Coconut Pancakes

Breakfast, Recipes

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, Recipes

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

Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Sides

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, Recipes, 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, Recipes, 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, Recipes

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

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

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

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

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

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

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

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

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