Quick and Easy Falafel

I have been cooking this recipe for a long time, and every time I make it for someone new they say OHEMGEE this is soo good. Not only is it tasty, but it is also healthy, and can be super quick to make.  My Cousin, who lives on the other side of Canada, is growing…

Chocolate Maple Cupcakes

Happy 151st birthday Canada!!!!  What is more Canadian, is making maple syrup cupcakes??    Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 3/4 cup hot water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoons coarse salt 1 1/2 cups salted butter 2 1/4 cups sugar 4 large eggs, room temperature…

4 ingredient Kale Chips

I love kale. And I love Salt and Vinegar. So why not put them together? I will be honest, I don’t LOVE raw kale. It has to be cooked or coated in something or blended with a bunch of fruit, but I love kale chips! It is a healthy alternative to my fav potato chips…

Kale Pesto

With this hot spell here in the lower mainland, my garden has gone crazy. So much so that I have way too much lettuce and kale to eat. But I am not complaining. A few days ago, I went to the farmers market and got an amazing deal on basil, such a fantastic deal I…

Cast Iron Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

I am sitting here, writing this post in my office, surrounded by empty bookcases, boxes of alcohol and piles of games and cookbooks because we are in the middle of a kitchen mini-reno. I say mini reno because it pretty much is just painting. But it has swirled my life into chaos, and I am…

No Machine Strawberry and Chocolate Icecream

I love ice cream. It does not matter what time of year it is if someone asks if I want ice cream I will say yes.  A long time ago, I had an ice cream machine, and a few years back I got rid of it, now I am regretting that decision. But it has…

Strawberry Sangria

It is summer time, what means it is sangria season! I personally don’t like my sangria’s overly sweet, so I never add any pop or extra sugar, my secret is to let it sit and get all the flavours from the fruit!  This one I just whipped up when the girls came over, and trust…

Coconut Strawberry Muffins

One of my fondest memories growing up is going to U-pick strawberries with my mom and eating more off the plants than what would end up in my basket. While I would be loaded up on strawberries, we would go home and make some strawberry jam. Now whenever it is strawberry season, I stock up…

Caramel Bailey’s Ice Coffee

Something about the warmer weather and sunshine earlier in the day makes me crave ice coffee no matter what the time of day it is. This caramel ice coffee is strictly an adult only, weekend treat. You can always substitute the caramel sauce for chocolate as well! The recipe makes enough for 2 drinks. Ingredients: …

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Something about grilled asparagus doesn’t make them aspara “gross” like I remember them as a kid. Watching the vegetable change to a bright green on the grill to seeing the perfect grill marks appear on the stock. This recipe is fast, and a healthy party pleaser to any bbq you have this summer. Ingredients: 1…