Archive for the 'Recipes' Category

On-The-Go Bars

Hi, how are you today? Have you ever been referred to as the “it girl”? The “it girl” can be referenced with the fashionista, the friendly, the talented … and yes, one girl can be the “it girl” for various categories. As far as food is concerned, I’m known to turn plain recipes into “gold” or “family Read More

Pineapple-Carrot Oatish Muffins

This picture is the quick oats version. It’s been a while since I shared anything with you all. I apologize for this. Sometimes I sit and wonder how life got this busy. I have been helping out with a few committees, and attended a couple charity events. And this Friday, I am handing out race packages Read More

Cereal/Granola Breakfast Pucks

I thought I’d tempt you all with a picture of the finished product first. There’s really nothing fancy about these granola bars, except their shape. You change the shape and name of something, and all of a sudden, you’ve got everyone’s attention! Well, if it works, why not? I’ve been a gym/food/fitness junkie all my Read More

Espresso-Cacao Protein Surprise

I love coffee and drink it regularly, but I have never been one to drink more than one cup/day. The more active I am, the less I want to drink it, and it has always been that way. Too much of a good thing is actually not a good thing at all. I am still Read More

Protein ball, snack or dessert?

Nutella Protein Balls and below them, Peanut Butter Power Balls (both are no-bake versions) It was about 20 years ago when I first had a protein ball. My friend had brought some into work, and this version consisted of peanut butter, honey, milk powder, and chopped pecans. We ate it as a snack and whenever Read More

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to bake.  Not really having a specific cookie in mind, I decided to “go big or go home”, so went downstairs to the pantry and grabbed as many ingredients as I could.  The bricks of butter had already been taken out to soften earlier that day. I am a Read More

Charmoula Chicken

This is the second dish I made in my crockpot.  And I have to say, it is one of my favourites.  I’ll tell you a funny story.  I was anti-crockpot for many, many years.  Never wanted one, never was curious about them, ever! One Christmas, my BIL and SIL bought one for us.  I have Read More

Toaster Strudels

I was a teenager when I took my first bite of a pop tart.  The first time my dad bought them, I had them as a snack, not as a breakfast item.  My dad treated them like a baked cookie, clever! So, I had half of one.  The thought of sinking my teeth into this Read More

Chia Seed Breakfast/Snack Jars

I absolutely love yogurt, but there is something dairy-free, and even better, for me at least, because I love texture – Chia Seed Pudding or Breakfast Jars!                   Here is a breakdown of the nutritional value of chia seeds based on a 1 ounce (28 grams) serving: Fiber: Read More

Warm Kale, Spelt & Chickpea Salad

This dish can be served as a main course, or as a side.  When I first made this, I wasn’t sure if my children would enjoy it.  They love my culinary creations, but when something is a bit “too healthy”, they pause to investigate, but eventually give ’em a try. Look at the vibrant greens Read More