Saturdays are my FAVOURITE day of the week. It’s the most luxurious day of the week for me: a completely selfish indulgence of family, good food and relaxing. It also happens to be the day we make pancakes or ‘angel cakes’ in our little household, like these carrot cake pancakes.
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
There are times in life when a little bacon is in order: this is one of them. Of course, if you are vegetarian you can completely leave it out of this recipe for spaghetti squash fritters, but this seems to be a case of ‘a little goes a long way’ in the splurge department. As with all of my recipes, … View The Post
My current ingredient obsession seems to be hemp seeds, and let’s face it, could be worse! Packed full of omega-3 fats, protein and fibre, I’ll look for any excuse to squeeze them into a recipe. The walnuts in this zucchini bread add an extra dose of the same. I try to keep a loaf of this in my freezer for … View The Post
I have been wanting to make coconut 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 them natural thickening properties, with no cooking needed.
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
I started making these as regular (not gluten-free) cookies, 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 proponent … View The Post
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 blueberry lemon scones out of the oven for breakfast or coffee! You can make these savoury by omitting the sugar and and blueberries and adding a … View The Post
I love smoothies but I admittedly get tired of the same old fruit and yogurt versions. This banana protein smoothie 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 … View The Post