Chia Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Breakfast, Smoothies

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

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

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

Almond Berry Breakfast Bars

Baking, Breakfast

Some mornings are busier than I would like to admit, which leaves precious little time for a relaxing breakfast. These healthy bars are incredibly easy to bake and are great to grab (even out of the freezer) when you’re on the go. I love this recipe because it is packed with nutritious berries, almonds and almond butter. These amazing nuts are full … View The Post

Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake

Baking, Breakfast

I got a little over-zealous with the grated beets when experimenting with a recipe lately, and quite frankly was over eating them in my salad for the time being.  I make some sort of a healthy cake or muffin every week, so I figured why the heck not.  The result? Delicious!  I made a cake but you can easily make … View The Post

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Baking, Breakfast

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. I had some leftover grated carrots and apple, and was scratching my head over what … View The Post

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

Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Gluten-Free, Sides, Vegetables

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, but this seems to be a case of ‘a little goes a long way’ in the splurge department. As with all of my recipes, I tried making this as lean as … 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