Healthy Broccoli Salad with Berries

Jessica Penner, RDMeatless, Recipes, Salad2 Comments

healthy broccoli salad with berries

This healthy broccoli salad has a yogurt and almond butter dressing for a healthier fat profile and is filled with fresh anti-oxidant rich summer berries!  What defines summer for you? For most people: good times at the lake, soaking up some sun, throwing a frisbee, meandering down trendy streets with gelato in hand, or enjoying a picnic in the park.   I love all those things too! But for me, summer means berries! I don’t shell out the money to buy them at imported prices throughout the year. Too expensive, and they never taste as good as when they’re in … Read More

Homemade Croutons in a Frying Pan [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Salad, SIde Dish2 Comments

homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan!  You know how you just take some things for granted as “things you buy” and other items as “things you make?” Croutons were one of those foods that had never even occurred to me to make myself.  It wasn’t until I traveled to Germany on a high school exchange trip that I discovered homemade croutons! And, as most things go, they were incredibly delicious and oh-so-much better than storebought!  There’s a dish in Germany called “Kartoffel Knoedel”, which is roughly translated to potato … Read More

Vegetarian Caesar Dressing – easy blender recipe

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Salad2 Comments

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

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Dessert, Dip & Spread, Recipes23 Comments

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

Rhubarb Banana Bread – super moist

Jeremy PennerBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack32 Comments

rhubarb banana bread super moist

An incredibly moist banana bread whose sweetness is balanced by the tart addition of rhubarb. I’ve discovered the best way to do recipe testing. Get you guys to do the work for me! Just kidding. But you lovely readers really helped me out with this recipe! I posted a pic of my first attempt at rhubarb banana bread on Instagram and had so many people ask me for the recipe. I knew the recipe needed work so I quickly made another loaf, which I thought was perfect. But I’m just one opinion. Then I sent the recipe to anyone who … Read More

Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes10 Comments

Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa

A simple skillet meal, this gluten free Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa dish is humble but deliciously satisfying!  When I told my husband what I planned on naming this dish his response was “I didn’t think quinoa was Mediterranean!” He’s correct, quinoa originally hail from Bolivia. So, perhaps I should explain… I called this a Mediterranean dish because: a) it has flavours reminiscent of Mediterranean cuisine like Italian or Greek b) it falls in line with a Mediterranean Diet style of eating What? You haven’t heard of the Mediterranean Diet? It’s only the healthiest way of living ever discovered! Check out this Food Pyramid … Read More