Overnight Apple Pie Oats

At the risk of overdoing it on breakfast posts, I feel it my duty to post this yummy and easy breakfast idea.  It is apple season in Ontario.  We are so lucky to have apple orchards right next door (I'm talking, like 3 minutes away).  I went a little apple crazy at the market this weekend, … Continue reading Overnight Apple Pie Oats

Dried Apple Rings

Full disclosure:  I really want a dehydrator.  Like... I REALLY want one badly.  I love the idea of preserving the goodness of our local foods, and dehydrating is a great way to retain both the flavour and the nutritional quality of produce.  I may not have fancy clothes, but a girl has retail priorities.  My … Continue reading Dried Apple Rings

Delicious Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

This is our favorite kale salad.  It is a winner every time.  Sometimes I dream of this salad.  Ok, I don't dream of this salad but I really, really like it.  We grow kale in the back yard, and it just grows, and grows.  I have done very little to care for this kale over … Continue reading Delicious Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

My Amazing Hummus

I know it is a little boastful to call this recipe "My Amazing Hummus", but over the years of making it I have received so many compliments that it has given me the courage to give it such a title. It may sound silly to be thankful for a recipe, but I am actually thankful for … Continue reading My Amazing Hummus

Fibre Rich Soaked Oats for Breakfast

 I have long been a fan of oats.  This was a new idea to me, and it ticked off so many of my "must haves" that it was an instant winner!  It is delicious, nutritious, satisfying, easy, inexpensive and portable. I use steel cut oats and rolled oats.  Steel cut oats are oat groats that … Continue reading Fibre Rich Soaked Oats for Breakfast

Oat Griddle Cakes with Blueberry Sauce

This is a recipe from the hilarious and wonderful Thug Kitchen Cookbook.  I am always searching for breakfast ideas.  We took Z for IgG testing and found that she has several intolerances including eggs, milk and a slight intolerance to gluten.  For a kid that would happily eat eggs for every meal, this has been a real … Continue reading Oat Griddle Cakes with Blueberry Sauce

Life Changing Crackers

This is one of my favorites.  These Life Changing Crackers are inspired by the amazing recipe from My New Roots.  If you have never checked out that site, do yourself a favor!  This is the cracker form of the amazing bread of the same name.  Both are amazing!!!  I have slightly modified the recipe and the … Continue reading Life Changing Crackers

Mint and Cucumber Chia Fresca

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chia! I never had a Chia Pet, but oh, I wanted one! I am thankful for their comeback into the North American mainstream, this time as a healthy addition to salads, smoothies, desserts and drinks. These little amazing seeds pack a nutritional punch.  Chia seeds contains more omega 3 fatty acids than salmon per serving.  Two … Continue reading Mint and Cucumber Chia Fresca

Farmer’s Market Salad

Nothing beats a trip to the Farmer's Market.  I love summer salads, and making one full of that local goodness feels amazing in the soul and in the tummy.  It is August as I write this post, and I look forward to our trips to the market on Saturday mornings.  The tables are overflowing with amazing goodness, gorgeous … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Salad