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Cherry Almond Shake (5 Ingredients!)

By Rachael Penny / April 15, 2021 /

This Cherry Almond Shake packs a punch of refreshing flavour with only 5 simple ingredients. Fresh and satisfying with almond butter and frozen fruit. I love having this for breakfast, or an afternoon pick me up. I’m not sure if many others do this; but I love topping my smoothies with a little bit of…

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Protein Brownie Date Bites

By Rachael Penny / April 12, 2021 /

I LOVE having little snacks and bites made to pick away at when I’m feeling like a quick snack during the week. These Protein Brownie Date Bites are perfect for this, made with dates and almond butter. Naturally sweetened with the addition of protein, could this snack possibly get better? All you need is a…

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Dark Chocolate Orange Granola

By Rachael Penny / February 9, 2021 /

This Dark Chocolate Orange Granola is simply decadent with orange zest and juice, tossed with dark chocolate chips. Perfect for breakfast, a midday pick me up, or dessert. Only 15 minutes of baking required, you’ll begin by heating your oven to 325 degrees. While that heats, mix the oats, coconut shreds, nuts, cinnamon, and salt…

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Cookie Dough Protein Bars

By Rachael Penny / February 3, 2021 /

These Cookie Dough Protein Bars are basically cookies – but with no refined sugar, gluten free, with added protein! What could be better? Made with a base of oat flour and dates, these bars are naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. They come together with just a few minutes of prep time in…

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Baked Tofu “Beef” Crumbles

By Rachael Penny / January 24, 2021 /

How to make Baked Tofu “Beef” Crumbles! I’m thrilled about this recipe. This takes five minutes to throw together and toss in the oven with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can use this tofu recipe for lasagna, tacos, pasta, pizza, etc. Honestly anywhere you would usually use ground beef. It couldn’t…

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How To Make Tofu Bacon

By Rachael Penny / January 10, 2021 /

Tofu bacon is one of my favourite methods for preparing tofu. A few spices, soy sauce, and maple syrup. YUM. Lets get started, How To Make Tofu Bacon. Pressing your tofu is key! You don’t need a fancy tofu press. I press my tofu by placing the extra firm tofu block on a plate, folding…

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Strawberry Chia Jam – Only 3 INGREDIENTS

By Rachael Penny / July 22, 2020 /

Want jam… now??? With this Strawberry Chia Jam you can have it in just 20 minutes! This recipe is super simple with only 3 ingredients! You can use fresh OR frozen fruit! I used fresh here, because it’s peak strawberry season here in Nova Scotia 🙂 Store it in your fridge for jam up to…

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Chia Pudding – 3 Ways!

By Rachael Penny / December 1, 2019 /

Chia seed pudding is a great staple recipe that you can twist so many ways! Today I’ll be sharing Chia Pudding – 3 Ways! Chia seeds are little powerhouses – they have so many benefits. Such as: High in Fibre: Aids in digestive health! High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Helps brain function! High in…

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Homemade Nut Milk

By Rachael Penny / October 6, 2019 /

Making homemade nut milk is surprisingly simple! The first time I made it I was shocked I hadn’t been doing it for years. It’s also a great step for the environment. I went through so much plant milk and so many containers. Now I keep my milk refrigerated in a one litre mason jar. All…

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