I clearly remember when I started making my own granola. It was back in the 90’s when I was going to University, waitressing during the nights to get by and watching every single penny I spent. I decided one day that it was time that I made my own granola and to save a few extra bucks, rolled up my … View The Post
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
Pumpkin is incredible. Seriously. Not only is it a nutrition powerhouse (full of fibre and Vitamin A), it is ridiculously versatile. Is there anything this vegetable can’t do? Soups, donuts, pie, risotto, muffins, ice cream (coming up next, I have a lot of pumpkin puree to work through folks)…and scones of course.
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
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
I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter, staring me in the face, for the last week. I finally decided to end the showdown and turn it into soup. It was a good call. Since I had the same situation going on with a bucket of pears (and still do, it’s a BUCKET after all, there are only … View The Post
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 pumpkin muffins are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully. You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the … View The Post
I confess, it’s always been the pie filling, not the crust, that I’m after. I’d say that this is especially the case with pumpkin pie, the quintessential fall dessert. The good news is that skipping the crust makes it so much lighter in the calorie department! Pumpkin is rich in fibre, carotenoids and Vitamin A, which may help improve night … View The Post