Peachy Chia ‘Yogurt’

One of the best parts of summer has got to be the abundance of fresh summer produce in fields, grocery stores and farmer markets. It is such a delight to feast on ripe and ready summer fruits like juicy pink fuzzy peaches, fragrant red hued nectarines, sweet blueberries, golden apricots and luscious strawberries. Our family…

Fruity Quinoa Oat Bowls

I had heard of quinoa being used like porridge for breakfast in the morning but have not had a chance to try it until recently (If you are not familiar with quinoa, read here for a little introduction to this amazing plant food). The first day I tried it, I was hooked! It’s a refreshing…

Quinoa

First what is Quinoa, and how do you even pronounce it? Originating in the Andean region of South America, Quinoa is commonly pronounced as “KEEN-wah”. Unlike rice, wheat or maize which are grain cereals, quinoa is a pseudocereal that is actually more related to amaranth and spinach, in which its seeds are harvested. According to…

Gai Lan / Chinese Broccoli

If you spot this vegetable at the supermarket, don’t be put off by its stout thick stems, because looks can be deceiving. This Asian green leafy vegetable, known as Gai Lan or Chinese Broccoli, is often featured in Chinese restaurants and actually cooks very easily. Nutrition-wise, this vegetable is a good source of nutrients such…

Finger Lickin’ Sweet Potato Fries

Finger Lickin’ Sweet Potato Fries This recipe was an instant hit with the family, especially my toddler and my husband. You know it is good when your toddler is stuffing her mouth with a piece and immediately asking for the next piece, and your husband asks you to give him the recipe! The best part…

Banana Bliss Bites

Here’s an easy way to change up the breakfast routine, with a simple but nutritious recipe that’s quick to put together. With the right ingredients on hand, you’ll be able to put Banana Bliss Bites on the table for the whole family in no time, and also pack some to go for those who need…

Vegan Eggplant Bean Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna is one of my all-time favorite dishes, but over the last few months I’ve gotten a little lazy (and busy). The thought of the amount of time it takes to layer the lasagna and bake it in the oven puts lasagna at the end of my list of quick go-to dinner recipes. Until now.…

Versatile & Creamy Sunflower Seed Butter

If you have never tried making your own homemade nut or seed butter, you should consider it. Why? Because let’s face it, store bought nut and seed butters tend to be quite expensive. Not only is it much cheaper to make your own homemade nut or seed butter, it is usually more fresh and flavorful…