Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)

I decided to make Chana Masala for dinner last night and it turned out amazing! We are trying to eat a more vegetarian based diet so this meal was perfect. It is also GF and Vegan. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Ingredients: 2 cups of dried chickpeas 2 tomatoes 1 […]

Lentil Ginger Soup

  “we dance our madness, we dance our joy. oh precious ones, the fun has just begun, wild music is in the air; there’s beauty flowing everywhere.” –James Green I never grew up eating ginger so sometimes I find it difficult adding it to my cooking. It has a strong flavour to it but added […]

Benefits of the Dandelion Herb

“Herbal medicine lives outdoors, where nature spirits arouse our enchantment, and our vitality is naturally quickened.” -James Green I grew up in the country on 30 acres of mostly heavy forest. I grew up eating plants and berries from the forest. But I missed a very important plant that grows wild everywhere. It is a […]

G.F. Breaded Ling Cod

Ling Cod is a real treat around our home! You have to jig for it when you are fishing and usually my husband likes to troll for salmon. Catching a 30+ Spring Salmon is more of an adrenalin rush I suppose! 😉 Personally I love jigging for cod. The motor is off and all you […]

Home Made Taco Seasoning

Pre-packaged taco seasoning is not the best for you. They are full of preservatives and GMOs. Check out this taco seasoning recipe I made from scratch. We ate it tonight and all 4 of my kids loved it! Again I only cook simple healthy recipes, because lets face it, with 4 kids I don’t have time […]

Quinoa Salad Dressing

quinoa salad dressing

I use this salad dressing on quinoa and salad greens. It is absolutely delicious!!! This recipe is for 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Use organic/non gmo ingredients when possible 🙂 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar approx. 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 large crushed garlic squeeze of fresh lemon half teaspoon dijon […]

Starting those indoor seeds!

I live in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We have a fairly mild climate so this creates wonderful vegetable growing conditions! I grew up next to my Grandparents and they were avid gardeners. My Granddad was the veggie gardener so that is where my passion comes from. As soon as I could walk I was […]

Honey Ginger Salmon with Breaded Hemp Seed Hearts

The other night I decided to do some experimenting with some organic ginger I bought. I’ve hardly cooked with ginger but that has all changed with my last few meals! I did avoid putting ginger on tonight’s dinner just to give everyone a break 😉 So this recipe turned out amazing! I never expected it […]

Allergen/gluten Free Stir Fry

Allergen free stir fry. Another super easy meal my whole family loves! Packed full of vegetables (some from our garden last summer), spices, herbs and local hormone and antibiotic free pork. It is possible to make a delicious and healthy stir fry without gluten or soy sauce. The kale I blanched and froze from our […]

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats-Apple Cinnamon (Allergen Free)

An easy recipe to whip up the night before! This breakfast is a high source of proteins, omegas, iron and fiber. This recipe makes a large amount although my family of 6 ate it all this morning! If you have extra, this breakfast will either freeze or put it in the fridge to last a […]