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When you’re feeling snacky!

slow cooker baked beans in serving dish

Slow Cooker Baked Beans (You won’t miss the meat!)

Despite it’s name, these baked beans are slowly cooked in a crock pot or slow cooker. The slow cooking process allows the beans to really absorb all the delicious flavours and spices. These slow cooker baked beans were a huge hit for my husband’s birthday party yesterday. And truly, nobody missed the meat! Not even some of my carnivorous family…

baked beet chips with sour cream

Baked Beet Chips with Cashew Cream

Craving a salty snack? Give these baked beet chips a try. They are low in calories, but packed in nutrients, making it a perfect go to snack. Beets pack an impressive punch. They are nutritionally dense, containing calcium, iron, protein and fiber. Some studies have even suggested that beets help decrease your risk of colon cancer and heart disease. Now…

roasted butternut squash in tray

Roasted Butternut Squash

Need a change from roasted potatoes? Did you know that butternut squash has more potassium than a banana? Not to mention the other health benefits. Some of which include a heaping supply of fiber, Vitamin A, and other key nutrients. Try this roasted butternut squash for a nice change up. My boys thought they were eating sweet potato! 🙂 I’ve…

Coconut Lime Quinoa in two bowls with lime wedges and cilatntro garnish

Coconut Lime Quinoa [V+GF+Oil Free]

Need a quick side to add to your meal? This coconut lime quinoa is ready in under 20 minutes, from start to finish! Packed with protein and fiber, quinoa not only offers tons of nutrients, but it is versatile and tastes great. Combine all that with a simple and easy recipe, and you’ve got a winning dish! Is Quinoa Healthy?…

eggless frittata muffins sliced

Allergen Friendly Eggless Frittata Muffins

Here’s a healthy and delicious make ahead breakfast option for you! These eggless frittata muffins look and taste like real egg muffins, but contain zero eggs! The perfect option to steer clear from common allergens. Is it just me, or do you also find yourself skipping breakfast during the week? There’s just no time in the mornings! Between waking up…

sweet potato fries on platter with dijonaise dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Fries – Baked not Fried!

Sweet potato fries are my favourite side to almost any meal. They’re crispy and delicious, and perfectly compliment burgers of any kind. Try them with these Vegan “Chicken” Burgers for an at home pub night on a meatless Monday! To make my fries, I use a Nicer Dicer french fry cutter to cut my sweet potatoes into uniform french fries.…

baked plantain chips on serving dish

Sweet & Spicy Baked Plantain Chips

Sweet & spicy baked plantain chips are the perfect side to go with your favourite burger. Or eat them on their own as an appetizer. So delicious and crispy, offering hints of sweetness from your ripe plantains and maple syrup, combined with spicy Sriracha and tangy lime juice. These plantain chips are so flavourful, and such a great alternative to potato…

vegan nachos

Vegan Nachos – Easy & Gluten Free

So last night my family and I were feeling “snacky” and decided to make vegan nachos. This is what we came up with, with the ingredients we had on hand. Let’s just say, we’ll be doing this again! Probably soon! So much YUM!! We made a dairy free nacho queso, courtesy of Minimalist Baker. This gooey cheesy recipe is so…

candied slivered almonds

Candied Slivered Almonds – Refined Sugar Free

Candied slivered almonds make a great guilt free treat! You can munch on them solo, or top them on your favourite salads, stir fry’s, or desserts. The options are almost endless. I think I’ll try these on some nice cream next! These taste great on anything needing a little crunch and sweetness. I got the idea one day when I…

roasted beets

Roasted Beets with Thyme

Try these roasted beets with thyme for a new way to serve your veggies. I only recently started experimenting with beets, and I’m not sure what took me so long to try them! I think their colour intimidated me somehow? Although, I have no idea why! They really add such beautiful colour to any plate needing variety. Serve them with…