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 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

Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake


There are few things that define the holidays more than gingerbread. The smell and taste instantly take me back to my childhood and hours spent putting together (and eating) gingerbread houses. I’ve tried so many different versions of upside down cakes, but never one with gingerbread.  Of course pear and gingerbread seemed like a match made in heaven, and the … View The Post

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Desserts, Gluten-Free

Alright, I MAY have gone a bit overboard when I purchased all of those cans of pumpkin puree in September, but I have no regrets.  Everything happens for a reason, and those cans of pumpkin were no exception.  Today needed a bit of brightening, and since ice cream is my favourite treat, there was no question about what was on … View The Post

Caramel Apples

Desserts, Gluten-Free

You may know by now that I have an apple tree.  Now, when you have a fruit tree, there is no such thing as moderation.  Buckets of fruit come at you all at once, and your brain races with ways to use the delicious gifts from Mother Nature.  It becomes an obsession! We also have a plum tree, and despite … View The Post

Greek Yogurt Peach Upside Down Cake

Baking, Desserts

This cake is a bit of a show off. It is ridiculously moist with a delicious lemony flavour and a pretty display of peaches. You may be tempted to skip the step with the egg whites: don’t. It truly makes the cake light and airy. You will need 3-4 peaches for this recipe, depending on the size of your pans.  Plums … View The Post

Indian Spiced Rice Pudding (gluten free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

It’s incredible to me how quickly the seasons change at this time of year!  And since there is nothing I can do to change it (I love summer, I’m ALWAYS cold), out come the cozy sweaters and fall foods.  Ok, maybe fall isn’t so bad after all!

Rhubarb Ice Cream


Growing up in Northern Alberta, rhubarb was a staple.  Rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb jam, and even rhubarb relish.  The vegetable really knows no limits in that neck of the woods.  So I figured I would stay true to my roots and give it a chance to shine in some ice cream. And it did NOT disappoint!