Grain-Free Soft Pretzels

I ate the 6th pretzel from this photo. Sorry. These are crazy good, doughy, salty soft pretzels. They’re made with Cassava Flour (I used Otto’s Cassava Flour) aka yuca, a root vegetable, which means they’re grain- free, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free. Cassava is probably the closest (healthy) alternative flour to wheat in terms of taste and texture, so it can … Read More

Vegan Buckwheat Banana Bread

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan0 Comments

Finally, a simple, moist, vegan banana bread recipe that’s clean and delicious! Being a vegan recipe, it’s egg-free and dairy-free but also grain-free, soy-free and nut-free! Buckwheat, which has no relation to actual wheat, is a not a grain but a fruit-seed. This makes it a great gluten-free option and that’s high in protein and fibre to boot! Buckwheat flour is more … Read More

5 Must-Have Small Appliances for Healthy Eating

Ever wondered what small appliances are necessary to curate a healthy lifestyle? These are the tools/small appliances I use constantly, and in my opinion, your top 5 must-haves to make healthy meals at home: High Power Blender I put this as number one, because it is hands down, my number one most-used small appliance. Let’s start with the unfortunate news; … Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks0 Comments

If you told me these were actual cookie dough I’d believe you. These are ridiculously good and insanely simple. They are gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, paleo and essentially dairy-free (though ghee can contain very small amounts of dairy). What a treat! Can’t. Stop. That is all. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bite Recipe Makes 15-20 small balls Ingredients 1/4 cup raw almond … Read More

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Granola

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Snacks0 Comments

A delicious alternative to conventional granola and chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies…I enjoy this as a dessert-like snack. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, ya know? NOM NOM NOM. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Granola Recipe Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free organic oats2 tbsp grassfed butter or ghee, melted (or coconut oil)1 tbsp organic chia seeds1 tbsp organic maple syrup1 tsp real … Read More

Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

I recently started brewing my own kombucha and I have to say, it’s wayyyyy easier than I imagined. I am going to share how to do the ‘continuous brew’ method, as opposed to the ‘batch’ method, as I’ve experimented with both and find continuous brew to be my preferred method. Happy brewing! What is Kombucha and Why is it Awesome? Kombucha is … Read More

“Sour Cream” and Onion Pumpkin Seeds

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks0 Comments

Confession: back in the day, I used to love Ruffles Sour Cream and Onion chips. Yup. BUT I don’t eat them anymore, because maybe I’ve grown up or something, so I was pretty excited when I came up with this recipe, which made me reminiscent of the good old Ruffles SC&O days. These pumpkin seeds are dairy-free and gluten-free and make … Read More

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Gluten-Free, Snacks0 Comments

A crunchy, salty, satisfying snack. Chickpeas are extremely high in fibre and high in protein, so go ahead, munch and crunch away. Crunch Roasted Chickpeas Recipe Ingredients 2 cups cooked organic chickpeas2 tbsp organic ghee or organic unrefined extra virgin coconut oil, melted2 tsp salt of choice; Himalayan salt, sea salt or a clean infused salt like a smoked sea … Read More

Dairy-Free Matcha “Soft Serve”

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Snacks0 Comments

Do you like ice cream? I sure do, especially during the hot summer months… but it’s not always the healthiest choice. Here is a dairy-free, ice cream-like treat that has NO added sugar and the texture of soft serve. YUM! It also contains these two deliciously healthful superfoods: matcha green tea and wheatgrass powder! Give it a shot, you’ll love it. … Read More

Easy Paleo Blender Muffins

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Snacks0 Comments

A grain-free muffin that does not taste grain-free. I’ve been experimenting with grain-free bread and muffin recipes for a while now, and this one is definitely a winner. This recipe can be thrown together in a breeze and the texture of the final product is fabulous. No one will know these are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and optionally dairy-free. Easy … Read More