A new twist on an old favourite, this veggie chili packs a double-whammy protein punch (beans & quinoa ) and is really filling as a result. One of my family’s favourites, you could also easily cook this stovetop if you prefer!
1 c rinsed & drained quinoa 4 c water
1 large red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 sweet bell pepper, diced
4 c peeled & cubed butternut squash (cut 1/2” cubes, you’ll need about 1 small squash or 1/2 a large squash)
2-398 mL cans black beans, rinsed and drained, or 3 c cooked
1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1.5-2 tbsp of chili powder (use 2 if you like it a little spicy)
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
juice & zest of one lime
In a slow cooker, add quinoa, water, onion, garlic, bell pepper, squash, beans, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, salt, and pepper and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low...
Great news! Breakfast cookies are a thing, and these just happen to be gluten, dairy & and refined sugar-free, but somehow still decadent enough to eat for dessert!
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/3 c maple syrup
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
2 tsp vanilla
3 c slow cook rolled oats
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c raisins
1/3 c dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg and vanilla.
In a large bowl, combine oats, seeds, raisins, chocolate chips, chia, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well,
Add wet to dry and combine.
On parchment-lined baking sheets, drop cookies in about 2.5 tbsp amounts (about 8 per sheet), They won’t really spread much, so they don’t need a lot of space in between them. Lightly press the top of each with a spatula to gently condense (not flatten!).
These are easy, tasty, protein-packed veggie burgers. Pre-cook your quinoa to save time and you’ll whip these up in less than a half-hour. Freeze your leftovers for a quick lunch or dinner option. Delicious topped with hummus or curry mayo.
3/4 c slow-cook rolled oats, divided
1 can 14 oz/398 mL) or 1.5 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp low-sodium soy or tamari sauce
1 tbsp tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1.5 c cooked quinoa
1 c mashed cooked sweet potato
2 green onions, chopped (white and green parts)
1/2 c packed fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 tsp olive or coconut oil
Grind 1/2 c of the oats to a coarse flour in a food processor, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Combine beans, egg, soy sauce, tahini, garlic, cumin, chili, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor or blender and pulse until just combined into a chunky mixture. (You should...
This is a super-simple, healthy dinner that cooks while you are out living your busy life, and mild-tasting, crowd-pleasing comfort food: What more could you ask for?
1-1b of skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 large) or thighs 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 ribs of celery, sliced
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 & 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
3 tbsp arrowroot powder*
*you can substitute cornstarch if you don't have arrowroot powder
Add the chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, seasoning, and chicken broth to crockpot, and stir to combine. Set cooker to 4-6 hours on high setting or 8-10 hours on low setting.
Once cook time is complete (at least a half-hour before eating), remove the breasts or thighs & shred with a fork, then return meat to crockpot (You may not need to do...