Coconut Lentil Brownies

In celebration honouring our most caring, compassionate and always-right mothers, don’t fuss about the flowers or the chocolate… instead, invest yourself and time into making and enjoying a meal with her. Make this special day celebrating mother hood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society about nourishing for everyone in the family. Because…

Kiwi Lime No Bake Cheesecake Tart

I was scrolling through the internet searching for recipes for my partner’s work St.Patrick’s Day potluck and everything green, but made with food colouring was all I could find. Mother Earth has blessed us with so many vibrantly green produces – my pick instead of food colouring? Kiwi! Beautiful green gradient with speckles of seeds makes a…

Ginger Cinnamon Pear Crumble

Food has the potential to prevent. This refers to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Working in diabetes care, I see that it is more than just this though. ‘People with diabetes are over three times more likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular disease, 12 times more likely…

Superfood Flaxseed Trail Mix Cookie

March is Nutrition Month here in Canada. This year’s theme is Unlocking the Potential of Food. Part of that is the potential of food to prevent and discover. What does any of this have to do with cookies, you ask? This recipe as much as a cookie it is, the recipe is modified to be made…

Chinese New Years Cake (‘Nian Gao’)

Unlike the New Year festivities celebrated midnight of December 31st that is based on the Gregorian Calendar, Chinese New Years varies each year… and it’s right around the corner! The Chinese Zodiac runs on a 12-year cycle of animals based on a calendar determined by the movement of the moon. On February 16th, the year of…

Heart Beat Truffles

February is a month of hearts! With just a couple days till Valentine’s day, and February being heart health month, I’d like to invite you experiment a little more with pulses! They’re high in fibre, low in fat and a great source of protein. Moreover, eating more plant-based protein is not only a great way…

Homemade ‘Turtle’ Chocolates

Gift giving season is here. Amongst the gifts, chocolate sales seem to be off -charts. I walked into the store the other day and it was astonishing how much packaging and processing goes into these celebrations we have. From right to left, there are a boxes of individual-sized chocolate, varying in size, colours, flavours and…

Two Way Banana Nice Cream

To celebrate how far we’ve come in food science, technology and innovation, here’s a quick recipe to invite Spring. Absolutely refreshing, simple and naturally sweetened by our most commonly known variety of banana (currently can be found in most urban groceries for about 60-some cents a pound). If you’re one of those people that tend to…

Bananagrams

“Banana Day” Some foodies may know today as “Banana Day”. The origins of this day are a little unknown, but every year, students all over North America go….well, let’s just say kind of bananas. They eat and share weird yet wonderful banana concoctions as some even dress up in yellow banana suits. There aren’t many days in…