Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Things have been a little chaotic for us lately. Usually, the time between September and the build up to Christmas fills up surprisingly fast, and then suddenly we are thrust into full on Christmas preparation. Now, I love Christmas and all the fuss and baking, eating, and indulgence that comes with it. It is actually…

Festive Energy Bites

Now, anyone who really knows me, knows I am a massive fan of all things Christmas. I spent most of the year compiling my gift lists and all my festive baking and cooking. It is the best celebration of food and I love it, complete with all its indulgences. The ramp up to Christmas, for…

Chocolate, Date & Almond Shake (Smoothie)

Every once in a while, I feel like I need something really indulgent. I love ice cream. In fact, I love anything made with ice cream. Ice cream covered in sprinkles, swirled with toppings and bits of anything, sundaes, pies and cakes. If it has ice cream then I will usually like it. Of course,…

Hemp Granola

I wouldn’t have ever said I was all that keen on granola. I tried. I bought several types of over the years and after a couple of hesitant bowls it usually finds its way to the back of the larder until I feel it has been open for far too long to be salvageable and…

Arancini (Risotto Balls)

Like most parents, I am on a perpetual quest to find food my children will eat. Not just food out of a tin or bags from the freezer, but food which is healthy and I feel I would like to eat. I cannot tell you how many recipes I have slaved over only to find…

Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Tart

Tart or pie? By some definitions this is clearly a pie. For me it is a tart. I always went with the rule that if it doesn’t have a pastry lid then it was a tart. Although… my argument quickly falls short when you look at Pecan Pie or Pumpkin pie! Regardless, I have made…

Sweet Potato Bakes

My first memory of eating sweet potatoes was of my father making this dish. I could see my father was excited about these. He was talking a lot and telling us about how sweet they were. He was smiling the entire time and we were just not that interested – this was clearly before the foodie…

Aquafaba (Chickpea Liquid)

Really? Yes, I am writing about the liquid 99% of you dump down the drain when you open up a tin of chickpeas. Until a few months ago, I too would be scratching my head about this. This all changed when a dear friend of ours had us over for dinner… We had an amazing…

Harak Osba’o (Sami Tamimi ‘s Damascus-Style Lentil Noodle Stew)

Ever since a chance encounter with the amazing Ottolenghi deli/restaurant in London, a few years back, I have been a little obsessed with the duo behind it, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. I don’t know if it has anything to do with my Mediterranean background or just my love for great food. I have several…

Death by Chocolate (Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce)

Long before the restaurant and the subsequent cookbooks of the same name, there was a talented chef, Lesley Stowe, who made desserts for some of the finest restaurants in Vancouver. This particular dessert was created for Bishops Restaurant, which for over thirty years has been one of the best, if not the best, restaurants in the…

Purple Protein Açai Bowl

When I was in New York earlier this year, I was amazed at the vast selection of healthy food shops! Dotted all over the place are fabulous juice and smoothie bars, deli’s and salad shops. I got to eat some amazing food and was particularly influenced by the types of açai bowls I could find. I…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

When I first got invited to join Pinterest I quickly started soaking up all the amazing looking pictures of food. I came across this recipe pretty early on in my feed and was completely taken in! It took me a while to give it a try, but I was not disappointed once I did. I…