It’s that time of year again. As usual I can’t believe how quickly Christmas has come and I know I am not the only one who feels like this.
Being a lover of food of course I love this time of year because it means eating all types of delicious food until you simply can’t eat anymore. Yes sometimes we tend to overdo it but that’s ok. Not something I sully encourage but it always seems to happen. The most important thing is that we share time with friends and family and eat food with lots of love put into it. Continue reading
Apple crisp is a classic fall dessert. Incredibly easy to make and loved by the masses! A great way to use up some apples after going apple picking. This gluten-free and vegan apple crisp is a healthier way to make the famed dessert.
French toast. A breakfast classic. Something a lot of us grew up eating as kids and loving. Weekends at my house growing up often meant either french toast or pancakes. There are many different twists on french toast. This is the first time I have made vegan french toast. It is a coconut banana vegan french toast.
Although I had never made it or tried it, I imagined vegan french toast made with silken tofu. It didn’t interest me that much. Then I came across the idea of making french toast with bananas and coconut milk blended together instead of eggs and milk whisked together. Genius. I wish I had come up with the idea myself.
These are a great mid morning or afternoon snack. Replace that un-healthy snack such as a chocolate bar, cookie, donut, muffin etc with these delicious bars. They are a much healthier way to tide you over to your next meal, as well as satisfy your sweet tooth without turning to a processed snack.
There is currently a 30 day challenge taking place at Moksha NDG which is where I practice yoga on a regular basis. While not participating in this 30 day yoga challenge myself, I have previously completed 30 day challenges on 2 separate occasions and am well aware of how demanding they can be in many ways. Proper nutrition is always important but especially so when doing 30 days in a row of hot yoga. These bars are a great snack for those taking part in the 30 day challenge or anyone else who does a lot of physical activity. Continue reading
Memories of Oatmeal
I remember making oatmeal as a child. It involved opening up a little package of flavoured Quaker instant oats, putting it in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Not the best way to make oatmeal. I think the flavours were maple and brown sugar, peaches and cream, apple cinnamon and something with raisins. Not what I call a healthy breakfast. I used to love my flavoured Quaker instant oats when I was 8 years old.
I also have great memories of eating oatmeal at my grandmother’s house. I would wake up in the morning and it would already be ready since she would wake up at 5 am or something like that. I would park myself in front of the TV for cartoons and oatmeal. I loved it. however I remember covering my bowl of oatmeal with refined white sugar, dairy milk and some tasty raisins.
I think I went years without eating any oatmeal/porridge. Until I discovered Jamaican porridge. I used to eat lunch at this Jamaican Food spot called Mitch’s island grill. Tiny authentic amazing jamaican place. More of a food counter than a restaurant. Mitch used to make a different kind of porridge every morning. Cornmeal, banana etc. You had the choice of getting fried dumplings to dip in it. Also probably not the healthiest breakfast but good.