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Since most sweet and sour sauces contain questionable ingredients, I decided to make a sweet and sour sauce that is gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, and sugar-free which our whole family can enjoy.

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Fresh homemade sauerkraut is a delicious side that goes well with any meal. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also a good economic source of beneficial bacteria for your gut.


In our family, sauerkraut has always been a long-standing staple for many generations. As I was growing up, I always enjoyed helping to make a large fifty gallon crock of homemade sauerkraut. My happy memories include shredding head after head of cabbage, measuring salt, taking turns with my siblings to pound down the mixture with a baseball bat, waiting days and weeks until it fermented, and then finally opening the crock and removing the spoiled top layer to reveal a huge vat full of fermented goodness. How wonderful it smelled! Continue Reading…


09/07/2014 — 3 Comments

During our layover at the Miami Airport, we ordered breakfast at a small restaurant. After we had been served our eggs, bacon, and fruit, the chef came up to me with a small dish of smooth green sauce.


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Dips are a great way to add calories and nutrition to a meal or snack. Kids not only love to eat with their fingers, but they also enjoy using their food to dunk and scoop.


Providing a simple dip can make a toddler’s meal even more fun.  Continue Reading…


Fresh fruit is one of our favourite snacks in the summer. This fruit dip is not only fun for everyone, but it also turns an end of meal treat into a fancy dessert.

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The light refreshing taste of coconut combined with a hint of honey make this dip a hit with many types of fruit including melons, berries, grapes, and bananas. Continue Reading…


This is an easy recipe that adds a lot of flavour and colour to any meal. Since it is made with fresh cranberries and honey, it is a healthy alternative to prepared cranberry sauce that is loaded with sugar. It has a nice tart taste that goes well with poultry or pork, and it can be used as a dip for chicken nuggets.  It is also delicious over banana coconut pancakes.

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picklesPickles are one of my favourite foods, and I couldn’t wait to introduce them to my Little Bear.  There is just one problem with conventional pickles – they are made with vinegar, which doesn’t agree with his little tummy.  He is even sensitive to any vinegar that I eat which he receives while breastfeeding.  Fermented pickles turned to be the perfect health solution – no vinegar, no sugar, and lots of beneficial probiotics from the fermentation process.  Continue Reading…


Easy Applesauce

09/09/2013 — 2 Comments


I look forward to autumn every year just to enjoy all of the fresh local apples.  Homemade applesauce is one of our favourite foods.  We eat it as a snack, a side, or as a dessert.  We also cook with it, bake with it, or freeze it for later use.  Continue Reading…