Straight Up Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Straight Up Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This banana chocolate chip muffin is a statement. It is not trying to solve your health and diet problems. No it is just muffin. Eat the muffin. Enjoy the muffin. Then walk away. Call it what it is. Be happy with it. And get on with your life.

Whole Wheat and Blueberry Waffles

Whole Wheat and Blueberry Waffles

There is something special about waffles. Effort and planning is involved. Or at least, it appears that way. In reality, as long as you have a waffle maker, they are about as much hassle as pancakes.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Perhaps I’m guilty of emotionally driven baking. Yeah, probably. I wanted to make him a special treat. This peanut butter banana bread is it.

Zucchini, Lemon Thyme and Onion Flatbread | “Spices & Seasons” Blog Cookoff

Zucchini, Lemon Thyme and Onion Flatbread | “Spices & Seasons” Blog Cookoff

This Zucchini, Lemon Thyme and Onion flatbread from Rinku Bhattacharya’s “Spices & Seaons” was something I just had to try. I love the idea of using pureed zucchini in the dough. Soon enough we will all have too many zucchini’s to deal with and finding something new to do with zucchini is always on my to-do list.

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

I really hate to add to your To-Do list for the weekend, but a batch of these muffins would be a good idea. They stash nicely in the freezer and given that they are fairly low in sugar they make a healthy addition for the kids lunch box. Or better yet, with a piece of fruit and slathered with nut butter they are a quick and compact little breakfast.

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

The trick to tender and flaky scones, even when they are vegan, is to not over mix the dough. Mix the dry ingredients together then add the honey (or your favourite liquid sweetener) and coconut oil. Mix well with your fingers to get a fine crumb. Yes, this is like making pastry.

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

This Blueberry Citrus loaf is a new addition to the must.make.all.the.time list. And while, yes there is a bit of sugar, I’ve seen worse. The bread gets a good amount of sweetness (and flavour) from the orange juice, blueberries and dried cranberries. It is low in fat, no saturated fat, completely vegan and uses whole wheat flour. I say this is a win-win.

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

When someone says bake something I just naturally go for muffins. And given that it’s that time of year where I find myself overstocked with pumpkin puree, these are pumpkin muffins. Vegan. Whole-grain. And I added a little extra brown sugar streusel on top for fun.

Lemon Flax Bread

Lemon Flax Bread

I love this bread. Love. Love. This is one of those recipes I have make over and over and I’m tickled about it each and every time. It had been awhile since I’ve made a batch

Back to School: Vegan Zucchini Carrot Bread

Back to School: Vegan Zucchini Carrot Bread

I love this make-ahead loaf for packing in the kids lunches. It’s packed full of veggies and vegan. Freezes well too. Zucchini and Carrot Bread. At the side of the house I remember that my mom grew these ginormous zucchini every summer. She said they liked it...
Blueberry Banana Snack Cake

Blueberry Banana Snack Cake

It’s started. The mess we call summer has started. That constant state of disarray that comes with warm weather, days by the pool, the steady stream of neighbourhood kids and sunscreen. My kitchen is upside down, there are beach towels everywhere and my kids...
Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromtheheart

Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromtheheart

For many of us, cancer had reach deep into your lives and changed them significantly.  Spouses, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends. As cliche as it sounds, it touches all of us. It creates fear and paranoia. Every bump, lump, new ache or sunburn...