Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 Recap

Happy New Year! Though this blog is only a few months old, I thought I’d highlight the most popular posts from last year. #1 – Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf This is one of my favourite recipes on the site, and one of the few bread recipes. I’ll add more in the next few months – I […]

Leek and Potato Soup

A healthy soup for the New Year! Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion 1 bunch of leeks 1 clove garlic 3 sticks celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2 potatoes, chopped 4 1/2 cups vegetable stock salt and pepper, to taste Instructions 1. In large pot, saute […]

Homemade Granola

Granola is actually super easy to make. And, when you make it at home, you can make it with far less sugar than the processed granola you’d buy. Add to yogurt for a healthy breakfast. I have this recipe on a hand-written card, given to me a few years ago by a friend, who got […]

Banana Baked Oatmeal

For a healthy but satisfying and hearty breakfast, try baked oatmeal. With banana and cinnamon, it taste like banana bread. Serve with a dollop of peanut butter on top, for added protein and deliciousness. This recipe is adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie, who has a ton of creative oatmeal recipes on her site (Reeses Peanut […]

Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Shortbread

If you are looking for another cookie to add to the Christmas baking list, in addition to the gingersnaps from my last post, these chocolate shortbread cookies are amazing. They are have a buttery, sandy texture, with soft bits of chocolate embedded throughout. My cookies crumbled a lot while cutting them into slices. However, I […]

Chewy Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are mandatory Christmas baking. They taste like Christmas, smell like grandma’s house, and are the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. These gingersnaps are delicious – not too gingery, just the right amount of molasses. They are very light in colour, however, much lighter than what I think of as being more […]