Bone Broth: Everything You Need to Know to DIY

Hi. I love bone broth! Bone broth is not only a super nutritious and healing food, but it also adds beautiful flavour to other dishes you use it to cook with (soups, stews, curries, crockpot meats; the list goes on…). The cool thing is that you can actually find good quality bone broth, pre-made, in many health conscious grocery stores … Read More

10-min Clean Cranberry Sauce

Laura Franklin, CNPGluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Side Dishes, Sides, Vegan0 Comments

To me, cranberry sauce is a staple when it comes to turkey dinners, so I’ve been preparing this recipe around Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter for a few years now; I love the colour + sweet/tartness it adds! This recipe is very clean, simple to make (it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare) and does not use any refined sugar. … Read More

Crispy Cassava Blender Waffles

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks1 Comment

Whoa. I’m in waffle heaven. I’ve been experimenting with my 10lb bag of Otto’s Cassava Flour and today I came up with these delicious breakfast treats. These are nice and crispy on the outside and soft and a little nicely chewy on the inside. Besides their fabulous taste and texture, these waffles are grain-free, dairy-free and paleo! They’re also crazy-easy to … Read More

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

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

“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