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”
I am now officially done high school. I wrote my final exam last Friday and am graduating this Thursday. I must say it’s a pretty weird feeling. Since I have nothing to study for and no applications left to do I can finally do things that I actually want to do. My “to-do” list currently consists of baking a cake, baking cookies, wrapping end of year gifts and playing the piano. I’m pretty pleased with that list of tasks. Continue reading “Flourless Chocolate Cake”
In the days leading up to my school trip to Boston I was baking up a storm. As you can probably imagine the food on school trips is a far stretch from gourmet, but for people with intolerances and specific diets, such as I, the food is practically non-existent. So, that is why my kitchen turned into a whirlwind of granola-making, nut toasting, recipe testing and vacuum sealing. It’s important when you have food intolerances to prepare for the worst (think being served solely a bowl of shredded lettuce while your friends chow down on wheat filled spaghetti noodles). Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Energy Bites”
This is the same dressing that I used for my Kale Caesar Salad recipe. I though I would create a separate post for those who aren’t interested in making the salad. There are tons Continue reading “Creamy Avocado Caesar Dressing”
I am a huge fan of molasses. One of my favourite things at christmas time is baking (and eating!) chewy, delicious, homemade ginger molasses cookies. They produce the most wonderful scent when they’re baking, it just smells like christmas. This holiday season I Continue reading “Ginger Molasses Loaf”
If you know me, you know I have an array of odd food obsessions. Hummus, anything with sweet potatoes, sushi, watermelon, just to name a few. I also adore nut butter, especially almond based nut butters (I’m not a fan of peanut butter). Honestly, I could live off of nut butter. I am known to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, not even joking. Continue reading “DIY Nut Butter”
I am a big time snacker. When I get home after a long day my snack is basically a meal. I’m not kidding. That is why it is important for me to keep healthy snacks on hand so that I don’t binge out on chips or something just because they are readily available and require no work on my part to make . Continue reading “Crispy Roasted Chickpeas”
It’s that time of the year; exam season. I know that everyone combats stress differently, whether it be by meditating, eating, crying, or exercising. I personally tame the wild stress beast by baking. As I write this I actually have dough for monkey bread rising in the oven. I’ve been stu(dying) all day and am in major need of some baking therapy. Continue reading “Kale Caesar Salad”
While I was in Kingston visiting my sister a little while ago I was rummaging through the fridge looking for a snack (typical) and came across some baby carrots and a container of store-bought baba ganoush. As I was chowing down I noticed something a little different Continue reading “Smokey Baba Ganoush”
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”
A few months back I had a wonderful idea. I was testing out a vegan moussaka recipe from one of my all-time favourite cookbooks, Green Kitchen Travels, and as I was whisking the vegan béchamel sauce I had a wonderful thought. Since I am a fairly busy person, I have Continue reading “Ultimate Mac n’ Cheese”