Warm Lentil Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Roasted Root Vegetables

Warm Lentil Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Roasted Root Vegetables

Ok, so this is not the most seasonal of recipes, but a couple weeks ago I had the most fantastic roasted purple carrots in a restaurant, and since then I’ve been on a carrot kick. Growing up, I hated cooked carrots, so this new love of carrots is quite a surprise to me. Continue reading

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happy crackers

I wanted to share this recipe for some great looking gluten free crackers made with brown rice and quinoa; I have a cracker recipe that I love, which is pretty similar to these, but uses ground nuts as the base instead. This version would probably be a bit cheaper to make, but still has protein and good fats in there to help keep you feeling full and energized!

The Muffin Myth

Mmmm, crackers. Who doesn’t like crackers? They’re comfort food. They’re convenience food. But healthy food? Usually not. Making crackers is something that has been on my list for ages, and now that I’ve made these I’m wondering why I waited so long. I guess it seemed a bit daunting, but it totally isn’t.

These crackers have something for practically everyone. They’re gluten free, which is a big deal for a lot of folks out there. I’m super lucky, I don’t have trouble digesting really anything, but so many people I know, including some of my closest friends, have some degree of gluten intolerance. I’m trying to better understand gluten intolerance and subsequently, gluten free baking, so when I saw the recipe for these crackers I jumped at the chance to try them out.

These crackers are also vegan, and are also made entirely of whole foods. Don’t let that put…

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The Good Things in Life (knitting, moms, ponies, sunshine & coconut milk ice cream)

Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl

Wow, has it been a few weeks since I posted?! I have a huge backlog of gluten free recipes that I want to post… unfortunately they are all stored in my mind or scrawled on scraps of paper, instead of … Continue reading

Superfood Seaweed: Kombu

Kombu

If you had asked me what “kombu” was a few months ago, I would have had no idea what you were talking about (and I think a lot of people living in England or America would have the same response.) So for those of you who are still scratching you head, read on. Continue reading

I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Green Smoothies recently; I like the idea of getting so much fruit and leafy greens into one drink, but was hesitant to try one (how could spinach in a smoothie possibly taste good?!) However, this post from The Veggie Nook convinced me to give them a go. I made this recipe for lunch today and it tasted amazing! Aside from the colour, I had no idea that there was any spinach lurking in my smoothie, and the cinnamon made it taste amazing. I’ll definitely be trying more green smoothie recipes, and encourage you to try making one yourself.

the veggie nook

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you have been enjoying some good weather like I have here. Summer’s on the way, I can feel it!

I created this smoothie recipe quite a while ago actually but have been waiting for a while to post it. I made it first here, but because I wanted to tweak it until it was perfect I never posted it. Then I decided it was so good, I sent the recipe to my foodie penpals and wanted to make sure they got to make it first before I shared it on the blogosphere. I can say it was very well received. Cher gave it two thumbs up and you can read what she said here on my foodie penpals reveal post! I’m not sure what Megan thought but hopefully she enjoyed it too!

And without further ado, I give you the oatmeal raisin cookie green…

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Hold the Mayo: Rainbow Coleslaw

I have never been a big fan of mayonnaise. Pasta salad, potato salad, and coleslaw have always been dishes I’ve bypassed at picnics and potlucks – sometimes I’d try a bite of pasta salad and think “maybe this time I’ll like it,” but coleslaw never intrigued me Continue reading

Cake & Cocktails: Citrus Polenta Cake & Old Fashioned’s

The other weekend my friends Ruby and Amy came over to my  house for a girl’s afternoon. Our goals for the day were to 1) have some coffee, 2) bake a cake, and 3) drink some G&T’s. We achieved our first two goals, but when we realized we didn’t have any gin, we had to make some Continue reading

2-in-1 Recipe: Crystalized Ginger & Ginger Syrup

One day last year, I somehow ended up with loads of ginger in the fridge; I didn’t want to waste it, so I decided to preserve it by making some crystallized ginger. The great thing about this recipe is that you end up making homemade ginger syrup along with Continue reading