Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are everywhere, and I cannot resist them. Truthfully, I can hardly resist any fresh fruit.  But let’s focus on blueberries right now.  I had not had a blueberry muffin in a very long time, and I was in the baking mood again.  As usual, I wanted a slightly healthier blueberry muffin (because who… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Sitting in the kitchen, staring at some lemons, too exhausted to do much else, I wondered what I should do with my day off.  Sleeping all day sounded good, but not very reasonable. Then I realized: I have 2 fresh lemons.  Why not make something special with them?  Even better, I also had poppy seeds,… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Vanilla Chai Latte

I did not used to be a tea-drinker. I still do not drink tea very often, but I am working on that.  One of my favourite has become chai tea.  I had been working on finding the best tea (in tea bags) to buy, but then I thought: why not just make my own? I’ve… Continue reading Vanilla Chai Latte

Chocolate Mousse Brownies {No Added-Sugar}

I had been intending to make this recipe for over a year. I could not find date paste.  After staring at the almond butters and coconut oils for a very long time, willing them to turn into date paste, an employee asked if she could help me.  Turned out she couldn’t.  No date paste.  And… Continue reading Chocolate Mousse Brownies {No Added-Sugar}

Sweet Potato Chips

This recipe is still somewhat in progress for me. I managed to get several proper chips out of this, but a fair amount were too thick, and therefore too soft to be chips.  A few others were so thin that they were burnt badly and had to be discarded.  (Or eaten, just to see if… Continue reading Sweet Potato Chips

Cucumber Slaw {Plans for a future recipe}

Sometimes (when I am at home, mostly) I am not able to experiment with a recipe the way I would like to. Sometimes it is because I do not have an ingredient that I thought I had.  Sometimes it is because I forget to add an ingredient I planned on adding.  And sometimes it is… Continue reading Cucumber Slaw {Plans for a future recipe}

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Salad

Guacamole would be a perfect complement to this dish. Sadly, I had no avocados at my disposal, so I stuck with just the sweet potato and black bean dish. Not only is this dish pleasantly fall-hued, but it is satisfying and tasty too. The lime juice and cilantro keep the dish from becoming too heavy,… Continue reading Sweet Potato-Black Bean Salad