Shrimp Pad-Thai (Gluten & Grain Free, Paleo, Low-Carb)

When I switched over to an IBS friendly diet many year ago, pad-Thai was one of the dishes I knew I was going to miss most. I fell in love with pad-Thai during my university days and always found myself gravitating towards Thai restaurants when I ate out. Something about the combo of spices and…

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Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo, Low-Carb, Gut Friendly)

If you’re looking for a warm and comforting breakfast with whole food ingredients, I highly recommend this grain free oatmeal (a.k.a. “NOatmeal). It’s packed with healthy fats from raw nuts and contains whole eggs which gives your body the protein and fuel it needs to conquer the day! This nutrient-dense “NOatmeal” will leave you feeling…

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Mint Chocolate Balls (Paleo, Plant-Based, Raw)

DID YOU KNOW? Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion. A review of nine studies in 926 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated with peppermint oil for at least two weeks concluded that peppermint provided significantly better symptom relief than a placebo. In one study in 72 people with IBS,…

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Peppermint Mocha (Dairy Free, Plant-Based, Paleo)

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between cacao and cocoa powder? Cocoa powder is actually made similarly to cacao, except cocoa is heated at a higher temperature during processing. Less processed cacao (to which less heat has been applied) — such as raw cacao — tends to contain more antioxidants. In addition, cacao…

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Green Eggnog Smoothie (High-Fiber, Plant-Based, Paleo)

How would you like to indulge in holiday flavours like eggnog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut and peppermint mocha without worrying about your waistline expanding over the holidays? Cravings for holiday goodies tend to hit hard given that temptation is all around. You might be asking – “Jen, how the heck do you stay on…

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Eggnog Latte (Dairy Free, Paleo)

🎄One of the things I love most about the holiday season is eggnog. Its warm and festive flavours coupled with its rich and creamy texture makes it the perfect drink on its own – or even better, when combined with coffee ☕! Since the BF and I were trapped inside on Sunday because of the…

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Beet Mash (Low-Carb, Dairy Free, Plant-Based)

DID YOU KNOW? Beets are an excellent source of disease-fighting phytonutrients called betalains which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Betalains are also responsible for providing beets with their vibrant color. Studies show that these potent pigments may help protect against the development of certain types of cancer and disease. Try my Beet Mash recipe…

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Turmeric Latte – a.k.a. Golden Milk

DID YOU KNOW? There are over 12,500 peer-reviewed articles published on the benefits of turmeric, in particular one of its powerful compounds, curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant – making it great for both weight loss and IBS. Unfortunately, the curcumin…

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General Tso’s Chicken (Gluten & Soy Free, Paleo)

I honestly thought my days of general tso’s chicken were long gone until the BF and I attempted this mind-blowing gluten free & whole food recipe. Even though this recipe takes about an hour of prep (with two people in the kitchen), we made it twice within the last month because it’s just so damn…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

DID YOU KNOW? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Brussels sprouts are used to improve digestive health. Just one cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provides four grams of fiber, which numerous studies show is important for digestive function. Fiber helps to support digestive health by encouraging regular bowel movements, preventing constipation or diarrhea, and detoxifying the…

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