Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake


This recipe is a new favorite at our house and a wonderful change to our regular taco night. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, diced 1 red pepper, seeds removed, diced 1 orange pepper, […]

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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup


This soup is perfect for those cold spring days. The red lentils provide an excellent source of protein. Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1/2 small onion chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 teaspoon minced […]

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Sweet Potato, Egg, and Tofu Squares

sweet potato squares

This recipe from Alive magazine is packed with protein and great for breakfast and dinner. Ingredients: 6 organic eggs 1/2 package soft tofu 3 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 large sweet potato, cooked, peeled, and chopped 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped broccoli florets 3/4 cup crumbled feta or […]

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Flourless Banana-Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Breakfast Quinoa Bars

Quinoa is an excellent source of protein, fibre, vitamins and  minerals. It is an excellent addition to salads and main dishes but it can also be used in baking. These bars are a new favourite snack for my grandson and are very easy to make. I modified the original recipe by Alyssa Rimmer at Simply Quinoa. […]

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Easy Moist Banana Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffin

Ingredients: 3 large very ripe bananas 3/4 cup wholesome organic sugar 1 organic free-range egg, slightly beaten 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil 1 cup blueberries (unfrozen are best) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon alum-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Gluten-Free flour 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips   Directions: […]

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Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This recipe is modified from the original by The Fabulous Beekman Boys Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 1/2 cups rice milk, plus more for thinning (if desired) 2 tablespoons raw long-grain rice 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon dried basil […]

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Pesto Penne Primavera

Pesto Penne

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh basil leaves ( can substitute spinach for basil) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 cup parmesan cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups penne pasta (gluten-free) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped asparagus 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives 1/2 cup […]

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Chickpea Soup

Chickpea Soup

This recipe was posted to by Christine L. I substituted vegetable broth for a vegetarian alternative. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes 3 cups vegetable broth 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 […]

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Blueberry, Goat Cheese Tart

Blueberry Goat Cheesecake

This is a delicious recipe that I found in the Autumn, 2015 edition of Healthy Directions magazine. I made a few modifications based on the ingredients I had at hand. It was a big hit with everyone in the family. A delicious treat that was neither heavy or too sweet. Ingredients: Crust 3/4 cup almond […]

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Gluten-Free Joy Balls

Joy Balls

These simple treats make a nice snack or dessert. Raw desserts are a healthier option for you than cooked desserts. As always I use all organic ingredients for these recipes. Ingredients: 1 cup almond butter (I like to buy mine freshly ground in the store) 1/4 cup honey (unpasteurized) 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup […]

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