Cinnamon-Swirl Banana Loaf

Can I post the recipe I WANTED to make? I wanted the swirl to be a combination of cream cheese (or rather, neufchatel cheese) and cinnamon.  However, when I opened the leftover cream cheese from about two or three weeks ago…the mold growing on it was so vibrant and thriving that I was concerned that… Continue reading Cinnamon-Swirl Banana Loaf

Dark Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, and Walnut-Almond Biscotti {No Added Sugar}

I am not a coffee-drinker. It is a conscious choice, not a natural coincidence.  I am protecting myself from a [delicious?] consuming expensive and potentially unhealthy addiction.   Ok, don’t worry, I do not think coffee-drinkers are bad people, or people who make bad decisions.  I just believe that I could easily become addicted, and… Continue reading Dark Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, and Walnut-Almond Biscotti {No Added Sugar}

Butternut Squash Wraps {Packed Lunch Edition}

I promised two butternut squash recipes. Here is one of them! Savory, warm, squash, melty cheese…I think only one thing was missing.  I ate a crisp, sweet gala apple on the side with these wraps, and I think that if I had diced it up and added it to the wraps, these would have been… Continue reading Butternut Squash Wraps {Packed Lunch Edition}

Roasted Butternut Squash

Before you rush ahead and make a fancy dish with multiple ingredients… You need to have a good foundation.  Today, the foundation is roasted butternut squash.  I have two plans for the squash, which is excellent, because have you SEEN the size of butternut squashi? Butternut squash is so vibrant and comforting, I don’t know… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash

Baked Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken

My grandma used to make this for my family fairly often. What is more delicious or comforting than warm, juicy chicken, coated in flavourful rosemary and bread crumbs? I loved the original recipe, but I did take a few liberties with it.  I lightened it up just a bit by exchanging butter for olive oil… Continue reading Baked Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken

Tomato-Basil Chicken and Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Most of this meal was grown in my parents’ garden. After spending fall break with my family, I was sent back armed with homegrown tomatoes, basil, and green peppers.  I decided gnocchi would be a good change from the expected pasta.  Sure, it is not a huge difference, but it is amazing how tiny changes… Continue reading Tomato-Basil Chicken and Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Salad

What makes a great salad? No, really, I am asking you.  In your opinion, what makes a great salad? For me, I need a mixture of crisp, crunchy, cool, warm, salty, savory, creamy…maybe more.  Oh.  A variety of colours is also good.  This salad has the salty warm savoriness from bacon-wrapped chicken and crisp and… Continue reading Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Salad