DIY Gold Glitter Frames

DIY Gold Glitter Frames

I would consider myself a creative person- I love doing artsy things- cake decorating for example, totally up my street. Crafts, however? Not so much. I spend a good portion of my time on Pinterest enviously looking at other people’s incredible DIY projects. It doesn’t occur to me to question why a person might need a life-size pink ombre horse made out of dip-dyed coffee filters- all I know is that I completely lack the skill and patience to accomplish…

Malted Vanilla Milkshake Cupcakes

Malted Vanilla Milkshake Cupcakes

I tend to go through phases when it comes to favourite foods – I’ll eat avocado with everything for two months straight, or develop a concerning but temporary addiction to sourdough toast. Recently I’ve been guzzling pineapple and orange smoothies like it’s my job…but this week, my cravings took a much more indulgent turn and all could think about was a creamy vanilla milkshake. I’m not a big ice cream eater- a little goes a long way and I tend…

New Blog & New Baby

A New Blogging Home, and Some Exciting News!

The last six months have been quiet over here. I’ve been MIA from blogging. I haven’t been in the kitchen cooking up recipes to post. I have been cooking a baby, who we’ll be welcoming to our family of two in June. We are so thrilled and full of love; we can hardly wait to meet our little one, who has been known as Peanut almost literally since I took a pregnancy test.  I’ve kept this under wraps(read: baggy shirts) up to this…

Warming Fall Curry with Carrots, Chickpeas, & Ginger

No matter the daytime temperature these days, I’m in full “Winter Is Coming” mode. I just want to wrap myself in a blanket scarf and spend all day cooking warm and comforting foods, like this autumnal curry bursting with fresh carrots, hearty chickpeas, and healing ginger. This dish is the product of an “oh shit” kitchen moment when I realized I had basically none of the ingredients to make the meal I had planned. I was determined to make a healthy plant…

Apricot & Almond Breakfast Cookies

I’m baaaaack! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Over two and a half months to be exact… that’s probably the longest time I’ve gone without posting on this blog since I started it, but I promise it’s been for good reasons. Since I last wrote, I’ve started a new job. Not just a job, but the job that every bartending/ restaurant-serving/ coffee barista-ing university graduate pines for – a job with an actual career path and a salary sufficient…

Paleo Cherry Milkshake with Hot Fudge Sauce

So, it’s cherry season. Otherwise known as the time of  year I lose all common sense and purchase massive quantities of beautiful Okanagan cherries, fail to use them in any of my recipes, and end up eating them straight out of the fridge by the handful. Woops. At least this year, if nothing else, I’ve made these Paleo Cherry Milkshakes with Hot Fudge Sauce…and I’m okay with that because they are basically the best thing you’ll drink this summer. You feel like…

Energizing Green Smoothie

Energizing Green Smoothie

If you live in BC you are probably aware that we’re currently experiencing a heatwave… a skin-melting, breeze-less, beautiful-looking heatwave. I love hot weather, but this summer we live in a 700 square foot condo on the 32nd floor… so when it’s crazy hot outside, it’s UNBEARABLE in here. As a result, I’m basically on a liquid diet of smoothies, water, chia fresca, and iced coffee… or whatever I have in the house that I can blend with ice and drink to…

paleo burger buns

Paleo Burger Buns in 20 Minutes

Yesterday was National Burger Day, apparently. I suspect that it applies exclusively to our friends south of the border, but I decided to celebrate anyway because 1) Everyone likes burgers and 2) I’ve been playing with grain-free buns and this was a good excuse to post them! These Paleo Burger Buns are super quick and simple to make, and really do take only 20 minutes. Of course, they aren’t light and fluffy in the same way a white flour yeast-leavened burger bun would…

Paleo BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Sticky Paleo BBQ Sauce

I’m going to cut right to it- this Paleo BBQ Sauce will blow you away. It’s sweet, tangy, spicy, and sticky, and tastes incredible on just about anything you want to drown in it. Summer is on it’s way to the west coast, which means grilling season is pretty much here already. Store bought marinades and barbecue sauces are usually loaded with corn syrup or refined sugar and a whole pile of ingredients you can’t pronounce. This sauce is made…

Paleo Poached Rhubarb

Perfectly Pink Rhubarb (and it’s paleo!)

Rhubarb is one of those things…it looks so good in cookbooks and food blogs, so pink and pretty. So you go out and buy beautiful red stalks of rhubarb, chop them up and bake them into something. What you wanted was perfectly pink rhubarb; instead you end up with vaguely green mush that tastes delicious, but looks somewhat like pond scum. Well, there are ways to get that cookbook-worthy pink rhubarb in your own kitchen, and this is one of them.…