Avocado Cream Sauce [+ baby food instructions]

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Avocado Cream Sauce

An avocado cream sauce that tastes like guacamole but is made lighter with the surprisingly delicious addition of green peas and cottage cheese! Guac = life. Agree or disagree? I’m definitely on Team Guac! I even have a recipe for the world’s best guacamole (seriously, go try it!). So why would I go ahead and mess with a good thing by adding green peas to guacamole?! I’ll give you three good reasons! 1) Avocado Intolerance Some people, including myself have a limited avocado tolerance. I can only eat a small amount before I’m literally sick to my stomach. The same … Read More

the best guacamole ever

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Snack2 Comments

the best guacamole ever

 Simple and fresh this guacamole is simply the BEST! Bursting with lime & garlic, balanced with a hint of spice and salt. [vegan & gluten free] For guacamole makers, the guacamole recipe is a huge source of pride.  Those of us who have been to a guac-off (no really, it’s a thing), know that every guacamole maker at such an event is convinced their recipe is the guacamole recipe to end all guacamole recipes. Did I say guacamole enough for you? Guacamole. It’s totally one of those words that gets weirder the more you say it. Guacamole. Anyhow, for those who have never made guacamole … Read More

savoury turmeric salad dressing (vegan)

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Salad5 Comments

turmeric salad dressing

Reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric spice in this super simple turmeric salad dressing! It’s a savoury vegan dressing full of umami flavour.  I’m experiencing a major crush on salads right now! In winter I usually switch to going nuts on soups,  but this year salads are making a major appearance at our table! It may be because salads are a good reminder of summer… which I’ve desperately needed with this -40C cold snap Winnipeg’s been going through! The headlines over Christmas highlighted the fact that it was colder in Winnipeg than both the North Pole and Mars. Yup, somehow … Read More

sweet curry hummus recipe [with VIDEO]

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curry hummus

Easy, healthy, gluten free, vegan, mild, sweet: what’s not to love about this naturally sweetened curry hummus? Quick, name one food you always NEED in the fridge! In our house, it’s hummus because it checks off so many boxes: Everyone loves it It’s a convenient lunch, snack, or…. emergency pregnancy food 🙂 It’s nourishing and filling It makes my husband happy and best of all….it encourages us to eat more veggies! I typically make hummus every week. Part of the reason we don’t get sick of it is that I’ve developed a few recipes to keep on rotation! Caramelized onion … Read More

date paste recipe (no food processor required)

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date paste

Date paste is a natural sweetener with fibre and essential minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, it tastes like caramel!  Date paste is like nature’s caramel. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and pretty much allergen free. Unless someone has a date intolerance? But that would be super rare. I definitely have never heard of a date intolerance! Oh and date paste is certainly MUCH healthier than cream and sugar-based caramel! Not only that, it’s super easy to make! And it’s so lovely to bake with because it adds moisture. Am I gushing too much about date paste? what … Read More

vegetarian caesar dressing – easy blender recipe

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vegetarian caesar dressing

Quickly blend up a wholesome vegetarian caesar dressing in less than a minute! Contains only heart healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients to nourish you from the inside out. A couple of years ago a friend was telling me that she enjoys my recipes, and asked if I had one for a caesar salad dressing… and I had to sheepishly tell her that I don’t actually like caesar salad. In fact, I always found it rather revolting. I bet you thought everyone loved caesar salad? Well, not me. We decided to serve lasagna at our wedding. It’s my husband’s favourite food and it … Read More

saskatoon jam -low sugar recipe

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low sugar saskatoon jam

I made this saskatoon jam as low in added sugar as possible while keeping it food safe! The result is a jam bursting with berry flavour! The other day at breakfast I sighed a contented sigh.  We had toast, jam, fresh fruit, and coffee.  I suddenly realized that this isn’t a breakfast I would normally get excited about. In fact, I’m not really much of a toast and jam kind of girl. But the toast was made with homemade sourdough bread. The fresh fruit was blueberries and cherries, which I only ever buy in season. The coffee was a freshly … Read More