Pulse Love: What are pulses?

2016 is International Year of Pulses, declared by the United Nations. In honour of this, I've decided to show pulses some love this year. I've done very little cooking and baking with pulses until now, but every month I will be stepping outside my comfort zone and featuring a pulse recipe, along with some pulse... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Homemade mint Oreos

This past weekend I made homemade Oreos for the first time. I've enjoyed these before made by others, and found they're really simple to recreate. I love the chocolate and mint combination, so I opted for a mint Oreo. Ingredients Cookies: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Carrot Applesauce Muffins

  One of my goals for 2016 is to exercise more, and tied to that is eating healthy. I came across this healthy muffin recipe on Pinterest and tried it this past weekend. For a healthy muffin, they taste surprisingly good. What else makes these muffins so good? Local ingredients. The carrots, honey and flour (pictured below)... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze

I came across this new cookie recipe on Pinterest recently and finally tackled it this past weekend. The molasses cookie is very similar to a ginger snap cookie recipe my mom often makes. But the vanilla glaze part was new to me - it was a nice added touch. I highly recommend these cookies -... Continue Reading →

Hunk of Meat Monday: Baked Spaghetti

If you love spaghetti and meat sauce, you're going to love this baked spaghetti recipe. It's super easy and great for families with young kids. I often make lasagna when I have guests over, but recently decided to try this new spaghetti recipe and it went over well. Enjoy! Baked Spaghetti Ingredients 1 package (16 ounces)... Continue Reading →

More spicy pumpkin recipes

This past weekend I went hunting on Pinterest for some new pumpkin baking recipes as I had some leftover pumpkin that I needed to use. I decided to try these two tasty recipes and they turned out great. The first recipe is pumpkin chocolate chip bread from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sally has great recipes on... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, I decided to bake two different pumpkin treats this past weekend. First up were my famous pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. These are always a hit! They're so moist and delicious. Now, I'm not claiming that they're the healthiest muffins around, but it's OK to treat yourself every now and then! I've posted... Continue Reading →

Wrapping up organic week

Canada's national organic week concludes today. Organic week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Recently a friend shared with me an Australian video she came across on organic agriculture and I thought I'd share it with all of you to cap off organic week. This video makes some great points... Continue Reading →

Hunk of Meat Monday: Chicken Roll Ups

I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it would be great to feature on Hunk of Meat Monday. It's very simple and only contains a few ingredients so it's perfect for a quick dinner. Ingredients: 2-3 chicken breasts 1 tube of crescent rolls 1 can cream of chicken soup Shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese... Continue Reading →

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