“Spaghetti” Bolognese

One of the dishes I missed most after going gluten free was a nice big bowl of spaghetti. It truly was a heartbreaking moment in my life and it took every ounce of willpower I had to turn down pasta of any kind – especially when Nonna had anything to do with it! Life got…

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Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato “Buns”

Are you looking for a gluten free and gut friendly replacement for buns or bread? Sweet potato “buns” to the rescue! Not only are sweet potato “buns” tasty, but this whole food is packed with nutrients that you won’t get from plain old bread. There are so many classic dishes and sandwiches that you can…

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Pumpkin & Beef Salad

OK, so I’m only human which means there are many moments where the thought of spending an hour in the kitchen to prepare a healthy meal is just not appealing (especially after a long day of work). Given that these moments happen quite often and I refuse to settle for low-quality food, I created a…

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Pumpkin Beef Chili with Cacao

If you’re a fan of chili and looking for a new recipe to test out on a cold Fall or Winter day, I highly recommend giving this non-traditional chili a try. It’s a hearty Paleo friendly and low-carb chili with a unique combination of pumpkin, zucchini, warming spices and cacao. Your palate will be pleasantly…

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Mediterranean Paleo Cobb Salad

Did you know? Most restaurant salad dressings contain low-quality industrial seed and/or vegetable oils that are oxidized. These inflammatory oils can cause a long list of health problems even when consumed in small quantities over a period of time. When ordering salads at restaurants, I always request no dressing and ask for olive oil and…

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“Spaghetti” with Chicken & Kale Pesto

Spaghetti squash is an awesome gluten and grain free vehicle for so many great foods and sauces. My favourite way to enjoy these low-carb, whole food noodles is with a traditional pesto sauce or in my “spaghetti with a classic tomato sauce dish. I’m always experimenting with different sauces and foods that taste great on…

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Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Chicken & Veggies

Lately, I’ve been preparing meals for more than one hungry belly during the work week, so I’ve started to experiment with different ways of putting together healthy whole food meals that are easy enough to manage even with a busy schedule. Sheet pan dinners have made it high on my list of go-to meals during…

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The Big Beef Salad

This is one of my go-to dishes during the week when I visit my Mama J for dinner. It’s super quick and simple to whip up, loaded with heart healthy omega 3’s from grass-fed beef and booming with antioxidants from the dark leafy greens. The simple flavours of garlic, lemon and basil add so much…

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Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies

Sheet pan meals are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table fast with little clean up since you’re cooking veggies and protein all on one pan. It’s the perfect way to feed your whole family! Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies INGREDIENTS: (serves 4) 6 whole chicken legs (bone-in, skin-on)…

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Sloppy Joes on Mashed Squash

OK OK OK! Due to popular demand I spent my morning putting together my Sloppy Joe recipe that I whipped up last night for dinner. Despite it being my first attempt, it was delicious and definitely brought me back to my little Jen days 😊 I’ll be testing out some variations of this recipe in…

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