Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

This is a delicious winter pasta recipe! Roasting the cauliflower with red onion gives it great flavour, making a fantastic easy week-night pasta toss. Choose your favourite hearty pasta shape (a penne or rigatoni style works well) in either regular or gluten-free and enjoy a new take on pasta night that the whole family is…

Orange, Raspberry & Ginger Smoothie

Yes I am on a smoothie kick this week and this zingy smoothie is my new obsession! Packed with orange, raspberry and fresh raw ginger it is a great way to beat the winter blahs and stave off those pesky colds. Love, love, love this fresh new creation – you must try it! Ingredients: 1…

Go green in 2016!

The Green Smoothie is now a regular part of my nutrition routine, and even has become a favourite of my girls. Check out those awesome green smoothie moustaches! Our #1 favourite is the Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, and sometimes I also add a dollop of yogurt to make it creamier. It’s…

Festive Apple & Nut Butter Slices

Well it’s Black Friday today and the holiday season is now fully in swing! Now to keep you fueled up for all that shopping, running around and hustle and bustle I wanted to create a festive but healthy snack! Inspired by nuts.com and their healthy snack ideas, I created my own healthy holiday snack – Festive Apple &…

Roasted Fall Vegetable Quinoa

One of my Fall favourites is roasted vegetables. I love collecting an assortment of farm fresh Fall veggies and roasting them up in the the oven with some olive oil, salt and pepper. It is like veggie candy to me! The vegetables get caramelized and sweet, and when tossed with quinoa it makes a perfect…

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches wrapped in Prosciutto with Arugula

Well we have reached the final day of Peach Week 2015, and my last recipe is a mouth watering salad or appetizer that you must try this weekend! The combination of goat cheese with peaches and prosciutto is so good, and paired with spicy baby arugula and sweet balsamic glaze, your taste buds will be…

Shrimp & Peach Skewers

It is Day 2 of Kara’s Favourites Peach Week, and today’s recipe is scrumptious Shrimp & Peach Skewers (these are really awesome!). My skewers stack together marinated shrimp with peach, red pepper and red onion chunks making a sweet and savoury bbq delight. We really loved how these turned out – and the flavour combo…

Grilled Asparagus

One of our essential bbq season sides is grilled asparagus, especially when local asparagus is available! Pairs perfectly with your favourite steak, grilled chicken, pork or fish. Love the smoky flavour and charred bits especially when drizzled with fruity olive oil! Delish! Ingredients: 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed Extra virgin olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly…

Bacon, Onion, Asparagus & Pea Macaroni Toss

This is an easy and delicious gluten-free pasta dish that is packed with the sweet and salty flavours of bacon, peas, asparagus, sweet onion and Parmesan cheese. This dish tastes great warm, or it can be served at room temperature as a pasta salad for summer bbq season. Ingredients: 4 slices of bacon 1 sweet onion, diced…

Nordica Power Smoothie

This delicious and nutritious protein packed smoothie is creamy and filling thanks to the addition of Nordica Cottage Cheese! I had never tried cottage cheese added to my smoothies but I was amazed at the results and the wonderful creaminess and silkiness it added to my daily smoothie. Even better is that Nordica offers a Lactose…

Breezy Springtime Salmon Packets

I am ready to jump into spring and this is an easy and delicious French-inspired fish dish for Easter weekend or any day of the week. I like to prepare my salmon simply with salt, pepper, lemon and butter but feel free to add a pinch of your favourite spice (maybe some dill or red…

Danielle Walker’s Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Delicious buffalo chicken that takes just like your favourite wings! The recipe is from Danielle Walker’s Meals Made Simple Cookbook and it is fantastic if you are a fan of “buffalo” chicken flavours.   The recipe is only found in the cookbook (which I highly recommend along with her first book Against all Grain), but here is my slightly adapted…