Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Date, Carrot, Apple & Pecan Muffin

I'm kinda obsessed with this muffin.  I've made these three times in the last two weeks and shared them with almost everyone I know.  The ingredient list is longer than your average muffin, but worth the extra time and effort.  Sweetened with maple syrup, full of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, it's a healthy one too.  The original recipe used double the sugar and while I have made that version, I prefer them more wholesome and less dessert category.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Gluten Free Rocky Road Cookies

All this healthy January eating is coming to a slow grind as our schedule fills with many activities. Grabbing a quick meal on the road or snacks to get us through a hockey game has started to increase.  As someone who is usually far better prepared, it's cringe worthy when these stops happen.  I don't judge others who need or want to make those choices, it's a personal one for sure.   It's a quiet day at home today and I intend to spend it in the kitchen catching up on meals and snacks that need to be made and those that I've been wanting to make.  

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Orange Date Muesli with Cacao Nibs

Wow, that's a lot of snow that fell outside our home this week.  Winter is in full force and it makes me want to just stay inside, build a fire and bake all day long.  The kids' dreams of a snow day were realized and they were able to delay the return to school by two days.  Thankfully I had done a big grocery shop this week before the snow fell.  We've been doing bits and pieces of the Bon Appetit's Food Lover's Cleanse this New Year  which came with its own shopping list.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Best of 2013

Happy New Year everyone!  It's been a great start to 2014 here at our home and I hope it's the same wherever you are. The Best of 2013 lists of being going on for sometime now throughout all kinds of media and it's hard not to feel completely saturated. I could never pick my favourites of 2013, so I'll let your page views do the talking.  Here are the top 5 posts from Kale Eats this year. Starting with  #5:Almond Sweet Potato Chickpea and Greens Soup.  A healthy protein rich soup, this is quite timely if you're doing any sort of January detox or diet.  Posted in January of 2013, I suspect that exactly what I was doing at that time.