Chewy Chocolate Nutty Balls

Chewy Chocolate Nutty BallsNot the greatest name, I know (and Shane said they’re not the greatest looking either)…but these things taste like a caramelly, nutty chocolate bar without all the refined sugar and other undesirables. Continue Reading

Bees on the Lemon Tree

Bees on the Lemon Tree

We bought a small Meyer Lemon tree when we moved into our apartment just over a year ago.  It always seems to either have blossoms, or to be forming them, so the enchanting neroli-like scent of lemon blossoms surrounds us almost year-round. For some reason, we didn’t have any bees on the flowers last summer,… Continue Reading

Einkorn Pizza Dough

Einkorn Pizza Dough

There is a recipe for pizza dough on the side of the Jovial bag of all-purpose einkorn flour, which I made the first time I made pizza using all-purpose einkorn flour.  It turned out well, but I now prefer to make it with 50% whole grain einkorn flour and 50% all-purpose einkorn.  I’ve also found… Continue Reading

Polenta Soldiers {Gluten-free}

Polenta Soldiers {Gluten-free}

I’ve been making these polenta soldiers for quite a while, but just thought today to share the recipe. It’s easy to cook up, and makes a nice change from toast. Prepared this way, the polenta is crispy and salty and tastes great dipped into a boiled egg (or over easy with tomatoes). Continue Reading

Chai with Rooibos

Chai with Rooibos

The first time I tasted chai was in an Indian restaurant in Ottawa when I was in university. I had never tasted anything quite like the sweet and spicy concoction; it’s comforting and warming, and I think mildly addictive. While I do enjoy the convenience of chai tea bags, the flavour of homemade chai is… Continue Reading

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

About a year ago, I purchased Diana Henry’s cookbook, “A Change of Appetite”. I’ve been wanting to make her Yogurt with Honeyed Saffron Syrup, Almonds, and Apricot Compote ever since I first saw it in the book, but somehow I only just got around to it now. I’m really sorry that I didn’t make it… Continue Reading

Hummus

Hummus

The existence of hummus is yet another example of the seemingly endless usefulness (and deliciousness) of chickpeas. I feel the same way about hummus as I do about falafel; they are both so rich, satisfying and flavourful, it’s hard to believe they are also so nutritious. Continue Reading