PANCAKE CAKE (with whipped coconut cream & banana)

As I sit here and type these words, I find myself feeling nostalgic about last Christmas already. Less than a month ago, on Christmas Day, my family and I enjoyed this very Pancake Cake as part of a lazy brunch that lasted literally half the day. 24 days into 2017 and aspects of my New Year’s […]

ACAI & BERRY PORRIDGE BOWL

This acai-boosted porridge bowl is a variation on my standard blueberry overnight oats. I used to tote overnight oats to the office in a mason jar before going on maternity leave. They were my go-to pregnancy breakfast option and toting was convenient, but I can assure you my shaken-around-oats-in-a-jar never looked pretty by the time I sat […]

BAKED BANANA “FRITTER” SPRING ROLLS & BANANA CHOCOLATE “CREPE” SPRING ROLLS

You may wonder why the words “fritter” and “crepe” appear in the titles of these recipes (and in quotation marks). The first variation is clearly not a fritter at all, as the banana is neither battered or fried, and the second variation is clearly not a crepe. Rather, both are inspired by food memories of […]

SUMMER SMOOTHIE PANCAKES (+ a Food of Thrones Weeks 4-6 recap)

The other day I posted a capture of these very pancakes on Instagram along with the claim that “… the only thing that really differentiates this recipe from that of a smoothie is the addition of baking powder! Yup- the deliciousness & benefits of a summery smoothie, in pancake form… “. I had quite a few curious comments about […]

“SNICKERS” BAKED QUINOA PORRIDGE

Peanutty, chocolaty, gooey, comforting, surprisingly healthy (if that matters to you), arguably-better-than-Snickers breakfast deliciousness! This recipe was the result of serious pregnancy cravings for chocolate/peanuts/oats, combined with a need to use up some quinoa flakes. Don’t you just love a craving-meets-food-waste-fix combo? A perfect weekend breakfast treat for two, if you feel like sharing with someone special… or you can […]

BANOFFEE PIE WAFFLES WITH RAW TOFFEE SAUCE (vegan, low-sweetener & gluten-free)

Love banoffee pie? Love waffles? Feel like an indulgent, utterly delicious treat sans refined sugar/eggs/gluten/dairy? These are probably my favourite plant-based waffles, hence featuring them for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party “waffle bar” last year! Yes, this post is THAT belated… it’s her 3rd birthday today! So, in honour of this special day and in dedication to my sweet little […]

CHOC BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE (with coconut cream and grated chocolate)

Say hello to this delicious, super-easy-to-make treat of a smoothie! I came up with this creation on the fly when the little peeps asked for smoothies on the weekend, and I used only ingredients I had on hand. The results were surprisingly lovely (though I suppose it is hard to go wrong with the ol’ chocolate-banana combo!). The kids enjoyed mini […]

PEANUT BUTTER, BANANA & CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES (vegan, gluten-free, IQS-friendly)

For Cupcake’s 2nd birthday party “waffle bar”, I created a banoffee waffle recipe and, in the process, discovered the perfect way to use up that odd soon-to-be-overripe sad, lone banana sitting oft to be found on the kitchen countertop. I have yet to share that recipe (which is one of my all-time favourites!), but on the 25th of […]

SPICED CHAI SMOOTHIE WITH COCONUT CRUSHED ICE (pretending summer’s not over)

Firstly, I love chai! Secondly, despite my recent post mentioning some rather intense events that unfolded during a trip to India years ago, there were some truly wonderful moments too. Some of my fondest memories of India involve sipping chai with local people in the village where we ended up staying. The chai I drank there was always […]

VEGAN BANANA WALNUT BREAD (so easy, so delicious)

What do you do on a sunny Sunday morning when you discover that the bananas you bought last week are fast approaching the overripe stage? Bake banana bread, that’s what! In keeping with my recent attempts to “healthify” my diet and lifestyle, this version of banana bread contains no added oils/butter/fats, no eggs and no […]