Sourdough Pancakes (the MOST fluffy pancakes EVER!)

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes4 Comments

Sourdough pancakes are the tastiest and fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever eat! Plus read my tips on how to make perfect pancakes every single time!  What team are you on? Team blueberry, chocolate chip, or plain? Whatever your answer, these fluffy sourdough pancakes are delicious! I feel like the only person in the world who doesn’t enjoy syrup on pancakes! Even as a kid when I would inhale ALL the sweet things. I never liked how it made the pancakes soggy. At home we would set out a variety of toppings like peanut butter, nutella, and fruit. At camp I would … Read More

Turmeric Falafel Bowl

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes, SaladLeave a Comment

Turmeric Falafel Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

This turmeric falafel bowl is vegan soul food in a bowl! Fresh greens, earthy beets, and sweet dates compliment the spicy falafels and umami filled dressing. “With dishes as tasty as this turmeric falafel bowl I could definitely go vegan!” True words I spoke to my husband today. But then we had a good chuckle because he knows how much I also love fine European cheese, and going out for a special steak dinner. So no, while I don’t foresee myself ever excluding myself from animal products entirely, we do eat a lot of vegan meals in our house. I … Read More

Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black bean enchiladas with bell peppers, onions, and the easiest homemade red enchilada sauce! Top with a healthy avocado cream sauce. I have to address something first and foremost: do not be intimidated by this recipe! I’m afraid you’re going to scroll down, see the long list of ingredients, and get scared away from making it. But it’s really not that bad! The recipe is broken up into 3 parts: Enchilada sauce Avocado cream sauce Making the enchiladas To spread your work time apart, you can make the sauces one day and then assemble it all the next day. If … Read More

Avocado Cream Sauce [+ baby food instructions]

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, RecipesLeave a Comment

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 Tofu You Will Ever Eat (gluten free and vegan)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes18 Comments

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat... guaranteed!

A super easy way to make TEXTURE perfect baked tofu! The outside turns out crisp and ready to be tossed in your favourite sauce. It took me a while to learn to  LIKE tofu. I would tolerate it when my vegan friends would make tofu dishes, but I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around actually LIKING it. It doesn’t have much of a taste and is actually quite special in the way that it can take on other flavours. It was definitely a mental block. Tofu just didn’t sound appetizing. When my baby started to eat solid food I bought him … Read More

Vegetable Smoothies: make ahead freezer packs!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes3 Comments

Make mornings easier & healthier with these grab ‘n blend vegetable smoothie packs in 4 delicious flavours: Chocolate Beet, Vanilla Green, PB Banana, and Blueberry! Just add your choice of milk! Mornings are hectic! People always tell me they want to eat healthier breakfasts, but don’t have the time to prep food in the morning. Breakfast ends up being a quick slice of toast before running out the door. This is a lost opportunity for fruits and veggies! Nearly 90% of Americans are NOT meeting the recommendations for fruit and veggie intake!  What are vegetable smoothie freezer packs and how … Read More

Apple Nachos – hot & cheesy!

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, SnackLeave a Comment

Apple Nachos -hot and cheesy! #applenachos #apples #applechips #nachos #afterschoolsnack #snack #kidsnacks #kidfriendly #funfood

This apple nachos post is sponsored by Martin’s Apple Chips but, as always, my opinions are entirely my own.  He just started kindergarten this fall, but it’s happening already. “Mama, all the other kids get Jell-O/yogurt drinks/other-fun-heavily-marketed-food in their snack evvvvvveryday!” Welcome to your life, kid. Sorry. I’m a dietitian mama who makes things from scratch. The snacks I send you are going to be lower in sugar than the other kids’. They’re gonna be mostly homemade. It’s going to be a long school career for you. I totally feel for him. My mom always sent me to school with … Read More