Father’s Day Brunch Strawberry Sheet Pancake

Make it with dad or for dad! This easy sheet pan recipe makes enough for the whole family. Seasonal fruit, makes it fresh and extra tasty!   INGREDIENTS 12 large (24 medium) fresh strawberries 1 cup maple syrup 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 1/4 cup  buttermilk 2 large eggs (room temperature) [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Father’s Day Brunch Strawberry Sheet Pancake

Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

You'll hear people say anything appliance a, b, or c an do, an Instant Pot can do better. We're not going to go that far, BUT we can attest that it makes quick, tasty work of potatoes and it's a great way to free up your oven for the main course. Allow 15 minutes for [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

This pub staple is a definite crowd pleaser and it's so simple to make. They make perfect appetizers or a fun dinner served with fries and a big green salad. INGREDIENTS 3 lbs (1.36 kg) split chicken wings 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper chopped parsley and/or chives (garnish) [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

Chocolate Crazy Cake

This simple cake popularized in the 1930's when ingredients were scarce, is a perfect no-fuss dessert requiring neither butter, milk, nor eggs. Also called Wacky Cake, some recipes call for preparing everything in the pan. However, we find it can be a bit messy and sometimes the cake sticks. Subbing a cup of cold coffee for the water [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Crazy Cake

Almond Flour Beer Bread

This classic quick bread works quite well with almond flour. It makes for a high protein, low-carb loaf that toasts up nicely. Feel free to add chopped herbs or a handful of grated cheese to this base recipe. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups almond flour 1 tbsp coconut flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp sweetener 1/2 [...]

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Hearty oats, smooth creamy peanut butter and chocolate come together in this easy-to-make breakfast meal. The sweetness come from the bananas, but if you're not a banana person you can add a little maple syrup or honey for sweetener. INGREDIENTS (2 servings) 1 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cups milk 1 cups water 1 [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Garlicky Beet Spread

This beautiful and nutritious beet spread works on bread or as a dip for crackers and vegetables. The balance of garlic and sweet beets is truly wonderful.   INGREDIENTS 4 large beets 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1/2 shallot finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sea salt cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Garlicky Beet Spread

Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

This refreshing smoothie is simple to make and it's dairy-free. A sprinkle of cacao nibs and fresh mint elevates this healthy treat from superfood to super-duper-food! Make more for a family or halve the recipe for one. Pro-tips: If you double the recipe, the leftover smoothie makes awesome popsicles―use popsicle molds or simply pour into [...]

By | February 10th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

Sweet Kale Salad

Fresh tasting super foods come together in this lovely crunchy salad. The sweetness of the apples and cranberries is nicely balanced with the Parmesan and poppy seed dressing. This recipe is very easy to whip up, especially if you're using bagged kale and broccoli slaw. It keeps well in the fridge, so it's great to make [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Sweet Kale Salad

Classic Nanaimo Bars

The pride of Vancouver Island is simple to make and easier to eat. This classic Nanaimo Bar recipe has a couple of adaptations (more chocolate and finely ground nuts) and will make you very popular with the sweet lovers in your life! Makes ~ 25 squares INGREDIENTS Base Layer: 1/2 cup  butter 1/4 cup granulated [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Classic Nanaimo Bars