Recipes


ALMOND COCONUT THUMB COOKIES

ALMOND COCONUT THUMB COOKIES

These are a great grab and go snack that are healthy and filling, they also are vegan and gluten free.  They are quick and easy to make using minimal ingredients.  If you are not a pro in the kitchen, then this is a great recipe for you! Makes approx. 8 cookies You will need: 1 cup of raw almonds ½ cup of raw shredded coconut ¼ tsp of cinnamon 11 dates pitted and soaked (soaking dates in water for a couple hours helps to soften them) ½ cup of frozen berries (either mixed or whatever kind you prefer) 2...

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SWEET POTATO BEET FRITTATA

SWEET POTATO BEET FRITTATA

This is a quick and easy recipe that can be transitioned through breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It is gluten free and has the option to be made dairy free.  I always recommend sourcing local farm fresh eggs, there are many farms and hobby farms in the Sudbury area that using good quality farm fresh eggs shouldn’t be a challenge. Hope you enjoy whipping up this delightful recipe! You will need: 4 farm fresh eggs 1/2 cup of Almond milk/Cow’s milk Half of a large Sweet Potato 2 small Beets 2 tbsp of Grapeseed Oil 1 small Red Onion 1...

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4 Warm and Healthy Winter Drinks

4 Warm and Healthy Winter Drinks

Although it is unseasonably warm this weekend, it’s always a good idea to boost your immune system in the winter months. Here are four drink recipes to keep you warm and healthy this winter! Bullet proof coffee How this craze hasn’t made it into more places in Sudbury astounds me, but nevertheless here’s my favourite. You can make your own in three simple steps: Brew Coffee. Add 1tbsp ghee butter and 1 tbsp coconut oil or MCT oil. Blend along with a low glycemic (healthy) sweetener such as monk fruit or stevia.  This drink has taken the world by storm. It’s replacing...

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Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

We’re really into soups this winter so we’re sharing another delicious soup recipe today – Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup! This soup is perfect for these cold winter days. Ingredients: ½ onion (chopped) 2 cloves of Garlic 8 white mushrooms (chopped) 1L Vegetable broth 2 cups Cauliflower (chopped) 1 cup Almond milk 2 Tbsp Brown lentils 2 Tbsp Tamari 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp rosemary ½ tsp cardamom 2 tbsp brown rice flour Directions: Over medium heat in a large pot simmer onions, garlic, and mushrooms with 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Simmer until onions are translucent. ...

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Banana Nut Breakfast Cake

Banana Nut Breakfast Cake

Looking for some hearty fall bakes? Try this healthy homemade banana nut breakfast cake! Shhhhhh… Don’t tell anyone that it’s gluten free! Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp orange zest 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1-2 cups assorted nuts, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 cup banana slices 1 cup strawberry slices 2 cups almond milk 1 egg 1/2 cup apple sauce 2 tsp pure vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix almond milk, egg, apple sauce and vanilla in baking dish. In separate bowl,...

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DIY Hot Chocolate

DIY Hot Chocolate

The weather has been pretty chilly lately and this is the perfect hot chocolate recipe to warm you up on these winter days. This hot chocolate is warm and toasty, what is even better is that it is heathy and simple.  It is especially great for those animal lovers since it is vegan. You will need: 1-2 cups of Almond milk 1 ½ Tbsp of Cocoa powder 2 Tbsp of Maple syrup How to make it: In a sauce pan add all ingredients (almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup) and heat on medium heat. Let simmer for 5 mins...

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Timeless Holiday Turkey

Timeless Holiday Turkey

  Roasting a turkey is nothing to be afraid of! It’s really not as time consuming or difficult as people make it out to be. The key to a juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside turkey is simple… Brine. A simple brine is basically a salt bath for your turkey that allows the turkey to soak up and retain water. Best of all, brining actually reduces the time it takes to cook the bird! Try out this version to infuse your turkey with some lovely holiday flavours. Ingredients: 1 frozen young turkey, approx. 15 lbs. 1 lb....

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Cranberry Christmas Cocktails 2 Ways

Cranberry Christmas Cocktails 2 Ways

It is the season of holiday parties and mixing up a delicious cocktail is one of our favourite party activities. Today I’m sharing two different ways you can make a delicious Cranberry Christmas Cocktail! Cranberry Martini Ingredients: 2 oz. vodka ½ oz. orange liqueur ½ oz. dry vermouth 3 oz. cranberry juice Fresh cranberries Fresh rosemary Directions: Swirl vermouth around glass. Toss out any extra vermouth. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, orange liqueur and cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.   Cranberry Candy Cane Cocktail  Ingredients: 2 oz. Smirnoff peppermint...

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No Bake Desserts

No Bake Spiced Pear & Pomegranate Dessert

Pomegranate season is in full swing. If you know me, you know that means I’m in utter bliss! Poms are my all-time favourite fruit and I mourn their disappearance from supermarket shelves each spring. Needless to say, while these babies are available, I incorporate them into as many recipes as humanly possible! Whether or not you’re trying to appease a gluten-free friend, this spiced pear and pomegranate dessert should be the next recipe you try! If you’re looking for a more traditional dessert, simple bake some pre-made tarts according to their directions and spoon in the mixture! Ingredients: 4...

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

With fall in full swing, one of my favourite ways to warm the soul is a hot and hearty soup! This roasted butternut squash soup marries all the best flavours of the season… sweet potato, apples, nutmeg, and of course SQUASH! With a total cook time of less than 90 minutes, it’s also great for last minute company. Serve as an appy or make it a main with some toasted crostini. Makes approximately 8-10 cups. Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, diced 1/2 cup onions, diced 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 6 carrots, chopped 1 large butternut squash, halved 2...

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