Roasted Curried Eggplant Chips (dairy-, gluten- & grain-free, vegan)

Roasted Curried Eggplant Chips

It is fair to say that I can be a bit of an impulse shopper at the grocery store. (And who can blame me if we think back to my recent post in which I mentioned that grocery stores have a well-honed practice of using psychological and other tricks to get us to buy more […]

Coconut Chia Breakfast Parfait with Pineapple-Mango ‘Salsa’ (dairy-free, gluten-free)

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If you’ve ever been to my little foodie corner before, you may know that I kind of adore breakfast! In fact, it might be my favourite meal of the day—and yet for many, it’s a meal that involves a lot of same old, same old, a meal that can be hard to plan for, and […]

5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Without Counting Calories

5 Simple ways to eat healthier without counting calories

I’ll be honest: my days of counting calories were pretty much over before they even began. I don’t think it’s an effective way to eat well and I believe food is worth more than the macronutrient sum of its parts. Although I will occasionally calculate daily or macronutrient intakes for clients if they specifically request […]

The Blue Ginger Smoothie (dairy-, gluten- & soy-free)

Blue Ginger Smoothie

A few weeks ago I was prepping some beautiful handouts for a workplace wellness workshop I was delivering outside Toronto. The topic was the basics or building blocks of smoothies (a very popular topic, in my experience!) and I covered tips and tricks on how to turn a smoothie into a satisfying and satiating meal. […]

Spanish Salsa Verde (from 300 Best Blender Recipes Using Your Vitamix)

Spanish Salsa Verde

Over the last few months, my meal prep game has been pretty one-note: just prep all the veggies. Every Saturday or Sunday, I drag all the vegetables from my winter CSA or the grocery store out of the fridge, and then wash, chop and store them in glass. I don’t worry about cooking anything in […]

Creamed Greens with Lemon-Ginger Cashew Cream Sauce (dairy-free)

Creamed Greens with Lemon-Ginger Cashew Cream Sauce (dairy-free)

One of my favourite parts about spring is, of course, the joyful return of fresh, local and organic produce. From arugula to spinach to nettles, greens of all kinds are always at the top of my shopping list. Enjoy them in salads, in sandwiches, in stir-fries and even smoothies. They are delicious fresh (and that’s often […]

Dairy-Free, Protein-Rich “Magical” Matcha Tea Latte (+ the secret ingredient to making any drink creamy & frothy without milk)

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I’m an unabashed one-a-day coffee drinker and have been, off and on, for over 15 years. I’ve always taken it with a little sweetener and most importantly, a liberal pour of cream. (These days it’s dairy-free cream but still…) In addition to the aroma, warmth and ever so slight pick-me-up, my morning coffee ritual is all […]