Entries by Lin Hardick

Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

Have you tried the Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Cracker recipe in my GOOD FOOD book? For those who do not have the book, here is the recipe. I make it at least every two weeks, simply because it smells so great, tastes so good, and provides that “crunch” we tend to miss when we get the junk […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Raspberry Cream Pie – Raw, Organic & Vegan

This Raspberry Cream Pie recipe is da bomb! It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. And yes, it is Vegan. The “cream” comes from raw organic cashews. The only drawback is waiting for the pie to chill. This will take two to three hours in the refrigerator. Well worth the wait! I must give credit […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

With only four ingredients, you can quickly make this Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream to enjoy on a hot day or after your healthy meal with out feeling guilty. Serve it with a side of Mini Coconut Cream Chocolate Cups, Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes or Apple Berry Crisp, or your favourite pie (Pumpkin, Vegan Pumpkin, Key Lime) or cake (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, or Gingerbread). Vegan […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Raw Vegan Ranch Sauce

This is the simplest, tastiest, and healthiest Raw Vegan Ranch Sauce recipe you will ever find.  You will need a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec to make it, but after that you only need 5 minutes, some cashews and an appetite. Raw, unsalted cashews are often found in vegan recipes as they […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Paleo Pecan Shortbread Cookies

I have had this Paleo Pecan Shortbread Cookies recipe in my notes for so long, but honestly don’t know where I found it. I changed the preparation instructions to simplify the process, but props to the original writer, whoever you may be. Like most shortbread cookies, you get that melt in your mouth with sweet […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chili Lime Salad Dressing

When it comes to salad dressings, I sometimes get tired of the same flavors. Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil is my typical mix. Having two limes that needed to be used, I created a really interesting Chili Lime Salad Dressing. Remember that olive oil is best consumed within eight months of its picked and crushed […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chipotle Turkey Chili

This Chipotle Turkey Chili recipe takes NO MORE than 20 minutes to prepare. Though, it hardly needs to be written! I have included easy to follow pictures with a few suggestions for amounts included, but honestly, the prep is insanely quick and easy. Serve it up with Maximized Grainless Rolls, Multi-Grain Crackers or Cheesy Garlic Coconut Flour […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Almond Flour Lemon Bars

These Almond Flour Lemon Bars are a sugar-free, gluten-free and paleo version of an old-fashioned favorite recipe that is great for any gathering. We love them for Sunday dinner dessert. Use powered Xylitol to top off the smooth, custardy filling and soft, chewy crust as it is generally considered a safe replacement for sugar and will not increase blood […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Cure your sweet tooth and fulfill chocolate cravings with these Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes, a gluten-free and sugar-free version of a classic favourite dessert. You can also make these dairy-free by using coconut oil in the place of the butter. Remember to carefully measure out the unsweetened cocoa powder so you’ll get the rich chocolate flavour without drying them out […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Organic Lemon Chili Chicken

This Organic Lemon Chili Chicken recipe is a great a family summer grilling favorite to help you stay away from sugar-loaded, commercial bar-b-que sauces, and it’s also a perfectly healthy dinner any time of the year. I really hope that once you try this recipe, you will use it on the outdoor grill or a […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Black-bottom Strawberry Pie

This no-bake Black-Bottom Strawberry Pie will become your family’s favourite dessert and you’ll even want to serve it in winter; though it’s best made with fresh berries when in season. Since you don’t have to turn on your oven, the hardest part of making this strawberry and cream heaven is waiting for it to set in […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Garden Fresh Basil Pesto

This Garden Fresh Basil Pesto recipe is so simple and so delicious. Right now, before the weather changes, you will want to harvest your beautiful basil and make up a giant batch of pesto. It will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks (if it lasts that long), or you can freeze it […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Maximized Strawberry Shortcake

This morning I whipped up a batch of the Basic Almond Flour Muffin/Cupcake recipe in GOOD FOOD to make the perfect cake base for this Maximized Strawberry Shortcake, a Valentine’s Day dessert favorite. Ain’t love grand? I added some lemon zest and substituted lemon juice for the water called for in the cupcake recipe. I like to mix things […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

All-Natural Berry Iced Tea

My All-Natural Berry Iced Tea is finally here! It’s a fabulously fresh, simple, and delicious tea recipe from our friend, Wendy Hord. What a terrific drink to enjoy all summer long, or any other time of the year. Just as yummy as commercial flavoured iced teas…. without the sugar or aspartame, or other not sweeteners! Thank you, Wendy. […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Almond Flour Stuffing

Stuffing has been a staple in holiday dinners. After all, what’s a turkey without the stuffing? Using the Maximized Grainless Roll recipe as your bread base, you can enjoy the classic dish grain-free and paleo with this Almond Flour Stuffing recipe. It’s so delicious your guests will never know the difference, and you can serve any […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Roasted Shallot Salad Dressing

If I remember correctly, this Roasted Shallot Salad Dressing recipe also came from my friend, Chantal, one of the best cooks I know. Shallots have a sweeter and more delicate flavour then onions, and are less pungent as garlic, and are often used in Indian, Asian, French and Mediterranean recipes for their nutritional and aromatic properties. […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Roasted Cauliflower With Garlic And Caper Sauce

I was reminded of this Roasted Cauliflower With Garlic And Caper Sauce recipe, originally created for GOOD FOOD, by Courtney from Nashville. Thanks, Courtney! This garlicky side dish will leave you wanting seconds… for vegetables! A quick weeknight addition to any meal, or a perfect side dish to bring along to a party. This favourite proves that vegetables do […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Maximized Grainless Rolls

These Maximized Grainless Rolls are a healthy replacement for hamburger buns or dinner rolls. They are 100% grain-free and sugar-free, so they are ideal for the Maximized Living Advanced Nutrition Plan. Big thanks to my co-author, Kimberly Roberto, for passing on to us this modification of the recipe she found on MariaMindBodyHealth.com!  We use these for […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Homemade Instant Bouillon

In the bad old days, when I used processed foods, one of my favorite things to enjoy  was a cup of bouillon, which I made using a pre-packaged square of heaven-knows-what and hot water. I love this Homemade Instant Bouillon recipe because the cup of steaming soup I can enjoy is at least as good […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Home Made Chicken Stock

It is almost impossible to buy chicken stock that isn’t ruined by the food industry’s additives, sugar, or bad fats. I have not found a single ready-to-use stock that I want to consume. Fortunately, Homemade Chicken Stock is not difficult to make, and it is well worth the time and easy effort. In the London […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Shamrock Shake

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Maximized version of your favourite Irish green shake and you are sure to be the best Irishmen/women in the room.! Unlike the fast food versions, which are full of additives and sugar, this Shamrock Shake is full of healthy fats. Naturally green and ultra-creamy, this shake will surely become a year-round […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chocolate Torte

Rich, chocolatey, mouth-watering…. and 100% Maximized! This decadent Chocolate Torte makes a perfect flour-less and sugar-free dessert for any excuse you can find. Make it even more delicious by topping it with fresh organic heavy whipping cream or fresh organic strawberries, or just sprinkle it with powdered xylitol. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  You can even make […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil, roasted garlic and Italian Parmesan cheese are paired with balsamic vinegar and fine quality olive oil in this Basil Vinaigrette recipe. Basil has anti-inflammatory, immunity-enhancing and anti-bacterial properties, and is a good source of magnesium among other nutrients. Serve this recipe as a dipping for bread, dressing for simple salads made of almost any summer fruit and […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Baked Wild Halibut Steaks

An Italian-style vegetable and feta cheese topping is the perfect enhancement for this Baked Wild Halibut Steaks recipe. This light, baked halibut with the herbs and tomatoes will make you think it’s summer! Halibut is a lean, white fish with a wide range of health benefits as it is low in sodium, fat and calories, and a […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More