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vegan gnocchi with bechamel sauce

Vegan Gnocchi with Bechamel Sauce

Growing up Italian means you get to eat homemade gnocchi. Like a lot! No complaints here. Sometimes I cheat with a store bought version, in the interest of saving time. I know my ancestors are shaking their heads at me. BUT!! These are…

vegan stuffed mushrooms

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Italian Style Risotto

As a kid, I always hated mushrooms! I know, crazy! I think it’s safe to say that stuffed mushrooms is one of my favourite appetizers. There’s just so many delicious things to stuff them with and so many ways to prepare them. Yum…

apple cranberry chicken rolls with quinoa

Apple Cranberry Chicken Breast Rolls

Apple cranberry chicken breast rolls are perfectly festive for your holiday dinner menu. But don’t let that stop you from trying these any time of year! This healthy stuffed chicken option is not just delicious! It is also dairy free and gluten free,…

Gingersnap cookies

Easy Gingersnap Cookies – Gluten Free

These easy to make gingersnap cookies are loaded with all the holiday gingerbread spiciness you’re looking for. All in an easy to make, one bowl recipe! No chilling time and no cookie cutters required! Gingerbread cookies are often quite labour intensive. First making…

Spiced sweet potato soup bowl

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Delicious, creamy, velvety, spiced sweet potato soup makes a perfect starter for your holiday menu. Of course, you may also enjoy at any time of year! This soup is extremely satisfying and comforting. Yet, it is very low in calories, while providing a…

Vegan Lasagna slice

Seriously the BEST Vegan Lasagna

Yes it’s a bold statement but I stand by it! This is seriously the BEST vegan lasagna EVER! As an Italian, my ancestors are probably shaking their heads at me right now. Yes, you may think that vegan and lasagna don’t belong in…

lemon cranberry muffins

Lemon Cranberry Muffins – Refined Sugar Free

With the holidays around the corner, I find myself doing a little less cooking, and a little more baking. Not great for the waist line, but I try to cut the caloric corners where I can. Even in delicious baked goods such as…

Brownie Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Brownie Peppermint Cookies – Refined Sugar Free

With the holidays approaching, I’m thinking of all the amazing desserts coming my way. But, in the interest of keeping things a little healthier, I present you with classic peppermint cookies, made without any refined sugar, oil or dairy. Don’t worry! They are…

vegan bolognese on zucchini noodles

Vegetable Bolognese Zucchini Noodles

Whenever I’m craving pasta, which is fairly often (I mean, I’m Italian, who am I kidding?), I opt for my handy dandy spiralizer! I use a Veggie Bullet to spiralize all kinds of different vegetables. But there are many other spiralizers out there that…

Jalapeno popper soup in bowls garnished with jalapenos

Dairy Free Jalapeno Popper Soup

Want a real spicy kick? This dairy free jalapeno popper soup really packs a punch! It’s made using wholesome ingredients. It is low in calories, with only 100 calories per bowl!! It’s low in carbs and fat. Plus, it comes together in under…