Banana Bread

Baking, Breakfast

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

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding (Gluten-Free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I have been wanting to make chia seed pudding for ages, and now I’m wondering what took me so long. What an EASY and yummy treat! Chia seeds, a well-known ‘Super Food’, are packed with fibre, omega-3’s and protein. Really, a Dietitian’s dream. They have a gel-like quality that gives it natural thickening properties, no cooking needed. This pudding takes … View The Post

Pumpkin Muffins

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

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 are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully.  You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the flour to … View The Post

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Baking, Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I started making these as a regular (not gluten-free) cookie, but changed my mind at the last second simply because it was so easy to make them gluten-free!  All I needed in my pantry was gluten-free oats and of course Patricia Chuey’s gluten-free flour blend  so I thought, why not?  Now, I’m not on a gluten-free diet, and I’m not a … View The Post

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Baking, Breakfast

I have been making these scones for years out of my first cookbook by Tasha Tudor and they are ALWAYS a hit. Nothing will impress your guests more than pulling a fresh batch of scones out of the oven for breakfast or coffee! You can make these savoury by omitting the sugar and and blueberries and adding a 1/2 cup … View The Post

Banana, Peanut Butter and Date Protein Smoothie

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

I love smoothies but I admittedly get tired of the same old fruit and yogurt versions.  This one is an unexpected twist from the norm and is PACKED with protein and fibre to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning.  Dates and bananas are both loaded with potassium and fibre, and the whey, milk and peanut butter add … View The Post

Okanagan Apple Cake

Baking, Breakfast

I have loved baking since I was a little girl, and growing up in the Okanagan we were always surrounded by mountains of fruit in the Summer and Fall.  Since I grew up in a family where wasting food was a big no-no, I started experimenting with different fruit recipes to try to make the best use of whatever was … View The Post

Peach Raspberry Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Baking, Breakfast, Gluten-Free

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.  I love the fact that it is … View The Post

Fresh Jam (in 30 minutes)

Breakfast

Jams are typically packed with sugar and lack that fresh fruit taste.  I LOVE freezer jam because you can whip it up in minutes, it has half the sugar of regular jam, and it tastes amazing!  Wow the pants off of your next brunch crowd with a batch of homemade jam.  Here’s how: 4 cups of soft ripe fruit, washed … View The Post

Angel Cakes (Pancakes)

Breakfast

These pancakes were nicknamed Angel Cakes by a great family friend who fell in love with them when I made them while camping one morning. He ate the WHOLE batch! This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking. 3 tbsp. melted butter 2 c. flour (can substitute gluten-free flour) ¼ c. sugar 2 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda … View The Post