Asian Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

I had the best lunch last week at a local Thai place that serves incredibly flavorful food. It was one of those meals that you just keep thinking about, and I knew I was going to need to recreate what I had to share with you too. So the thinking about lunch turned into an obsession, and I cancelled the ...

Molasses Ginger Cookie Energy Bites

My favorite cookie of all time is my Grandpa's Molasses Ginger Cookies which I made into a gluten free version last year. They're highly addictive, and so good that I don't make them too often because I lack a little thing called 'willpower'! So I thought it might be fun to take the same flavors of this classic cookie, and ...

Pineapple Orange Banana Green Smoothie

It's been a little while since I've come up with a green smoothie recipe. So long in fact that I went back into the archives to see, and it turns out that the last time I posted a green smoothie was in February of this year! Of course there's always a reason behind everything, and in this case there's several. ...

Avocado Zucchini Hummus

Did you know you can make hummus out of zucchini instead of beans? I know I would've never thought of this awesome idea in a million years, but open any raw foods cookbook, and you will find all sorts of good ideas like this. Usually raw foods also tend to be very low in fat, so you'll find my recipe ...

Glowing Berry Beet Smoothie

I hope the word 'beet' sorta hiding out there in the title hasn't scared you off! I'm a recovering beet hater myself, and it's only been recently that I've even entertained the idea of trying some new things with beets. For some reason I've never cared for their earthy flavor, which I've always described as 'tastes like dirt'. But then I ...

Cantaloupe Nice Cream Bowls

I was daydreaming about these Cantaloupe Bowls last week while walking on the beaches of Tofino, Vancouver Island. The sun was shining and there was sand beneath my toes for the first time in 4 years. The heat of the sun on my face had me wanting something frosty and refreshing, but since we were miles and miles from anywhere, ...

Watermelon Thirst Quencher

I feel like I've been holding back on you with this recipe, (not intentionally by any means). But I've been making this for over a year, but somehow I didn't get a recipe written until now! It started last summer when I heard about people making their own gatorade type drinks. And I thought why not use blended up watermelon, ...

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

This smoothie is summer in a glass! It's so refreshing during whenever temperatures soar, and it's perfect for summertime activities. I first started making this the day after we hiked Turtle Mountain in Crowsnest Pass, Canada, and I downed a 32 ounce jar in record time.   We had just spent the last week making all sorts of smoothies with my ...

Red Pepper Feta Spinach Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Let me just start by saying that I've always been pretty sure I don't like dill. The only exception to this rule has been dill pickles, and then since I met my Canadian husband I've added in pickle chips as well, (which is primarily a Canadian flavor of potato chips which luckily we get in the states now). But that all ...