All About Turmeric

Three things should come to mind when you hear the word “Turmeric:” anti-inflammatory, bright orange and golden milk latte. At least those are the three things I think of! Let’s dive a little deeper into the wonderful bright orange world of Turmeric! WHAT IS IT? Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a root (rhizome) and is aRead more

PB Hot Cocoa

At least once a year, everyone should take a vacation. It gives the body, mind, and soul time to relax, unwind, and just be in the moment. Having only two concerns: what to eat and what to do. It’s the perfect time to get inspired and get to know yourself again. Sometimes, we get soRead more

Sundried Tomato Pesto

Pizza. Pasta. Potatoes. Sandwiches. Risotto. These are just a few things you can lather this delicious sundried tomato pesto on! Why buy one in a jar when you can make it healthier within a few minutes at home? Let me show you how! But first, let’s talk nutrition! I added nutritional yeast for their B-vitaminsRead more

Zoo Sticks a la Bella

As I sit here munching on my freshly baked Zoo Sticks and listening to my fave tunes… I reflect back on my childhood days dining with my family at White Spot. We would order Zoo Sticks and Legendary Burgers with that signature sauce. Oh those “good ol days,” where family was around 24/7 and foodRead more

Asian Slaw a la Bella

I don’t know about you but during the winter months, I am always craving some type of slaw. This year, I decided to go back to my roots and make something with a little Asian flare. If you know me, my favourite cuisine is Italian so my go-to dishes aren’t typically Asian. But when you’reRead more

Snowballs a la Bella

A classic snowball cookie (also known as: Russian tea cake, Mexican wedding cookie, Italian wedding cookie, snowdrops, or butterballs) is usually made out of butter, icing sugar, flour and ground nuts (typically almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts). I wanted to make a gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free version with minimal sugar so I created Snowballs a laRead more