Sweet Potato Scones with Spinach & Goat Cheese

For these scones I used mashed sweet potato because I happened to have that on hand, but you could use the same amount of canned pureed pumpkin (as long as it has no added ingredients!) I also used a skim milk goats cheese, but again this is totally up to you. It seems like a lot of ingredients, but these are really quick to put together! Goat cheese is usually raw and free from the hormones found in most pasteurized cows…

Real Eating Breakfast Sandwich

My response to an Egg McMuffin… I may be biased, but this is soooo much better. INGREDIENTS:1 Spelt English Muffin, split and toasted1 Clean Turkey Breakfast Sausage patty (just cooked or reheated)1/2 a ripe avocado1 free-range eggsea salt & black pepperDIRECTIONS: Crack egg into a non-stick skillet, bursting the yolk and breaking it up slightly as it cooks. As the egg is cooking, push the edges in to keep it relatively the same size as the muffin. After 2-3 minutes…

Clean Spelt English Muffins

 Most commercially produced flours these days are highly refined and processed, often with additives and lighteners to create that “white bread” texture and taste, or lack thereof. Spelt is an ancient grain made from sprouted grain, meaning that the grain grows longer before harvesting and subsequently contains more nutrients. Organic spelt flour is usually stone ground with temperatures kept as low as possible, so it retains its nutritional value through the grinding process. It is unrefined and higher in protein…

Egg McMuffins: Just 290 Calories (of Crap)

Every morning as I drive to work lately, a wholesome grandfatherly voice comes on the radio at least twice:”What if I told you that the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, made with a fresh cracked egg, was only 290 calories?” Over the next 30 seconds, “only 290 calories” is repeated about five times. If I didn’t know any better, I would think that they’re telling me that this product is actually a healthy breakfast….oh wait, that’s exactly what they’re doing. Last time…

Homemade Quinoa Flour

There are no quantities for this recipe- you can make as much or as little as you like. I got about 2 cups of flour from 2.5 cups of whole quinoa and have stored the extra in sealed mason jar. DIRECTIONS: Toast whole quinoa in a dry pan over medium heat, until it begins to pop. It will sound like popcorn and smell a bit like it as well, so just keep shaking the pan around until it’s all slightly…

Quinoa Apple Pancakes with Honey & Cinnamon

I actually don’t like quinoa that much- I’d rather have wild rice in savoury dishes, but it is just so good for you that I’m making an effort to cook with it more. Quinoa flour is new baking territory for me, it’s too strongly flavoured and not glutinous enough to be on its own in most baked goods, but you can make anything into a pancake……here’s my unprocessed high-nutrient take on a basic pancake recipe. I think a little Greek…

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Berries are a good source of fibre, and flax oil is full of omega 3s and helps boost digestive enzymes. This smoothie is my favourite energy boost in the morning. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cups frozen berries 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or wild honey 2 tablespoons cold pressed flax oil 1/3 cup 0% Greek yogurt  DIRECTIONS:  Blend everything together, adding more almond milk if necessary.

Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika

Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse and something you should definitely be eating. Since it’s cruciferous, it’s one of the more filling veggies you can eat, and unlike unnatural white foods, it’s stacked with nutrients. There are so many ways to cook it that I refuse to believe you don’t like it- this is my favourite, but I’m going to experiment with cauliflower “mashed potatoes” later on (I’m dubious.) Serves: 4Notes: I like to cut through the middle of the florets, so that there’s a flat edge…

Almond Apple-Cran “Muffins”

I hate to call these muffins, because they contain no flour, sugar, vegetable oil, butter, or any of the usual trash that finds its way in to breakfast foods… I actually think they’re much better than muffins, and seem to curb the “baked good” craving that periodically ruins my life these days. I’ve been freezing them individually wrapped, so I have a grab and go snack I can take before work and eat when that afternoon slump hits. ************ Yield: 18…

Picking The Right Milk: What Are Your Options?

You hear a lot these days about avoiding dairy milk. Most people that prescribe to Clean Eating practices, or a Paleo diet, don’t consume cow’s milk. This is no news for vegans, who have been using plant-based milks for ages (literally). But what’s the deal? What kind of milk should you drink for optimum health? In this post I’ve collected information and compared four common milk choices: Cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk. At the end of the day,…