Pesto Primavera Pasta with Roasted Veggies is a vibrant dish full of colorful veggies and gluten free pasta coated in a Creamy Vegan Pesto. This pasta dish is a rainbow of colors with roasted orange pepper, green asparagus, purple eggplant and red tomatoes. The Creamy Vegan Pesto contains fresh basil, cheesy nutritional yeast, raw garlic [...]The post Pesto Primavera Pasta with Roasted Veggies (Ve
Sweet treats don’t always have to be filled with refined sugar and flour; keep reading to discover my top three healthy baking substitutes. I’ll show you how easy it is to substitute refined flour for gluten free whole grains, how you can swap refined white sugar for a zero calorie healthy sweetener and how you [...]The post Top Three Healthy Baking Substitutes (Gluten, Sugar, Eggs) appeared first
Cheesy Popcorn is delicious vegan snack that is much healthier than movie theater popcorn. It gets its delicious ‘cheesy’ flavor from nutritional yeast and has a satisfying salty crunch. I am a big fan of popcorn and in my unhealthier university days I would eat an entire bag of microwave popcorn for dinner! I could also [...]The post Cheesy Popcorn (vegan) appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations
Chocolate Lover’s Granola is a healthy and guilt free way to indulge in some early morning chocolate. It is naturally sweetened with a small amount maple syrup and is high in fiber and protein from almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. The raw cacao powder, raw cacao nibs and goji berries pack this granola full [...]The post Chocolate Lover’s Granola appeared first on Out t
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. The winner of Kristin’s e-book Crash Course in Gluten-free Living is Joe! Joe please send me a email. Kale Oregano Pesto Salmon is a delicious and easy way to dress up your salmon. What sets this recipe apart from the rest is the kale oregano pesto which is fun [...]The post Kale Oregano Pesto Salmon (dairy free, gluten free, paleo, nut free) a
As you may have noticed I have been trying to include more gluten free recipes. I still have a lot to learn about gluten free living, so when Kristin mentioned she needed testers for her Crash Course in Gluten-free Living, I jumped at the opportunity. I have been reading Cook Bake Nibble for a while [...]The post Gluten Free Course Review, Giveaway and Gluten Free Quiche Recipe appeared first on O
Raw Black Forest Brownies are a decadent chocolate cherry dessert that are gluten free, vegan, paleo and raw. They are naturally sweetened with dates and cherries which creates a smooth and rich brownie filled with crunchy almonds and chewy cherries for added texture. Raw Black Forest Brownies only contain 6 ingredients and they are really easy to make. Cherries [...]The post Raw Black Forest Brow
Dill Pickle Fries are salty, tangy and bursting with dill pickle flavors. If you are a fan of dill pickle chips you will certainly love dill pickle fries. Apple cider vinegar gives these fries a tangy flavor and they are seasoned with fresh dill, garlic powder and mustard powder. Enjoy these fries as a Super Bowl snack or a [...]The post Dill Pickle Fries appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
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Sunshine Carrot Soup is a fresh and creamy vegan soup that brings sunshine into the long winter days. Coconut milk gives this soup an indulgent silky texture, orange juice adds a nice tang and fresh ginger adds some spice. I played around with the spices by adding curry, caraway or allspice, but I like the simplicity [...]The post Sunshine Carrot Soup appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is warm and comforting smoothie that is a perfect way to detox after the holiday season. It is sweetened with apples and spiced with ginger and cinnamon. You won’t be able to taste the spinach but it adds vitamin and mineral packed green goodness. Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is gluten free, grain free and [...]The post Hot Apple Cider Smoothie appeared first on Out to
The holidays are in full swing and so is my candy cane obsession! As I mentioned in last year’s Candy Cane Blondie Post, I don’t really eat candy canes by themselves but I LOVE them in baking. Candy Canes add a festive peppermint crunch to these healthy gluten free brownies. Yeah that’s right; candy cane [...]The post Candy Cane Black Bean Brownies – Gluten Free appeared first on Out to Lunc
Sugar Cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie so I decided it was about time I made them a little healthier! These spelt sugar cookies are by no means healthy but they are made with coconut oil instead of butter, cane sugar instead of processed white sugar and nutty spelt flour instead of processed white flour. [...]The post Spelt Sugar Cookies appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of trying a tasting menu at Belmonte Raw located in Toronto. Belmonte Raw makes delicious gluten free, plant based meals using fair trade, local and organic produce that is sourced directly from the farmers. I also had the opportunity to chat with Carol Belmonte, the chef and owner, about what inspired her to [...]The post Belmonte Raw Review appeared first on
For years I have missed the delicious creaminess of Alfredo sauce – until now! Vegan Alfredo Pasta is a creamy gluten free gourmet dish made with nutritional yeast and cashews instead of heavy cream. The sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers in this pasta dish add a punch of flavor and the red pepper flakes add [...]The post Vegan Alfredo Pasta appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
Curry Kale Quinoa Salad is a vibrant meal bursting with exciting flavors. The kale in this salad is massaged with Creamy Curry Dressing that gets its curry flavor from turmeric and cumin. The marinated onions and sundried tomatoes add a tangy element that is offset by sweet raisins and carrots. The celery, pumpkin seeds and [...]The post Curry Kale Quinoa Salad appeared first on Out to Lunch Crea
Welcome to Healthy Restaurants in LA Part 2! I hope you enjoyed Healthy Restaurants in LA Part 1 where I reviewed Café Gratitude, Seed, Native Foods Café and Planet Raw. If you missed it you can check it out here. In Healthy Restaurants in LA Part 2 I’m going to review Urth Caffe, SunCafe, Open [...]The post Healthy Restaurants in LA – Part 2 appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
I just got back from an amazing trip to Los Angeles California and I was happy to find so many healthy restaurants in LA! It was truly a holistic nutritionist dream come true because I didn’t have to lug around a ginormous purse filled with snacks. It was really easy to find yummy and healthy [...]The post Healthy Restaurants in LA – Part 1 appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
Butterscotch Scone Cookies are dense, chewy and not too sweet. Have you ever bought the little two bite triangle butterscotch chip scones from the grocery store? Well, these cookies are a healthier version of those yummy little scones – hence the name Scone Cookies. This isn’t a super duper healthy recipe, so make sure you [...]The post Butterscotch Scone Cookies appeared first on Out to Lunch Cre
Farmer’s Market Ranch Salad is a delicious mix of seasonal veggies topped with a creamy Dairy-Free Ranch Salad Dressing. I love wandering around the farmer’s market with no list or menu plan; I pick up whatever looks fresh, local and organic and figure out what to do with it when I get home. You can [...]The post Farmer’s Market Ranch Salad appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
Creamy Broccoli Salad is a mayo free healthy version of the traditional broccoli salad. The creamy dairy free sauce is made with tahini and nutritional yeast. The raisins are swapped for super antioxidant goji berries which add a nice sweetness to the salad. This broccoli salad is light and delicious and can be enjoyed warm [...]The post Creamy Broccoli Salad appeared first on Out to Lunch Creatio
Summer Cilantro Zucchini Pasta is a light, fresh and deliciously vegan. Zucchini pasta is a refreshing gluten free alternative to regular pasta and the tangy avocado sauce is creamy without any dairy. The Spicy Lime Pumpkin Seeds add a protein crunch with a nice kick. This is the perfect paleo meal to enjoy on a [...]The post Summer Cilantro Zucchini Pasta appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
If you are looking for a filling meal that is vegan, gluten free and dairy free look no further. This Veggie Goodness Grain Bowl is so delicious that even meat lovers will be left without room for dessert. The raw veggies are refreshing, the nuts, seeds and crispy tofu provide a protein crunch and the [...]The post Veggie Goodness Grain Bowl appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
Mojito Ice Tea is the perfect summer time drink because it’s refreshing and has almost no calories so you don’t compromise your bikini body! The classic minty lime combination with a hint of sweetness is a perfect way to quench your thirst and cool you down on a hot day. Mojito Ice Tea is really [...]The post Mojito Ice Tea appeared first on Out to Lunch Creations.
A year ago, on July 18, 2011 Out To Lunch Creations was launched! I have had so much fun over the past year playing in the kitchen, creating recipes and improving my photography. I’m so happy that I am able to share all of my recipes with you and I would like to thank you [...]
I love Pad Thai and in the summer there is nothing better than eating it raw. The fresh veggies and kelp noodles give it a refreshing crunch and the sauce is creamy and delicious. This recipe is much tastier than the Pad Thai you would find in a restaurant and it gluten free, vegan and [...]
If you are looking for a decadent protein packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you. They are delicious in a coat your mouth with rich chocolate almond buttery goodness kind of way. They contain ZERO calories from sugar because the stevia in the vanilla protein powder provides all the sweetness you need. [...]
I have a great post for you today about Staying Active During Your Busy Day brought to you by my friend Sasha Gollish. We decided it would be fun to do a Blog Swap and she has a lot of great tips on how to squeeze exercise into your busy daily life. Before I get [...]
I have been a big fan of Giddy Yoyo chocolate for a while now because they make the most delicious high quality raw chocolate bars. I recently had the pleasure of sampling their new Pink Salt Vanilla Flavor at the Total Health Show and I fell in love all over again! Their chocolate bars are [...]
Salmon Cakes are a delicious and easy way to get your daily omega 3 intake. This recipe uses fresh salmon, not canned, cut into chunks with a creamy dairy free dill sauce. It is dairy free and can be gluten free if you use gluten free breadcrumbs! Salomon is low in calories, low in saturated [...]
This tangy Asian fusion salad is fresh, delicious and can be thrown together in minutes. The Asian inspired dressing can be made with soya sauce, or you can use Tamari to make this a yummy gluten free salad. Quinoa was a staple food for the Incas and Aztecs warriors thousands of years ago but it [...]
On Friday evening I attended the Total Health Show which runs all weekend, April 20-22, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. There are lots of amazing speakers and booths set up. I love going to shows like this because there are always a lot of great deals on the healthy foods I love! I had [...]
Quinoa for breakfast?!?! Why not! If you add the right ingredients quinoa is a great alternative to your morning oats. Breakfast Quinoa is a wonderful vegan and gluten free breakfast that will keep you feeling full for hours. Quinoa, seeds and nuts are packed with protein which will keep you going until lunch time with [...]
Everyone loves carrot cake but it is so much more fun in cupcake form! These cupcakes have the traditional carrot cake flavors; the grated carrots add fiber and make the cupcakes super moist. The coconut cream cheese icing is dairy free, but you would never know! The sprinkles don’t contain any dye or chemicals, can [...]
When I think about chlorophyll the first thing that comes to mind is not the health benefits… its Adam Sandler in Billy Madison. But Billy had it wrong, chlorophyll is not borophyll at all, its really interesting! Chlorophyll is the basic component of a plant’s blood, similar to hemoglobin which helps transport oxygen in human [...]
This salad is so fresh, crunchy, delicious and seriously addictive. It is one of my favourite creations because it is a great way to turn kale skeptics into kale lovers. The textures in this salad are awesome – from the creamy salad dressing and avocado to the crispy crunchy chickpeas and seeds. I’m sure you [...]
The giveaway is now closed, thanks to all those who entered. Congratulations to the winners Mandy and Colleen! Last week I had the pleasure of attending Amour du Soi – the Holistic Vanity Rosacea Skincare line launch party. It was a fun opportunity to try out the new line, mingle, sip on anti-inflammatory tea and [...]
As I kid I always loved Valentine’s Day. A couple days before Valentine’s Day, my family would decorate a Valentine’s Day box with pretty red and pink heats and, when no one was looking, we would slip little love notes to each other into the box. My mom would also put lots of Valentine’s Day [...]
Potato skins used to be one of my favorite things to order at a bar; they are greasy, cheesy and delicious. These Fully Loaded Potatoes Skins pack all the flavors found in the deep-fried variety but they are baked to cut down on the oil and the sour cream is substituted for plain Greek yogurt. [...]