No-Bake Triple Berry Crisp

No-bake fruit crisps are so underrated! I didn't even know about them until recently, I mean you always bake a crisp right? Apparently not if you're innovative - I first found this concept in a raw food cookbook (Ani's Raw Food Kitchen) where she layers a nut topping with sweet mango chunks. It was so good, I've been making all ...

Healthy Eating While Traveling

Healthy eating when you're traveling can be really difficult, depending on where you're going. Last fall, we did some hiking and sight seeing through the Canadian Rockies, and I found the food situation to be challenging at times. I ended up going with whatever was available, especially in the more remote locations, and I came home pretty sick (and determined ...

Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Crema

My mom used to make zucchini pancakes for us growing up. They're a great way to add some extra veggies to dinner and use up the abundance of zucchini in mid-summer. We used to eat them for dinner with savory toppings, and sometimes with homemade sausage. Somewhere along the line, I forgot about this simple recipe for a quick and ...

Creamy Avocado Rice Noodle Bowls with Bok Choy

The original version of this recipe was developed by my sister who has much more promise and talent in the kitchen than she thinks! I mean... just look at these delicious noodle bowls - and they're just something she threw together on a whim - winging it like any good cook would do! So, my main objective was to get ...

Crowsnest Mountain Scramble

Crownest Mountain is truly 'where the mountains meet the prairie'! The Crowsnest Pass and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada are uniquely beautiful areas with stunning 9,000 foot peaks like this one right on the edge of rolling flat lands! As you drive closer, the magnitude of this mountain presents itself and it looks pretty formidable - who would ...

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Pie is a family tradition - birthdays, holidays, any day... you name it, this is the dessert of choice! Instead of the traditional oreo crust, I've changed it to a decadent fudge like brownie, filled to the brim with a peanut butter cream cheese filling, topped with peanut butter cups, and a fudgy drizzle! I love ...

Food Prep 101

Preparing food ahead of time goes against my grain, I just can't seem to commit to 4 days in a row of the same salad - or whatever it might be! I love winging it day by day, and just going with whatever I'm craving - sounds good right? Well... in theory anyways - what actually happens is more like ...

Grilled Italian Platter with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

This has got to be the easiest meal ever - 30 minutes tops from fridge to table, and my husband couldn't stop saying how good it was! I used to make the traditional Italian Sausage Pepper Pasta for him all the time, but our eating habits have changed a bit, and he's been missing some Italian favorites. This grill platter ...

Tropical Strawberry Bliss Smoothie

I make smoothies almost everyday with all kinds of combinations, but every once in a while I make one that I could drink everyday, and that's when you get the recipe! This smoothie is one of those exceptional combos, and it's so good I could drink it for dessert! I always know a recipe is 'a go' so to speak ...