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Avocado Fudgesicles

Girrrrrllll, this is the perfect summer treat that you are gonna wanna make all.summer.long. Summer is not only my favourite time of year because it’s hot and sunny out, but because I feel like I can get extra creative with recipes that are refreshing and healthy all at the same time.  This delicious fudgey gems […]

Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just last week Canada celebrated it’s 150th Birthday! And I must say, I am one lucky girl to be Canadian and live in this beautiful country.  I grew up in Toronto and my Mother immigrated from Portugal to Canada when she was 14 years old. My dad also grew up in Toronto. He is as […]

Soothing Golden Smoothie from Joyous Detox

There are endless ways to make a smoothie.  In fact, you could probably have a different smoothie for every day of the year! I’ll be the first to admit, I have my typical go-to smoothie that I make on the regular (simply out of laziness and due to wanting to use up the ingredients I […]

Salmon & Endive Salad Boats

I get asked all the time… “Samantha, what do you eat?!” Telling people I eat healthy, or organic or gluten free for some reason makes them think I’m deprived or eat a boring diet, which is sooo not the case! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll get a pretty good idea of what’s on […]

No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Nothing beats a no-bake recipe! I mean, does it get any easier? I was heading into a meeting the other day and well, of course, I just had to bring something for everyone to munch on. I have a really hard time showing up to things empty handed, and so these bars were the perfect […]

DIY All Natural Bronzer

The sun is finally shining here in Toronto and the weather is getting hot (it’s about time!). That means I’m pulling out my summer clothes, throwing my hair up and getting my summer beauty essentials ready. This means using a little bit of bronzer.  I don’t normally wear bronzer throughout the year (unless I’m off […]

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast is definitely one of my favourite meals! In fact, I feel like you can eat ‘breakfast’ at any meal of the day.  I always love seeing the reaction of my clients when they see their meal plans. Most of them will find foods such as chicken or beef as a breakfast option on their […]

Gluten Free Hemp Seed N’Oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast, I like to switch things up. I like to pack protein, fibre and fat into my breakie whenever possible. But sometimes I crave something on the warmer and more comforting side of things. While I wouldn’t call oatmeal a poor breakfast option, I know that it doesn’t always make me […]

The Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie

Having a child with several food sensitivities in the house can be challenging. Especially when trying to find ready made treats, or even, when preparing treats at home. My little man loves cookies, his favorite being peanut butter. We have tried many different store bought and bakery bought options, in a quest to find a […]

Zucchini Avocado Hummus

OMG – this dip is delicious! If you’re a hummus fan, you’re going to love this twist on the classic hummus recipe. Plus, if you avoid eating beans or legumes (which I don’t eat very often), then this bean free version will become your new go-to spread.  Every now and then I buy hummus from […]