Lentil Oat Berry Muffins

Lentil Oat Blueberry Muffins

Well, how many people resolved over the holidays that the time had come to really commit to their goals to eat healthier, sleep more, exercise better, and all those other equally noble, important things? Yeah, me too. Then I got hooked on Suits the very first week of the new year, and sleep and exercise went […]

Red Pepper Jelly, Version 2

Sometimes you think you have it all figured out. You have a tried-and-true recipe you make time and time again, and it always works, so why try something new? Well, when a friend with ulterior motives offers to bring red pepper jelly to the bus stop for you, you don’t say no. And when that […]

Roasted Vegetable Medley with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots with Bacon

Does anyone else find themselves already craving the veggies we know we’re all gonna be putting on our meal plans come New Years resolution time? I love my sweets as much as the next gal (ok, probably considerably more) but the balance gets a little off at this time of year. I’ve eaten Nanaimo bars for breakfast, […]

Lemon Chicken Soup with Farro

Farro. This is a new ingredient to me. Have you all been using it for ages and forgetting to tell me? Shame on you. I tell you everything, and this is the response I get? Ouch. Healthy new grains that taste delicious aren’t always easy to come by, and farro is a winner. Quinoa = not a […]

Bran Muffins

Bran-Muffins

How boring am I today, here to expound the virtues of good ol’ bran muffins. Besides making these boring-in-a-good-way muffins, other tasks done this week included colour coordinating my closet – too much excitement, right? Although seriously, a colour-coordinated closet with only clothes I actually wear and everything else thrown out or donated and every hanger […]

Mom’s Recipes: Almond Ginger Granola

Happy day-after Canada Day!  Anyone do anything exciting? My Mom is on a successful-new-recipe tear, and I’m thrilled to have some variety to add to the blog with another post from her today (not to mention several in the wings)!  My family devours plain granola, and this fancied-up version sounds perfect for a special occasion […]

How to make a summer salad

I’m the furthest thing from a math person, but I’ve got a foolproof formula today, just in time for summer: The Salad Formula. Patent pending :) Some examples (any of which are great with a simple dressing of equal parts olive oil/balsamic vinegar, or your favourite fresh and fruity vinaigrette): Prewashed greens + strawberries + mozzarella + pecans = […]