Monday, September 30, 2013

Healthy Cookies

Healthy cookies.
I suppose if you want a should just have a cookie
But sometimes I think it is nice to have a treat that isn't a cheat
In this case these cookies are a nice option 
It is also pretty quick and easy to make a small batch of apple sauce in your blender to make these 
It seems like an extra step I suppose 
But since the recipe only calls for 1/3 Cup applesauce it is just a matter of peeling an apple sticking it in your blender with a Tbsp of lemon juice and voila!  Fresh tasty Apple Sauce!  

Healthy Cookies:

1 Ripe Banana, mashed
1/3 Cup Apple Sauce
1/2 Cup Liquid Egg White
1/4 Cup Almond Milk 
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Cinnamon 
2 Cups Quick Oats

Mix everything together 
Spoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet with teaspoons
Bake 20 mins @ 350 degrees

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rice Bowl Salad ...easy healthy food

Eating Healthy
making clean choices
you have to be organized
willing to plan a bit
and being inspired doesn't hurt
Seeing a pretty picture of a salad
seeing how easy it can be to throw one together
can inspire
In the produce section of your grocery mart cruz for different pretty colours
healthy variety
chop it up
and build your own Rice Bowl Salad
the possibilities are endless
add toasted nuts shredded seaweed strips orange slices blueberries blackberries strawberries
use kale spinach or even rocket (Arugula)
Seriously....Greens called just know that is gonna be a fabulous salad!
I have lots of dressing that I love to make with tahini or Balsamic vinegar But often I will just throw in a nice blob of homemade hummus and give it a good stir
 SO Super Yummy!
I hope the pictures inspire
see how easy it is
just prep a few veggies make some brown rice
you can throw a salad together for a quick dinner
Why not build one to take to work for lunch tomorrow while you have it all out
HECK pillage your tupperware drawer and make a bunch for grab and go meals for a couple of days
For extra protein Boil a few eggs ...add some Tuna ...cooked chicken breast ...Vegetarian option balsamic roasted Tofu
Sorry ..I get carried away
Your salad can be a different creation every single time
No such things as a boring Salad my friends!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Quick Zucchini Relish

Its that time of year again!
Yes...of course I mean the time of year when we suddenly want to put pumpkin in everything!!!
Pumpkin lates, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins.....
Also I think
Fall brings the hunter gatherer out in all of us
We suddenly feel the uncontrollable urge to make large pots of soup, Crusty loaves of bread,
pick mushrooms, stack fire wood
and do whatever we can to stash away the bounty of summer to last us throughout the fall and winter
neighbours will likely stash gigantic out of control zucchini's on your door step while you aren't home
This is a recipe that along with a Good Chocolate Zucchini cake, Zucchini Pancake, and Zucchini Fruit Leather can be your secret weapon for magically whipping these Big Green machines into Goodness for your family to enjoy :)


1 Small Onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp yellow or black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp salt & pepper
Pinch hot red pepper flakes
2 Zucchini, grated
1 sweet Red Pepper, grated or finely diced
3 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

In a Large Sauce pan heat some oil over medium heat:
Add onion, mustard seeds, ginger, turmeric, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes
Cook until Onion is softened, about 6 minutes
Stir in Zucchini, red pepper, vinegar Cook stirring for about 2 minutes
Stir in 1/2 Cup water bring to a bubbly boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes
Remove from heat and cool
This will keep in your fridge in a glass jar or container for about 2 weeks :)

Quinoa Yam Kale Cakes

These are one of those recipes that requires a little prep and work but the pay off is huge
You can freeze these and bring them out when needed
Having healthy food ready and available plays a huge role on how successful you can be at healthy eating.  These cakes can be crumbled on a salad or yummy filling to a Nori roll or rice paper wrap
Pair with a light soup
OR just grab a puck for quick on the go food
These are one of those 'you will thank yourself later' things


2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
2 Cups Baked Sweet Potato
6-7 Large Kale leaves
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp ground Coriander
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
**about 1/2 Cup Garbonzo Bean Flour (cooking option #2)

Roast your sweet potato in oven @ 350 degrees for 30-40 mins
Cook your Quinoa at the same time

Chop Kale in a food processor or with elbow grease until it is finely chopped

In a large glass Bowl mash sweet potato (remove skins)
Add Kale & Quinoa Mix well
Add Lemon Juice, Salt, Cumin, Coriander, garlic, & Cinnamon
Mix well
Now you need to assemble your little Patties
I made my little blobs and lined them up on a baking sheet lined with a silicone Mat, baked them in the oven for 20 mins @ 350  This creates more like Quinoa Yam BITES ...I like them this way
BUT you can create fabulous little patties and cook them on your stove top in a pan coated with some lovely coconut oil and they turn out nicely too
**For the Stove Top method it will help to get them un-sitcky this is what you would use the Gabonzo bean flour for.  Simply dump the flour on a large plate, make you patty and place it in the flour coating both sides
Heat your Pan or skillet and cook your patties about 10 minutes on each side until golden brown