Banana Pecan Muffins with Dulce de Leche

  I’ve been meaning to make a can of dulce de leche at home, as it takes nearly zero effort to make. Just toss a can of sweetened condensed milk into pot, cover… Continue reading

Almond Butter Cookies. Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free! (…and a massive Thank You)

  This week I was Freshly Pressed. Again. And I’m incredibly grateful to WP for the exposure. I’m the type that can pick up a book, read it half way through, and then ditch it… Continue reading

Chocolate Babka.

  I spent this last weekend catching up with family out of town. Family I haven’t seen in nearly a year. A couple of days sitting around in the backyard doing absolutely nothing… Continue reading

Peach Galette.

    September is officially here. Autumn is just around the corner and with that I have to make something pie-like. We’ve had a hot spell here this week, incredibly humid, but the… Continue reading

The littlest Wedding Cakes + thoughts over coffee

  The smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of my favourite things in life. I know that’s putting a lot on something simple, but it’s the little things that matter most. The… Continue reading

A lighter Date Smoothie with Apples + Spice, and Shooting with my new Studio Umbrella

  A quick blend-up for breakfast! I still have half a container of Natural Delights Medjool dates in the fridge, and smoothies are my favourite way to incorporate them into meals. Tomorrow’s is… Continue reading

Lavender Shortbread Lemon Bars

  Lemon Bars! I saw these on Heather Homemade yesterday, and when I read the recipe and saw that it called for blending an entire lemon whole, rather than juicing and zesting it- I knew I… Continue reading

Beet + Kale Protein Smoothie

  Just a quick post to share this smoothie recipe with you! I left the house at 9 am this morning and I’m just sitting down to dinner now, at 10:00 pm. Feeling… Continue reading

gluten-free clementine cake + thoughts on a decade of working in professional kitchens.

    Today I write in a more serious manner, on a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Something I hate to love, and love to hate: what it’s like… Continue reading

Avocado Rise’n’Shine Smoothie.

  Today’s breakfast: a smoothie of avocado, banana, orange, dates, and apple. The perfect good morning pick me up after a night of dancing and gin-and-tonic’ing at a friend’s wedding. Feeling a little… Continue reading

African Blue Basil + Arugula Pesto

    The words pesto and pestle (as in mortar & pestle) are relatives. Pesto originates from the Genoa region of Italy and was traditionally made by crushing garlic, basil, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, pine nuts, and sheep’s milk… Continue reading

Post-Workout Protein Shake

  “Better Than Your Boyfriend’s Post-Workout Protein Shake” is what this should really be named. I’ve never really tried the powdered gunk everybody seems to swear by, the smell and sludge-like appearance just… Continue reading