Super Quick & Healing Miso Noodle Soup

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Here’s a soup for those times when you want something light in calories but filling, nutritious and quick. You wouldn’t think that such a simple soup could taste so delicious and have so many healing benefits….. What is miso?  Miso is a a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt.  It…

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Breakfast Of Champions

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Breakfast has been known to be one of the most important meals of the day. It is also a time of setting a healthy intention for the day ahead. If you start the day with a nutritious breakfast, you give yourself a good chance to picking healthier food choices for the rest of the day. During the nights…

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Raw Vegan Three Layered Shortbread

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These little raw cookies turned out better than I imagined. I didn’t really think you could mimic shortbread  without butter or baking but somehow the ground cashews & dates create a buttery/nutty vibe and the result is super tasty.  You will want to store the shortbread in the freezer and enjoy piece or two with nice cup of…

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Goji Berry Truffles

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Goji berries are a truly remarkable superfood. Ounce for ounce goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than spinach. They also contain over 20 trace minerals and 18 amino acids! These beautiful truffles contain a flavourful red filling and a rich chocolate exterior, making them a special festive treat.…

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Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, GF

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies are high protein, low sugar, vegan, and naturally gluten-free. Plus with no grainy gluten-free flours, these cookies stay moist and gooey in the centre for days. I use roasted almond butter which gave the cookies nice nutty flavour. For the ground flax, I grind my own in my…

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Holiday Detox aka Green Monster Soup

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You might be thinking that there’s no way a bright green bowl puréed veggies can be filling and comforting enough for chilly weather, but this Winter detox soup will prove you wrong. Clocking in well under 100 calories per serving, this warming, hefty soup is packed with flavour and detoxifying stars like vitamin A, vitamin…

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups

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Yes that’s right, vegan, healthy,protein and antioxidant rich CHOCOLATE peanut butter cups (that still taste decadent). Vegan Chocolate Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cacao powder 5 tbsp agave nectar/coconut nectar/maple syrup All you have to do is melt coconut oil, then stir in cacao powder and maple syrup…

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Perfect Vegan Pancakes, GF

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Peanut butter, Chocolate, Banana Pancakes Our latest pancake  creation uses a classic combo of peanut butter, chocolate and banana.  These are gluten free, vegan pancakes with a lovely peanut butter taste and chunks of banana rather than it being mashed. Oh and if you make too many (can you though?  Can you ever make too many pancakes?), they…

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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This soup is so simple. A lot of people like to add carrots and potatoes but I find that the addition of those items tends to take away from the roasted pepper flavor. I start off by roasting some large red bell peppers. You may wonder why I’m a crazy person and roast my own…

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Morning Glory Cookies (vegan,GF)

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Saturday evening is a time to get creative in the AV kitchen. This time the inspiration was my Sunday morning yoga class. I wanted to make something healthy and wholesome to share with my Yogis:) The finished product was a low-sugar gluten free Morning Glory Cookie – made with homemade date paste . These cookies…

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Vegan Lime Poppyseed Mini Cheesecakes

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Wouldn’t you love to be greeted home with a batch of these? We’re talking mini cheesecakes and not just any ordinary kinda cheesecake! Typical cheesecakes won’t make you feel as good as these vegan version will! Natural sugars, a lot less fat and nutrient rich ingredients just add to their charm! 1 cup finely shredded…

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Chinese Style Green Beans

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Chinese food is one of the great comfort foods,however it could be a caloric bomb waiting to destroy your physique!!!  Today we are sharing a healthy spin on the typical buffet style fried green beans. You can enjoy this delicious side dish without all the added sodium and oils. Add a cup of chickpeas and you have…

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Show me your breakfast….Vegan Parfait

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This Vegan Berry Parfait is a creamy and dreamy our take on normal yogurt based parfaits. This mix of blueberries, strawberries and coconut satisfies all cravings and leaves you energized! 1 can full fat, organic coconut milk 1/3 cup cashews 1 tsp chia seeds 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups blueberries…

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