Kiwi Yogurt Tart (Gluten free)

Breakfast, Desserts

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! Kiwifruit, are a nutrient-dense food, meaning they … View The Post

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream 2 Ways

Desserts, 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. There is something so cathartic about making … View The Post

Black Forest Black Bean Brownies (gluten & dairy free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

Black Forest Black Bean Brownies gluten free and dairy free and made in a blender!

My husband doesn’t really have a sweet tooth.  He’s the kind of guy who would rather have another serving of dinner and skip the dessert (I can’t relate for the record).  Despite this, he has a real soft spot for Black Forest cake. Therefore, once a year I indulge him for his birthday and make a towering cake piled high … View The Post

Tropical ‘Nice’ Cream Sandwiches (vegan)

Desserts, Vegan

Tropical Nice Cream (vegan) sandwiches using Almond Breeze almond beverage, rolled in toasted flaked coconut and perfect for a healthy summer treat!

(This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze) It’s that time of the year that we’ve all been waiting for … ice cream season!  Summer weather has us dreaming of days spent lounging poolside, frilly bikinis and of course all of the indulgences that go with it!  One of our all-time favourite summer foods are ice cream sandwiches: I mean, what … View The Post

Tropical Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Snacks

I doubt that I need to explain how awesome chia seeds are for your health, but since it’s Nutrition Month, I want to put in a good word for them.  Not that they need my help, they’ve kind of been the golden child of the superfood movement! Chia seeds may not look like much, but they pack a big nutrition … View The Post

Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)

Baking, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The cookie gods were good to me on the day that I made these beauties. Recipe testing is rarely a straight forward process (understatement of the year), and usually requires multiple failures, with or without tears of frustration, before nailing it.  These cookies were an exception.  A gal needs a break every once in a while, I’ll take it!

Apple Honey Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

Nothing spells comfort food more than an old-fashioned cinnamon bun, and these Apple Honey Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns made with BC Tree Fruits apples are perfect for cold winter mornings (perhaps Christmas morning?).

Apple Crisp Bars

Baking, Desserts, Snacks

Bars are kind of a ‘thing’  in our house.  In truth, I love the idea of being able to eat something with one hand these days as I typically have a baby in the other arm!  It’s survival of the fittest, let’s face it.

Plum Coffee Cake (Two-Ways)

Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

I’m tired.  Of picking plums.  No really, I am. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super grateful to have a plum tree, and don’t want to sound like a whiner, but this tree HAS NOT STOPPED.  Seriously, this small, unassuming, and not-so-pretty plum tree in our yard has proven to be the Magic Porridge Pot of fruit trees (if you haven’t … View The Post