Grain-Free Hemp Seed and Toasted Coconut Bars (Vegan)

I’ve been in love with toasting coconut and nuts lately, the flavour and smell is sooooo amazing! Toasted cashews? YES! Toasted walnuts? YES! Toasted pecans? YES, YES, DOUBLE YES! Toasted Coconut….yes, all the time, everyday, givvvve me alllllll the coconut.Ingredients1½ cup medium unsweetened coconut, toasted1 cup cashew or almond butter1 cup hemp seeds (I use ...

Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A lovely, light breakfast cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee on a frigid fall morning when apples are in season.Ingredients2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ½ cup light brown sugar 1 ...

Hemp Protein Truffles (Vegan)

These little beauties were actually born out of a failed baking attempt from last week. I had some steamed sweet potato I needed to use up, so I thought I’d try a vegan version of these Flourless Chocolate Brownies from Nutritionist in the Kitch. I simply replaced the eggs with flax eggs and the batter ...

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

I’m not really much of a smoothie person, but I’ve been in love with this one lately! I was thinking about how I added nutritional yeast to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe and I thought why not try adding it to a peanut butter smoothie? Well, guess what, deliciousness ensued!Ingredients1½ cup almond milk1 serving ...

Aztec Corn Salad

A lightly chilled summer salad that makes the perfect side dish. Also try tossing leftovers into a whole wheat wrap for a really delicious sandwich. Fresh sliced avocado also goes perfect over top if your diet permits sparing natural fats. Ingredients2 cups frozen corn, thawed 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup quinoa, ...

Oatmeal Muffins (Oat Flour Muffins)

These heart-healthy treats are oatmeal turned into a portable muffin. When I make them, I use the flavors I love in my oatmeal - raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, but feel free to adjust the spices and add in anything else you like. I think 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter would make a great ...

Overnight Banana Blueberry Chia Oats

I’m kind of obsessed with overnight oats right now, possibly because I’ve had a smoothie for breakfast for the last I can’t remember how many months. Besides giving me a break from smoothies, I love that it takes about 10 seconds to prepare the evening before and it’s ready to go for breakfast! Plus I ...

Hummus

A light and airy hummus with no added fat. Plain soy yogurt may be substituted for the fat-free vegan mayo.Ingredients15 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 whole lemon, juiced 1 whole garlic cloves 2 tbsp vegan mayo (fat-free) 2 tsp water ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp coriander InstructionsBlend until smooth and creamy. Add additional water ...

Crispy Chickenless Nuggets

These faux nuggets are so crispy you'll never believe they're not deep-fried. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce such as ketchup, agave, mustard, BBQ sauce or plum sauce.  Chef's notes: 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs can be substituted for 1/4 cup TVP for a less "meaty" bite.Ingredients½ cup plant-based milk ½ tsp lemon juice ...

Raw Zucchini and Hemp Seed Hummus

I’ll share this soup recipe with you, but if you get busted licking the bowl in public….don’t blame me! Maybe you have more restraint than I do, but this is a tough one to resist. No soup left behind is what I like to say!Ingredients2 tbsp coconut oil2 small white onions4 cloves garlic, peeled and ...