How to Become Vegan

What started off as a 2 week vegan “challenge”, has turned into an eating lifestyle I’ve stuck with for a few months now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not full blown PETA vegan. I’ve eaten meat all my life, my blog is plastered with recipes of meat and dairy, my hubby is a power lifter…

How to Make a Breakfast Bowl

When it comes to breakfast bowls, they are incredibly easy to make when wanting to eat healthier and on a time-crunch. Here I will touch on the more sweeter version of the breakfast bowl, and introduce more savory bowl options in another post.

Raw Choco-nana Split

Here’s a yummy banana split for ya, and it’s healthier than the traditional banana splits! This recipe is an immediate fix for any sweet tooth.  Plus it’s made with raw brownie pieces – yum!!! This raw choco-nana split, literally takes minutes to make, with no baking or cooking required. Sub the raw “ice cream” with an…

Superfood Salad

I’m sure you’ve seen those bagged kale salads at a grocery store, and kudos to the companies making it convenient in dumping their package of superfood into a bowl, but it’s still bagged salad *poo* Of course, I read the ingredients, picked up fresh produce to make at home, and skipped out on their poppyseed…

Raw Taco Salad

This is a lil treat for my vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies. This Raw Taco Salad Recipe with Walnut Taco Meat and Cashew Sour Cream was inspired by a recipe on EatingVibrantly.com I’ve altered the ingredients giving this recipe a 2gurly4u twist, and it is by far a super easy salad you can prepare and pack…

How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

As Labour Day weekend passed, I was reminded of my family making homemade tomato sauce, and suddenly craved a bowl of pasta. Reminiscing on how my family would buy bushels of tomatoes, fill the laundry basin with water to wash and clean them, then in an obnoxiously large pot, cook the tomatoes over a cast…

Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Who doesn’t like whipped cream? Now imagine eating a healthy alternative to whipped cream *yum* I first introduced this simple concoction of whipped coconut milk as a topping from my recipe for Organic Vanilla Cupcakes, and now I use it on anything and everything! From using it as a dip as shown in the photo…

Antioxidant Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast bowls are AMAZING to start your day, or to have as a mid-day or evening snack. I start my day with a breakfast bowl, as it is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals to nourish my body after a good nights sleep. Adding antioxidant foods, is an added bonus for your healthy in offsetting…

Quinoa Avocado Salad

When it comes to creating healthy salads, there is truly an unlimited supply of creativity when it comes to combining ingredients and flavors. During the summer, I’ve been making salads not just to accompany a main dish, but to be my main dish. Quinoa is so versatile, whether used as a breakfast dish, warm or…

Brown Sugar and Vanilla Quinoa

If there is one thing I enjoy the most, is a good nutritious breakfast bowl – and it doesn’t even have to be breakfast to enjoy. Get creative and mix it up by using your favorite Seeds/Grains/Yogurt as a base, topped off with your favorite fruits, nuts, seeds… the options are endless! If you like…

Hummus with a twist

Here’s a sure way to give the traditional hummus recipe a twist! I love hummus, don’t get me wrong.  It’s great as a dip, spread, or topping, but I thought I’d give the ol’ hummus recipe a twist with a variation of flavors that are healthy and delicious! I’ve come up with the following delicious…

Avocado Tzatziki Dip

If you love avocado, I am about to share with you the yummiest avocado dip you will ever taste! I love Greek food, and I especially loved tzatziki sauce. Cutting down on dairy, I am always coming up with ways to substitute certain food items or use alternatives. This recipe came to mind while grabbing…

Fruit Salad

If you read my article on the Health Benefits to Eating Fruit, then you will surely appreciate this quick and easy recipe. It’s so easy, I can’t even consider calling it a recipe! This is great to start your day, as you would have learned in my article, that eating fruit on an empty stomach,…

Open Face Veggie Sandwich

Ever feel snackish and just don’t know what to make? I used to reach out for the chips, cookies, big feet candy (omg they were so good!! lol), but not anymore. A snack to me, is now healthy wholesome, nutrient-rich foods, and alas, this recipe was born. Like most recipes, I usually just whip something…

Apple Blueberry Oatmeal

Do you remember eating gross instant Oatmeal as a kid (or even as an adult)? That nasty packaged processed oatmeal? yuk! You may think eating instant oatmeal is healthy for you, think again! Read my post Reading and Understanding Food Labels, and next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a box of your…

Grilled Veggie and Alfalfa Sprout Wrap

If you ever thought you could not make vegetables into a meal, think again! This pita will not only leave your hunger satisfied, but it is packed with nutrients from raw veggies, and grilled. I used a stove top grilling pan, but if you have access to a BBQ, toss the veggies on the the…

Chickpea and Oats Burger

Now here is a healthy burger packed with veggies and nutrients. Avocado spread, grilled Red Bell Peppers and Zucchini, topped with Spinach… this Chickpea and Oats Burger is a vegetarian delight! This recipe came to mind as I was in the kitchen trying to figure out what to do with my ready-made chickpeas, (read Using…

Strawberry Blueberry Spinach Salad

One thing I love about warm weather is the light and tasty foods. The vibrant colors, and freshness of the produce … it just makes you feel good about your health, doesn’t it?! This is a really simple 4 ingredient salad, and I’ve created a tangy Grapefruit Chia Seed Salad Dressing, to lightly dress the…

Spelt Flour and Egg White Crepe with Fruit

A recipe which I actually came across from a photo on Instagram from Fitga Fitness & Yoga, and thought – ‘that looks delicious!’ I’ve altered the ingredients, creating this wonderful light super healthy crepe, which can be topped with anything you like. Check out my alternate recipe Spelt Flour and Egg White Crepe with Salmon –…

Roasted Potatoes

Who doesn’t love potatoes right? Well, I think I’ve mastered my potato-making variations, and these roasted potatoes are among my favorite as a side dish. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – so tasty! Season them any which way you like, depending on your meal. I usually play around with dried herbs…

Raw Apple Crumble

Baked Apple Crumble is great, but all those calories in the butter and sugar is over-kill! This is my rendition of a healthy version of Raw Apple Crumble, which can be eaten for breakfast, or a mid-day snack. It is super easy to make, and requires no appliances or any skill set – it honestly…

Stuffed Red Pepper

A vegetarian style stuffed pepper, which can be altered to your veggie (and meat) preferences! Benefit to this recipe, is using ingredients I always have on hand, but feel free to use whatever veggies you have. [yumprint-recipe id=’31’]

Homemade Raw Protein Bars

When Making the Switch to Organic, I was looking for snacks to substitute the junk food I would normally eat, and fill that hunger-pang when my tummy started to rumble. I went to the Women’s Show and spoke with the owner of Giddy YoYo, who introduced me to her product Spirulina Powder, and gave me…

Post Work-out Smoothie

After working out, nourishing your body and muscles is important to avoid those aches and pains, and this is a great post work-out smoothie! Before Making the Switch to Organic, I drank protein powder smoothies, which as you can imagine, contained a whole lot of unnatural ingredients. This concoction was inspired by Fresh Restaurant, which…

Don’t like Brussels Sprouts? Try this!

Brussels sprout, either you love them or you hate them. Growing up, I always had them boiled/steamed with a salt and butter, so I can image the turn off many of us have from the bland cabbage taste. Even up until now, I’ve always thought it was “brussel sprouts” (lol) we learn something new everyday!…

Simple Spring Rolls

Treat your body to raw goodness with this simple avocado spring rolls recipe! This spring roll recipe is easy to whip together, if you’re ever in a rush to make something quick and easy; perfect for a  light lunch or snack. Feel free to use whatever veggies and sprouts you may have in your fridge,…

Simple Homemade Peanut Butter

Lately I found I’ve been eating a lot of peanut butter, and it’s strange as I was never really a peanut butter fan when I was a kid. Its really easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients (mostly just time, if you are using raw peanuts). Even since, I’ve been making my own homemade…

Glazed Carrots

Ever wonder what to do with carrots other than dip them in hummus or ranch? Try this Glazed Carrots recipe. The brown sugar coating adds a nice sweetness to the carrots, and it’s a nice way to eat carrots differently. These are even a hit with kids! sugar on carrots? ovi! [yumprint-recipe id=’40’] Photo credit…

Rice & Veggie Earth Bowl

I was introduced to this wonderful recipe during the Yoga Detox Retreat I attended. It’s one of those recipes that I took back home, and have been making at least twice a week. Enjoy this earth bowl for a light lunch (or dinner). [yumprint-recipe id=’41’]

Fruit Earth Bowl

This is great as a start to your day for breakfast, or a mid-day snack.  This fruit bowl is not only healthy, it’s super quick and easy to make. I was introduced to this wonderful recipe during the Yoga Detox Retreat I attended, and have been getting creative mixing different ingredients making these amazing bowls…