Entries by Lin Hardick

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. This recipe takes about 3 minutes to prepare and lasts for a week or two. I […]

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. 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  for your next meal […]

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 this grain-free and sugar-free version of a classic favourite dessert – Chocolate Cupcakes. 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 or […]

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, but 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 ceramic-coated […]

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 want to serve it even 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 berry iced tea is finally here and it’s a fabulously fresh, simple, and delicious recipe from our friend, Wendy Hord. What a terrific drink to enjoy all summer long. Just as yummy as commercial flavoured iced teas…. without the sugar or aspartame!! Thank you, Wendy. Ingredients 3 bags of green tea 6 cups of boiling water 4 […]

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 always been a (much needed) staple in holiday dinners. 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! It’s so delicious your guests will never know the difference! Ingredients 1 to 2 cups (depending on the size of your […]

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 recipe also came from my friend, Chantal, one of the best cooks I know. This roasted shallot salad dressing immediately became a family favorite, and is a delicious alternative without all those unwanted additives in store-bought dressings. It is so nice to have a dressing that tastes “gourmet”, and is ready […]

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 recipe, originally created for GOOD FOOD, by Courtney from Nashville. Thanks, Courtney! This garlicky vegetable 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 not have to be boring! Enjoy. Ingredients […]

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 grain-free buns 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 Advanced […]

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 recipe because the cup of steaming soup I can enjoy is at least as good as the “mystery […]

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

Shamrock Shake anyone? Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a Maximized version of your favourite Irish green shake! 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 favourite. This amazing recipe is so easy that you can […]

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 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! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Ingredients 2 cups pecans 1/3 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking […]

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 good Italian Parmesan cheese are paired with balsamic vinegar and fine quality olive oil in this Basil Vinaigrette recipe. How’s that for a scrumptious use of basil?! Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup roasted garlic 2 tablespoons freshly grated Italian Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 to […]

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 to this delicious, light, baked halibut. The herbs and tomatoes will make you think it’s summer! Ingredients 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup diced zucchini 1/2 cup minced onion 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes 2 tablespoons […]

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

Freezer Fudge

Traditional fudge is chalked full of sugars and additives; this creamy almond butter-based fudge is 100% raw and naturally sweetened! Next time you are looking for a tasty treat to wow your taste buds, try this simple 4-ingredient Freezer Fudge recipe that tastes like the inside of our Almond Butter Cups! 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 of fall, and the aroma of fall spices, this soup really fills the bill. I particularly liked the distinctive, slightly sweet taste. The recipe is so simple. The most difficult part is peeling and seeding the butternut squash. Once that’s done, you are 15 minutes to 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

3 Cheese Zucchini Bites

Zucchini is abundant this time of year. These tiny bites make the perfect “amuse bouche” before dinner, and they would be wonderful to pass around at a backyard party. When we tested this recipe, the two of us ate every last one, and would have eaten another batch! Zucchini is one of the vegetables you […]

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 recipe is adapted from a salmon cake done by Martha’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 for making fish cakes without […]

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

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