Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a healthy way to spruce up your Easter? If so, I urge you to try this recipe for my healthier carrot cake muffins… with cream cheese icing of course.

Once I perfected this recipe, it quickly became a favourite in our household (and that of our friends!).

The recipe is simple, yet the cupcakes are moist and super decadent! No one can resist them!

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Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe

Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe 

It’s no secret that what we eat can affect the health of our bodies and brains.

It’s also no secret that certain foods can affect our mood.

High-carb foods like donuts, muffins, and granola bars work to make us feel better by boosting dopamine and acting on our brain’s pleasure centres. Unfortunately, getting such a ‘high’ from these foods is not the healthiest way to go.

Luckily, there are healthier alternatives that also work to boost our mood. Even better still, I’ve combined a few of these foods into one healthy dish!

Read on to discover more information along with the recipe.

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9 Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

Are you thinking of starting the ketogenic diet?

Have you been on the keto diet but find your progress has stalled?

Would you like to get more out of the ketogenic diet than you thought possible?

If so, read this week’s blog post to discover my do’s and don’ts of the ketogenic diet to help you do it right. As an added bonus, I’ve included a quick, easy and delicious keto snack recipe to help you stay right on track!



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How to Brew your own Kombucha in 6 Easy Steps

How to Brew your own Kombucha in 6 Easy Steps 

In your efforts to become whole food optimized, I hope that you have discovered kombucha. The health of your gut and the balance of bacteria within your microbiome depend on both the probiotics and prebiotics that you feed it. This includes delicious fermented foods that the healthy bacteria in your gut love. And what’s more delicious than kombucha?

If you are not sure what exactly kombucha is or if you missed my interview with a kombucha brewmaster, be sure to check it out

If you are well aware of the health benefits of kombucha, including helping you maintain optimal gut, immune, brain, and overall health, and have been thinking of starting to brew some yourself, I highly recommend you give it a go! It’s easier than you may think!

Read on to discover my simple kombucha recipe and 6 steps even you can take to brew your own kombucha!


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One Pan Salmon, Kale & Cabbage

One Pan Salmon, Kale & Cabbage

Makes 2 Servings | 10 Min. Prep | 16 Min. Cooking

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Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats

Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats

Makes 1 Serving | 10 Min. Prep

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Smoked Salmon Salad

Smoked Salmon Salad

Makes 2 Servings | 10 Min. Prep | 15 Min. Cooking

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Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls

The recipe for my Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls have made me the best friend of many! They are so decadent, delicious, and purely sinful. But at the same time, they are made with wholesome nutritious ingredients and are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan!

 

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Frank's OOEY GOOEY Fudge Brownies

My father-in-law Frank was a master-baker by trade and the most amazing chef I’d ever encountered! He created countless delicious recipes for family and customers, alike.

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Broiled Wild Salmon

Wild salmon is nutritious and carries many health benefits. Most notably, it is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, lower cancer risk, and improve cardiovascular and neurological health

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Salted Fresh Roasted Almonds

Almonds are nutritious and delicious! I love almonds and eat them regularly, knowing they are a whole food with many health benefits. 

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Not Yo Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie

Every time I offered to make a shepherd’s pie for dinner, he’d groan and turn up his nose, stating that he hated shepherd’s pie. I tried the argument that he had never tried MY shepherd’s pie, but it never worked and he remained adamant that he would not like it.

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Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Vegan)

These gluten free cookies are a great breakfast alternative for those busy mornings or just to enjoy as a good snack! They can be made Paleo or Vegan.

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