1 cup raw, unsalted almonds
4 c water + water to soak almonds
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 medjool dates or good quality sweetener (optional)
1/4 t cinnamon (optional)
Soak almonds (ideally overnight) in a bowl of water large enough to generously cover the almonds.
In the morning, discard the soak...
Want a cool, refreshing drink to enjoy on a late summer afternoon? We heartily suggest a Blueberry/Basil Gin & Tonic. Pairs perfectly with flip flops and a garden view.
tonic or soda
Directions (makes 2)
In a martini shaker, muddle a decent 1/4...
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Thanks to John Maxwell (Kelly’s hubby) for providing this month’s DIY kitchen experiment!
Did you know you can make your own cream cheese? It's natural, cheaper than buying it at the grocery store, and as...
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I love cookies, but cookies don’t love me. Sugar, gluten, you name it - classic cookie ingredients have always disagreed with me.
That is, until I tried chocolate chip cookies made...
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If you haven't yet tried raw noodles, you must! They’re easy, fast, convenient, and delicious and they work wonderfully with any sauce. We use a gadget generally known as a spirooli or...
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My family and I recently got back from an amazing trip to Puerto Vallarta, where this savory dish found its way onto my breakfast plate almost every day.
Adapted from this recipe.
[caption id="attachment_1320" align="alignnone" width="300"] Warm and comforting, this is a great winter soup.[/caption]
Excellent for a winter home-working lunch! Or for packing to the office.
1 T coconut oil or 1 T olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t dried rosemary
¼ t crushed red peppers
2 c canned or...
[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignnone" width="281"] Festive and flavourful.Photo by Melissa Doroquez by CC BY-SA 2.0[/caption]
What’s December without a little cheer? In our case, that comes in the form of Carolyn's favourite celebratory beverage. Couldn’t be simpler. Cheers, everyone! And all the best for a happy, healthy and...
[caption id="attachment_1276" align="alignnone" width="480"] Fast, easy, and not too sweet.[/caption]
If you love chocolate puffed wheat squares, you will love these. The puffed rice makes them a great treat for anyone with food sensitivities, and you can adjust the sweetness to suit. The antioxidant-rich chocolate and...