Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

I’m going to Hong Kong soon!!! Just one more week of school and then I’m off. I actually can’t wait for all the delicious food and the much warmer weather than we’ve been having over here. Like can you believe it’s snowing in March? I fear this city is adopting Quebec’s weather 😦 .
Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Weirdly, although it’s really cold outside (well, for me it is because I’m a naturally cold person), I still love making smoothies, yogurt bowls, chocolate banana chia seed pudding and all sorts of cold stuff for breakfast. Read More »

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

This is definitely one of the easiest and delicious things I’ve ever made. A muffin in a mug which takes about five minutes to prepare, then one minute to microwave sounds unbelievable, am I right? But it actually works.
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

It’s healthy, delicious and gluten-free. Plus, there’s blueberries! (Oh and just to put it out there: I love blueberries.)

Since I’m a lazy person, and I just didn’t feel like doing anything today, this is what I made as a snack and I was surprisingly awed by how good it tasted. Read More »

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Since breakfast is normally coined the most important meal of the day, you probably understand that skipping breakfast is kinda bad for your health. But do you know why?
Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Some of my friends skip breakfast constantly so this is for you guys ;).

Reasons why you need breakfast:

  1. It gives you energy!
  2. You’re actually less likely to be overweight if you eat breakfast because you’ll feel less compelled to reach for sugary snacks during the day.
  3. It improves memory and concentration levels, so you’ll get better grades at school.
  4. It makes us happier and reduces stress levels.
  5. Provides essential nutrients that you might not get for the rest of the day.

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Raspberry, Lemon, and Almond Milk Creams

Raspberry, Lemon and Almond Milk Creams

I was flipping through a cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande by Béatrice Peltre, that I had lying around in my house, mainly out of guilt that I had never actually made anything in it yet. All the recipes looked so good but I was feeling lazy. And then I reached the dessert section.
Raspberry, Lemon and Almond Milk Creams

If you’ve read some of my other blog posts, you might know that I have a thing for desserts. So naturally, my interest in the cookbook spiked up to like 200% and I wanted to make everything. Lemongrass and blackberry teacakes, dark and white chocolate mousse cake, rhubarb mousse fraisier, apple and pear verrines, spiced panna cotta… There were just so many yummy-looking recipes!Read More »

Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

First of all, let me try to convince you why this is the best healthy dessert as of right now.

Number 1: My brother, a very skeptic eater of healthy food, had not one, not two, but three slices of this cake last night!

Number 2: Coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, berries and almond flour all play key roles in making this cake soft and delicious.

Number 3: It’s cake!!! (okay, that was kind of obvious, but I consider it very important)
Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

This dessert is a very rich cake, partly because of the eggs and the almond flour, and that’s what makes it so good.Read More »

Strawberry and Cranberry Galette

Strawberry and Cranberry Galette

Okay, I finally did it. A healthier crust which still has the taste (and easy prep) of an all-butter crust just became a reality! Plus all that fruit can’t hurt, right?
Strawberry and Cranberry Galette

I was originally trying to decide between making almond pancakes or almond cranberry cake, but then while watching my brother’s soccer game, I started thinking about a galette with berries. I literally visualized the entire recipe and result as I watched a soccer ball being bounced back and forth between the two teams. (Okay, the crust was adapted from Joy of Baking’s Cranberry Galette recipe because I had no idea about proportions.)  I was going to use almond flour for the crust, but I forgot to, so next time I’ll try that and see how it goes.
Strawberry and Cranberry Galette

In love right now. In love.Read More »

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Healthier Cranberry Scones

On Saturday, I was at the Cranberry fest for volunteering and it was pouring rain! It also didn’t help that my station was right next to the performances and one of them was crazy high-pitched bagpipes. For that performance, I was crouching behind my recycling bins, trying to put a barrier in between me and that noise. Yes, I did look a little crazy but the music was loud!

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Thinking back, I probably looked like a madwoman who hovered around the recycling bins for the entire day and I’m pretty sure I inadvertently photobombed most of the performers’ pictures. Hey, it’s not my fault my station was placed right beside the stage!

But wait! There is a good ending to this story.

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

It’s gluten-free! I usually don’t care if it’s gluten-free or not, but I had a gigantic bag of almond flour (purchased, of course, at Costco. Where else would we get big bags of anything and everything?) so I decided to try and experiment with it. I know a few people who have problems with gluten and they literally cannot eat anything with flour, or only in small amounts, which I definitely would hate because I love baked goods!!! There are oats in this, but they do not contain the protein gluten which is found in wheat, barley and rye grain, instead, they contain a protein called avenins so oats are still gluten-free.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Did I forget to mention that these taste incredibly delicious and it’s only sweetened with maple syrup?

Blueberry Crumb Bars

I never knew these bars even existed until this summer, when I went camping and someone brought these for dessert. I still can’t believe I never ate these! Like what have I been doing with the first fifteen years of my life?

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Raw Chia Plum Jam

Raw Chia Plum Jam

This jam has me hooked! No sugar (just a few tablespoons of maple syrup), no need to cook and it still tastes damn fantastic and thick with chia seeds. I still can hardly believe that it worked because most jams without sugar means a liquid mess, but the chia seeds are the perfect healthy ingredient to make the jam thicker. I was amazed when I stumbled upon the concept of adding chia seeds to the jam. Like why didn’t I ever think of that before?
Raw Chia Plum Jam

The plums I used were from our plum tree. This year we have way too many so I’ve been making everything from plum pie to plum apple crumble to this easy plum jam. But I can’t complain because I would rather have too much fruit than none at all.Read More »