Traditional Hummus for Veggie Dippin’

Overview Hummus . . . a creamy, garlicky, lemony,  protein-packed dip. Ingredients 2 cups chickpeas 1/4 cup tahini 2 1/2 fresh lemons, or about 8 tablespoons lemon juice 1-2 cloves of garlic, pasted 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp yogurt, optional  Additional water, to thin 1 tsp cumin for a smokey flavour, optional  Preparation Method Pour tahini + lemon juice into food processor, or blender, and pulse until creamy.  Add ...

Raw “Icy Squares”

Overview Remember those ultra sweet n' creamy Icy Squares you used to eat? Well, these are a knock off. The biggest difference, they're made from all natural ingredients and taste even better!  Ingredients 1.5 c cocoa butter 1.5 c virgin coconut oil  6 Tbsp cocoa powder 5 Tbsp raw honey  1 Tbsp pure vanilla 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 - 4 Tbsp bee pollen Bee pollen is ...

Black+Green Olive Tapenade

Overview I took this little dish on a weekend camping getaway and it was devoured. Rich in flavour, high in omegas, and great for dipping all those summertime veggies.   Ingredients 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1 cup small green French olives, pitted 1/4 cup sun-dried Tomatoes , drained 3 Tbsp capers 1-2 garlic cloves 1 anchovy fillet, optional  1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves 1/2 ...

Sweet Potato Pancakes w. Huckleberries & Cinnamon Cashew Cream

Overview It's that time again. Cold, wintery mornings bring on the craving for satisfying comfort food. I have a bit of a pancake obsession. I think it's because you sort of get to feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast. I like breakfasts I can throw together quickly since I wake up pretty hungry. When ever ...

Cocoa, Avocado + Pistachio Sqaures

Overview I love treats. Coming from a sugar addicted past, I get a lot of satisfaction from sweet things made with real ingredients.  These squares are made mostly from avocados, which means they've got a lot of goodness going on. Avocados are packed full of soluble fibre, which is known as a pre-biotic due to it's ability to ...

DIY Almond Milk

By Sunday, November 2, 2014 0 , Permalink 0

Overview It's so easy to buy the stuff in the carton from the store but you've got to try this homemade version. The only thing is it lasts just a few days in the fridge, so you have to drink it all up. Ingredients 1.5 cups whole raw almonds 4 cups water 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1.5 tbsp pure maple ...

Kitchen Sink Egg Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

By Thursday, October 30, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

Overview HERE Ingredients 6 free-range eggs Cooked veggies; sautéed white + green onions sautéed spinach sautéed zucchini broccoli florets, chopped very fine marinated artichokes, etc. 3 Tbsp full-fat Coconut Milk 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 4 Tbsp basil pesto sea salt+pepper, to taste Preparation Method Preheat oven to 350 and prepare muffin tin with coconut oil, or butter, or use paper muffin cups. Beat eggs together with coconut milk. Stir in cooked veggies, ...

Raw Cocoa + Almond Butter Cups

Overview Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law. These are for you!  Ingredients 2 cups almond butter 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil 1/2 cup shredded coconut *unsweetened* 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tsp pure vanilla extract a touch of sea salt Optional Toppings; raw sunflower seeds slivered almonds a sprinkle of cocoa powder rose petals Preparation Method Gently melt coconut oil on stove top, on medium-low ...