Recipes

I will be sharing recipes old and new, and I encourage you to try them.  What would you do differently?

I am going to credit each recipe; however, I have to admit that most of the binder and torn-out (from magazines) recipes have their pictures cut and pasted onto a written- or typed-up recipe page.  I didn’t even think to credit the recipes back then.  Cutting and pasting, along with typing, was already taking up all my creative time! I still tear out recipes from magazines and keep them until I am ready to create something new.  If I like them, they get added to my pile for typing, sorting, etc.  It is an ongoing process.

One of my greatest recipe resources is Facebook, as I am on a few different foodie groups, mostly Raw and Paleo lifestyles.  We share our recipes and knowledge of nutrition, experience in handling foods, and “how-to’s”.  We ask questions and without any doubts, many answers come back. There are also some foodie websites one can find while combing the internet.

I will name a few of my favourites when I am posting my recipes. I will add in commentary, as well as list substitutions of ingredients.  I will give tips and tricks to enhance your kitchen adventures.

Enjoy!

 


Nuts n Seeds Snack Bar

This is a fail-safe, super duper, easy recipe to put together. To all the non-domestics out there, this is as easy as it gets! When all ingredients are mixed together and formed into a ball, it then gets pressed into a baking pan lined with parchment paper, pictured below. Here is the recipe: 1 can Read More

Pound Cake

Do you know how Pound Cake got its name? Think about it. I love pound cake because it is dense and packed full of buttery goodness! I love that it is used for fondue, it’s just perfect! As a child, I remember thinking “wow, I’m in heaven!” every time I had a slice, which wasn’t Read More

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