Crockpot Onion Soup

Dreaming of a delicious, savory soup for dinner tonight to help combat that evil cold that’s been spreading around? Well, dream no more – try this simple soup that will cook in your crock pot with minimal steps required!


½ cup red wine

½ cup water

5-6 sweet onions finely cut into strips

4 cups organic beef stock

1tbsp grape seed oil

4-5 garlic cloves depending on size

2 tsp red wine vinegar

1 bay leaf

1tbsp tamari or soy sauce

¼ tsp dried rosemary

¼ tsp dried thyme

Sea salt and pepper to taste


Slice onions and add to the crock pot or large cooking pot. On high, let onion cook down for about 30-45 minutes.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and let simmer on low for 4-5 hours.

Adjust seasoning as needed



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Presto Pesto!

tomato and basil

Make your own healthy, preservative-free pesto in a matter of minutes!

I used the basil from my little  herb garden so the taste was so fresh!

Any leftovers I will use over chicken kabob later this week.





2 cups fresh basil

lemon zest from 1/2 a lemon

lemon juice from 1/2 lemon

1 small garlic clove

1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

sea salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup parm cheese



combine all ingredients into a food processor until to liking.

* I personally prefer mine with a few chunks of nuts still so I processed this for less time.

Simple Snacks for September

If you haven’t said it, then you have certainly heard it- “I’ll get back on track in September.”


Many of us use the summers to indulge just a little more; to be more relaxed when it comes to our lifestyles and eating plans. While this is ok, it’s important to make sure that you refocus as busy months are upon us and eating well will help keep us energized and ready to handle anything!

In addition to keeping our bellies full and fueled for our hectic days, great snacks help to keep us asleep at night, reduce cravings, keep our minds sharp and motivated and of course fuel our metabolism so continue to burn calories all through the day! Trust me, quality snacks are a key part of a healthy lifestyle.

One of the most common issues clients seem to have is coming up with new, delicious, yet simple snacks. So I thought since we’re all planning on refocusing this September, why not get you started with some ideas:

  • Cloud Bread topped with eggs or shaved turkey and tomato
    • Tip: double the recipe so you have this option all week long!
  • Kale chips paired with an apple and nut butter. This salty and sweet snack will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!
  • 2 Minute Berry Muffin. Yes! You read that correctly, it takes just 2 minutes to make this muffin; it’s fast and packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied.
  • Island Alive Smoothie. Blend this up in the morning, pack into a tightly sealed mason jar and sip away at this cool beverage for a morning or afternoon pick me up!
  • Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas. These crunchy pearls of flavor will get your taste buds soaring! Pair a ½ cup serving with fruit or a 1oz slice of mozzarella cheese.
    • Tip: add to your favourite salad for a change of pace.


I’d love to hear your favourite snack suggestions- simply post at the bottom of the blog and I’ll be sure to share your suggestions!

For more healthy snack ideas, check out this article from the Huffington Post

2 Minute Muffin!!!

For all you busy people out there, this muffin recipe is sure to blow your mind! Not only does it taste GREAT, but it literally only takes 2 minutes, YES, 2 MINUTES to make!

Check it out, you wont be disappointed!

1/4 cup oats
1 egg
1/2 tsp agave
¼ cup mixed berries
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
Splash of unsweetened almond, rice or coconut milk
Dash of cinnamon

Mix it all up.
Stick in a coffee mug in microwave for 2 minutes
Top with 1 tbsp plain Greek Yogurt and enjoy!

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