Blog #81: Matcha Chia Pudding (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

      The first time I tried chia pudding, I got it from a health food store.  I didn’t like it.  I found the store-bought one to be poor tasting and over priced. But then, I discovered the glory of making it myself. Who knew chia seeds could be so yummy?  Not only can…

Blog #77: Morning Matcha Smoothie (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

  It’s always good to start your morning off right, focusing on actual nutrient intake, as opposed to just eating loads of food that’s void of nutrients, yet full of empty calories. Here’s a smoothie that can help you to feel great, so that you can go crush your day and  ‘get-after-it’ (The Rock’s voice)….

Blog #62: Vegan Holiday Gingerbread Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 Banana 3/4 Cup almond milk (or a non-dairy milk you prefer) 1 Heaping TBSP Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter or a nut butter you like) 2 TBSP agave nectar 1 Tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 Tsp ground nutmeg 2 Cloves, ground-up 1 Tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 Cup of ice Method: Put all ingredients into…

Blog #54: Vegan Egg! Your Breakfast Just Got Better

When I used to eat eggs I really enjoyed them scrambled, soft boiled and sometimes fried. Since removing animal products from my diet, and soy products, I really do miss eggs sometimes.  Especially if I want to make a fancy breakfast with pancakes/waffles (GF + vegan) and ‘eggs’.  Tofu eggs are no longer an option…

Blog #51: Gluten-free, Vegan Pancake Heaven

I love pancakes! 🥞 😍  I really do.  Don’t you?  You can eat them any time of day and they usually taste so good!  BUT, when gluten is a strong enough health issue and you must sustain a gluten-free diet, your food options dramatically decrease.  Great tasting gluten-free (and vegan) pancakes end up on your plate only…

Blog #49: Tigernuts: The No-Nut Superfood To Add To Your Life

Despite the name of this superfood, Tigernuts aren’t nuts!  They are Tubers (similar to a root type veggie). Tigernuts are originally from such places as Southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Madagascar.  In Spain, they even make a delightful milk out of Tigernuts called Horchata. When you bite into a Tigernut, you will notice…

Blog #40: Farinata Flat Bread with a Twist (Gluten-Free)

Farinata is a flatbread made in Italian culture. It’s also called Socca Bread.  The recipe is made with chickpea flour and is totally gluten-free. I remixed the recipe a bit by adding Tapioca flour.  In gluten free baking, much of the flours are very dense and dry in nature.  They tend to give food a…

Blog #26: Food Allergy Awareness Month (May!)

  It’s May and it is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada! Food is a MASSIVE part of everybody’s life, families, cultures, celebrations and customs. Food allergies affect millions of people worldwide: 🔹2.5 million Canadians​, 🔹15 million Americans and 🔹17 million Europeans, to name a few. I am one of those people living with food…

Blog #17: A Great Vegan Protein Powder Option

Today I tried a new vegan protein powder by Garden of Life (“Raw Protein: Beyond Organic Formula” is what the package says if you’re looking for the exact one I’m talking about here).  I’m SO pleased with it! 😬  It tastes fantastic and packs a protein punch of 17 grams in a serving of 23…