Easy Overnight Chicken

Laura Franklin, CNPDinner, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free, Lunch, Paleo, Recipes0 Comments

Fall off the bone, juicy, tender flavourful chicken… yes please! Low and slow is one of the best ways to cook your food for three reasons; nutrition, flavour and convenience. From a nutrition standpoint, lower temperatures for longer periods of time maintain much more of the nutritive value of the food than other methods of cooking. In terms of flavour (and texture), … Read More

Simple Spicy Coconut Curry

Laura Franklin, CNPDairy-Free, Dinner, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free, Lunch, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan0 Comments

This recipe is 100% from scratch, and really not that complicated to put together…how cool is that? It’s really really yummy and warming and is especially nice on a cooler fall or winter day. If you haven’t ventured into the bone broth or homemade coconut milk world yet, you can replace those with an organic chicken stock and 2 cans of … Read More

Homemade Organic Coconut Milk

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes0 Comments

Okay so you may have tried making your own almond milk already, but have you tried making coconut milk? This is by far my favourite dairy milk alternative– it’s nutritious, totally affordable and so versatile. I use homemade coconut milk in my smoothies, curries, soups and hot drinks (coconut milk matcha latte anyone?) and it’s absolutely delicious; it lends to … Read More

Bone Broth: Everything You Need to Know

Bone broth in crockpot

Bone broth, yay! Bone broth is not only a super nutritious and healing food, but it also adds beautiful flavour to other dishes you add it to, or 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 … 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

Laura Franklin, CNPGluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks0 Comments

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 replace … Read More

Vegan Buckwheat Banana Bread

Laura Franklin, CNPAnytime, Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan2 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