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Oatmeal Quinoa Cookies

These little gems are loaded with healthy scoops of quinoa, oatmeal and many other super seeds and whole grains.  The original recipe came from Quinoa 365: The everyday superfood cookbook.  I worked on reducing the amount of sweetener and healthy fat content until I had a cookie that was delicious, moist and healthful.  These cookies are best […]

probiotics for breakfast

Vanilla Coconut Kefir Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is one of those breakfasts that brings out your creative self each morning.  You make the pudding the night before so it’s ready when you are and then you go to town creating new flavours and colours each morning with your toppings of choice.  You deserve to find beauty in your day! Directions: […]

vegan power bowl

Kale Mango Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

This salad is bursting with the bright flavours of lemon, mango and coconut.  The dressing is lightened up using silken tofu.  By slicing the kale thinly and massaging the dressing onto the greens it allows the kale to soften and absorb the lemon flavour.  If you are looking for a dish to brighten your winter blahs […]

Granola Wholesome Family Food

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry, Almond Granola

Lightly sweetened with apple sauce and maple syrup this granola allows the goodness of whole oats to shine.  Dark chocolate chunks and cranberries give bursts of intense flavour and the crunch of the oven roasted almonds will leave you satisfied until lunchtime.  This batch is big enough that you can keep half on your counter […]

Vegan Cheese tofu probiotic

Lemon Garlic Kefir Spread

This spread is lightly flavoured with garlic, lemon and oregano.  For those of you looking for a vegan cream cheese substitute this is it.  The spread comes together with minimal prep time however you do need a bit of time to allow it to marinade and for draining some of the excess water from the cheese. […]

Tofu, sweet potato, squash, coconut curry soup

Velvety Coconut Curry Soup

Is there anything more comforting than a creamy coconut curry on a cold February day?  By blending a portion of the squash and sweet potatoes it adds to the smooth velvety texture of the broth.  If you press your tofu between clean tea towels and a heavy cutting board before adding to the soup it […]

Pickle Those Cucs

The dill flower heads are in full bloom in the garden.  That can mean only one thing – it’s time to get pickling.  Last summer at Eat Grow Play summer camp I managed to do the unthinkable…. I worked with 7 kids in a hot August kitchen to pickle 10 large jars of dill cucumbers. […]