A Real Pumpkin Spice Latte and Thoughts on Comfort Food

I’ve noticed comfort foods kind of get a bad rap. It’s a term so often used for foods that seem indulgent, that we “shouldn’t be eating” aka ‘cheat foods’, that we believe aren’t good for us and yet we still have a strong desire to eat. The thing is: comfort foods can give us comfort.Continue reading “A Real Pumpkin Spice Latte and Thoughts on Comfort Food”

Week of Oct. 12: Squash and More Squash

Loads of resources here! Try the BLT Spaghetti Squash recipe below and download the recipe package & prep guide for our Fall Freezer Meal Challenge. I posed the question on Instagram @livingsimplykitchen… what veggies do you need inspiration for this week? Here’s a summary of the responses: Squash, squash, squash. And squash. (and pumpkin byContinue reading “Week of Oct. 12: Squash and More Squash”

Fall Challenge! 5 Real Food Freezer Meals in 5 Weeks

Fill your freezer with real, whole food meals! Perfect to pair with the great fall produce from our Veggie Lovers red bags. Welcome to your fall challenge – read below and follow the link to access your free challenge guide and recipes. This fall, as a passionate Culinary Nutrition guide, I am focused on threeContinue reading “Fall Challenge! 5 Real Food Freezer Meals in 5 Weeks”

September’s Culinary Corner… Vibrant Blueberry, Beet and Greens Salad for the Win!

Welcome to September, veggie lovers! Recipe Below! I just had to share this vibrant, nutrient dense salad that you can enjoy making with all kinds of colourful veggies of this season, plus a sweet splash of antioxidant power from B.C. blueberries and an important, satisfying dose of healthy fats from pumpkin seeds and olive oil.Continue reading “September’s Culinary Corner… Vibrant Blueberry, Beet and Greens Salad for the Win!”

Culinary Corner August 26: From Scratch Caesar Dressing (great for kale!) and Indian Palya, a Special Carrot, Bean & Coconut Dish

It’s been another week full of happy food, cooking and processing in my kitchen! Every time I turn around, there is another BIG bucket/bag/box of produce to work with. I try to remember to have fun with it and not worry on the days when I don’t knock everything off the list (read: every singleContinue reading “Culinary Corner August 26: From Scratch Caesar Dressing (great for kale!) and Indian Palya, a Special Carrot, Bean & Coconut Dish”

Culinary Corner Week of Aug 17: Five Easy Kitchen Clean Out Meals!

Let’s make Sheet Pan Ratatouille! Catch @livingsimplykitchen LIVE TOMORROW on Instagram Thursday at 4pm – Replay will be posted I don’t know about you, but it’s high time in my kitchen to clear out some neglected odds and ends in the fridge after a good month of summer fun and family visiting. I’m back toContinue reading “Culinary Corner Week of Aug 17: Five Easy Kitchen Clean Out Meals!”

Culinary Corner: Local Quinoa Tabbouleh Full of Seasonal Veggies!

I love tabbouleh for it’s fresh, cool crunch and simple, light dressing of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt to go along with all the herbs. When made with local quinoa cooked in authentic bone broth, this salad packs deeply satisfying nutrients including protein, fiber, and delicious fat to make it a great mealContinue reading “Culinary Corner: Local Quinoa Tabbouleh Full of Seasonal Veggies!”

Culinary Corner Week of Aug 3: Quick rundown of meal, prep and storage ideas from my own kitchen!

Hello Veggie Lovers! It’s been busy in my kitchen! This week, I am SO enthusiastic about the variety of veggies available for meals and storing. It’s a perfect time to plan a few hours in your week to turn this food into meals with your favourite recipes, or trying something new. Below I’ve shown youContinue reading “Culinary Corner Week of Aug 3: Quick rundown of meal, prep and storage ideas from my own kitchen!”

Culinary Corner Week of July 27: Ease Digestion with a Fennel and Orange Platter; Ideas for meals and meal prep!

I am by far on ‘Team Fennel’ and I am excited to read that it was a popular superstar in our red bags of 2020! Fennel is a fun looking plant and it’s edible from top to bottom. It’s strongly anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, but my favourite use for fennel is for promoting ease of digestion,Continue reading “Culinary Corner Week of July 27: Ease Digestion with a Fennel and Orange Platter; Ideas for meals and meal prep!”

RECIPE: Awesome Raw Raspberry Cheesecake – vegan & gluten free

A sweet, fruity dessert full of good ingredients and your choice of in-season fruit! This pie features a simple nut & date crust and a creamy dairy free filling. Check Out the Recipe Video Demo Here! For you lovers of good food! With all of the lovely fruit in season at the moment, here isContinue reading “RECIPE: Awesome Raw Raspberry Cheesecake – vegan & gluten free”