Fig & Date Squares

Date squares are the ultimate comforting dessert, it’s true. Buuuuut, I had a huge bag of dried figs in my pantry feeling like it lacked a sense of purpose. Therefore, I decided to experimentally tweak these beloved bars into a hybrid – one that tastes like a cross between Fig Newtons and thick crumbly date…

Olive Oil & Orange Oatmeal

This morning I decided to be an oatmeal artist and put a spin on traditional oats by experimenting with some different mix-ins: orange for a citrus burst, almonds for vitamin E rich crunch and thyme for a savoury twist. The unique result is heart-healthy (its soluble fiber does wonders for cholesterol levels), diabetes-friendly (low glycemic…

Apple Galette

Bought a 40 lb bag of local apples at a farmer’s market in Quebec city for only 8$. All hail apple season! And that partially explains my MIA-ness lately (no, really, lol). I’ve been baking apple pies, making fresh apple juice, apple ketchup, applesauce, etc. I had been wanting to make a unique apple treat…

Orange & Cardamom Date Squares

Today’s pastry recipe is one for a buttery, crumbly, ooey-gooey and naturally sweet date square in which the cardamom and orange make its flavour pop (I wish I could also say “snap” and “crackle”). Date squares are a childhood favourite, and this is truly the type of recipe a grandma would bake, so I plan…

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

If you’re like me, whenever you are attempting to bake something, you ponder whether to even bother throwing the batter in the oven and very seriously consider eating the batter, straight up. Enter this cookie dough dip. I’m a little bit completely obsessed with this cookie dough dip. It is perfect for dipping graham cookies…

Superfood Loaf

“Maaaa! The meatloaf! We want it now!” Just like Chazz (Wedding Crashers), you’ll also want some of this meatloaf. Your wild guess is right though, it contains no meat. This non-meatloaf/lentil-loaf/superfood-loaf is as comforting as the real deal, especially when you savour it with some home-made cranberry sauce. Plus, just like meatloaf, this loaf contains…