It’s no secret that this summer hasn’t been very “summery”. Sure, we got spoiled with some spectacular 30 degree dock days, but those were usually incompassed by about 7 straight days of rain. Needless to say the wearer has been less than ideal and I think that it’s finally starting to get to me (cue sore throat and itchy ears). This is possibly the worst time for me to get sick seeing as I’m moving out in two days and start university in one week from now.
The past couple of nights I’ve been whipping up this epic turmeric latté not only to aid my on-coming sore throat, but also my permanently temperamental stomach. This recipe is pretty simple and very enjoyable to sip on whilst reading a good book or binging a Netflix series (do any of you watch The Good Wife?!).
Golden Turmeric Latté
5 slices of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground Turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cardamom pods, crushed
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup almond milk
Combind all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk well and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Strain the latté through a tea infuser and allow to steep for a few minutes.
Remove the infuser and enjoy!
I am forever a fan of simple things. Honestly, the simpler the better. This past week I’ve been looking after my aunt’s dogs and living in her house while she’s on vacation with her family and it’s been a blast. There is something very strange and fun about living on your own (even if only for a short time). Since it’s just me here the fridge isn’t exactly over-stocked, but I do have my staples on hand: almond butter, hummus, sauerkraut, fresh veg and a big ol’ jar of coconut chia pudding. I’ve been really in to meal prepping items in bulk recently and this chia pudding has become one of my “go to’s”. Continue reading “Easy Coconut Chia Pudding”
Last night was wild! It was my senior prom and, well, it definitely din’t disappoint. After a long night of dancing, talking and just straight up fun it’s always nice to wake up and cook up a big feel good style breakfast. (Think eggs, hash browns, grease lol). This morning I took a healthier approach to your typical diner style breakfast by topping thinly sliced sweet potato with avocado, poached eggs, nut butter and cinnamon. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Toast Two Ways”
Sometimes I find that it’s best to keep things simple. I’m a big time planner when it comes to food; I always try to plan out each meal ahead of time to make my life a little easier. Most of my Sunday mornings are spent at the kitchen table flipping through cookbook after cookbook to decide what I want to have on hand and eat over the course of the upcoming week. Based off of my decisions, I compile a list of ingredients to stock up on. In my mind this is a wonderful system, but my family seems to find it bizarre and unrealistic (I beg to differ). Meal planning is a great way to reduce food waste and to prevent that dreadful moment where you open your empty fridge with a rumbling stomach and a lack of ideas. Continue reading “Morning Toast Three Ways”
These last few weeks have been a complete and total whirlwind! With two portfolios due, a mass of school assignments, extracurricular activities and a vacation thrown right in the middle, I’ve had almost no time to myself. Fortunately, it’s starting to wind down (thank God!). Continue reading “Buckwheat Banana Pancakes”
Smoothies are my go-to breakfast. They are so simple, quick, delicious and they can pack a pretty epic nutritional punch, which is ideal first thing in the morning. When I have an early morning practice I like to blend up a nice thick smoothie the night before, then all I have to do in the morning is pour it into a bowl and throw some toppings on it and voilà, breakfast! Continue reading “Building the Perfect Smoothie”
Typically when you see “overnight oats” that means that raw oats have been soaked overnight and are consumed raw the following morning. I am a huge fan of this method of Continue reading “Overnight Carrot Cake Oats for Two”
This week has been a whirlwind, I’ve been constantly on the go with hardly any breaks. This morning I slept in until 10:30, which, if you know me, is unheard of. Continue reading “Banana & Carob Breakfast Blend”
I really enjoy the convenience of being able to wake up in the morning and have my breakfast ready for me. Whenever I make a smoothie for breakfast I prepare it the evening prior to when I’ll be consuming it. I do this so a) I can just “grab and go” in the morning, and b) I won’t be that jerk who runs the blender at 7am. Continue reading “Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie”
I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter, to be honest I don’t even like peanuts. What’s strange about my dislike for peanuts and peanut products is that I like them in somethings, I just Continue reading “Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie”
This recipe actually happened by accident. I was soaking buckwheat groats for a different granola recipe, but the next morning after the groats were already soaked I realized that I did not have any of the other ingredients. So, I drained the groats and left them to sit for a day and a bit, and when I revisited them to make my recipe I found that they had sprouted little tails! At this point I abandoned the recipe I was planning to make and decided to create my own to share with you. Continue reading “Sprouted Buckwheat Granola”
You’ve probably noticed my love for breakfast foods by now. I especially love breakfast foods that are easy, like overnight oats. These are great because all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together the night before, pop ‘Em in the fridge, then enjoy them the next morning (after taking a million pictures of them if you’re like me). I always like to mix up the flavour of my overnight oats to add some variety to my routine. This combination is great for the summer when peaches are in season, but feel free to play with this and find what you like best. Continue reading “Ginger Peach Overnight Oats”