Kale Chickpea Snack Mix (Gluten Free)

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free

Gluten-free kale chickpea snack mix

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

Coconut Curry Mussels

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

Coconut curry mussels

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

Banana Bread

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Banana Bread

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

Pumpkin Muffins

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Snacks

Pumpkin Muffins

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

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Appies & Snacks, Recipes

Homemade salsa and guacamole

Our go-to summer appetizer is homemade salsa and guacamole. You simply can’t beat the fresh garden flavours. This salsa is best made an hour or two before serving to allow the flavours to come together. Serve with the best tortilla chips you can find.