Protein packed waffles

Protein Packed Waffles

Having a large family, I often seek inexpensive meal ideas and prepare large batches.  Next to pancakes, a family favourite in our home is waffles!  I love that you can hide extra nutrition and protein in the batter and the kids still devour them.  Protein packed waffles are a delicious, filling meal my kids just love – and…

pancake poppers

Pancake Poppers

Pancakes are a favourite in our home!  I was never a fan of them growing up but once I met my husband, that began to change.  When the kids came along, he started a pancake-lunch-tradition on his daddy daycare days.  Needless to say, I was outnumbered and had to get on board with this pancake love.  I started…

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

One of my goals this year is to keep focused on my family’s health and introduce new recipes.  I am excited to use my slow cooker more and discover various ways to hide ‘the good stuff’ – i.e. vegetables!  My five-year-old can be quite the selective eater and getting things past her palate can be tricky.  She…

eatraweatwell

Eat Raw, Eat Well

I love food! I love learning where it comes from, playing with different ways to prepare it and discovering new recipes.  I also enjoy finding new cookbooks for my collection.  I am excited to share a few of my faves with you.  Today I am featuring Douglas McNish‘s book, Eat Raw, Eat Well. I met…

guilt-free treats

Guilt-free treats

Ever wish you could indulge in that cupcake you’re craving without all the added calories?  Or how about devouring a warm, oven-fresh brownie and not feel bloated afterwards? Perhaps you’re craving a cookie with your evening tea but you don’t want to sabotage today’s amazing workout? Nothing beats guilt-free treats, right?  If you answered yes to…

5 ingredients to give your salad a boost!

5 ingredients to give your salad a boost!

If you enjoy a hearty salad then this post is for you!  I want to share 5 ingredients to give your salad a boost!  By adding these key ingredients, you not only bump up the nutritional value; but they also give you an extra tasty, filling meal. Here are 5 ingredients to give your salad a boost and a…

cacao vs. cocoa - there is a difference

Cacao vs. Cocoa – There is a difference

Today I am featuring another wonderful guest post from: Alison Cooper Ever wonder about the difference between cacao and cocoa? Is there really a difference? In Alison’s post, Cacao vs. Cocoa – There is a difference, she explains how each are processed, how they differ from one another and the health benefits of cacao!  After making your homemade almond coconut milk, try this…

veggie burger recipe

Veggie Burger Recipe – Vurgers

It’s burger season! Together with my mom, we created this delicious, hearty, veggie burger recipe.  With a base containing oats, chic peas and sunflower seeds, this vurger recipe is packed with protein, fibre and antioxidants.  In addition, these burgers offer a tasty, filling meal and let’s face it, nothing beats homemade food! Even my meat-eating dad enjoys these vurgers.…

flea-be-gone dog treats

Flea-Be-Gone Dog Treats

Today I am featuring a guest post from someone I am continually inspired by: Alison Cooper Alison reveals her recipe for Flea-Be-Gone dog treats!  Not only do I look forward to making some for our two dogs but they would also make a great gift for any dog lover! Thanks for sharing Alison. In lieu…

Sweet Vanilla Quinoa Salad

Sweet Vanilla Quinoa Salad

This is the perfect summer salad! It’s excellent to have at a barbecue or bring to a potluck.  I also like to make this delicious sweet vanilla quinoa salad when I’m preparing a meal for someone because it’s the kind of dish everyone enjoys. It’s hearty and filling with just the right amount of sweetness. Quinoa is…