CocoaQuinoa Bars

I don’t know about you – but I had to draggg my butt out of bed this morning. My schedule has been tight! Yikes. Thank GOODNESS for these quick, chewy, nutritious bars – The Original…CocoaQuinoa Bars (check out their ‘sister bar’ TrailBlazer Bars). I love ‘bars’ because they’re super easy to whip up and you…

Grilled Nectarine Salad w/ MapleShallot Dressing

Sunny days call for patio meals!…and another reason to get more BBQ time in. This Grilled Nectarine Salad w/ MapleShallot Dressing totally satisfied my craving for some summer feasting. And the Grilled Nectarines – SO juicy. Will definitely be working with those lovelies again. I have to say…there’s something appealing about eating a salad that…

Jambalaya w/ Cajun Encrusted Mushrooms

Happy 4th of July, neighbours! I’ve travelled all throughout the U.S., from the west coast to the east, and even WAY down south. One of the most memorable places for me…New Orleans, Louisiana<3 Such an interesting and entertaining city. Wow. SO, to celebrate, we’re having Jambalaya – Garden Style. My protein replacement for this one…Cajun…

Baked Plantain Chips + GarlicAlmond Aioli

Company’s Coming…were actually among the first cookbooks that lined my parent’s kitchen shelves. I’ve browsed through them ALL (a few times) over the years. Where am I going with this – well, company IS coming! Tis’ the season for visits. I just said some ‘goodbyes’ to friends last week who stayed with me. Now, I’m…

Caprese Salad Bites

I went on a Caprese Salad binge after returning from Italy – SO much bocconcini! I’ve ordered it from many restaurants since, and it always tastes different from the last. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way: 1. invest in a ‘good’ bocconcini – want creamy, not chalky (or try avocado); 2. use fresh, semi…

MaplePecan Popsicles

We’re celebrating Canada┬átoday! To help set the mood, we’re munching on some MaplePecan Popsicles.┬áJust look at that MaplePecan Caramel dripping down – has ‘Canadian’ written all over it. The base of this pop is a delicious & nutritious mix of unsweetened almond milk, bananas, and raw pecans (among other tasty goodies). The sweet/chewy explosion at…