BRINE RECIPE for SPICED & SUPER JUICY ROAST TURKEY

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Apple Cider Citrus Turkey Brine Recipe cooking in a pot on the stove

This Brine Recipe has become our favourite way to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any other reason we can think of! We hope you give it a try and enjoy it as much as we do! 6 litres of water 1 large orange or 2 smaller (quartered) 1 cup Himalayan sea salt (or…

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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins fresh out the oven

These healthy pumpkin muffins are naturally gluten-free, sweetened with maple syrup, quick and easy to make, and so perfectly delicious for welcoming us into Autumn. TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS   PREP TIME: 15 MINS     COOK TIME: 15 MINS 3 cups old-fashioned oats* 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, homemade or store-bought 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon fine…

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Arugula Salad: Mango, Macadamia and Avocado

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Closeup of an arugula salad with mango and avocado

Arugula is one of our favourite greens for a fresh appetite-stimulating salad. It’s now in season and available everywhere. If you find that Arugula is too bitter for you to enjoy (as it can be later in the summer months), don’t throw it out! A simple squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt can…

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms – Keto Friendly

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keto friendly sausage stuffed mushrooms

Now that the weather is beautiful and we are socializing a bit more, these are a delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer. These hearty stuffed mushrooms are loaded with cream cheese, spinach, and sausage. A quick tip on washing mushrooms – you don’t! Rather, take a wet paper towel or a wet cloth and wipe them down. Mushrooms…

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Raw Cacao Hemp Seed Smoothie

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Ingredients on a cutting board with a Raw Cacao Hemp Seed Smoothie

This smoothie makes a great nutritious dessert or a sweet afternoon energizing drink. It is nut-free and high in plant-based protein. Additionally, hemp and chia seeds are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Raw cacao is very high in antioxidants, even more than regular cocoa powder. The pear can be replaced with one frozen banana…

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Versatile Everyday Salad Dressing

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Versatile Everyday Salad Dressing Served Over an Arugula Salad

Spice up your salads with a new twist. This salad dressing packs an extra punch of garlic for heart health and livens up your taste buds. Make ahead of time and pair with some fresh spinach, arugula or spring greens, a handful of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Enjoy! ¾ cup extra virgin…

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Allergy-Friendly Energy Balls

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allergy-free energy balls – mind body soul kelowna

As more children and adults develop allergies, it can be a bit tricky to pack healthy accommodating snacks for school and work. This energy ball recipe skips on the nuts and uses black beans as the main protein base. Black beans are not only rich in protein but also in iron and fibre – and…

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Recipe: Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

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The weather has taken a turn for the cold. This roasted tomato soup will satisfy your taste buds and delight your insides. If you think that forgoing animal products means you’ll never get to have a cream-based soup, think again! This soup is rich and creamy thanks to the coconut milk but not weighed-down or…

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Recipe: Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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Two jars of overnight chocolate chia seed pudding topped with bananas, apples, and nuts

Simple, six ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that’s naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy. It’s loaded with nutrients and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert! Author: Minimalist Baker Recipe type: Dessert, breakfast Cuisine: Vegan, gluten-free Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins (not including chilling) Serves: 4 1 1/2 cups (360 ml)…

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