Hello friends! This naturally gluten-free quinoa cranberry breakfast bread is packed with flavour and goodness… and delicious any time of day, not just for breakfast. Really, breakfast is just your starting point with this chewy, not-too-sweet loaf. Studded with sweet-tart dried cranberries & scented with orange peel, it’s perfect with a drizzle of honey or a big swipe of almond butter- or both! It’s hearty enough for a meal and a source of complete protein from the quinoa, seeds, and nut butter. What better way to fuel yourself through the day?…
Happy New Year, folks! I always have big plans to hit the ground running in the new year… and then something always happens to lay me low for a couple of weeks. Last year it was a rib contusion from a random trapezing accident, and this year it’s just a good old-fashioned cold.
Maybe this is God’s way of telling me to just chill out… that my new year actually starts on January 15!
So in that case I’m still a couple of days ahead……
These little pineapple carrot muffins have everything good about them… They’re:
- filled with fruits and veggies
- warm with fall spices
- extra yummy
- … and a cinch to make
Hello friends! These easy oatmeal pancakes are just the thing to whip up on a Saturday morning… or any morning, really, with all these nourishing ingredients and a make-ahead option. You can feel good about eating them any (or every!) day of the week….
These chocolate zucchini almond muffins are a BRAND. NEW. RECIPE. As in, I’ve only made them twice in my life. And I feel desperate to share them with you immediately, even though my most recent post was also for a breakfast item. But as our mothers will tell us, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I take this to heart…
These banana oatmeal pancakes whip up in 5 minutes and use only 3 basic ingredients that are probably in your kitchen right now: oatmeal, eggs, & banana. How easy is that?
When I was a kid, pancakes were our usual Saturday breakfast, and I loved them. My mother made the best buttermilk pancakes in the world… light, white, fluffy things that soaked up as much maple syrup as you could pour on….
Hello friends! It’s almost the last day of the year, and I had thoughts of writing you all a grand and reflective post called “The Best of 2016” linking up your favourite recipes of the past 12 months and waxing poetic on how much the blog has grown.
But to be honest, the blog actually hasn’t grown that much over the past year… and I’m ok with that. I’ve had zero advertisers and zero sponsored posts… and I’m ok with that, too. I suppose you would say I’ve redefined my vision of “success” for this little space on the Internet. Sure, it would be great to have…
Maybe I’m imagining things, but I think it’s been a wee bit cooler here these past couple of days… as in, I had to put on a sweater whilst working in my air-conditioned kitchen! But hey, I’ll take what I can get, and go ahead and call it “fall.”.
Fall is my favourite season, you know. It must have something to do with the apples, which, if you really pressed me on it, would have to be my choice in the “if-you-could-only-eat-one-fruit-for-the-rest-of-your-life” game. Not that I would ever want to play this game… it’s just representative of how much I like apples. They’re perfect to me: beautiful, crunchy, sweet, noisy, juicy, portable, and they go in everything….
I’m obviously into bars lately… no, not THAT kind! The kind you eat… muesli bars like these chocolate chip orange muesli bars. Mark did give Theda a start the other day though, when he was describing our evening at the “tapas” bar with friends last Friday night. He was eating a muffin as he spoke and somehow “tapas” came out sounding like another word that goes with “bar” and it made Theda look at her mother in a whole new light. Luckily I was on hand to do a quick muffin-free translation and save my virtue in my teenage daughter’s eyes!
But I digress… onto the muesli bars!!…
It’s July, friends, and US grocery stores are just bursting with summer blueberries. I wonder if this in honour of US Independence Day on July 4? I’m not really sure, and I’m not sure I care either… as long as I can get my fill of blueberries for the duration of my stay here… and for these yum-o blueberry banana muffins….