Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s an ‘anything goes’ kind of holiday where we can all be a kid again (wait, I act like a kid on every holiday, never mind). I needed to think up a Halloween-appropriate appetizer for a party, but wanted to keep it, well, appetizing. Let’s face it, some of those recipes can be a bit over-the-top … View The Post
For those moments when you crave something salty and crispy, this kale chickpea snack mix does the trick! You can bake the chickpeas if you want, but they just don’t get as crispy. This is a great fall snack, and is best served right away as the chickpeas lose their crispness. You could add some cayenne pepper (at the same time … View The Post
The older and busier I get, the less time I want to spend in the kitchen slaving away for hours while everyone else relaxes and visits. Call me cranky, but I just want to have a good time! I’ve always marvelled at steamed mussels (when done right), but am embarrassed to say that I have never cooked them as I … View The Post
I started making this banana bread when I was 13 years old, and it has been a family favourite ever since. The recipe was originally from my Aunty Mary straight from New Zealand and handed down through the generations. I admittedly tweaked it a bit to reduce the sugar and fat (the original recipe called for 1/2 cup butter and … View The Post
Judging from my recent posts I’m clearly addicted to all things pumpkin. Truthfully, I’m constantly looking for ways to hide vegetables in my two year old son’s food. After all, he is my toughest critic! These pumpkin muffins are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully. You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the … View The Post
Eating gluten-free can be a challenge, especially when it comes to baking. Enter my friend and long-time mentor Patricia Chuey. When faced with the same food challenge, she stepped up to the plate and created her own gluten-free flour blend that knocks the socks off of any other gluten-free flour on the market.