Chocolate Mint Nice Cream Smoothie

Ever wish you could just eat chocolate ice cream for breakfast?  But you don’t because then you’d feel like you’ve really given up on life?  Well, this recipe is essentially the best of both worlds: eating a balanced diet / ice cream for breakfast.  It’s perfect as a pre or post workout breakfast / snack….

Slow Cooker Aloo Gobi (V/GF)

Aloo Gobi is one of my favourite Indian dishes, tied with Palak Tofu.  I hope I’ve done this flavourful dish justice here.  As I’ve said before, cooking in the slow cooker is a great option for hot days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen; or when you want to prepare something early…

Creamy Green Chai Smoothie

This smoothie is great for summer mornings, when you want to start your day off with something cool, refreshing and packed with lots of protein and healthy fats.  This smoothie is naturally sweetened with banana, and has a full servings of greens.  The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg add the chai flavour and some invigorating spice…

Summer Squash Stew (Slow Cooker recipe)

Lately I just can’t get away from cooking with zucchini and eggplant.  They taste so good at this time of the year.  Luckily James isn’t sick of them yet either.  Both the zucchini and the eggplant that we got from the farmer’s market are striped!  I mostly picked them out because they’re so beautiful to…

Black Bean Brownie with Easy Chocolate Frosting (V/GF)

This is my take on the Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies.  I have changed the recipe slightly; I swapped out the cane sugar for maple syrup and dates to add natural sweetness.  I also left out several ingredients by accident, I just got distracted by preparing the beans, and forget to check…

Loaded Banana Bread (V/GF/Refined Sugar-Free*)

Somehow, I never seem to eat bananas quickly enough.  I always over-estimate how many smoothies I’ll actually make in a week.  By the time Friday rolls around, I have 3 or 4 fully ripened bananas that need to be used up quickly, or frozen immediately… which I should actually start doing.  But since I’ve been…

Summer Stir Fry (V/*GF)

This stir fry is chalk full of seasonal vegetables, is quick to whip up, and is full of sweet and savoury flavour.  The addition of snap peas and grape tomatoes add a slight sweetness that contrasts well with the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms.  If you’re able to purchase some of these veggies from the…