Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole

This casserole is SO good, SO quick and really budget friendly! I have been whipping this up the last couple of weeks for a quick meal that can be ready at a moments notice (very key with two babies around).  This one is definitely a crowd pleaser, I recommend giving it a try this week for quick, grab and go lunches! P.S. Excuse the food photography - My excuse =…
Kristin Brown
January 16, 2018

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

So often we prepare particular foods simply because it's a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren't on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren't overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…
Kristin Brown
April 14, 2016

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

I have many clients who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables. Nightshades, for those of you who don't know, include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and all of the spices that are derived from these foods. This recipe has been adapted from the Merit and Fork website (I am a lazy cook, so I've shortened a few steps and omitted some ingredients).  Bacon gives a wonderful flavour to everything (just make…
Kristin Brown
March 17, 2016

Best Slow Cooker Ribs from PaleoLeap

These ribs have got to be the BEST ribs I've ever made - they fall off the bone and are absolutely delicious! One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it contains NO store bought BBQ sauce or ketchup (which we all know - many brands contain a lot of added sugar or even worse - high fructose corn syrup). Throw these in your slow cooker this weekend -…
Kristin Brown
February 24, 2016
Thai Quinoa SaladEntreeRecipes

Thai Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it's great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don't substitute the red pepper with green pepper - the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that…
Kristin Brown
February 16, 2016
Paleo MeatloafEntreeRecipes

Paleo Meatloaf

This is a great meatloaf that you can prepare this weekend to have for lunches all week! This recipe is versatile - add any other vegetables you'd like. I've kept it simple with some carrots but spice things up with some leafy greens or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge! For all of you allergy or food sensitivity sufferers out there, have no fear - this recipe is dairy-free,…
Kristin Brown
February 7, 2016
Maple Pork Tenderlion with BaconEntreeRecipes

Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Bacon

This recipe is literally some of the greatest flavours thrown together to make an amazing dish! I recommend serving with roasted yams and brussels sprouts for a gourmet looking meal that is so quick and easy to put together (tip: make extra maple drizzle for the vegetables - you're welcome :) ).
Kristin Brown
January 10, 2016
Slow cooker chicken chiliEntreeRecipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

One of my favourite cookbooks has got to be Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes are absolutely delicious and do not contain obscure ingredients that are difficult to find. I've made a couple of tweaks to this recipes (we aren't a huge fan of overly spicy dishes) but otherwise I made the recipe as is. Throw all of these ingredients into your slow cooker overnight and the next morning you…
Kristin Brown
January 5, 2016
Paleo Shepherd's PieEntreeRecipes

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Nothing says comfort food quite like a shepherd's pie. This recipe was a huge hit in our house and it was so simple to make. I suggest preparing this on the weekend to have lunches ready for the whole week. This shepherd's pie freezes great - so double batch it and you can relax next weekend.
Kristin Brown
December 23, 2015
Chicken Pork Apple BurgerEntreeRecipes

Apple Basil Burgers

These burgers are great for any meal of the day - pair them with eggs and fresh fruit for breakfast or serve as a traditional burger for lunch or supper. These burgers have lots of flavour and are so simple to prepare. The first batch I made with just ground chicken and there didn't seem to be enough fat so they turned out quite dry. Next time I did half ground…
Kristin Brown
December 17, 2015
Bacon and Potato saladEntreeRecipes

Bacon and Potato Salad

Isn't it true that bacon makes everything better? I bet I know what you're thinking, "isn't this girl a dietitian. Why is she suggesting bacon and potatoes - won't this make us fat?". If you didn't get a chance to see my latest post on resistant starch, you can read it here. With regards to bacon - it's a great fat to include in our diet - it's just all about the quality…
Kristin Brown
December 10, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

Pizza is typically one of those more indulgent comfort foods that we all crave. I love this recipe because it is gluten free, dairy free and is SO easy to make. Whip this casserole up next weekend as a nutrient-dense replacement for traditional pizza!
Kristin Brown
December 5, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken Masala

A busy schedule has made my slow cooker my most used kitchen tool. I love this dish because I can chop up all of the ingredients, throw them into one pot and in 8 hours have a delicious meal ready to eat when I get home from work. What else I love about this recipe is that although it calls for a lot of spices, almost all of them are in…
Kristin Brown
November 21, 2015

Balsamic Maple Pulled Pork

This delicious pork dish can be thrown into the slow cooker in the evening and ready to be packed in your lunch the next morning. The sweetness from the peppers and maple syrup create the perfect mixture of flavours. Throw these ingredients in the crock pot and don't worry about dirtying too many dishes or waiting hours for it to be ready. Put everything together Sunday evening and have lunches prepared…
Kristin Brown
November 20, 2015