Entries by Lin Hardick

Freezer Fudge

Traditional fudge is usually full of sugars and additives. This creamy Freezer Fudge is almond butter-base, 100% raw, and naturally sweetened! Next time you are looking for a tasty treat to wow your taste buds, try this simple 4-ingredient recipe that tastes like the inside of our Almond Butter Cups! Freezer Fudge Recipe Servings: Fills an 8″x8″ pan Preparation Time: […]

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

Butternut Squash and Green Apple Soup

For those of you who enjoy the tastes and aroma of fall spices, this Butternut Squash and Green Apple Soup really fits the bill. I particularly liked the distinctive, slightly sweet taste from the natural sweetness of the apples. The recipe is so simple for a healthy, hearty soup to enjoy in cold weather. The […]

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

3 Cheese Zucchini Bites

Zucchini is abundant this time of year, and is one of the vegetables you really want to buy organic. These tiny 3 Cheese Zucchini Bites make the perfect “amuse bouche” (appetizer or cocktail snack) before dinner, and they would be wonderful to pass around at a backyard party. When we tested this recipe, the two […]

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

Asian Halibut Fish Cakes

This Asian Halibut Fish Cakes recipe is adapted from a salmon cake done by Martha Stewart’s people at Everyday Food. I switched out the salmon for wild halibut and I knew it would be a new family favorite. The lovely mild ginger flavor makes this dish fragrant and delicious. I also learned a neat trick […]

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

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Here is a wonderful Cinnamon Ice Cream recipe that I found on a great website, Tropical Traditions, that features coconut, a massively healthy ingredient. I only made tiny changes to the original recipe as the coconut milk alreaduy makes this ice cream rich, delicious, vegan, and dairy-free. Coconut milk contains healthy saturated fatty acids which can can help lower […]

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

Key Lime Squares

This recipe could easily fill a small glass pie plate, so it can be presented as Key Lime Pie or as Key Lime Squares. I made the squares so the portions were a little bigger! Top with some freshly whipped organic cream. Key Lime Squares Recipe Makes about 8-16 slices Ingredients Crust: 1 1/2 cups almond […]

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 Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a Vegan Pumpkin Pie for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant (and, frankly, who isn’t?), and want to eat less sugar. I tested this recipe this morning, and by 7:30PM it was 3/4 gone already! Read through to get the blueprint for the Vegan almond pie crust. Of course this pie makes a great addition […]

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 Flax Meal Pizza Dough

FINALLY, a pizza dough that Maximized Living doctors and patients (and anyone else) can prepare, eat, and savour without feeling guilty or bloated, or both! This Almond Flour Flax Meal Pizza Dough is also the perfect gluten-free base for Paleo pizza creations too. Top it with your favorite “Maximized” pizza ingredients. Almond Flour Flax Meal Pizza Dough Recipe Makes 1 […]

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

Apple Berry Crisp

I have been wanting to post this Apple Berry Crisp recipe for about three weeks. The trouble was, every time I baked one of these delicious desserts, we devoured it so quickly that I could never get a picture of it! This recipe gives you the healthy benefits of antioxidants and dietary fiber from apples and berries. Add […]

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

Bruschetta

Bruschetta should be made with the highest quality, freshest, and simple ingredients for a powerful flavour return on your investment. Summer gardens will soon be a source for most, if not all, of these delicious flavours. Tomatoes are a nightshade so make sure they are ripe red tomatoes, which do not produce solanine that is […]

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

Dark Rye Bread

We have used this Dark Rye Bread for anything we would have used traditional bread for in the bad old days, including sandwiches and croutons. This bread will pair well with a soup of your choice such as Kale Mushroom Soup, Broccoli & Pine-Nut Soup, Roasted Cauliflower Soup, or Lemon Asparagus Soup. Note: Be sure to read the post […]

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

Multi-Grain Crackers

This Multi-Grain Crackers recipe is surprisingly easy, and really tasty. On the Maximized Living Advanced Nutrition Plan and in GOOD FOOD, you will find a lot of recipes for terrific dips and spreads. By now, you may be tired of using celery and red pepper to scoop up these delights. When I come home, I especially […]

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 Butter Cups

Words really aren’t necessary for these Almond Butter Cups as the taste of these sugar-free treats will satisfy any chocolate cup connoisseur. Almond butter has a slight nutritional edge as it has more vitamins (more than double the vitamin E), minerals (twice as much iron, and seven times more calcium), and fiber than peanut butter. […]

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

“Dorito” Bread

This “Dorito” Bread is the perfect accompaniment to Caesar Salad or any variety of your favorite chili. But honestly, you will find yourself wanting to munch on the bread alone…like the “bad ol’ days” when you polished off a bag of Doritos in front of the TV. Luckily, it’s gluten-free. “Dorito” Bread Recipe Serves 1-2 […]

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

Carrot Cake Muffins

I have been reading, testing, and rejecting recipes for Carrot Cake Muffins for the longest time. Many of the recipes I found were loaded with agave nectar, which, by the way, is still sugar! If the recipe didn’t contain grains or sugar, it was dry or (worse yet) complicated to prepare. I had a snow […]

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 Green Apple Applesauce

Apple Season is here! The first time you taste this, you will understand why it is worth making your own Home-Made Green Apple Applesauce. I made a double batch of this recipe for some children who were visiting our cottage on Labour Day weekend, and was reminded that, when it comes to delicious, we are […]

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

Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

This time of year always means lots and lots of tasty, home grown vegetables, and many of us have an abundance of zucchini that we may not know quite what to do with. This Mediterranean Zucchini Boats recipe is a side dish that I saw in a Whole Foods while I was working on GOOD FOOD […]

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

Lemon Asparagus Soup

This Lemon Asparagus Soup is a delicious, healthy, and (if you hurry) local ingredient recipe that I found on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Facebook page. If you don’t have one or two of the herbs in your herb garden or spice cupboard, I would suggest substituting your own favourites. If you don’t have home made […]

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

Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Outdoor grilling season makes me so happy. The addition of Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce is really fun, especially if you are growing flat leaf parsley. The sauce should keep in the refrigerator for a few days, but it probably won’t last that long. Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe Serves 1-2 Ingredients ¾ cup finely […]

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

Advanced Plan Pizza

Advanced Plan Pizza–What?!? I know. When I found this recipe (at a website called “Tropical Traditions”), I was extremely skeptical. The second time I tested the recipe, I made two batches, because I knew we would snack the first one away (as we did the original test) before a whole pizza could be made. Honestly, we […]

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

Coconut Flour Crepes

These Coconut Flour Crepes are surprisingly delicious for breakfast or brunch, and the beginning of a lovely dessert in the original recipe or as chocolate version. For dessert, I suggest rolling fresh, local blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries into the crepes then top them with a dollop of organic, stevia sweetened, cinnamon whipped cream. For breakfast, top them […]

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

Hollandiase Sauce 101

While the asparagus is still local and fresh, you will want to fancy it up now and again for dinner or other special occasions. Nothing dresses asparagus like Hollandaise Sauce, and this recipe, which I found online at “Simply Recipes,” is “Maximized,” delicious, and (perhaps more importantly) easy. What more can we ask? (I know […]

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

Frozen Key Lime Pie

This Frozen Key Lime Pie recipe is based on a fantastic recipe that I found in Healing Cuisine, for those of you who are following that blog. The “frozen” part is a product of necessity being the mother of invention. The recipe is delicious, and perfectly safe for Advanced Nutrition Plan eaters (especially good 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

Easy Paleo Macaroons

Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, a good coconut macaroon is an irresistible treat- and these light cookies are a tribute to the recipe I found in the “Maximized Living Nutrition Plan” book. Unlike the store bought alternative, these Easy Paleo Macaroons are packed with egg white protein and healthy fat. Just three simple […]

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