Cinnamon

I love cinnamon. My daughter recently asked me why I use cinnamon in so many of my recipes and I got to explain to her some of the health benefits of this spice. Besides the obvious good taste, it is full of antioxidants (one teaspoon of cinnamon has as much potency as half a cup […]

Soft Pretzel Bites

Anyone watching the Super Bowl next weekend? These pretzel bites will be perfect to enjoy while watching the commercials. I mean game! Okay, I am only in it for the commercials and the food. Confession is good for the soul, right? Let me also confess, I have a sweet tooth. (Shocker based on my recipes, right?) […]

Almond Chai Ice Cream

Ice cream in January. I guess that would be normal if we still lived in the south, but we live in Canada. It may seem an odd time to eat ice cream, but my kids and hubby are a bit ice cream obsessed and will have it for dessert every, single, night, if allowed.  (I […]

Why Overnight Oats are Better!

Why overnight oats? Besides the obvious benefit of not having to stand over the stove in the morning to cook oatmeal, and the myriad of flavour combinations, there are health benefits to overnight oats as well.  For three great articles on the subject (each highlighting different aspects) check out these links here , here and here. […]

Showstopper Orange & Ginger Cake

I come from a family that truly believes you should have your cake and eat it too. There is no need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy cake for dessert. In fact, my dad believes, if cake is on the clearance table at the local grocery store, that is all the reason needed! […]

Healthy Hot Cocoa

My family is known for being dessert fanatics. My grandpa was a baker all his life (maybe that is where I inherited my love to bake) and there are always a variety of desserts served at every family gathering. My Aunt loves to tell the story about when years ago she brought her fiancé over […]

Ch-ch-ch-Chia!

Lately I have been using a lot of ground chia seeds in my recipes and I wanted to give you the lowdown on this super seed. (For more details check out Wikipedia or healthyeating where I did my research.) Chia seeds are are an excellent source of the B vitamins thiamine and niacin. These B vitamins […]

Mini Berry Cobblers

I am normally a label reading girl. Anything pre-packaged that I buy is subjected to a distrusting eye as I carefully read over the ingredients. I put back anything that reads “hydrogenated” anything, “glucose-fructose”, “MSG” (or its longer name mono-sodium glutamate), “yeast extract”,  “soy protein isolate”, “high fructose” anything, and lately “sugar”. There are other items […]

Why Flaxseeds?

When I married my hubby, I discovered we were completely different species.  He loved to spend hours researching his papers in college and had a terrible time getting all his thoughts onto paper. I, on the other hand, hated the research stage and loved to write. In high school (before the internet was all the […]

Naturally Sweet Custard

Cold, rainy winter days are perfect for heating up the kitchen with a warm oven. Having several dozen eggs to use up before expiry, I decided to bake an egg recipe. Custard can be a love it or hate it dessert. Personally, it’s a staple recipe around here and always served for Christmas brunch. According […]