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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

Sweet Potato Casserole

I had my first taste of sweet potato pies and casseroles when I was living in Texas.  I have always loved sweet potatoes, but only ever had them as a side (whole) or boiled (I was a child/teenager). Having these two dishes was an experience! This picture is a version made by a friend.  I Read More

Another Cookie Exchange

This entry was supposed to have been uploaded in December, but various things prevented me from posting in time.  When reading, you will notice that the tense is not right.  I apologize for this. It’s that time of year again, and although it’s the same time every year, it always hits me in the face! Read More

Chocolate Shortbread

  One of my favourite Christmas cookies is Chocolate Shortbread.  I am not a fan of chocolate, can do with or without it, but these little morsels are amazing.  They are to die for and just melt in your mouth.  What makes this better, you ask?  A pinch of sea salt! Next year I will Read More

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bread

  As I was completing this entry, I had taken my bread out of the oven, cooled it, and now cut in half so you can see the texture.  This version shows a-p and spelt flours used. I have made many versions of this bread but took favour to this one.  Well, after I altered it, Read More

My Fave Granola Bars

It’s been over a month now – I was vegging out on Facebook – searching for recipe posts from my raw food groups.  I so badly wanted to try something new, had to be raw, something quick and easy to make! I was searching on my wall when I stumbled upon …. Raw Nut Butter Bars by the Read More

My Courtship with Cheesecake

Do any of you remember that quaint little cheesecake place on Granville near Broadway? When I was a student, my friends and I would frequent Cheesecake Etc. twice/month at least.  We couldn’t get enough – the coffee was good, too, and the ambience was intimate.  It was a great little mom n pop hangout after Read More

Banana-Nut Bread

I remember banana bread being the rage – it was offered at a lot of cafes and coffee shops, at the bakers’, and the grocery stores …. now there’s a lot more selection.  They were all pretty gross – unpalatable, if you ask me.  They were mostly dry, and I barely tasted any banana flavour. Read More

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

It was about 10 years ago that I started experimenting with pumpkin.  I strongly recommend roasting your own, then pureeing versus buying canned.  Yes, much more work, but it is much healthier to make your own.  And the taste and texture ….. wow! These scones can also double as cookies, depending on who you’re catering to Read More