I’ve always wanted to make my own bread, but the thought of having to stand there kneading was a daunting task. Fortunately, I had been reading about ‘no knead’ methods, and well, that clearly was more appealing. Continue reading No Knead Multigrain Bread
I had some leftover beets that I need to use up, and I wasn’t in the mood to use them in a smoothie. Also, I had been deciding what I should make for lunch this week. I didn’t feel like making traditional hummus again, and I wanted to change things up. That’s when the idea hit me! Why not create a hummus-like spread out of beets? I remember growing up my mom would sometimes make a beet salad sandwich (like an egg salad sandwich), so this was definitely an homage of sorts to that.
Soups are great for those cold (and maybe rainy) days when you want something warm and comforting. Soups are so versatile, you can have them hot or cold (gazpacho anyone?). This isn’t a gazpacho, though, but with soups, you can add all sorts of veggies and spices, and have a great flavours, while ingesting some much needed nutrients! Continue reading Curried Sweet Potato & Pear Soup
I love having cereal for breakfast (second to oatmeal… or maybe they’re both even on my list). I love when my cereal is a bowl of granola. I love putting granola as toppings on oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, or smoothies. Often times though, the granola in stores are high in unnecessary sugars and fats — not all, but most.
Squash is one of my favourite fall vegetables. I know it’s not fall, but I still like buying squash at the market. It is so versatile, and you can even use it in baking. My favourite way to eat it is in a curry. I can just eat a whole container of the curry if I had it in front of me. When I was in Sri Lanka in 2012, I volunteered for two weeks in a town that was affected by the 2004 tsunami through a local organization, called Volunteer Sri Lanka. If ever you do make your way to Sri Lanka, I highly recommend volunteering with this organization! It is run by a local, who lost his parents to the tsunami, and ever since, he has done philanthropic work over there, helping orphaned children and elderly, and there’s also medical placements! His large house served as the volunteer house, and for meals they often served squash curry for lunch. It was delicious!
I do love carrot cake. As I already mentioned in my carrot cake smoothie recipe, it reminds me of my childhood. I’ve been trying to come up with different recipes for my overnight crock pot oats so that I change it up each week for my breakfasts. Continue reading Overnight Crock Pot Carrot Cake Oats
Here’s another one of my chicken burger instalments to use as a lunch idea. This time, we’re adding quinoa into the burgers. Not only does this add extra protein and nutrients to your burger, keeping you full longer, it also stretches the use of your meat so that you can make more burgers (also because I totally ran out of chicken breasts…)! Continue reading Chicken Quinoa Burgers