I know. Looks pretty dang delicious, right? I saw a picture of these floating around Pinterest a long time ago and then a friend recently sent me the picture on Facebook again, reminding me that I really had to make these. I’m not sure of the source, but whoever created this wheel is a genius!
This no-bake, naturally sweetened chocolate treat is one that my youngest guy and I whipped up together this morning before school. That’s how easy these are. We made some to give out to his teachers (kid has three!), and to give to a couple neighbour friends of his that he goes to school with for V-Day. Perhaps you’re not in the mood to bake something special for today, but you still wanna give your little loves something a little extra special for dessert.
Perhaps you just want to eat these yourself, any old day of the week. These are the sort of edible love tokens that you can make to enjoy any-time in a matter of minutes. I like them better frozen, Trev and the kids like them cold out of the fridge. You decide and let me know! Continue reading
Forget about freshly squeezed orange juice. This is what you want. Sunshine in a jar. A refreshing and satisfying way to wake up, this is one of my new favourite smoothies. This baby tides me over till after the kids are on their way and I can make myself a second breakfast because I’m selfish like that I I love to feed my body nourishing things multiple times a day. Continue reading
I’ve had quite a few friends ask me to start up a smoothie index here so here we are. Since I’m doing a 10 day smoothie cleanse, it would seem the perfect time.
I had a mild cold last week, yet another germy spread from Abby’s daycare no doubt. I thought I was done for, yet two days after making this my morning smoothie, my system seemed to realign itself very quickly.
Maybe it was just a mild cold, maybe this fresh, invigorating and healing combo helped do the trick. I’m going with the latter, given that I do indeed prescribe to the *FACT* that food is medicine. Continue reading
This is no Master Cleanse water. Not that I have anything against that – it’s just not something you’d want to sip on everyday, unless you’re really hardcore and favour the taste of cayenne, maple and lemon in your water. Once a year for a designate period of time, sure.
The ingredients below however, I find to be quite a delicious and refreshing combination anytime!
Since I’m doing a wee little 10 day fast, consuming nothing but smoothies, bone broth, herbal teas, water and this detox water, I thought I’d document a bit about the process and share some of the recipes. This can be enjoyed everyday, any day – whether you are doing a cleanse and/or fast or not. Continue reading
Here in the polar vortex, we’re willing to do just about anything reminiscent of summer. These fun, delicious cold rolls sort of do it for me. For a night at least. The biggest winning factor that these succulent, translucent delights hold for me, however, is how popular they are with the bottom feeders!
This meal has indeed been toddler approved. In that they love being presented with a wide array of finger-style foods to graze over. When I tried helping them (or making them) a roll, NO DICE. They weren’t having any of it.
So fine then. I’ll keep trying because we all know this action is delicious. In actual roll form. Until then, I’ll keep letting them clap their hands with glee and grab fistfuls of fresh veggies to stuff into their mouths. Wrap or no, that’s a win right there, whether they actually eat it in roll form or not, yes? Continue reading
This crunchy little paste has the ability to turn boring white fish into something crispy (without all gluten and fat from breading and frying), and delectable.
Fresh fish is a long. distant memory from the summer this time of year and if it weren’t for our local Farmer’s Market (I’ll never stop singing the praises of buying local and seasonal as much as possible!) we probably wouldn’t eat much fish. We especially avoid fish coming in from China as much as possible which means eating a lot of white fish, mainly pickerel from Georgian Bay.
I’d imagine that this crust would taste just as yummy on tilapia or haddock. Wild tout and salmon too! So whatever you’ve got on hand, hook it up! Continue reading
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the treats have to stop. Moderation and delicious, nourishing treats using natural sweeteners is what’s going to see this family through a lifetime of enjoying sweets and treats! I made a rather obscene amount of this bark for a NYE party, although it’s definitely something to be enjoyed any time, because DARK CHOCOLATE. SALTED dark chocolate. With PISTACHIOS and POMEGRANATE SEEDS. I mean, seriously.
You’re salivating right now, don’t lie. Chocolate and bacon…world renown salivating inducers. Which has me now thinking…would candied bacon bits work with this? HMMMMM… Continue reading
There are lots of ways to make guacamole. Simple or robust, I’m beginning to gather that people are very picky about their guacamole. I myself like my guac chock full of ingredients; layers of flavours. One bowl, one dip: guacamole and salsa, a mergence of flavours that we all know belong together anyways.
A good guacamole will captivate your tongue with it’s brazen, creamily textured delightfulness and immediately have you salivating for more. It will beg for a worthy vehicle and cry out for a (in the very least), premium glass of wine or beer. It is in fact, the quintessential, perfect party food.
Or a lunchtime addition. Or a toddler snack. As it is known to be these things and many more around these here parts. Continue reading
The ultimate adult cookie. The making of which I’ve dreamed about since the summer, when I harvested all of the glorious english lavender from the garden. We’ve enjoyed vases of it all over the house so far, through the fall and the winter and it was time to say goodbye to some of it to be enjoyed in culinary form… Continue reading
One of the most delicious quick breads to make, bannock can also be high in carbs and rather generous with the butter (you can’t have bannock without generous amounts of butter!). Not the healthiest of breads, yet still very much loved by many. Including us! It pairs perfectly with soups and stews and I love making it because it’s so quick and easy and doesn’t need to rise!
While spelt flour has the lowest gluten content of all the flours, it’s not toally g-free so if you’re gluten intolerant this might be okay for you but if you’re celiac? No dice. The addition of the coconut flour is used for it’s delicious flavour and texture as well as being g-free.
Even though this bannock recipe is low- carb and considerably healthier than it’s beloved deep fried brethren, we still consider this bread a treat. Versatile and delicious we enjoy it warm with butter (in case I didn’t mention that yet), or butter AND jam, because hello. But most of all we love it best when paired with soups and stews.
I’m thinking of experimenting with smoked wild fish and meat, root vegetables, herbs, cheeses and spices in the future, different variations. Maybe even desserts made with bannock. Probably a full-on gluten-free one too. Until then however, here is the straight up, low-carb, easy-peasy version… Continue reading