Snacks

My Labor Day Menu

My Labor Day Menu

Labor Day is almost here, and you know what that means – it’s time to gather around and celebrate the last hurrah of summer with the people who mean the most to us. I don’t know about you, but for me, this holiday isn’t just about the long weekend; it’s about creating moments that we’ll cherish long after the leaves start to change.

Zucchini ‘Tzatziki’ Dip (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Zucchini ‘Tzatziki’ Dip (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

When your garden (or local farmer’s market) is overflowing with Zucchini, here’s a super simple twist on a Tzatziki you can whip up in minutes!

Rhubarb Chutney (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Rhubarb Chutney (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

If you’re looking to level up your summer appetizer cheese plate, or simple grilled meats for dinner, look no further than this easy rhubarb chutney. 

My Fourth of July Menu

My Fourth of July Menu

Gather your loved ones, set the table and and prepare to indulge in a Fourth of July celebration featuring a menu that is delicious, nutritious and (my favorite part) simple! Created with love and plenty of taste testing, this menu is just a snippet of what I’ll be serving friends and family this Independence Day.

The Ultimate Healthy 7-Layer Dip (Gluten-free, Vegetarian-optional)

The Ultimate Healthy 7-Layer Dip (Gluten-free, Vegetarian-optional)

This dip will make you the talk of the neighborhood. Perfect for barbecues, potlucks, or casual get-togethers, this healthy take on a classic 7-layer Mexican dip is sure to impress your friends and family with its lightness, freshness, and explosion of flavors.

Maple-Rye Banana Bread (Refined Sugar Free, Gluten and Dairy-Free Optional)

Maple-Rye Banana Bread (Refined Sugar Free, Gluten and Dairy-Free Optional)

My Nana made THE BEST banana bread and to this day it’s a recipe I turn to for comfort – it somehow manages to recreate that warm nana-hug feeling and I just can’t get enough. This Maple-Rye take on Nana’s banana bread is a healthy twist that’s made in a single bowl with very little effort required

Most Popular Recipes of 2022

Most Popular Recipes of 2022

This year we made food the way it was meant to be made – delicious, filling and packed with flavour! In 2022, we tried new flavor combinations, different ways to prepare old classics and found some new favorites along the way.

Pillowy Vegan Snickerdoodles (Gluten Free and Vegan!)

Pillowy Vegan Snickerdoodles (Gluten Free and Vegan!)

I think of my Nana when I make Snickerdoodles. Perhaps I’m biased but she really did make the best ones. They are nostalgic and comforting, and bring me right back to my childhood. If you’re like me and prefer vanilla to chocolate then they are heaven.

Holiday Charcuterie Wreath

Holiday Charcuterie Wreath

This is always one of my favorite times of year, and as a staunch ‘delicious but not filling’ appetizer supporter, I considered this the perfect opportunity to combine two of the holiday season’s best features: charcuterie and Christmas.

The Ultimate Bakery-Style Pumpkin Bread (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

The Ultimate Bakery-Style Pumpkin Bread (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Say hello to the only pumpkin bread recipe you will ever need: crunchy topped, tender crumbed, perfectly moist and sweet

Bakery-Style Pumpkin Ginger Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Bakery-Style Pumpkin Ginger Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

When you google “pumpkin muffins” hundreds of recipes come up, do you really need another one? Yes, because this is the only recipe you actually need

The Best Chunky Guacamole                     (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

The Best Chunky Guacamole (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Many years ago, I took a vacation with some girlfriends to Tulum, Mexico. I had heard wonderful things about Tulum, not the least of which was the incredible food. No surprise, I always educate myself on the regional cuisine before I plan a trip. Tulum…

Pear + Proscuitto Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

Pear + Proscuitto Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

When it comes to entertaining, I like to use a variety of recipes for appetizers:  some that will be brand new to my guests and some that are “safe” dishes. This one checks both boxes,. It’s “safe” because crostini of all types tend to be…

Miso Ranch Dip (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Miso Ranch Dip (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Ranch dressing… it has a reputation. It’s widely loved, and understandably.  It’s creamy, savory, and really flavorful.  Some people even put it on their pizza, though that’s a contentious debate I don’t have time to weigh in on here.   My husband loves ranch dressing, but…

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

This is a nutella appreciation post.  If you like the jarred stuff, homemade will knock your socks off. Nutella is great on everything from toast, fresh fruit, and yogurt to pancakes and waffles.  Truth be told, however, I prefer it right off the spoon.  There’s…

Holiday Chex Mix with Brown Butter & Herbs

Holiday Chex Mix with Brown Butter & Herbs

Oh, Chex Mix… how I love thee.   Every holiday season, I make batches and batches of this stuff.  It’s so satisfying to snack on with drinks, if you’re having people over (in any other year than 2020), and makes an easy and delicious gift for…

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

In transparency, I struggled with what to call these lovely little bites. Are they vegan?  Yes. Are they gluten free?  Yes. Dairy free?  Yes. Refined sugar free?  Yes. Easy to whip up in the time it takes you to read this blog post?  Yes. But…

The Silkiest White Bean Blender Hummus Dip (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

The Silkiest White Bean Blender Hummus Dip (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

For all you fellow snackers out there (you’re my people), I have a host of easy, nutrient dense recipes that are great to have on hand in the fridge for those days when you don’t want to deal with preparing lunch. Those kinds of days,…