roasted tomato pizza butter

Pizza Butter

This is a super-flavourful spread for crostini, crackers such as Ryvyta, or whole grain rice cakes. It could also be used on a sandwich with chicken breast, mozza cheese, lettuce, and tomato.  Why It’s A Smart Choice Sunflower seeds contain a large amount of antioxidants, which can protect your cells from free radical damage Each 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds has 8 g of protein and 4 g of fibre. This combination will help to curb an early return of your appetite Sunflower seeds are a great source of Vitamin E. A 1/4 cup will give you over 2/3 of your … Read More

BBQ chipotle butter

BBQ Chipotle Butter

I post a lot of recipes with chipotle peppers but I only recently found out that they are not a distinct pepper variety. They are simply the ubiquitous jalapeƱo pepper that has been smoked.   So if you were the type of person who smoked food, you could make your own chipotle peppers. How awesome would that be? Especially since there seems to be a chipotle pepper shortage in my city these days.   Why It’s A Smart Choice Almonds Almonds have several things going for them: good doses of magnesium, calcium, iron, & potassium 1/4 cup contains 4.4g of fibre, … Read More

mediterranean layer dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

 Spring is in the air. But will it stay? I shouldn’t get my hopes up but it has still been so nice to walk outside and not have to bundle up to the extreme. And I forgot how much fun puddles are. I’m so thankful to my little guy for reminding me! What are you looking forward to this Spring? I have to admit, as excited as I am for the warmer weather to arrive, a part of me wants it to stay Winter so that I can hibernate forever and not face one of my life’s greatest challenges: getting things to … Read More

3 anti-inflammatory nut & seed butters in savoury flavours!

3 Savoury Nut & Seed Butters to boost your health

I started out making nut and seed butters to mix in with my baby’s cereal, fruit, purees and yogurt. Since whole nuts are a choking hazard I couldn’t give them to him until he turned 4! But I wanted him to benefit from the nutrition they have to offer. I like to call nuts and seeds nature’s multi-vitamin!  Even though I was making them for my son, I soon became addicted to them myself! I’ve mostly done neutral or sweet flavours such as: Vanilla & Toasted Pecan  Coconut Cashew Dark Chocolate Hazelnut (a healthier version of Nutella!) Sweet n Spicy Pumpkin Seed Lemon … Read More

chili lime black bean dip

I’m an idea person. I constantly have new ideas floating around in my head. Each new idea is always better than the last, and I fixate on it, until… well at least until the next idea comes around!  I think up new blog articles, new recipes, new business ideas, etc.    When I made this bean dip, I thought, “This is the most amazing dip ever! More people should be enjoying this!” From there my idea maker kicked in, and I figured out a plan for hawking bean dips and hummuses at a farmers’ market. You’ve got your butcher, your baker, and I’m your hummus and dip maker!  In my … Read More

vanilla & toasted pecan butter

vanilla pecan butter

Why It’s A Smart Choice Nut and seed butters are a great alternative to peanut butter. I love peanut butter and it does have nutritional benefits but it is high in omega 6 fatty acids. For most people the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in their diets is too high. This imbalance can lead to inflammation in the body.   So switch it up sometimes and try this nut butter! Pecans for health! Eating nuts on a daily basis can reduce a person’s risk of developing diabetes, and heart disease. Many components found in nuts (fibre, monounsaturated fats, anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, … Read More

sweet n spicy pumpkin seed butter

Sweet n Spicy Pumpkin Seed Butter

Why It’s A Smart Choice Nut and seed butters are a great alternative to peanut butter. I love peanut butter and it does have nutritional benefits but it is high in omega 6 fatty acids. For most people the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in their diets is too high. This imbalance can lead to inflammation in the body.   So switch it up sometimes and try this nut and seed butter! Boost your iron Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of iron, as well as other minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Some vegans and vegetarians have difficulty getting enough … Read More