Friday, 05 January 2018 22:36

Healthy Tuna Salad

This can be served with a salad for a gluten free, dairy free lunch. 
Makes 2 Servings
 
Ingredients:
1 can (5 oz) water packed tuna, drained (if you're not worried about the healthy fat content, get the Italian olive oil packed tuna in jars-- the flavour is terrific).
 
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
 
1/2 stalk celery, minced
 
1 finely chopped scallion
 
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
 
Extra virgin olive oil to taste

 
Salt and pepper to taste 
 
Directions:
Pour the tuna in a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to break the tuna chunks into very small pieces.
 
Add the basil, celery and lemon juice to the bowl. Use the fork to stir all the ingredients together till well mixed.
 
Add extra virgin olive oil to moisten the tuna to your liking. I usually use between 1 and 2 tablespoons. Season with salt and pepper to taste; sea salt and freshly ground pepper is best. 
Published in Lunch
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:42

Coconut Flour Apple Muffin

I love Autumn and apples.  This year I made homemade applesauce and apple butter.  Leaving in Grey County we are so close to the local orchards in Meaford, that I make several trips over each fall to stock up and make applesauce.  While good on its own, I also like to make other apple treats, like these gluten-free, dairy-free muffins.

I'm not big on almond flour, and to be honest it is quite pricey.  Coconut flour is a great alternative if you have the right recipe.  It is also pretty economical when you only use 1/2 cup in a recipe.  Mind you, you must like the coconut flavour for these muffins to be a hit, the flavour is definitely coconut and apple.  Yum!  2 of my favs.

Published in Breakfast
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 19:11

Fruit, Berries & Yogart

Published in slides
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:02

Chocolate Pudding

 
This delightfully smooth pudding substitute is loaded with healthy fats and fibre.  Skip the sugar filled dairy options and create this masterpiece in a few minutes.
 
Blend together:
1 Raw avocado (ripe)
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
Raw Honey or maple syrup about 1 tbsp
1 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon (optional)
2-3 tsp of water,  adding slowly while blending to create desired consistency
 
Ready to eat, or chill if you prefer.
Published in Desserts & Treats