Biscotti–“twice-baked” cookies–go great with afternoon coffee. Biscotti are easy to make at home, keep for several days in a cookie tin, and are very adaptable. Here, I’ve followed this hazelnut biscotti recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but I substituted almonds for hazelnuts. Chocolate Almond Biscotti Ingredients 2.5 cups white flour .5 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp […]

These healthy bars can be made ahead of time, making a convenient and nutritious “on the go” breakfast. The original recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction – she uses chocolate chips and more peanut butter, but I wanted something a bit more “breakfast-y” and less “chocolate-y”. You could easily add in chocolate chips, raisins or […]

I’ve been doing more vegan baking lately and I’ve really liked the results. If you’re not familiar with vegan baking, there are many¬† great vegan blogs, like¬†Post Punk Kitchen, This is Thirty, An Unrefined Vegan and Oh She Glows, where you can discover some fantastic vegan recipes and resources. I was really intrigued by the […]

I’m not very adventurous. I like what’s known and familiar. But I also like these cookies. They are familiar–chocolate chip cookies!–but with a surprising coconut twist. The coconut gives the cookies a deeper, more complex flavour than your run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookies. The coconut and oatmeal combine to give them a wonderful, chewy texture. You […]

Kate at Cookie and Kate posted this amazing-looking coconut curry quinoa dish this week. While salivating over it, I wondered about other ways to combine quinoa and raisins and vegetables. Inspired by Cookie and Kate’s recipe, I’ve come up with this quinoa salad. Serve it luke-warm, by itself, or cool, over spinach or arugula. Cauliflower […]

This cake is only slightly sweet, is made with whole grains, contains no oil or butter, and is packed with bananas and nuts, which makes it appropriate breakfast food in my books. The caramelized walnut-sugar streusel is candied and crunchy, contrasting with the soft, barely sweet cake. Made using only whole wheat flour, the cake […]

I love this baked oatmeal on winter mornings. It is warm and filling, and, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, it tastes decadent and sweet. It’s also great fuel for an afternoon run. This recipe feeds 4 people, so it’s perfect for a family or for a couple (just bake 4 ramekins and store 2 […]