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Warm Roasted New Potato & Green Bean Salad AND a Giveaway!

Balsamic roasted potato salad

You simply cannot beat the taste from fresh fruits and vegetables from the Farmer’s Market.  In this simple salad, the fresh basil and balsamic heighten the beautiful flavours present in these fresh vegetables.

Green vegetables are literally food as medicine for celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (crohns, colitis).  As folate, or vitamin B9, is a typical nutrient that is malabsorbed with these inflammatory diseases.  For those following a gluten free diet, be aware that gluten free foods are not fortified with folate as compared to their gluten filled counterparts.  This makes those following a gluten free diet more prone to developing a folate deficiency.

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Top 5 Gluten Free Fast Foods

Top 5 gluten free fast foods

Throwing together healthy meals with no diet restrictions is difficult.  Throw in gluten free and even dairy free, and you may be left wondering, “well, what is there to make…”

Don’t fret.  That’s what I’m here for – to inspire quick and easy gluten free, dairy free meals on the whim.

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Medjool Cherry Chia Crumble Bars

cherry chia crumble bars with medjool dates

Oh, medjool dates.  Can you feel the love? It’s a win-win relationship.  Win for tastebuds, win for a healthy digestive system and win for extra energy.  Medjool dates pack quite the nutritional punch and they shine in this delicious, summer harvest crumble bar.

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Video Blog: Green Garlic Pesto

I always encourage my clients to try new vegetables as that’s one of the biggest challenges many of my clients face – how to increase their fruit and vegetables intake.  How else to do it than to experiment in the produce section and get friendly in the kitchen!

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Top 3 Natural Sweeteners

raw honey

Would you like stevia, agave syrup, rapdura, coconut sugar, or brown sugar?  Which is it?  The sugar options are literally endless.  Last time I was in the grocery store, half of the baking aisle was filled with sugar!

The importance of limiting the sugar in our diet is no doubt important.  Whether we decide to use a more healthful sugar, the bottom line is that the overall sugar content in our diet needs to decrease regardless of the sugar used.

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