Quick & Easy Healthy Homemade Meals: Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)
This Quinoa Salad could easily be called ‘The Every Day Quinoa Salad’ because it is so delicious, can be suited to any season, and so versatile! You can literally add any veggies that you want to it and it turns out great every time. In the summer it’s nice to have fresh raw veggies, and…
Creamy Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing (dairy-free, gluten-free)
Starting your meals with a green salad helps to ‘prime the system’ for optimal digestion. Having bitters before a meal releases stomach acid and digestive enzymes so that your body is ready to digest and absorb the nutrients from your meal. Apple cider vinegar (1 tsp mixed with 2 oz water) before meals gives the…
Here it is! Quinoa Chocolate Cake (gluten-free, flour-free, with dairy-free option)
I’ve had so many people ask me for this recipe that I just had to post it. The original recipe comes from the head chef Moreka Jolar at the beautiful Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC. Moreka just recently came out with a new cookbook, Garden to Table. And for those who have had the honour of spending time at Hollyhock know that they are known for their cuisine – gorgeous buffets and luscious salads made from food grown and harvested straight from their garden… a little piece of advice for you: always save room for dessert!
World Famous Glory Bowl Dressing
This recipe originates from Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC – many people actually call this dressing the “Hollyhock Salad Dressing”. You can also find it in their first cookbook called ‘Hollyhock Cooks’. The dressing is creamy, tangy and also has a cheese-like flavour which pairs well with a big luscious green salad. At Hollyhock, they also add edible flowers and sprouted chickpeas, adzuki beans, lentils, and sunflower seeds to their salad bar – a great way to add easy-to-digest protein to your salads!
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