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.

Cinnamon Apple Whole Oats

Cinnamon Apple Whole Oats

There is something satisfying about cooking a whole grain from scratch. Whole oat groats take an incredibly long time to cook and require some planning ahead. Unlike rolled oats – that you can just add water and microwave for a couple of minutes, whole oat groats feel like a significant undertaking. I don’t do this very often.

Skillet Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes

Skillet Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes

I saw this on TV once. How long ago I saw this on TV is probably unimportant since I haven’t watched someone cook on television since my son was born. He’s almost 7 now, and I’m fairly certain that TV cooking has changed since then. There was a time when I could learn things from cooking shows, but now…

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Admittedly, I used a hot cereal mix. But it was Bob’s Red Mill and so I feel good about that. This is a pre-sweetened mix so I only added extra sugar on top when serving as it has plenty of flavour on it’s own.

Letting the cereal soak overnight in a portion of the liquid allows it to soften and shortens the cooking time in the morning. Which means you can totally do this during the week.

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

  So last week I ran my second half marathon. Yeah – really.  I’m impressed too. Keeping up with my training plan was much harder than I had anticipated. I did better when I was training in the early spring. I like running in cooler weather and my...
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

Breakfast Cookies with North Coast Naturals

Breakfast Cookies with North Coast Naturals

  I like make-ahead breakfasts. These cookies are for breakfast. You say “A Cookie for breakfast?”  Yes, a cookie for breakfast.  These hearty breakfast cookies full of good foods that fill you up and keep you happy until lunch time. North Coast...
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...
Blueberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Blueberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Before I get into today’s post… don’t forget there is a giveaway happening. Open until June 15th!   Why is it that I can’t pass on candy even when I don’t like it? Never in my life have I had a moment where I said “I need some red...