Dairy-free hot chocolate with almond milk

Chocolate Lovers Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

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It’s official…winter has arrived!  It snowed all day in Calgary and it looks like a winter wonderland outside!  After a snowy walk through the forest, I came home with a craving for hot cocoa to warm me up.  I whipped up this dairy-free hot chocolate and it turned out so rich and tasty that I couldn’t wait to share the simple recipe with you! …

Quinoa kale salad

Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad

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This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers!  The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch. I have been doing a lot of camping this summer, and this quinoa salad has been a staple to bring along for the road.  It helps to …

Dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Coconut Banana “Split”

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Do you feel the need for a sweet indulgence?  This delicious chocolate coconut banana “split” recipe is sure to please with the perfect balance of sweetness and a bit of a chewy crunch. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it also provides a great source of vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants and healthy fats.  This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while …

Slow cooker vegetarian chili

Hearty Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

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This recipe makes a hearty batch of delicious, hearty and nutritious chili. It makes for great packed lunches and provides for a lot of leftovers, which I love because the flavours continue to meld in the fridge and it tastes even better the next day. I like to serve this crockpot vegetarian chili topped with fresh avocado, which adds a nice, …

homemade gluten-free muesli

Apricot Honey-Nut Muesli

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This muesli makes a delicious substitute for conventional breakfast cereals.  I like to serve it with almond milk and chopped apples or fresh berries.  The density of nuts and seeds in this recipe makes this recipe a great choice for a pre- or post-workout snack. I love this muesli because it is packed full of fibre, which helps with detoxification …

homemade gluten-free breakfast cereal

Healthy Roasted Nut & Seed Muesli

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This recipe is my breakfast staple. I love that it keeps me full and energized through the entire morning. The first meal of the day is SO important in setting your metabolism for the rest of the day to follow. This recipe contains healthy nuts and seeds that are full of natural antioxidants, minerals and healthy fats to keep you …

Festive dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles with Coconut

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These chocolate hazelnut truffles are absolutely delicious, and remind me of “Ferrero Rocher” chocolates.  This recipe started with a desire for a festive and tasty treat.  I found what I could for inspiration in my cupboards, and threw together what now happens to be one of my favorite go-to desserts.  Enjoy the recipe and please post your feedback in the …

Gluten and dairy-free festive cranberry loaf

Warm Banana Spice Loaf With Cranberries

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This banana spice loaf ended up tasting almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens. When buying oat flour, which I use in this recipe, make sure …

Immune boosting salad

Spring Salad with Garlic Miso Dressing

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This salad is perfect for a delicious lunch or a patio dinner with friends on a sunny summers evening. It makes for a satisfying meal, and the garlic miso dressing is one of my absolute favourites! It is incredibly savoury and delicious, while also being amazing for your health! The salad dressing contains raw garlic and ginger. Ginger helps to clear the lymphatic …