Homemade Gluten-Free Lasagna

Homemade Vegetable Lasagna with Fresh Gluten-Free Noodles

Lasagna is one of my favourite meal. Eating a tasty homemade lasagna is like cuddling up with a large woolen blanket after a day of hiking in the snow – it is just so warming and comforting. I know, it’s still summer, but lasagna is just that type of meal that is delicious all year… 

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

I have been on an eggplant kick lately. This gorgeous purple vegetable can be so delicious when roasted! Roasting really brings out its unique and delicate flavour. When you incorproate just a few other ingredients, it can become an incredible dip! This roasted eggplant spread has a really smooth, creamy texture. The eggplant is combined… 

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Quinoa Salad with Mustard Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This simple quinoa salad with honey mustard dressing is a great quick and easy summer meal. You can prepare it ahead of time and bring it with you on picnics or potlucks. I made this salad with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, parsley and basil, but you can really play with the vegetables and herbs… 

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Protein Popsicles

Protein Popsicles – Great Post-Workout Treats

This summer has been so hot. I have been working out every morning and drinking a protein smoothie after my workout. To add variety to my post workout snacks, I made some popsicles that incorporate protein powder. I is so satisfying to be enjoying a delicious frozen treat and knowing that they help with muscle recovery while… 

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Crispy Portobello Bacon

Crispy Portobello Bacon {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Crispy, meaty and bursting with flavour… This is what you will taste if you make this amazing mushroom bacon recipe. What!?! can I hear you say, mushroom bacon? Yes, you read correctly: this is a vegan bacon made with portobello mushrooms. When I went to the Natural Gourmet Institute, we made shiitake bacon and it was… 

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Spinach Pesto {Vegan}

Basil Spinach Pesto {Vegan}

Pesto is one of those pantry staples that are always great to have on hand to add burst of flavour to a meal. When basil is in season, I love to make a large batch of pesto and freeze it. This allows me to add “fresh” basil to my dishes year round. Today, I am… 

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Homemade Baby Shower - Personalized Onesies

How to Organize a Crafty Baby Shower: Homemade Onesie Decorating Station

When I learned that my best friend Marie was having a baby, I was so happy for her! Right away, I knew that I wanted to make something special for her first child. Marie and I met at a painting class when we were about 6 years old. We spent our childhood painting, crafting, making experiments… 

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Vegan Umami Cooking Course at The Natural Gourmet Institute

Vegan Umami or The Secret Fifth Flavour: A Review of Cooking Course at The Natural Gourmet Institute

Umami – this mysterious word describes the fifth basic taste (the other four being sweet, salty, sour and bitter). This secret fifth taste is a savoury flavour that is known as “the taste beyond the taste“. It is described as a brothy, meaty and earthy taste that gives you the mouthwatering feeling that makes you want to lick your plate!… 

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Fruit Salad Popsicles

Fruit Salad Popsicles

We are having the hottest summer since I moved to Newfoundland! We are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean so it does not usually get too warm in the summer. Also, there is usually always a nice breeze coming from the shore, and a thick cloud cover most days. However, this summer is special: the sun is… 

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ABC Summer Salad in a Jar with Lime Vinaigrette

ABC Summer Salad in a Jar With a Lime Vinaigrette

This ABC Summer Salad is so colourful and refreshing. Layers of Avocados, Apricots, Blueberries and Cucumbers are placed in a Mason jar, over a few spoonfuls of lime vinaigrette for a burst of flavour. The taste of the sweet fruits, crunchy seeds, tangy dressing and leafy greens just create the best combination in your mouth and… 

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Raspberry Lemonade with Coconut Water {Sugar-Free}

Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade {Sugar-Free}

Lemonade on a hot day is just so refreshing. It brings back childhood memories of summertime spent in the pool or at the summer camp. However, a tasty lemonade usually requires loads of sugar. When I was daydreaming about a cool lemonade, Chia fresca came to my mind. This delicious drink with coconut water and lime juice is… 

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