not only is this latte delicious, but it’s super quick & easy to make and loaded with healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, and adaptogens, too! Feel free to use your choice of non-dairy milk (cow’s milk inhibits absorption of the antioxidants in matcha) and enjoy it warm or cold.

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BOOSTED "GOLDEN MYLK" MUSHROOM ELIXIRS

BOOSTED "GOLDEN MYLK" MUSHROOM ELIXIRS

These “Golden Mylk” turmeric and mushroom elixirs are quick & easy to prepare and can be enjoyed any time of the day.  I love to have one as a soothing evening drink or in the morning as a caffeine-free alternative to Bulletproof-style coffee.  

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MISO KONJAC NOODLE SOUP (paleo, keto)

MISO KONJAC NOODLE SOUP (paleo, keto)

There’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of delicious, nourishing soup.  Here I made a gut health-promoting miso noodle soup using bone broth and konjac noodles.  Paleo, low carb and packed with prebiotics, probiotics, bone broth and a rich umami flavour? Count me in!

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RED VELVET CAKE BALLS (grain-free, low-carb)

RED VELVET CAKE BALLS (grain-free, low-carb)

Do you love red velvet cake as much as I do?  Well these rich, decadent, fudgy protein balls satisfy the craving for red velvet — with no dairy, eggs, grains, or refined sugar!  Better still, they are absolutely packed with vitamins & minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats and protein.  So you can have your cake and eat it for breakfast, too!

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GRINCH CAKE (aka Kermit Cake, aka grain-free spinach banana bread)

GRINCH CAKE (aka Kermit Cake, aka grain-free spinach banana bread)

In case you haven’t noticed, this banana bread is green and named after a much-loved Christmas character.  Trust me here, though, it's so moist and delicious that you'll barely believe it’s packed with spinach and totally dairy and grain-free!

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CAKE POP FREEZER FUDGE (grain-free, vegan, paleo, keto)

CAKE POP FREEZER FUDGE (grain-free, vegan, paleo, keto)

Looking for a fun, nutritious & delicious snack that will appeal to the kids, too?  How about one that is suitable for your gluten-free, raw vegan, paleo, keto, and nut-free (if ok with coconut) friends and family?!?

Then my homemade CAKE POP FREEZER FUDGE is a MUST! These no-bake beauties taste amazing and are packed with antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats and protein!  SIGN ME UP!

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BETTER-THAN-CHRISTMAS-CAKE BLISS BALLS

BETTER-THAN-CHRISTMAS-CAKE BLISS BALLS

Christmas cake seems to be one of those things people either love or hate.  To be honest, I have never been much of a fan, although my husband can easily devour a loaf in a matter of days.  This no-bake recipe delivers some of the great warm spices and flavours of Christmas cake — but as healthy, portable and super tasty bites!

Better-Than-Christmas-Cake Bliss Balls are free of grains and refine sugar, but packed with protein, healthy fats, and disease-fighting antioxidants.  This kinda holiday treat is just what the doctor ordered!

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GINGERBREAD COOKIE BALLS

GINGERBREAD COOKIE BALLS

These easy no-bake vegan bliss balls are free of gluten and refined sugar but absolutely packed with fiber, healthy fats and protein. They get that wonderful gingerbread flavour from a mixture of spices and blackstrap molasses. Call me crazy, but easy, nutritious and delicious sounds like a good plan — especially for the holidays!

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FUDGY CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

FUDGY CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

These fudgy chocolate cookies are amazingly good AND good for you.  They contain no grains or refined sugar and are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats and protein.  All that plus they are super quick and easy to prepare!

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & PB BROWNIE BITES

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & PB BROWNIE BITES

I don't know about you, but I'm always game for a little chocolate and peanut butter action. Good news is, these delicious no-bake DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & PB BROWNIE BITES come together super quick in your blender or food processor. Better still, they are free of refined sugar and absolutely packed with fibre, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. The secret ingredient? Black beans!

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