Valentines pancakes

Happy Friday!!

So grateful it’s almost the weekend! This week has draggeeeddddd on for me so i’m really looking forward to hiking, relaxing and eating good food this weekend.

This weekend also happens to be Valentines day. I’m personally not a valentines day person but if you are these would be perfect to make for your loved one on Saturday morning for breakfast in bed :)

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Blueberry buckwheat pancakes (gluten free, makes 8 cakes)

1 cup buckwheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp coconut sugar

1 cup apple sauce

1 egg whisked

1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)

1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

Mix flour, baking powder, coconut sugar together till mixed

Add in apple sauce, whisked egg and milk and stir till smooth. Add in blueberries and your ready to go.

I cooked my cakes in coconut oil over medium high heat.

I love pancakes a lot but I love easy quick pancakes even more. Theres nothing worse on a lazy weekend morning than spending lots of time on breakfast and making a big mess. These come together in minutes and can all be mixed in the same bowl.

The buckwheat and blueberries really complement each other, however, if you’d prefer another fruit bananas, raspberries or blackberries would be a good substitute.

Hope you all enjoy and treat your loved ones to a delish healthy breakfast this weekend (or any weekend).

Rainy day soup

Happy Hump day everyone

Thought i’d pop in with a perfect rainy day meal. I don’t know where everyones from but here in Vancouver we have been dealing with A LOT of rain lately! Rain or no rain this soup is a real weeknight winner.

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1 roasted butternut squash

1 roasted clove of garlic

2 stalks of celery chopped

2 carrots chopped

1 large onion chopped

3 cloves of garlic chopped

1 tablespoon of fresh chopped thyme

home made veggie or chicken broth 3-4 cups (depending on how soupy you want it)

salt and pepper to taste

saute carrots, onion, celery and garlic in coconut oil until onion is translucent. Add in chopped thyme roasted butternut squash, roasted garlic and broth. Simmer until all the vegetables are soft. Puree using a hand blender, taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!

Scenes from my life

Healthy living is a hell of a lot more than just eating healthy, it’s about living your life. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately and thought I’d share a few snaps from my year so far.

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Sometimes the best thing you can do for your health is to just stop obsessing and over thinking every little thing.
For me, the best way to do that, is to get outside and reflect on how beautiful the world can be and how blessed I am to live my life and to have the people in my life that I do.
Although I am a very active person one of my big goals this year is to get outside more often. It’s hard to be down on yourself and your life when your surrounded by such beauty!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday 😊

spiralizer love

Hi everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the holiday season this year- I sure did. This year was super relaxing,  lots of sleeping in, long dog walks and tasty treaties :)

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Now that we are basically finished with the holidays a lot of people are looking to make some healthier decisions so I thought I’d share some easy healthy weeknight meals over the next few weeks.

First up is one of my favourite raw dinners- most raw meals don’t keep me full for very long but this ‘pasta’ keeps me satiated for hours.

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Kale parsley pesto over veggie noodles (tonight I chose carrots and zucchini)

1/2 bunch of chopped kale

1 head parsley

1 1/2 lemons juiced

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 avocado

3 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

salt and peper to taste

Combine everything in a food processor and blend till smooth and then toss with raw noodles.

In order to make the noodles I use my favourite spiralizer. I have tried a few different ones and this one is my favourite for sure.

Spiralized veggies are a great way to make old boring veggie meals more exciting. Adding spiralized beets, carrots and apples to salads makes them seem like a whole new meal. Making pasta out of sweet potatoes or zucchini is a great healthy alternative to normal pasta. I love using veggie noodles in place of pasta for every recipe- Zuchini is great for tomato sauces and pesto’s while sweet potato noodles are amazing with a more creamy sauce.

I’ll stop blabbing on, but if you are looking for a way to increase veggies in your diet, a spiralizer would be a great addition to your kitchen appliances.

That’s it for now. I’ll be back soon with some more easy healthy weeknight meals :)

If there is anything you would specifically like me to make just send me a message and i’ll try my best.

Have a great night.

Taff wanted to say hi :)

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Almond butter sauce

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. It ended up being gorgeous here in Vancouver which meant we were able to get outside and enjoy the sun quite a bit.

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I got a few emails last week requesting some more easy-to-make weeknight meals so I thought i’d share one from last week.

Almond butter stir fry for 2 
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2 chopped carrots
1 head of broccoli chopped
1 diced onion
1 red pepper diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tsp coconut oil
Sauce
1/4 cup almond butter
3 tbsp Coconut aminos
1tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp Fish sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 minced garlic clove
1/4 tsp Fresh grated ginger
1/4 hot water
juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté veggies together in a a little coconut oil. While the veggies are cooking throw all of the sauce ingredients in a blender until nice and creamy.

I topped sprouted brown rice with veggies and sauce but it would also be great over a bed of quinoa.

This meal is great because you can use whatever veggies and grains you have on hand- doesn’t get much easier.

Have a gurreat day!

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