Smoky oil-free potato chips with avocado and hummus swirl dip

Smoky oil-free potato chips with avocado and hummus swirl dip

These oil-free potato chips is a lovely excuse to indulge I can’t think of one person who does not like potato chips.  It’s a quick and easy snack to fill up little tummies on the go and satisfy starchy cravings.   This recipe is packed with flavour, while still sugar, salt and oil free.  If you are trying to be on the healthier side of things, substitute sweet potato for the potatoes.  Just make sure that you scrub them nicely.   These oil-free potato chips will convince you that you…

Two-ingredient Date Paste

date paste ritual feasts

Quick and easy Date Paste Recently I have made improvements to my personal eating habits.  More greens and less processed ingredients.  It goes without saying that every now and then I would still like to have a little extra sweetness in my life.  While looking at different recipes I picked up that many recipes call for date paste or Agwa. Instead of heading out and buying a ready-made jar or date paste, make your own.  It’s easy!  You can use fresh or dried dates.  For this recipe I used dried…

Yoghurt Panna Cotta for Christmas breakfast

yoghurt panna cotta

Christmas is right around the corner I don’t know how your Christmas planning is going, but here in our house we’re taking it pretty easy.  It’s a what happens will happen situation really.  With a soon to be five year old in the house we value the simplicity that a whole lot of planning brings.   In this festive scenario that planning is happening behind the scenes between my mom and I. Christmas has for the most part been spent at my mother’s house the last few years.  This year…

The best peanut butter cookies to make with your kids

peanut butter cookies baked

These are the best peanut butter cookies to make with your kids. That is a big statement to make, but I stand by it.  When it comes to making something with young children it should be easy and straight forward.  It is more fun for them and less stressful for the adults with them.  My daughter loves cracking open eggs and mixing the batter.  She is able to mix up this cookie recipe with very little problems and almost zero mess. Another bonus for me!  Portioning out the little balls…

Panna Cotta made with Herbal Tea

Panna cotta made with herbal tea

Panna cotta is a great dessert to have in your repertoire.  I find it incredibly forgiving for a beginner (or when you are distracted while making them).  Panna cotta’s are best made a day in advance, so it is ideal for family get-togethers.  All you need to do is pull them out of the fridge, unmould and serve.   With so many flavour options, you will be spoiled for choice.  Don’t forget about that Lavender sugar sitting in your pantry.  This is a great opportunity to use it for the…

Basic Brioche

How to make basic brioche

Brioche is rich and buttery with a beautiful crumb.  What’s not to like?  There are also so many meals that you can prepare with it, it makes sense to keep some sliced and ready in the freezer. This is another very straightforward recipe once you have mastered how to proof your bread properly.  A simple rule of thumb for your final proof is if you make a small indentation with your finger the dough will come up slowly.  If it happens too quickly you need to wait longer. Print Making…

Chocolate Chai Cookies

Vegan chocolate chip chai cookies

Like most of us, I love a good Chocolate Chip cookie.  There are so many different variations out there, it can be hard to choose which one you should make.   I find that a lot of these recipes are too buttery with not enough flavor to back it up.  I really like the big flavors in this cookie.  It’s a definitely a cookie for grown-ups.  The Blackstrap Molasses and dark chocolate come through intensely.   The boldness of the chocolate can be toned down by using a lower cocoa…