Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad

Summertime…when the living is easy.  Salads like this and summer meals in general often come together almost intuitively, simply by picking what is fresh, ripe, colourful, and appealing.  There is nothing quite like the taste of a tomato or peach or English pea that is picked at its peak, bursting with luscious flavours.  Summer is for savouring these tastes that we have waited a long time to taste again. Continue reading Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad

Lentil Amaranth Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

This recipe for stuffed portobello mushrooms is elegant and completely delicious.  Using both lentils and amaranth, these are a  great source of plant based protein and packed with many valuable nutrients.  Adding roasted peppers compliments the meaty flavour and texture of the portobellos and the tangy, creamy goat cheese brightens the dish.  To make this meal vegan, pine nuts would be a suitable substitute. Continue reading Lentil Amaranth Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Ancient Grains Salad

I am so excited to join the Recipe Redux Group!   I have been following some of these blogs for a long time and it is just so fun to be part of the group.  I love that the recipes are healthy, delicious and that we all support each other. The June theme is just that, celebrating each other. Continue reading Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Ancient Grains Salad

Whole Bowls by Allison Day


Whole Bowls Cookbook by Allison Day

I was pretty excited to review “Whole Bowls” by Allison Day. As a nutritionist I tend to seek out other nutritionists or dietitians or those with a strong health focus. It is just my natural affinity.  I enjoy her blog, Yummy Beet, which is fun and friendly and has terrific recipes, all written with her easy going style. Continue reading Whole Bowls by Allison Day

Yogurt Cake with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb

I feel so lucky to have a small but beautiful garden where I can grow strawberries and rhubarb.  It was completely delightful to head outside and pick what I needed to make this recipe.  Although I have only a small space, I continue to be impressed with just how much food we can produce in our compact garden. We just started to grow strawberries a few years ago, but the rhubarb I have had for a long time. It has in many ways become a  travelling rhubarb plant. I have moved it many times, never ready to let go of it, but always leaving some behind for the new caretakers of my previous gardens.  Do you have any plants like that? Continue reading Yogurt Cake with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb

Carrot Cashew and Apricot Energy Squares


These energy squares are fresh and light with freshly grated carrot, apricots and cashews. There is no sugar needed as the apricots provide natural sweetness
Carrot, Cashew and Apricot Squares

Energy balls, bliss balls, Lara bars, energy squares have become so popular and it is easy to understand why.  They are quick and easy to put together, are ready in only about 5 minutes and require no baking.  Flavoured with cardamom, ginger and orange zest, these healthy energy squares are great little snacks to pack for a hike, take on a camping trip, or for that mid afternoon energy boost. Continue reading Carrot Cashew and Apricot Energy Squares

Cherry Chia Cobbler

Cherry Chia Cobbler - This delicious healthy cobbler uses Chia seeds to thicken up the dark sweet cherries that are cooked with a tender biscuit topping. This heatlhy dessert is low in sugar and low in fat
Cherry Chia Cobbler

Don’t you just love desserts that can be put together in about 5 minutes?  Cobblers and crisps come together so quickly and easily,  yet are so warm and comforting. It is a perfect week night dessert or snack.  In fact, with only a little added sugar and butter, this delicious healthy cobbler could even pass for breakfast. Continue reading Cherry Chia Cobbler

Edamame Hemp Heart Hummus (Edamammus)


Edamame Hemp Heart Hummus (Edamammus) edamame, hemp hearts, olive oil (or avocado), garlic, lemon juice, salt, paprika or smoked paprika
Edamame Hemp Heart Hummus (Edamammus)

Quick, easy, simple, delicious, healthy; this hummus is a must try.  Smooth and creamy like you expect hummus to be yet has the light mild flavour of edamame. Adding protein rich hemp hearts in place of tahini, boosts the protein and adds healthy omega 3 and 6 fats.  This mixture needs a little extra processing time to smooth out the hemp hearts but the result is smooth and creamy. It is perfect as a spread on crackers, pita or in a sandwich. Continue reading Edamame Hemp Heart Hummus (Edamammus)