The inimitable Zoé Martin had put this post together for us ready to run just after Christmas, but the line-up was stacked and the editor was out merry-making and screen-time-avoiding, so, we saved it for a week or two, anticipating your resolve on resolutions might have faded, the holiday leftovers might be consumed, and you … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Nutella Bread Pudding
Is it possible to make bannock healthier? So you can enjoy traditional fry bread, without compromising your health? (All yummy treats in moderation, right?) Check out this great video from Coast Salish physician, Dr Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer with the First Nations Health Authority, for some alternatives.
Like we mentioned, when we introduced Sylvie Allen's Sweet Skills instagram feed to the blog, that we'll be sharing recipes from the coach/trainer/athlete/gardener/celiac/fitness legend's blog, to inspire a few new energy snacks for your repertoire. Here's the first. If any seem a bit too high-energy, then just remember Sylvie's mantra for all things: "The more … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Sweet Skills in the kitchen with Espresso Energy Bites
Living with an Ironman-in-training means that we have been going through yogurt like it's going out of fashion! Yogurt in smoothies (pre and post workout) and yogurt with store bought granola for breakfast seemed to be a staple. So, as I was bought a Yogourmet yogurt maker (for cheese-making) this Christmas it was only natural to try my … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Yogurt and Five-seed Maple Granola
I was recently asked what I did with all my leftover Christmas turkey (and believe me, even though we are only a family of 2 and 1 dog, we have a LOT of leftover turkey!). My reply was something along the lines of what don't I make with it? Following the obligatory Boxing Day turkey … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Turkey and Sweet Leek Pie
Fall - the transition from summer to winter. Leaves turning from vibrant green to hues of red, orange and yellow, colder evenings, rain in the village and snow on the mountain. This can only mean wood burning fires, mugs of hot cocoa and comfort food - soups, stews, apple pie and, for me, lasagne. I love … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna
Since moving to Canada I seem to have been inspired to "do-it-myself", be it making and preserving jams and sauces (I used my canner for the first time just recently!), knitting, sewing and making a messenger bag for myself and even attempting to make my own floor length curtains! With all this in my mind … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Lemon Cheesecake
Summer is in full swing, which means barbecue! bar·be·cue - pronounced bärbiˌkyo͞o. Noun: A meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a portable grill. We often cook the standard fare on the grill - burgers, sausages, kebabs (chicken, meat and … Continue reading Recipe: Best Ever Veggie Burger
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I'm also a bit of a purist. Some things should not be messed with and Tiramisu is one of them. It is one of my very favourite desserts and my own offering has even been commended by a bona fide … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Banana Tiramisu
Asparagus. To me, it seems like this spring vegetable is often the bridesmaid but never the bride. It appears to be used a lot as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to a dish rather than being the focal point. And that is a shame. This seasonal plant (part of the only and garlic family) … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus – three ways!