Your Live Well Journey - Healthy Recipes

For many years what I called ‘cooking’ was nothing more than dumping a box of some pre-packaged something-or-other into a pot of boiling water. Living on convenience foods, I ate whatever was quick and easy. Not understanding the connection between eating and how it affects every area of my life. I didn’t value nutrition, or food, or what I was fuelling my body with. Now, I know the importance of nourishing myself (and my family) with natural, whole food.

There’s a huge difference between eating to fill a hungry tummy and enjoying food that nourishes your mind and body. I now choose the latter.

It’s challenging to resist the temptation of convenience foods and make cooking your own meals a priority. I know it feels impossible to find that extra time in your already way-too-busy schedule. There was a time in my life when I felt the same way. Over the years, I’ve learned what to cook. Actually, first I learned how to cook, then I learned what to cook. I’ve created systems in my life that make it easy and efficient for me to cook nutrient-rich meals.

It is my joy and pleasure to share these recipes with you. On this page you’ll find everything from breakfast ideas, to snacks, to meals, to desserts. Every recipe is gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and vegetarian (although you’ll find that many recipes are easy to add a meat of your choice to).

I sincerely hope you enjoy creating these dishes in your own kitchen as much as I do in mine.

Eat Well to Live Well!

Mandarin Strawberry Quinoa Salad

This Mandarin Strawberry Quinoa Salad is what you want on a hot summer day. It's slightly sweet, fresh and tasty, and super quick to prepare. The easiest salad to whip up when it's too hot to cook anything. The quinoa gives it protein, however if you'd like a bit...

Greens and Lentil Salad

This Greens and Lentil Salad is full of flavor! I like to use a mixture of spinach and arugula for the greens, however you can use any combination of greens that you'd like. Prepare dried lentils ahead of time or use canned lentils (from a BPA free can), to save you...

Easy Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette is super easy to make ~ hence the name, Easy Vinaigrette, and works well on most salads. Made with only 4 ingredients that you probably already have in your home right now as you read this! Why pay more to buy a bottled version of this when you can...

Yummy Kale and Quinoa Salad

This salad evolved from me putting a bunch of leftovers in a bowl to create an quick lunch. It's since become a salad I make sure I have leftovers for because I love it so much!  There's only 7 ingredients in this Yummy Kale and Quinoa Salad and they're all full of...

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Gluten-Free

I found this recipe for Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from the Beaming Baker. It very quickly became a favourite in our house. These cookies offer everything I love in an oatmeal cookie. They're soft, chewy, sweet, (but not too sweet), and easy to make....

Cauliflower Carrot Soup

I love homemade soup, there's absolutely nothing like it to bring warmth and comfort on a cold, dreary day. This Cauliflower Carrot Soup doesn't disappoint ~ on taste or its comfort factor! The two main ingredients, cauliflower and carrots, bring fiber and vitamins C...

Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Chicken

Unlike some slow cooker recipes, this Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Chicken requires very little prep. In fact, you won't even need 5 min to prepare the chicken to be cooked this way. Once cooked, you can enjoy the chicken as is, or use it other recipes. In our home, we...

Salt & Pepper Kale Chips

It took me forever to try Kale Chips and once I did, I was sorry that it took me so long. Kale Chips are a super healthy snack, offering a great source of dietary fibre, minerals, and Vitamins A, C, and K. These couldn't be easier to make and they're so yummy!  ...

Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal

Sometimes I just feel like a bowl of oatmeal. One bowl of this quick and easy Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal satisfies that craving and fills me up with loads of goodness. It's made with ingredients that are high in fiber, antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and...

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