sprouted bread recipe – herbed lentil sourdough bread

herbed sprouted lentil sourdough bread

This sprouted bread recipe makes a naturally-leavened, low-gluten bread. Nutritionally it packs a powerful punch from the sprouted lentils, packaged in the superb flavour of garlic, rosemary, and thyme.  Sometimes, some really good things can come out of a mistake…. like this sprouted bread recipe! But people hate making mistakes. I run an online program that teaches healthy mindsets  and eating habits, bringing people to a terrific relationship with food that nourishes their mind, body, and soul. One thing I’ve learned through coaching people along in their journey is this: people hate making eating mistakes. By eating mistake, I mean … Read More

eggless double chocolate muffins

double chocolate muffins (egg-free)

Much healthier than those giant double chocolate muffins found in the grocery store bakery! Eggless, high fibre, & great for school lunches! One of the most controversial things I’ve posted on Facebook was about school policies for food allergies. It had recently been in the news that a school division in Montreal decided to lift a ban on peanuts and other anaphylactic food allergens. I applauded the decision, which was based on research that shows schools with peanut bans actually don’t have lowered rates of accidental exposure than schools who allow peanuts.  Instead, I suggested schools should switch their focus … Read More

rhubarb banana bread – super moist

rhubarb banana bread super moist

An incredibly moist banana bread whose sweetness is balanced by the tart addition of rhubarb. I’ve discovered the best way to do recipe testing. Get you guys to do the work for me! Just kidding. But you lovely readers really helped me out with this recipe! I posted a pic of my first attempt at rhubarb banana bread on Instagram and had so many people ask me for the recipe. I knew the recipe needed work so I quickly made another loaf, which I thought was perfect. But I’m just one opinion. Then I sent the recipe to anyone who … Read More

omega 3 sourdough bread

omega 3 sourdough bread

A hearty, fluffy bread with good-for-you fats and healthy bacteria. Do you ever ruin yourself for store bought foods after making a homemade version? I just can’t bring myself to buy commercial loaves of bread anymore after getting into the habit of making sourdough. When life gets busy and I’m at the grocery store I sometimes think I should just go easy on myself and buy a loaf of bread.  But I can’t do it so instead we just eat more crackers, veggies, and hummus! This is one reason why I haven’t ventured into cracker making; I need to have something … Read More

sunflower seed granola and rhubarb breakfast parfait

rhubarb parfait with sunflower seed granola

 Tangy rhubarb meets crunchy sweet sunflower seed granola in this epic breakfast yogurt parfait!  Ask and you shall receive. Even if it’s an accident! A while back I was thinking about rhubarb (as most people do, I’m sure) and realized I didn’t really know much about acquiring it. Could I buy it from the grocery store, or did I have to grow it myself? I asked Facebook the question, and even though I was just genuinely curious about whether I could theoretically purchase rhubarb… I was bombarded by offers of free rhubarb. I honestly wasn’t asking for donations! But, even if you ask accidentally, … Read More

chocolate covered raisin cookies (no bake)

chocolate covered raisin cookies (no bake)

These are the best no-bake cookies ever! You know how sometimes no-bake cookies can end up feeling a little sandy and gritty? These are nothing like that. These are…. Soft. Fudgey. Melt-in-your-mouth. Perfection. I adapted this recipe from Nicole at Gluten Free on a Shoestring. If you’re interested she goes into a good explanation of the science behind no-bake cookies. Yes, COOKIE SCIENCE! Essentially, overcooking results in a crumbly mess and undercooking results in a gooey mess. Her solution? Chocolate insurance. As Nicole says, this is the BEST kind of insurance! Since chocolate is solid at room temperature, it helps the mixture to … Read More

bacon cheese and egger muffins

breakfast-batch-cooking

I eat a mostly vegetarian diet for my own health and the health of the planet. But there’s this little thing getting in my way of going all in: BACON! Oh wonderful, salty, smoky, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth bacon! The top choice at breakfast buffets. The star of the BLT. The one and only meat I would eat as a child. What is life without bacon? It’s true that I have made a rather good vegan bacon bit substitute.  My vegetarian and vegan friends tell me emphatically that it’s a really good stand in. It’s salty, smoky, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth good. But, alas, it’s … Read More