Curried Rice & Lentils with Lemon Basil Tahini Dressing

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For the dressing: For the Rice & Lentils: Rinse the rice thoroughly and place in the rice cooker. Add the water, salt and curry powder to the rice and stir to combine. Rinse the lentils thoroughly and place on top of the rice with the onion and garlic (do not stir them in). Turn the rice cooker on (choose the … Read More

The Best Chia Seed Pudding

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Raspberry Nut Butter Chia Pudding

This recipe is adapted from Paleo Hacks 3-Layer Raspberry Almond Butter Oats Ingredients 2 cans organic coconut milk (full fat) 1/2 cup of almond milk (or oat, hemp, soy milk) 4-6 pitted dates (fresher the better) 2/3 cup chia seeds 1 cup large flaked coconut (unsweetened) 2 cups fresh or frozen berries (we love frozen raspberries and fresh strawberries) 10 … Read More

Homemade Granola Bars (Gluten Free and Oat Free)

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The recipe for these homemade granola bars is adapted from the Oh She Glows Present Glo Bar recipe found in the Oh She Glows Cookbook. Because I can not eat oats, I had to change it up a bit. These granola bars are a healthy filling treat that satisfies hunger as well as that craving for sweets. They are also … Read More

Creamy Green Smoothie

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This smoothie has been a staple in my diet for the past few weeks! My favorite part is the super creamy texture that the buckwheat groats and avocado create 🙂 Ingredients 2 frozen bananas (peal them and freeze them the night before) 1 handful of spinach 1/2 an avocado 1 heaping tablespoon of buckwheat groats 1 tsp organic cacao powder … Read More

Salted Cashew Butter Freezer Fudge

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This recipe is adapted from the Oh She Glows Salted Almond Butter Freezer Fudge Recipe. For the fudge: 1 1/2 Cups Cashew Butter 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup (feel free to add less or more depending on how sweet you like it. 1/4-1/2 tsp course sea salt For the chocolate sauce: 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple … Read More

Spring Cleaning with Good Life Cleanse

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Last week I had the amazing privilege of completing a 4 day Athlete’s Juice Cleanse from Good Life Cleanse. Most people may not see consuming only juice for 4 days as a privilege but believe me your body will thank you!! This was not my first time cleansing so I knew what to expect but there were two main things that … Read More

Avocado Cashew Cream

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Avocado Cashew Cream

Ingredients: One cup of raw cashews, soaked for 2-8 hours and drained Half of a ripe avocado One tsp apple cider vinager One tsp fresh lemon juice Half tsp onion powder Half tsp garlic powder Half tsp of black pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper Quarter cup of warm water Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend … Read More

Green Apple Tahini Salad

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Green Apple Tahini Salad

Ingredients: Salad 4 Green apples, cores removed One red bell pepper One red onion One english cucumber 1 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 Cup roasted cashews, chopped Dressing One cup of sesame tahini One clove of garlic Juice from one small lemon Water, 1/2 cup to 1 cup depending on desired thickness Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: For … Read More

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients: One head of cauliflower Two tbsp extra virgin olive oil One tbsp turmeric One tbsp cumin Salt and pepper to taste Juice from half a lemon Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Wash and cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces. Put in a bowl and toss with the oil, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper until the cauliflower is … Read More

Best Gluten Free in Victoria BC

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I am blessed to live in a city that offers so much choice for those of us with limited diets. I also happen to live mere minutes from most of these amazing restaurants and cafes. Here are some of the best gluten free in Victoria BC (according to me). 1. Be Love Restaurant (1019 Blanshard Street): The entire menu

Almond Coconut Chai

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almond coconut chai

Ingredients: (Makes two generous glasses of almond coconut chai) 750mL of almond milk (either fresh or store bought) One teaspoon of ginger powder One teaspoon of cinnamon Half teaspoon of nutmeg Quarter teaspoon of allspice Five to seven cardamom pods Five to seven whole cloves Two tablespoons of organic coconut oil One tablespoon of organic raw honey Directions: Add the … Read More

Savoury Squash Soup

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savoury squash soup

Ingredients: For the savoury squash soup One small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (save the seeds!) One small winter squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (save the seeds!)- I used a carnival squash