Fall Oatmeal Two Ways

Breakfast

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One of my favourite ways to start a day when the weather turns colder is with a bowl of cozy oatmeal. It is so healthy, loaded with fibre, and is incredibly versatile. Oatmeal only takes 20 minutes to make (less if you use the quick oatmeal), and really ‘sticks-to-your-ribs’ as my granny would say.  Here are two ways to bring … View The Post

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Breakfast

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As soon as fall hits I start pulling out my chunky grey sweaters and craving pumpkin everything.  So when it came time to make breakfast this weekend, guess what the theme was? A friend recently introduced me to the Epicure line of products, and I have fallen in foodie-love.  My approach to nutrition has always been about what we now call ‘clean … View The Post

10 Day Smoothie Challenge

Breakfast, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

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I can’t think of a better healthy food invention. In this craziness we call life, where we are all stretched to our limits and doing our best to make better choices, what a relief to know that you can throw a bunch of healthy foods into a blender and have a portable, delicious ‘fast food’ breakfast or snack in minutes. … View The Post

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Baking, Breakfast, Lifestyle

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By now you’ve probably realized that I’m obsessed with all things lemon ricotta.  In my defence, what is there not to love? I decided to remain predictable and created these delicious, perfectly moist and sweet muffins.  We are constantly on the hunt for healthy nut free snacks to pack in Charlie’s lunch, so I held my breath and crossed my … View The Post

Coconut Pancakes

Breakfast

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I won’t take credit for these perfect little pieces of heaven.  My 3 year old son Charlie proposed that we make coconut pancakes this morning.  My thought?  Brilliant!  But I’ll let you decide:)     Ingredients: 3 tbsp. melted butter 2 c. flour (can substitute gluten-free flour) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ¼ c. sugar 2 ½ tsp. baking powder … View The Post

Buttermilk Waffles

Breakfast

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Pancakes are a weekend staple in our little house, so I never really think of making waffles.  Time to change it up.  These little heart-shaped cuties were such a sweet addition to our breakfast table!     I made this old-fashioned recipe a bit healthier, substituting some of the white flour for whole wheat and cutting back on the butter. … View The Post

Cranberry Currant Irish Soda Bread

Baking

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If the mere thought of making bread overwhelms you, fear not. Soda bread is SUCH a simple bread to make and requires essentially no kneading. It is perfectly moist on the inside with a crunchy rustic crust: your guests will never know how easy it is to make! You can substitute half of the flour for whole wheat flour should … View The Post

Chia Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Breakfast, Smoothies

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Do you ever wake up craving chocolate for breakfast?  Not my norm, but there are days…  This Chia Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie has it all in my books.  Chocolate and peanut butter (instant win) with the goodness of chia seeds and bananas.  My day just got that much better, here’s to a fabulous start to yours! This serves 2 (not … View The Post

Chai Tea Smoothie

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Smoothies

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Some people drink coffee, others drink tea.  I’m a tea drinker.  Don’t get me wrong, I won’t pass up a killer cappuccino, but tea is my beverage of choice.  I fell in love with chai tea when I started working at the Tomato restaurant in Vancouver. The incredible ladies in the back would whip up the most amazing authentic chai … View The Post

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Breakfast

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In celebration of National Pancake Day, here is my all-time favourite version of my Angel Cakes! Ingredients: 3 tbsp. melted butter 2 c. flour (can substitute gluten-free flour) ¼ c. sugar 2 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 2 ½ c. buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. grated lemon rind 1/2 cup ricotta … View The Post