Gluten-Free Apple-Blueberry Crumble

Apple-blueberry crumble

I love to cook seasonally, and right now it’s fall in Canada, which means apples everywhere! I grabbed a couple bags and sated my craving for a sweet treat with this delicious mix of Gala and Granny Smith apples. This also makes a perfect Thanksgiving dessert. This dessert scales well – this recipe serves 4. You will need: Filling 2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and diced 1 large Granny … Continue reading

5 Quick tips for spicing up your protein shakes

5 quick tips protein

I get bored, especially when I have the same routine protein shake day after day. So I spice things up with these simple variations. 1. Instead of using plain water/milk as a mixer, use brewed tea. I personally love Twinings Tea, Earl Grey or  Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos Tea mixed with Kaizen Vanilla whey powder. 2. Mix it with hot coffee. Or ice coffee in the summer! Who said you … Continue reading

Easter Noms: Sunflower Butter Bird’s Nests

sunflower butter bird's nests

These yummy Easter desserts only have four ingredients and are so easy, your drunken Uncle Bob could do it. On that note, kids will love it too. as you well know, kids are basically tiny energetic drunks. Makes about 6-9 depending on how big you make them. You will need: 1- 1 1/2 cups sunflower butter 2 cups shredded coconut 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or liquid sweetener  At least the … Continue reading

Ginger & Maple Glazed Pulled Pork Ribs

Ginger maple ribs

Ever wondered what to do with those uneven rib rack ends? They’re sized a little strangely for normal BBQ, but can be slow cooked into tasty pulled pork. This recipe is very budget friendly and you can scale it up easily. Feeds two. You will need: 2 Tablespoons of crushed ginger or paste 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (About 1/4 cup) 1 Teaspoon garlic powder* 1 Teaspoon onion powder* 1/2 Teaspoon of … Continue reading

My new project – Writing a novel


Hey guys. As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted anything on here in months (although the site will stay up, and I may post later). That’s because I’ve put it on hold to work on my new main project – writing a science fiction novel series called Torchworld, plus a short story serial based around the upcoming novel. Check out my author site here. About the book: “The Great Collapse, … Continue reading

Happy Holidays! Gluten-free Date Pudding with Persimmons

date pudding

Hey my lovely groks, this will be the last post of the year. My present to you: A delicious, gluten free, Paleo friendly dessert. It’s sweet and rich, but not overwhelming. The persimmons give it a nice peachy, buttery flavour to balance. You’ll need a processor or a very strong arm for this! You will need: 2 cup pitted dates 1 cup raisins or sultanas 2 eggs 2 T coconut … Continue reading

Persimmon & Mushroom Stuffed Pork Loin


Hey guys. Many of you may have tasted the sweet flavour of persimmons, but did you know it goes well with savoury stuff too? Check this out! It might sound weird, but the peachiness of persimmons goes really well with mushrooms and pork. Try it, you won’t be sorry. Serves 2-4. Depending on the size of your pork loins. You will need: 2 pork loins, skinny ends trimmed if needed. … Continue reading

10 Easy Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes


Hey guys. Being Canadian, I almost forgot that American Thanksgiving was coming up. I decided to put together my favourite feast recipes especially for my stateside Groks! Click the pic to go to the recipe. Mains (All the poultry recipes can be applied to turkey. Just scale up): Rosemary Roast Duck  Lemon & Cilantro Roast Chicken  Eastern Spice Crusted Lamb  Sides Almond, Apple & Rosemary Gluten Free Stuffing  Parmesan & Rosemary … Continue reading