Is it cold? Want to warm up from the inside out? Give this a try! Ingredients 1 cup dried yellow split peas 1 onion 1 celery stalk 2-4 small garlic cloves 1 carrot 2/3 cup cooking wine (optional) 1 vegetable bouillon cube (optional) 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoon cumin 1 jalapeno 1 piece...

Potatoes get a bad rap. French fries and potato chips are not healthy! But, you can make really yummy dishes with potatoes that are healthy. Try this one! Whenever you cook potatoes add marjoram and/or rosemary as these spices really pair well. Ingredients 1 cup baby potatoes 1 teaspoon...

This salad brings out the sweetness of kale. Sweet? Kale? Yup. Give it a try. It is an excellent lunch choice because you can make it earlier and the kale doesn't become wilted. It is also a nice addition to dinner be it with soup, or grilled vegetables. Ingredients ...

Looking for a dish to impress your partner, family or friends? Check this out! Looks good and tastes great! Ingredients 1 butternut squash 1/2 onion 1 apple 1 polenta roll (can substitute a baguette) 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional; can substitute agave) 1 tablespoon Cointreau (optional; can substitute Brandy, Triple Sec, etc.) 2 tablespoons pinenuts Olive...

This bowl is a great dinner or lunch option. It is also a great way to repurpose leftovers. Use any grain for your base. The pear adds a natural sweetness. Ingredients ½ onion ½ broccoli crown 1 pear 4 small swiss chard leaves 1 cup cooked wild rice or wild rice blend...

Stuffed pepper are a delicious weekday dish. Make extra stuffing and serve it as the base of a bowl, or as a side dish later in the week. Vary the grains and in-season vegetables. This recipe uses a combination of quinoa and lentils as the grain. Ingredients 1/3...

Beautiful hummus, especially with the pomegranate seeds. I love how they crunch and add a little something extra to the hummus. Perfect to dip carrots and celery, as a spread on sandwiches or added to a fall/winter salad or bowl. Ingredients 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (or about 2...

I love mushroom burgers! This 30 minute meal is easy and delicious. Add whatever toppings you love to the mushroom burger. Be creative and create a ‘burger bar’. Let everyone pick what they like best. The best part is leftover pesto has a ton of other uses throughout the week. ...

It’s a stew, or soup! Super easy, delicious and filling. The fiber and protein from lentils and sweet potatoes will fill you up. Leftovers are excellent the next day on top of some greens or a rice bowl with fresh vegetables. I love to serve it with some crusty brown...

I love easy. I love delicious. This one marks both boxes. Great lunch, great side dish, perfect for picnics and group potlucks. This saves well for a couple of days in the refrigerator as it doesn’t get soggy, so it is a great make-ahead dish. Ingredients 2 broccoli...

I can eat brussel sprouts in any way, shape or form.  They are one of my favourite vegetables and always have been.  Even just boiled with a little salt will do me! This recipe is so simple and only uses 3 ingredients.  It brings out the sweetness of the brussel...

Who doesn’t want pudding for breakfast?  This is the perfect way to start your day.  High in fiber, protein and omega-3’s. This breakfast will keep you full until lunch.  It also makes a great snack or dessert. Ingredients 1 ½ cup homemade almond milk (or any alternative milk...

Pictured left to right are chocolate coconut dessert balls, chocolate chip dessert balls and cranberry pistachio dessert balls. Want a healthy snack that doubles as breakfast or dessert?  Try one of these dessert balls. Kids love them and they are so easy even young children can help make them.  5 ingredients....

This dip is super versatile.  You can use it as a dip with veggies, crackers or tortilla chips.  It is also a great spread on sandwiches. Dilute with water and use as a salad dressing.  Use as ‘cheese’ on nachos. Or just dip your finger in and lick off! It...

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1-2 mangos, diced 4 Green scallions/green onions or ¼ red onion, chopped ¼ red bell pepper/capsicum, diced 2-3 teaspoons Olive oil 1-2 teaspoons Apple cider vinegar Juice from mango pits 1 tablespoon curry powder ½ teaspoon cumin salt/pepper to taste Toppings for serving (optional) Rough chopped parsley and/or toasted macadamia nuts Cook quinoa.  Place quinoa...