The best healthy salad dressing plus taking on the fear of good fats

This creamy healthy salad dressing adds a luscious mouthfeel while providing the necessary healthy fats that allows your body to better absorb the nutrients from your salad ingredients. The dressing is so versatile. It makes eating salad easy by binding together dry salad ingredients including greens, avocado, tomatoes, shredded carrots or beets, small tinned fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies), nuts etc. Another great way to use this is to spoon this beauty onto baked sweet potatoes or other baked root vegetables for an instantly gorgeous healthy lunch. It’s a staple in my house.

Risotto of buckwheat groats with beets and garlic porcini mushrooms

Risotto of buckwheat groats with beets and garlic porcini mushrooms Quinoa is normally on my grain speed-dial, but lately I've been experimenting with Buckwheat Groats (also called Kasha). Though kind of saddled with an unfortunate name, Buckwheat Groats  are actually delightfully nutty, gluten-free seeds that rate low on the glycemic scales (no wheat or gluten in sight). On the healthfulness front Buckwheat is great, surpassing rice, wheat and corn on many levels. Because those three are especially  high on the glycemic scale, they provoke a quick spike in blood sugar levels and promote systemic inflammation. I try to avoid rice, wheat and [...]

Baked oatmeal with carrots coconut and cardamom

Baked oatmeal with carrots coconut and cardamom I love how baked oatmeal has taken the foodie internet by storm. This humble little dish has in fact become one of my favourite warming cold weather breakfasts. It's just so amazingly tasty. By baking your porridge ingredients you end up with an almost cake like taste that works for breakfast, but also as a nice tea break snack too. I love the versatility! This is sort of a carrot cake based baked oatmeal. There are the usual carrot cake characters including loads of shredded carrots, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts and then there is [...]