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Almond Joy Energy Bites


Lately I’ve had a big sweet tooth by the time the afternoon rolls around. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep that leaves me needing an afternoon jolt of energy, or the fact that I’m chasing around my busy little boy, but either way this recipe is the solution. So instead of reaching for coffee, chocolate or processed sugar to fuel your body when your energy is low, Continue reading

Banana Coconut Greek Yogurt Muffins

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With the cooler mornings creeping in and the smell of autumn rolling through the valley, my kitchen is starting to look more enticing than the sandy beaches. Baking time! This is by far my favorite banana muffin recipe!! Unlike most muffins, this recipe contains no oil, butter or flour! Regular sugar is also not found in this recipe as coconut sugar takes its place. Coconut sugar is a much healthier option as it contains Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants. Not to mention that it has a lower glycemic index compared to table sugar. The greek yogurt also makes these tasty treats moist and tangy while adding extra protein. So who would say no to these muffins?! No guilt, no problem. But you’d never be able to tell that these are good for you judging by how delicious they are. Need I say more?! Continue reading

Hungarian Crepes


This meal brings back the most memories for me as a child. My Hungarian grandmother would make these for me and my brother anytime we asked, which was almost every time we went over to visit. We were never entirely sure what she was making at first because, like most grandmothers cooking, it is a recipe they can recreate with their eyes closed in no time. Continue reading

The Best Flaky Pie Crust

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Living in the Okanagan has it’s perks all year round, but when it comes to enjoying local fresh fruit and produce it is the place to be. Cherries, apricots, raspberries, strawberries and peaches are just a few of the mouth watering fruits adorning orchard branches and farmer fields in the summer months. I was gifted pounds upon pounds of cherries and apricots this year and since I can only consume so many in a day, I had to get creative with ways to preserve them. I made muffins, pies, purees, smoothies, and simply just froze some before they went bad. However, making pies is definitely my favorite way to enjoy fruit…. let’s be honest. Buttery flaky crust enveloping fresh tangy flavors. What’s not to love? It definitely isn’t low in fat or part of a bikini diet, but I don’t care about either of those so I had my cake and ate it too! I love that this recipe uses butter instead of shortening and you could substitute the flour for almond flour, coconut flour or whole wheat depending on your preference too. In my opinion, an old fashioned approach to pie is the way to go. Rich and delicious!

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Black Bean Brownies


Okay we are a week into the New Year so I have to ask… craving sweets yet? If you decided to detox your cupboards of junk food, but are now considering mixing cocoa powder into your peanut bar jar just to get a sugar fix I have a solution for you! Healthy brownies! I personally never ban any food from my diet because I don’t think it is realistic to cut out dessert entirely. So I have just committed to making healthy versions of my favorite treats. First of all, I am not even a big fan of chocolate…. but these brownies are amazing!! My hubby was hinting towards me about baking so I decided to create these squares of heaven. There are so many “healthy” versions of brownies out there but I wanted to have a recipe that actually resembled a gooey, fudgy moist brownie and not a crunchy vegetable flavored granola bar. He loved them and had NO idea they were healthy. Trust me…. these are amazing!!

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites


Yup!! I know what you’re thinking…. it’s about time you posted Chels! As a new mom, I’ve been busy… and free time is far and few between some days! That’s where these little bites of delight come in. For those that know me…. I LOVE food… I eat healthy…. and I eat A LOT! But with my little one keeping me so busy it can be a struggle to Continue reading

Homemade Caramel Corn


Hey everyone! Good thing I have several recipes and posts saved on my computer…. because I have no idea how I would have the time to bake or cook with lil’ Hunter keeping me so busy during the day! He is officially one month old today….. sniffle sniffle. Time is going by much too quickly for my liking. Speaking of time passing…. it’s hard to imagine that Halloween is right around the corner! So in the spirit (I’m so punny) of fall treats I thought it would be a good time to Continue reading

Blender Waffles and Vanilla Custard


Who doesn’t love waffles?! When I was a kid, I loved waking up to the fresh-baked smell of crispy waffles cooking in the kitchen on a weekend. How could I not jump out of bed for that?! Strawberries… whip cream….vanilla custard…. atop fluffy waffles. MMmmmmm.  That’s a recipe for one happy belly. Continue reading

Banana Layer Cake


This is hands down my favourite banana recipe to make! I got the recipe from my mom and I think it was originally called Banana Crater Cake. Now I don’t know about you… but I’m not necessarily tempted to make or eat a dessert that associates itself with what my thighs might look like after eating a piece. So I’ve taken the liberty to rename it Banana Layer Cake. Continue reading