Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Quick & Easy Chunky Apple Sauce

When apples are starting to get a little too ripe for liking, why not make apple sauce! The simplicity of this recipe does not overlook the flavour. Fresh apple sauce is definitely worth making, all you need is a few minutes! 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Butternut Squash Soup

Hello all! I was given a butternut squash and having never cooked with it before, I decided to keep it simple and try out a traditional butternut squash soup! 


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Mary's Portobello Mushroom Caps

This next recipe is inspired by my favorite meal at a restaurant called Mary's in Vankleek Hill, ON. The combination of portobello mushroom, roasted vegetables, herb and garlic cream cheese and gouda is so amazing, I had to try and recreate the recipe!

I've been on a "let's cook new things for fall" kick so I'll hopefully be posting many new fall recipes in the weeks to come. I also apologize in advance for my rubbish camera quality. I'm stuck using my iPhone 4 for now. 
  

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Spinach & Potato Frittata


Great for any meal of the day, this frittata tastes even better the second day! You can make them in advance, store in the fridge and re-heat in the morning for a quick and healthy breakfast.

 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade


This is a great drink to try on a hot summer day. The fresh taste is sure to satisfy!



Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Bagel with Bell Pepper Omelette Ring & Avocado

I decided to experiment in the kitchen this morning and came up with this next recipe. It's a great recipe to double up and prep in advance for those busy mornings. Simply toast your bagel, spread with avocado and top with your reheated bell pepper omelette ring.  

Friday, 30 May 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Ok, so we've heard of chickpea cookies before but didn't really think twice about them. Last week, we decided to give them a try (recipe from Texanerin) and let me tell you, they were AMAZING!!! Chewy, moist and delicious! They make for a perfect guilt-free treat! 


Monday, 17 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Pesto & Parmesan Vegetable Hash with Fried Egg


My aunt Nat cooked up this wonderful dish for us last time we visited and it was so delicious, we just had to share it with you all. We modified the recipe with what we had on hand and are pleased with the outcome. Great for any meal of the day, this vegetable dense dish will leave you full and satisfied. Thanks Matante Nat!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Panini with Pesto Mayo

 This is a great recipe to try for either lunch or dinner and is sure to rival any panini that you would order at a restaurant! 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Healthy Spinach & Crab Dip

This next recipe is delicious, guilt-free and contains a whopping 48 grams of protein!! The perfect appetizer for a health-concious ladies night.


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Sunflower & Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

We were experimenting with raw sunflower seeds and discovered that when ground up, they resemble breadcrumbs. So, we decided to make this Sunflower & Parmesan Crusted Chicken topped with our Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce.


Monday, 17 February 2014

Vegan Cauliflower Mac & Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach


This is our third mac and cheese recipe and the lowest calorie alternative that we have come up with to date. As you can tell, we love experimenting in the kitchen and trying to come up with new variations of the classic dish. 


Friday, 14 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Healthy Sweet Potato, Cheddar & Spinach Perogies

As we were walking down the hallway to our apartment, the most marvellous smell of perogies filled our nostrils. We immediately craved perogies! We did a quick search online to find out how to make dough (thanks About.com) and used things that we had at our disposal to make the filling. This was our first time making perogies and it was definitely a success! 



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burger


Although we are neither vegan nor vegetarian, we like incorporating these types of meals in our diet. These burgers are not made with meat but are just as flavorful if not more so, plus you get a lot more nutrients from this version. You should give them a try!


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Feta, Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Pork Chops

Sorry for missing a post on Sunday! We're both drowning in school work, but we will try our best to keep posting regularly. This next recipe is a new take on pork chops. Growing up, we always ate pork chops in the plainest way possible: with BBQ sauce. This recipe spices things up a bit by stuffing pork chops with feta, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and lemon zest. The combination of flavors is amazing and goes great with a side of roasted potatoes. 



Friday, 31 January 2014

Black Bean Brownies

I've heard of black bean brownies before and had always been intrigued. I was craving something chocolaty so I decided to search up some recipes. I wasn't successful in finding a recipe that I loved since most contained refined sugar and oil. So I decided to experiment and create my own recipe. These brownies have no flour, no refined sugar and no oil. They have a fudgy taste and are definitely a great substitute to high fat and high sugar brownies. At only 100 calories a piece, these brownies make for a perfect guilt-free treat.  


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Zucchini & Egg Breakfast Bake

Make these Zucchini & Egg Breakfast Bakes on Sunday night and have your breakfasts ready for the week. They taste even better the second day!! We found a Flourless Zucchini Pie  recipe by Detoxinista and just had to give it a try! We slightly modified the recipe by adding one of our favourite ingredients (turkey bacon!) and making individual portions. 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Grilled Ricotta & Sun Dried Tomato Zucchini Roll-Ups

Appetizers often leave you so full, that you can't even enjoy the main meal. A perfect start to any meal, these Grilled Ricotta & Sundried Tomato Zucchini Roll-Ups are light, healthy and delicious. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sweet & Salty Chewy Nut Bars

Have you ever tried a Lärabar? They're bars made with dates and a combination of various different fruits and nuts. The simple ingredient list made us think that these delicious bars can be easily recreated. Using dates, cashews, almonds, sea salt and dark chocolate, we created these Sweet & Salty Chewy Nut Bars. Eat them after a workout, as a pick me up during the day, or as a dessert.  


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken with Red Potatoes


We love potatoes and are always looking to incorporate them in healthy dishes. This next recipe does just that by infusing the fresh taste of lemon and rosemary in this chicken and potato dish. 



Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup

It's a cold one out there today folks! Cold weather always makes me crave one thing: a warm and creamy soup. This Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. The only ingredients are vegetables!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Chocolate Coconut Steel Cut Oats


If you have a little extra time in the morning, you should give this next recipe a try. This chocolate coconut steel cut oats recipe is so delicious, it tastes just like dessert!


Friday, 17 January 2014

Personal Size Mediterranean Pizza with Couscous Crust


Today was one of those days where pizza was constantly on my mind! After my 5:30 class, all I wanted was to get home and make a delicious pizza. Now, that would’ve been fantastic if we didn’t already have leftover cooked couscous.  I always find it difficult cooking something new knowing that I have leftovers sitting in the fridge, waiting to be used up. Since I was in desperate need of a pizza (only a slight exaggeration), I decided to attempt making a pizza crust with the couscous that I had. I was expecting the dough to turn out like my quinoa flax crackers however, since couscous is much less dense and fluffier; the dough was more like a humus consistency. Nevertheless, I pushed forward and the pizza turned out amazing!

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sub

Today we have a hearty and guilt-free recipe for you all! This Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sub is full of lean protein, veggies, and good carbs. Perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious! 


Monday, 13 January 2014

Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles

If you are a fan of PB&J sandwiches, this is the dish to try! These peanut butter and oat waffles topped with fresh berry puree are sure to satisfy and give you lots of energy to take on the day ahead. 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Healthy Cheesy Quinoa Flax Crackers

I had some leftover quinoa in the fridge and decided to get creative in the kitchen! I wanted to make a recipe utilizing my leftovers but also trying to incorporate my recent discovery and purchase of nutritional yeast. I was very surprised by how delicious these crispy crackers turned out and how incredibly healthy they are. Adding nutritional yeast is optional, the crackers would still taste great without it (not your typical pantry ingredient, but you should give it a try!) however, it gives the crackers a wonderful subtle cheesy flavour without the use of any cheese which is fantastic. 


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Refried Bean & Veggie Lettuce Wrap

Trying to cut down on the bread intake this year? Eat gluten-free or vegetarian? If so, then you should give this next recipe a try! Delicious and nutritious, this is a healthy take on a bean burrito or wrap. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Vegan & Gluten-Free Cashew Mac & Cheese

We love Mac & Cheese! After seeing vegan recipes floating around the internet, we were intrigued by the use of cashews and nutritional yeast to create a creamy cheese sauce. After finding a base recipe from Detoxinista, we tried it out and put our own spin on it to create this Vegan & Gluten-Free Cashew Mac & Cheese. In our opinion, it does have a creamy cheese flavor but, not the same cheesy taste as the traditional dish. This dish is extremely delicious, creamy and full of flavor. It is healthy and contains many nutritious ingredients that aren't in regular mac & cheese. Try it out for yourself!


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Once you try this sauce, you will never go back to the canned store bought version! This Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce is only made with a few ingredients but is filled with flavour and will transform any meal. When tomatoes are on sale at the grocery store, buy a bunch, make lots of tomato sauce and can it so you will always have some ready at hand.