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

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Simple ingredients blended together with love creates a flavour explosion of happiness in your mouth! This is what I want you to experience every single time you create one of my recipes. With that in mind, I created one of my all time favourite snacks: Spinach & Artichoke Dip! I have been making this sinceRead 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

Vegan Power Chocolate Mousse

Have a sweet tooth? No problem! Balance your clean eating with a delicious and easy treat by making this Chocolate Mousse! It’s made with four simple ingredients: avocado, medjool dates, raw cacao and Purica Power Vegan Protein!  Purica Power Vegan Protein comes in three flavours: Chocolate, Vanilla & Natural. I used the Vanilla flavour soRead 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

Broccoli Zucchini Fritters

Broccoli used to be my favourite vegetable but I never liked eating the stalks, even if it was sliced thin and added to a stir-fry, I just did not enjoy them! I used to throw the excess stalks away until my sister started juicing. We kept the stalks but it piled up because I ate tooRead more

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potato or yam? I find that most people, including myself, use these terms interchangeably. As I did a little research, it turns out that the two aren’t even related at all! The proper term for what we know as yams are actually sweet potato! The U.S. government tried to differentiate this sweet potato byRead more