Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Raspberries are in season! They are my daughter’s absolute favourite berry and she loves to help me pick them from the bush and eat them still warm from the sun. And I couldn’t be happier that she loves them so much since raspberries are a great source of dietary fibre, antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake

My favourite fruit is the cherry. I just can’t resist sweet fresh cherries and when I’m at the market I always end up buying way too much. After enjoying many au naturel, I thought it would be nice to bake something with cherries in it. I knew that I wanted something almond flavoured since almonds and cherries complement each other so well. Continue reading

Blueberry and Lemon Scones

Blueberry and Lemon Scones

There is something about blueberries and lemon, they just go so well together, so when I came upon this recipe from the Pastry Affair blog, I just had to try it. Continue reading

Chicken and Vegetable Lettuce Bundles

Chicken and Vegetable Lettuce Bundles

It’s Friday and that means I’ll be joining my friends for Fiesta Friday!  It’s getting warmer out there, so lately I’ve been wanting lighter meals with lots of crispy and refreshing vegetables.  Being short on time, I thought the perfect thing to make would be some Chicken and Vegetable Lettuce Bundles. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins

Last night after dinner I noticed I had a small sweet potato sitting on my counter looking rather sad.  Since I did not have any plans or specific use for it, I thought it would be a good time to try out a sweet potato recipe that Nancy from NancyCreative posted a short while ago. I remembered thinking when she first posted the recipe that one day I would try her recipe out. So this seemed like the perfect time to do so. Continue reading

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

I know I posted a recipe for a smoothie last week, but the truth is I’m really just discovering smoothies and have been experimenting a bit with different flavours. Today I’m sharing this Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie with you.  It’s so incredibly creamy and delicious its hard to believe that it’s actually good for you! Did you know that avocado is a nutrient booster and helps your body to absorb more of the nutrients of the foods that you eat with avocados. It’s also a great source of dietary fibre, and per gram, contains more potassium than bananas (California Avocado Commission, Live Science). Continue reading

Pineapple, Mango and Orange Smoothie

Pineapple, Mango and Orange Smoothie

It’s another cloudy rainy day here today, and I’m really in need of some sunshine.  I decided the best way to get it would be to create it in a drink.  So after looking in the freezer and finding some pineapple and mango chunks, I decided to make a Pineapple, Mango and Orange Juice Smoothie. Delicious! Now if I only had some sand and water maybe I could feel like I was on a tropical island… Continue reading

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