New Blog Beginnings

Why hello there! I just wanted to let you all know that I have moved over to a new host and that I can be found at oliveandwisteria.comIf you’re interested Ibn continuing to follow along then head on over. Thanks for all your support!

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-Ashley

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Golden Turmeric Latté

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?!). 
XX

-Ashley


Golden Turmeric Latté

Serves 1

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
Method

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!

Perfect Roasted Garlic Hummus

There are some things that just put me in a really fantastic mood. Making a perfect batch of hummus is one of those things. You may think that that makes me very lame, but my argument is that you have to enjoy the little things in life and celebrate small victories, you feel? Continue reading “Perfect Roasted Garlic Hummus”

Easy Coconut Chia Pudding

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”

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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”

Raw Chocolate Energy Bites

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”

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lentil Salad

I am a lover of breakfast. That is a true and simple fact. It is hands down my favourite, and most creative, meal of the day. Naturally, because of my love for breakfast, I tend to lean mostly towards developing breakfast recipes and posting about my breakfasts. The truth is my other meals are just as good as my breakfasts, but for whatever reason I am either too lazy to write down the recipes or to photograph the finished product therefore resulting in no new lunch and dinner posts. I have decided that that should change. It is now my mission to bring to you more main course styled recipes to satisfy all the dinner lovers out there. Continue reading “Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lentil Salad”

Sweet Potato Toast Two Ways

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”

Quick Brussels Sprout Slaw

There’s nothing I love more than a good brussels sprout recipe. Seriously though, brussels sprouts are so versatile; you can use them in salads and pastas, you can oats them, shred them, boil them. The possibilities are endless!  Continue reading “Quick Brussels Sprout Slaw”

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

After months upon months of stress an, seemingly, never ending work, I am finally free. Last Monday I went for my final university interview and am so relived! Being a senior in high school is hard enough, but when you add in extracurricular activities, work and applications it becomes exhausting. I may have my applications done, but I do still have three more months of school to get through.  Continue reading “Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread”

Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

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”