I’m feeling sad that summers at it’s end and fall is on it’s way. It’s not that I don’t like fall, I actually really enjoy it. Fall is just too short and here in Canada we know that cold white stuff comes shortly after. In an attempt to make summer last longer, I created this fresh salsa recipe that reminds me of hot weather and Mexico. We’ve been getting a lot of tomatoes through the CSA, along with onions, garlic and green peppers. All perfect for making salsa. The flavour of fresh homemade salsa doesn’t even come close to comparing to the store bought stuff that’s full of preservatives. Continue reading “Homemade Salsa”
I find the easiest way to make homemade chocolates is to use a mini muffin tin and that way I also get to make a tasty filling. This recipe is for a dark chocolate that’s deep and rich in flavour. If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate you might not like these, but I still think you should give them a try. They’re different than store bought dark chocolate, melt in your mouth and you might just be surprise. You can adjust the amount of cacao powder too, if you find them too dark. Continue reading “Chocolate, Coconut & Cashew Butter Cups”
We’ve been enjoying all the fresh veggies we get from the CSA we signed up for this summer. If you’ve never heard of a CSA it stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a great way to support the local food movement. I’ve been apart of two different CSA’s in the city. The first one I did a couple of years ago was called, “On Borrowed Ground.” She actually had a number of gardens throughout the city that she took over for people that didn’t have time for them. They were all organic, just not certified, and you had to put in an hour of work per week. Continue reading “Summer Pea Salad”
I’m a big fan of smoothies, especially during the hot summer. Smoothies can be a great way to get a lot of nutrients in, while giving your digestive system a bit of a break. Smoothies can also wreak havoc on your blood sugar if not done right. Personally I’ve discovered that I do well when my smoothie contains healthy fats, fibre and protein. I also make sure I have at least equal amounts of fruits and veggies, if not more veggies in my smoothies. When I’ve covered these bases a smoothie for breakfast can satiate me all morning through until lunch, without having to worry about a blood sugar crash or getting too hungry. Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie”
Growing up I never used to care for potato salad. I always found it to be an unappetizing blob of bland, yellow or white (depending on where it was bought from) potato goop. It’s an easy dish to make for potlucks and bbq’s so I ended up trying to make my own to avoid certain ingredients in store bought salads. The main part of the dressing in store bought potato salad is the Mayo. Unfortunately if you’ve ever read the ingredients list on a jar of mayonnaise you know they use some sort of vegetable oil, either canola oil or soy oil. Continue reading “Why you should make your own Mayo and a Chipotle Potato Salad Recipe”
I love making homemade Matcha green tea lattes with thick full fat coconut milk and some raw honey. They’re so tasty! Actually I think I would like anything Matcha flavoured. With the weather as hot as it’s been though, I’m not feeling the hot drinks so much. I came up with a recipe as I was wanting to use Matcha in something cold. It’s great on hot days, or really any day, when your wanting something sweet. Homemade chocolate cups with a Matcha green tea filling that tastes just like the latte.
In the summer I tend to have big salads of some sort for lunch. With the hot weather we’ve been having my body craves those crisp green salads. However during the colder months I crave warmer foods and swap my leafy greens for hot salads. Likewise when the weather get’s rainy and cool in the summer months I prefer something a bit warmer and comforting. Continue reading “Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Salad”