I am back from my mini vacation to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where I had an absolutely amazing time. It was my first time visiting wineries, so I was pretty excited. I loved the experience and would definitely return.
The original reason for the trip was a wedding, a great excuse to take a few days off, and taste some wine. Don’t you think? Not to mention, it was my birthday.
The original idea for this recipe came from Anna (a coworker) who asked if I was making a special smoothie for Canada day (July1). She had been disappointed when I had made nothing for our provincial holiday on June 24 (St. Jean Baptiste). I loved the idea and was excited to create something yummy that was red and white like the Canadian flag.
When Anna made the suggestion, I immediately thought of strawberries since they are in season. I liked the idea of making a dessert, a change from smoothies, not to mention it’s difficult to make a smoothie that is 2 colours. Thank you Anna for inspiring this dessert! I love it! (and I hope you do too!) Continue reading
The Smoothie Challenge is well under way and I am personally loving all the new smoothies I am experimenting with. Today I had a chocolate mint green tea smoothie that blew my mind. Although I have been drinking a lot of smoothies to support all the physical activity I have been doing, a man’s gotta eat. And this man, loves to eat! As much as I love smoothies.
With much of my time going towards creating the 30 day smoothie challenge and all the exciting upcoming guest posts I haven’t had much time to create and share many delicious plant-based recipes therefore I thought I would take a few minutes today to share a recipe I have been making regularly for the past little while. It has become my go to pancake recipe.
I personally love pancakes. I love maple syrup too! Don’t you? You will be glad to know that these pancakes are healthier than your typical pancake. And if you want to make them even healthier you may want to skip on the syrup and consider using things like, unsweetened jam, nut butters and coconut butter.
The first few times I was experimenting with making pancakes with chickpea flour I was mixing it with other flours like quinoa, and amaranth. Trying out different combination over and over again. Then I decided why not just try chickpea flour. My friend Leanne over at Healthful Pursuit had success with it so why not. If you want to make these pancakes a little sweeter you can add a 1/4 cup of coconut sugar to the dry ingredients. However if you ware suing maple syrup they will be plenty sweet as is. Continue reading
After having some delicious homemade granola this past weekend at my aunt and uncle’s in Toronto I was inspired to make some granola of my own. I have only made granola once before and it turned out quite well. The first time was this summer and I made an almond and hemp seed granola with currants in it.
My idea for granola this time around was chocolate coconut. I decided to do a little google search just to see if anyone else had made a chocolate coconut granola before. The first one I found was a raw cacao and coconut granola by Kelly Childs. Unfortunately I didn’t have all the ingredients to make a raw granola not to mention a dehydrator. Something that is on my list of kitchen wants.
The second recipe I checked out was the type of granola I had in mind and was very similar to the recipe I had made up in my head. It is from a blog called Sugar and Charm. The blog itself is quite amazing. The design, the photos, and the videos. Very professional and quite beautiful. The blog is “a lifestyle and entertaining blog focusing on hosting tips, sweet recipes, charming crafts, design, photography.” Continue reading
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.
Granola has been something that I have been wanting to make for quite a while. This week I finally did.
So many different ingredient combinations possible for granola. I kept it pretty simple for my first time. It turned out great and I can’t wait to try more variations. Continue reading