Banana Walnut Muffins

These muffins are maravillosa, to say the least. They’ve got a delicate crunch to them, are 100% bakery-worthy and can be whipped up in no time! Theseย can easily be munched on as part of your breakfast, or packed in your lunchbox (do people still use lunchboxes?) for a banana-yย snack. Let’s get our Betty Crocker/Martha Stewart//Niki…

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…

Matcha Coconut Popcorn

Matcha is best known for its use in teas or lattes, but did you know this green tea powderย can be used as an antioxidant-rich popcorn topping? In today’s recipe, popcorn gets a vibrant and beautiful green makeover. The end result is a hipster (ha!), salty, low-calorie, high-fiber snack with a subtle grassy flavour and an…

Maple Spiced Nuts

My mother in law makes the best candied nuts, and therefore she inspired me to try to make my own. My experimental nut candying has yielded nuts that are holiday-ish (but also year-round-ish, let me tell you). I very well could have used solely maple syrup, nuts and sea salt,ย but if you want to get…

Holiday Cranberry-Cashew Bliss Bars

These bars are the perfect way to use up those cranberries you bought but don’t know what to do with. Let’s be honest, it can get tricky finding uses for these tart little berries. This is why I’m plopping a cran recipe on the blog today, and combining it with orange for a magical result….

Minty Nanaimo-Ish Bars

I’m certain many of you will agree with me that one of the best parts about the holidays is the baking. Ever since I was a munchkin, I have loved Nanaimo bars. When the mixes to make them started popping up over grocery stores, I knew the holidays were ‘a comin’! Nanaimo bars are a…

Peppermint & Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bark

If you’re jonesing for a chocolate bark recipe fit for the holidays, you’re barking up the right tree and come to the right place! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today’s post will be a lazy bones one. All I want is to spread some holiday cheer via sharing this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Is that too much to ask? Tee hee….

Feel Good Berry Banana Spiced Muffins

Soft, light, moist and yummy muffins that aren’t overly sweet. In this recipe, Apricots confer the sweetness and while they’re at it, they provide precious fiber, potassium and magnesium, Bananas act like eggs: binding, fluffing and moistening the batter, Turmeric helps reduce inflammation, Buckwheat stabilizesย energy levels, thanks to a low glycemic index, Chia seeds satiate…

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…

Popcorn, Dark Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Trail Mix

Got a hankering for popcorn with a twist? Look no further! I’ve always been a die hard popcorn fan. IMO, it’s the king of snack foods. It’s crunchy and airy and fluffy and satisfying. Plus, it’s the ultimate companion during movie nights. Contrary to popular belief, popcorn is and can be healthy. That is, when…

Lentil Truffles

These truffles are healthier than the rest. Lentils are my homeboys and homegirls. They’re the lentil of my eye because a) they’re the easiest to digest of the legumes b) they’re high in iron and folic acid c) they’re filling d) due to their small size, their cooking time is shorter than other legumes e)…

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…