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When you’re feeling snacky!

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?…

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…

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…