• Europe 2015: The Food – Part 3
  • Peeling Pomegranates & Freezer Chocolates
  • Greens Galore!
  • Banana Apple Spiced Muffins
  • Spectacular Viewpoints

Matcha Energy Balls

feature matcha

I have been drinking matcha tea and tea lattes for the past few years now and it’s about time I tried to experiment with this delicate green powder in food! Since going on maternity leave, I’ve discovered the importance of stocking ready-to-eat snacks that you can eat with one hand. Energy balls are the perfect…

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Toast is Turning Orange

sweet potato toast

Everyone must have a favourite vegetable right?! One of my favourites (behind Kabocha Squash) are sweet potatoes; talk about the most versatile vegetable. I’m using the term “sweet potato” here, but grocery stores also refer to these as YAMS! In Canada we refer to the flavourful, bright orange tuber as a yam, but in the…

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Gingerbread Pear Crumble

gingerbread pear crumble

Gingerbread Pear Crumble   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour   Festive flavours come together for a holiday twist on a traditional fruit crumble. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 8 Ingredients 6 large pears, diced 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon molasses 2 tablespoons lemon juice…

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Toast Toppers – What’s Trending?


The movement for #avocadotoast has certainly reached new heights in the last few years. Instagram has over 250,000 #avocadotoast posts!!! The demand for avocados are at an all-time high and the price (at least here in Canada) has responded to the market demand. $2 for 1 avocado? In my opinion, it’s worth spending the extra…

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Pecan Pie Bites


Energy balls are one of my favourite grab-n-go snacks or no-bake healthy dessert options. They keep well in the fridge or freezer, but chances are they’ll be gone before they make it to the freezer   Pecan Pie Bites   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   A healthier and much…

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Whole Grains to the Rescue

tomatoes provencal

Everyone always says “Make sure to eat whole grain”, “Choose whole grains, not refined”, “Whole grain is best”. But why are we always saying to reach for the whole grain options? To start us off, when we talk about whole grains what does that even mean? A grain is made up of three parts: the…

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up & Fresh Pumpkin Puree


Who’s not ready to give up on pumpkin season quite yet? Before we transition from the pursuit of pumpkin, to the pursuit of peppermint I wanted to bring together some of the top pumpkin-based recipes I’ve tried this fall. Firstly, a little photo tutorial on how to make your own pumpkin puree before we get…

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Peeling Pomegranates & Freezer Chocolates

pomegranate chocolates

These 2-ingredient freezer chocolates are so simple, you don’t even really need a recipe! I made these in an ice-cube tray, but feel free to use any container or candy mold. Firstly, let’s go over how to prep the pomegranate. Getting those little seeds out of the pomegranate is undoubtedly the hardest part of the…

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Healthy Apple Crumble

apple crumble

When I think fall, I think apples. Whether it is going apple picking, drinking hot apple cider, or fall baking, apples and fall go hand-in-hand. As a kid, I always went apple picking with my family at Chudleigh’s apple farm, where we would by bags upon bags of apples. Each year we would make different…

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Breakfast Bake

Turkey and Cheese Breakfast Bake

I’m sure there’s a few recipes that all of us can recall from our childhood….. “Christmas Morning Wife Saver” from the Best of Bridge cookbook was one of those stand-out recipes for me. Did it stand out because it was associated with all of the excitement around Christmas, or because it really was THAT good?!?! In…

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