Hemp Milk

If you are like us and don’t do dairy, there are a lot of great-tasting milk alternatives out there these days. That said, what do you do when you accidentally run out of your usual drink and need something in a pinch? Hemp milk to the rescue! Milk made from hemp hearts requires absolutely no […]


Fresh fruit is starting to become more plentiful and reasonably priced: a sure sign summer is right around the corner! Want a quick hit of something sweet, colourful, crunchy, and clean? Try making this simple, five ingredient dessert inspired by an old, well-loved picnic recipe! Confetti INGREDIENTS: 4 sliced, fresh, large, hulled strawberries* Fresh pineapple chunks 1 tbsp raw, […]

Cantaloupe and Green Chickpea Smoothie

After enjoying spring-like weather this weekend, it was definitely time to bring some fresh fruit goodness back into our smoothie regimen! Green chickpeas make an awesome pairing with naturally sweet foods — and provide an added kick of veggie-based protein! Cantaloupe and Green Chickpea Smoothie INGREDIENTS: 1 cup cubed, fresh cantaloupe (about 1/8 of a melon) 1/3 cup plain, […]

Hot Apple Cider

It’s a dichotomous marriage of “set it and forget it” and “a little bit of work,” but the results are always phenomenal! Perfect for those days where you come in out of the cold craving something soothing and warm to drink. It’s also impressive enough for entertaining — plus it makes your home smell like the best kind of Yankee candle*!   Hot […]

Day 21 of 25: Redefine Traditions

Until you’re confronted with a major change, you don’t generally analyse the “why” behind a lot of what we do as a human collective. I know I didn’t. However, afterwards? All you seem to do is compare and contrast what came before with what is happening now — hyper aware of the new reality in which you live. Sounds all […]

Nutty Russian

Feeling the need for an adult beverage tonight — it’s been THAT kind of day. But what to have? My go-to glass of vino has recently begun to taste kind of soapy. (May need to look into organic winery options?) Guessing there’s probably been a change in my palate due to eating clean for the past 10 months. Weird. Has anyone else […]

Cinnamon Quinoa Cake

Protein-packed, this easy to bake flour-free cake uses on-hand ingredients and practically throws itself together! Cinnamon Quinoa Cake INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dry quinoa (or about 3 packed cups cooked and cooled quinoa if you have it already made) 2 cups water 1/4 tsp salt 4 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk (or milk of […]

Basic Apple Cobbler

Sugar-free and low-fuss, this cobbler definitely has an “old-timey” feel about it. While full of new-fangled ingredients, you could easily see this dessert being enjoyed in another century because of its simplicity. Basic Apple Cobbler INGREDIENTS: 1/2 tbsp butter 1.5 cups flour (I used President’s Choice Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend — contains tapioca, potato and corn) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 […]

TDW Favourites: Maple Water

My prediction? This will totally become the “new” coconut water! All week, I have been introducing people to the joy that is pure organic Maple sap. It’s kind of interesting that everyone I’ve talked to knows what Maple syrup is made from, yet none of them have ever had the pleasure of drinking the unadulterated tree sap […]

Amazing Oat Bread

When my naturopathic doctor suggested that I cut all gluten from my diet, I was expecting that part. But when he advised that I take it one step further and leave most grains behind except for oats, rice, and quinoa? All I could think about was bread. How do you give up bread? A major dietary staple of every culture since the dawn […]