People like to talk about seasonal food, but with modern transportation and grocery stores, it's sometimes easy to forget that most of us do not live in an area where a wide variety of produce grows year-round. And yet even though you can pretty much always get things like lettuce, carrots, bananas, and apples, in … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)
If you're going to make yogurt at home, doesn't it follow that you need to make granola to go with it? Well, maybe not, but there are a lot of good reasons to make your own granola. You come out way ahead cost wise, but in my opinion the most important one is that you … Continue reading Granola
In my post on Coconut Granola Bars, I mentioned that I've been looking for the perfect bar recipe for ages with very little success. Well, in a stroke of really good luck, it seems like I've found two great recipes in just a few short weeks! One of the blogs I follow is called Enlightened … Continue reading Crunchy Nut Bars
Most of you are probably unaware, but I have been obsessively making various kinds of granola and protein bars for months. I have a serious addiction to NuGo Organic Double Dark Chocolate protein bars, which I have been trying to break for ages. Not only are they expensive and loaded with sugar, but I hate … Continue reading Coconut Granola Bars
---This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series--- When planning my menu, I looked at many ideas for appetizer soups involving pumpkin or other winter squash, but when I looked at all of the other dishes I had planned, they just seemed like too much food. Plus, carrying bowls of hot soup around a … Continue reading Candied Walnuts
So be honest, how many of you out there know that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving about 6 weeks before we do in the US? I'm not sure I would have ever learned this tidbit if I hadn't married a Canadian, but interestingly enough Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with our Columbus day, which means we all have a … Continue reading Thanksgiving in October!
Well, I'm sad to report that my recent Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins, which I said may be perfect, are not - while I still stand by the deliciousness and healthfulness claims, they have the fatal flaw of being completely rejected by the munchkin. And while hubby thought it was good news that there would be … Continue reading Carrot Zucchini Muffins