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Cheezy Whole Wheat Spiced Garlic Flatbread

It’s the Super Bowl weekend and I’m sharing a last-minute recipe for the occasion.  The truth is, I couldn’t care less about the Super Bowl (sorry, it’s true). I’m not one to watch sports and honestly, I don’t even own cable. My television time is limited to a couple of Netflix shows, so owning cable felt like a waste of money for us. Shaun however, is a big football fan. He did play football in high school and unlike me, he will be watching the Super Bowl.  So for those of you who are planning to watch the big game, I have a great healthy recipe for you to try! I know that people don’t usually care about anything being healthy during the…

Julie-Ann’s Tomato Tart

Last summer, I had the opportunity to be the photographer for a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but my friend’s cookbook. Meet Julie-Ann Michaud, a nutrition student and a creative and talented cook. In the last year, she put all of her love and effort into this beautiful cookbook, in which she shares creative recipes adapted for a student budget. She used ingredients offered at our local food bank in order to give simple and healthy recipe ideas to those who benefit from those ingredients. As a student, I have to say that I was very excited to be a part of this project! I’m truly honored that she asked me to be the food photographer for this book. Today, I wanted to share this project with you guys. Now, I should mention that the…

Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons

Meet my go-to salad.  I’ve been eating this salad almost weekly for over a year now and I never get tired of it. What does that tell you? I just love crispy chickpeas and tahini with greens. I can’t get enough of it! What I love most about this salad is that you can change it up with whichever vegetables you have on hand. Here are some of my favorites: Kale Arugula Spring mix Romaine lettuce Spinach For added crunch, I like to use: Cabbage Shredded carrots Chickpea croutons Sunflower seeds or pepita seeds You probably have some of these ingredients on hand already? I know I always have one leafy green in my fridge, a few cans of chickpeas in the pantry and mason jars full of nuts and seeds. And I almost…

Sweet Potato & Toasted Bread Winter Salad

Finally a savory recipe!!! Have you noticed that all of my recipes were desserts lately? Chai-Spiced Cut-Out Cookies, Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles, Easy Holiday Truffles, Creamy Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate… I’m not sorry about that at all, but it would probably be a good idea to share a healthy salad recipe once in a while. I suppose. This is actually the first salad recipe I share on the blog, so it was about time! And I think it’s a great one to start with. 🙂 Being a few days away from Christmas, I still wanted to share a holiday inspired recipe. So to make this a winter salad, I decided to add warm roasted sweet potatoes, pecans, dried cranberries and a white wine vinaigrette. Those are all winter salad ingredients in my opinion. Am…