Chocolate Banana Olive Oil Cake

Baking, Desserts & Baking

Chocolate Chunk Olive Oil Banana Cake with Lisianthus Flowers, a vintage fork and a Gingham napkin on a white farmhouse table

Who doesn’t LOVE banana cake?  Our clan is obsessed, and the novelty of a freshly baked loaf of banana bread coming out of the oven never seems to wear out.  I’ve had the same recipe on repeat for over 25 years (there’s a reason, it’s SO GOOD… and yes, I’m that old if you are doing the math lol), and … View The Post

Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Have you ever wondered what makes a food a ‘superfood’?  It’s a term that’s thrown around rather loosely these days!  According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: superfood noun  su·per·food \ ˈsü-pər-ˌfüd \ Definition of superfood. plural superfoods. : a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s … View The Post

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

The holidays aren’t the holidays without pumpkin pie.  But what if you’re unable to eat gluten?  Dry your tears, this pie is your answer!  Rich and flaky with a perfect hint of fall spices, this pie will check all of your boxes.  I was so excited to work with Nature’s Fare Markets to create this recipe: my aunt and cousin … View The Post

Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

Desserts & Baking

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

I was at a birthday party this summer where some talented gal made Peaches and Cream Cupcakes…they were to die for! Of course, living in the Okanagan I will take any chance I can get to use fruit in a recipe.  It was my inspiration for making these cupcakes.

Pumpkin Pecan Granola (Gluten-Free)

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Snacks

Pumpkin Pecan Granola (Gluten-Free)

I clearly remember when I started making my own granola.  It was back in the 90’s when I was going to University, waitressing during the nights to get by and watching every single penny I spent.  I decided one day that it was time that I made my own granola and to save a few extra bucks, rolled up my … View The Post

Apple Zucchini Bread

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Snacks

Registered Dietitian Tori Wesszer shows you how to make zucchini apple bread that the whole family will LOVE!

The transition from summer to fall is my FAVOURITE time of the year.  The crisp air and gorgeous colours when the trees turn make me want to dive into a cozy knit sweater, throw on the slippers, steep some tea and crank up the oven to bake.  Is anybody else with me?

Kiwi Yogurt Tart (Gluten free)

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Double Kiwi Yogurt Tart by Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition. So beautiful and healthy, great as a dessert or even for breakfast!

There are few things in this world more beautiful than the flesh of a kiwifruit. The contrast and symmetry makes them a pure work of art: way to show off Mother Nature! I was SO excited to have the chance to partner with Zespri Kiwifruit to make a couple of recipes with kiwis!

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream 2 Ways

Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Vegan

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream Two Ways including chocolate cherry vegan and vanilla cherry, made with simple ingredients by Tori Wesszer from Fraîche Nutrition and whipped up in a Cuisinart ice cream maker.

Everyone has their vice, right?  Well, ice cream is my kryptonite. It’s been my weakness since I was a kid and remains my favourite treat to this day. And let’s face it, on a warm summer day is there anything better? I think not. Which brings me to this post: homemade ice cream.