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…

James’ Butter Tart Porridge

James came up with another yummy porridge recipe! This time around it’s a little more traditional than his Blueberry Chai Porridge. He told me he wanted some oats with cinnamon, raisins, pecans and maple syrup and I threw in some chia seeds and flax seeds to up protein and omega-3s.  It’s very simple, really tasty…

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

I wanted to make something that really tasted like a treat this morning but that was still chock-full of healthy ingredients. I made this as a little boost before hitting the gym (trying to get back into it). Having something tasty to eat or drink beforehand makes it feel a little more enticing. This smoothie…

James’ Blueberry Chai Porridge

I can’t take the credit for this idea, it was all James. He was inspired by the flavour of a Kind bar he had tried a while back and wanted to mix things up with our overnight oats that we have every day for breakfast. I had a nice lazy Saturday morning, so I decided to try my hand at his flavour inspiration.

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (V)

Good Morning!  I was craving something sweet and nourishing this morning (what else is new?) so I decided I would make some yummy pancakes.  This recipe was a bit of an experiment, I’ve never made it before.  Happy to say that it turned out well!  I made some quick homemade applesauce and added it to…