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 »

Chai Infused Date and Oat Bread

Chai Infused Date and Oat Bread

This moist bread will rock your world. It has chai tea, medjool dates, almond milk and oat flour, which work so well together. I had never tried tea in baking before, but now I can tell you that I’m hooked! It tastes delicious and all those spices wafting out of the oven door is killer to the senses.
Chai Infused Date and Oat Bread

I added walnuts on the top, which give it some extra crunch and taste amidst this dense bread. I’ve not been feeling very creative lately, so this recipe is actually a slight adaptation from Feasting On Fruit’s Chai Spiced Quick Bread. It’s fairly easy to make, but wait until the bread has completely cooled down before cutting it. Trust me, or you’ll end up with broken and a bit soggy slices of bread (yeah, I might’ve been a bit impatient).Read More »

Healthy Winter Buddha Bowl

I finally made something other than desserts and baked goods! Since my mom usually makes dinner every night, I never make dinner, but this time, my parents were out and I had to prepare dinner myself. I have been longing to make a Buddha bowl in, like, forever, so that’s exactly what I did.

It might not look like the best dinner ever, but it certainly tasted like it. And it took me under 30 minutes to make, so I call this a successful meal.
Healthy Winter Buddha Bowl

Who knew Buddha bowls could bring so much joy to the eater? And I think the cold winter weather (it was snowing here!) might have made me appreciate a warm bowl of yummy veggies even more.Read More »

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Being half-Belgian, waffles are a must in our household. Sure, it’s not something we eat everyday, but when we do, we cherish it. There is a traditional recipe, Belgian Liege waffles, which is a thick waffle filled with crunchy sugar pieces, but it’s not very healthy, especially with all the butter and sugar. This is a simpler, healthier version of it which is pretty much a waffle that actually tastes like a thin waffle cookie, or in proper terms “Pizelle” (for those food experts).
Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Please pardon the random banana slices. I was in a rush and the waffles looked so plain so I thought that adding fruit would look better, but, as I said, I was in a rush so they weren’t cut or placed very well. I might’ve been also a bit distracted by the crazy turn of events *ahem, USA elections* that happened this past week. I’m not from the States but it still shocked me.Read More »

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

So I have awesome news today: I made these waffles for lunch.

Kidding.

That is still kind of awesome, but what I really wanted to tell you is that I received some exciting news in the mail yesterday (including a book!).Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Okay, but before I get there, let me just describe how awesome (or at least to me they were) these waffles are:

Soft on the inside.
Crispy edges.
Healthy.
Lipsmackingly tasty.
Sweet burst of blueberries.
Glistening maple syrup.

Yeah. I inserted healthy in the middle. Because that is partly why the waffle is so good (there’s even no butter, oil or eggs in this but it still tastes good!).
Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Now the story about the letter in the mail. So yesterday, after I arrived from school (early dismissal!), there was a big package on the counter. Read More »

No Knead Crusty Bread

This is the easiest bread recipe you’ll ever come across.No Knead Crusty Bread

Takes about 2 to 3 hours in total, but hands-on time? Just 15 minutes. SO simple, and I love to add nuts and raisins in it to change the flavor a bit, but you could add so many other things too!

Been working on the school yearbook and it is such a long process, uploading the photos, then designing the pages, taking the photos (of people who would love to run somewhere else so they don’t get their photo taken!), and so much more things I still haven’t done.

Fun thing is, I’m going on vacation soon! Can’t wait, although I have to take one week off of school so I have to do a lot more work to make up for that. But it’s all for vacation. I love eating different food from different cultures! And I’ll be able to relax there. Hopefully.Read More »

Almond Persimmon Kale Salad

This makes the perfect lunch or side dish for dinner.
Almond Persimmon Kale Salad

Kale doesn’t taste that wonderful on its own, but mixed with a ton of ingredients including persimmon and toasted almonds, I couldn’t stop taking another serving.

It was that good.
Almond Persimmon Kale Salad

Before, my mother never wanted to buy kale, even though she knew it was healthy. She took one look at it in the store, and decided it looked too bland. So we never ate kale a lot, except when someone brought kale salad over to a party. And the kale salads always tasted awesome, but it didn’t change my mother’s opinion on kale.Read More »

Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

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These pancakes are delicious for breakfast, lunch or simply as a snack! Some might say it’s a bit mushy in the middle, but with the sweet potatoes, I find it way better than normal pancakes. And it also can’t hurt that sweet potatoes benefit our bodies. They contain so many good things, like:

  • Vitamin C, which ward off colds and helps our bones. It even helps us lower our stress. Who wouldn’t want that?
  • Energy. And since the sugar from the sweet potato gets slowly released into our bloodstream, the energy we receive is long-lasting!
  • Carotenoids. These antioxidants protect us against cancer and reduce the effects of aging.

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Baked Zucchini Fritters

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ucchini, zucchini and zucchini! We still have a lot from our garden, so I’m trying to use them up before they get rotten. One of the most delicious ways of using zucchini is fritters!

Although the normal ones are fried in a pan, I baked them in the oven to make it healthier. These zucchini fritters are very easy to make, with only 7 ingredients. The only thing you really have to do is squeeze as much water as you can from the grated zucchini to make sure they hold together when baked.Read More »