“Spaghetti” with Ricotta & Cherry Tomatoes

After my recent trip to Italy, I’ve been feeling even more inspired to create healthier gluten free versions of some great Italian spaghetti dishes. AND this time around, I decided to experiment with one of my favourite cheeses growing up – ricotta! I don’t consume dairy on a regular basis, but when I come across…

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Salt & Vinegar Chicken Wings

I’ve been going a little wild for wings lately – and this recipe in particular brings me back to the days when I use to have a HUGE crush on salt and vinegar chips! The flavours are right on (not too salty and not overpowered by vinegar) and will leave you salivating for the next…

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My top “spaghetti” recipes

So, I’m currently wandering the streets of Italy … And even though I’m far from home, I’m still thinking about how I can inspire you to be healthy while continuing to enjoy the great things in life – and after being in Italy for a few days, there ain’t no greater thing than spaghetti (gluten…

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Beef & Pesto Salad

DID YOU KNOW? Grass-fed beef contains significantly higher levels of omega-3s (between 2 and 5 times more) than grain-fed beef. Omega-3s play an important role in your health and can help with: Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome Inflammation Autoimmune Diseases Prevention of Cancer Fatty Liver Bone and Joint Health Depression, Anxiety & Mental Disorders Eye Health…

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“Spaghetti” alla Puttanesca

So, I was going to talk about the health benefits of this flavourful Italian dish, BUT got sidetracked by some other interesting facts when I was doing recipe research … DID YOU KNOW? Spaghetti alla puttanesca literally means prostitute’s spaghetti! And that’s why we’re not talking about health today – and instead learning about how…

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Easy Baked Drumsticks

Did you know? Dark meat contains more nutrients than white meat. Because white meat has about half the saturated fat of dark meat, it has been considered the “healthier” alternative. BUT while white meat is largely a protein delivery system, dark meat contains not only a high source of protein, but nutrients too. Dark meat…

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Wild Salmon with Pesto

Did you know? Wild salmon is high in Vitamin D. On average, wild-caught salmon contains 988 IU of vitamin D per 3.5-ounce or 165% of the RDI. Some studies have found even higher levels in wild salmon — up to 1,300 IU per serving! Up to 50% of the world’s population may not get enough sun…

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Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Aioli & Zoodles

I never thought I’d see the day where a chicken burger would find its way to the top of my list of favourite dishes, but the day has come. I didn’t think much of these sticky patties as I cursed at them while struggling to roll them into balls. BUT after just one bite of…

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Wild Haddock with Mustard & Thyme

Did you know? Haddock is very low in calories (77 calories per 3 ounces), high in protein (17 grams per 3 ounces) and an excellent source of selenium, phosphorus and some of the B vitamins. Check out these 4 simple steps for Wild Haddock with Mustard and Thyme. Serve these haddock fillets on top of…

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Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are an essential part of any sports lover’s diet! They’re flavourful and easy to munch on while your eyes are glued to the screen. As yummy as restaurant and bar wings are, these places almost always deep fry their wings in rancid vegetable oil. These inflammatory oils can cause many short and long…

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