Smoothies for Summer

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Four glass of four different types of summer smoothies. Photography by Gabrielle Touchette

Perfect for your summer refreshment repertoire; 4 easy, delicious and cool summer smoothie recipes! This post contains paid and/or affiliate links. Read full disclosure here. Get out your blender because it’s going to get a good workout this summer! A local magazine, Sequoia, that explores “life, faith, and beauty in the everyday” asked me to create smoothie recipes for their summer edition and I had the privilege of spending a fun afternoon making all four of them with the team, including the talented photographer, Gabrielle Touchette, who took all the photos in this post. My aim was to use both … Read More

Plum-Almond Galette

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Plum Almond Galette

This post was written in paid partnership with the Dietitians at the Canadian Sugar Institute. As always, all opinions are my own. Have you ever heard the phrase “all foods fit?” In the Dietitian world, we often talk about balanced eating where you can enjoy some “treats” while still focusing most of your food intake on nourishing, whole foods with plenty of fruits, veggies, fibre, and protein! When it comes to free sugar, we know that consuming too much can take the place of food that contains essential nutrients our bodies need to thrive. So yes, we don’t want to overdo it, … Read More

Brownie Batter Hummus

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brownie batter hummus in a bowl with pretzel crackers and strawberries

This is a feel good recipe. But actually… I aim for all my recipes to make you feel good. This decadent chocolate pavlova with mascarpone cream and berries? It makes your tastebuds dance with delight. That feels pretty darn good. This sheetpan pesto gnocchi? It only takes 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake, and tastes like a gourmet Italian dinner. That feels pretty darn good. You see, there are different ways to feel good about your eating. Choosing nourishing foods and fueling your body Enjoying treats without guilt And they can co-exist happily… even in the same recipe! … Read More

Aussie Bites Recipe [+ VIDEO]

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A plate of stacked homemade Aussie Bites with a glass of milk and two apples

Save money by making this Aussie Bites recipe at home! They’re quick, easy, and a near perfect replica! One batch makes 48 bites! Do you ever walk past the Aussie Bites at Costco, start to put them in your cart, then look at the price again and think… “I could probably make these at home for a fraction of the cost!” Well, if you just googled “Aussie Bites Recipe” and landed on this page, you probably did just that! And I have good news for you, my friend. It most certainly IS possible to make Aussie Bites at home and … Read More

Pesto Gnocchi [Sheet Pan Recipe]

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Overview of pesto gnocchi on a sheetpan and served on a plate with a glass of wine and parmesan cheese

 This pesto gnocchi gives you gourmet taste without the work! Dinner in 30 minutes with only 5 minutes of prep!  Sheet pan dinners continue to amaze me with how both simple and delicious they are and I think…. this pesto gnocchi just might be my favourite sheet pan dinner to date! I keep catching myself reminiscing about how tasty it was and planning on when I’m going to make it again….. Let’s review why sheet pan dinners are so awesome: They’re ridiculously easy. The pan and the oven do all the work for you! Compared with sauteeing, there’s no need to … Read More

Two Bite Protein Brownies

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A pile of two bite protein brownies with a hand reaching for the top brownie and a bottle of milk in the background

With 3.5g of protein and <1g of added sugar, these two bite protein brownies are the perfect chocolatey, fudge-y snack! This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition but, as always, my opinions are entirely my own.  Have you ever wished you could have brownies for breakfast and not feel sick from a morning sugar rush? The older I get and the more I’ve leaned into my body’s wisdom of knowing what foods to eat when, the less I’m interested in sweet foods in the am. I mean, I’m still a sucker for a gooey, caramelly cinnamon bun but I see … Read More

Sheet Pan Ginger Beef & Veggies

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Overhead view of three bowl of Sheetpan Ginger Beef and Veggies

Ginger beef made easy by cooking everything on a sheetpan! Flavourful, delicious, & healthier, with a ton of veggies! Ginger beef is my all-time favourite “Chinese” takeout dish. I put that in quotations because I know that the food we associate with Chinese restaurants in the Western world isn’t commonly what’s actually eaten in China. In university I took a class where we learned all about cultural food traditions. We did group projects where we taught the rest of the class about one culture’s food ways. A group of Chinese international students presented on cultural food from Northern China. Honestly, … Read More