Recipe Adventure: Diary-Free Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream

Dairy-free Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

It’s been super hot in Vancouver this Summer and we’re currently experiencing a drought, which is kind of ironic for a city that’s known for it’s rain. I miss the rain and cooler weather, but I know it will come soon and I’ll be longing for the sunny days again. Anyway, I don’t do well with heat and I’ll do anything to try cool off, I like to indulge (a bit too much) in ice cream, but sometimes a little too much dairy can give me a stomach ache, so this recipe is an alternative for when you’re craving ice cream, but […]

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Recipe Adventure: South African Babotie

south african babotie recipe

You’re probably wondering, what on earth is babotie? Well it’s a South African spiced meat dish that has an egg and milk topping. It may sound a little strange, but it’s really delicious, especially if you like curry flavours. Growing up in a South African family, food was always a little different. My mom used to make babotie and I really loved it. I recently started making it myself because it’s so easy, has lots of flavor and lasts for a few meals. Enjoy the recipe!

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Recipe Adventure: Chamomile Tea and Honey Ice Cream

chamomile honey ice cream recipe

A few weekends ago I went out for ice cream with family at one of our favorite spots in Vancouver, Earnest Ice Cream. I tend to stick to my usual flavours whenever I go there, salted caramel or oatmeal brown sugar, but I do like to sample flavours every time I’m there, just incase I’m feeling spontaneous! I tried their Chamomile honey flavour and immediately fell in love. It was seriously good. Dreamy and delicious, in fact I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Somehow it was so delicate, yet the flavour was so strong. I thought to myself “I’m going to […]

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Recipe Adventure: Coconut Macaroons

Most macaroon recipes I’ve tried will tell you to use egg whites only, but the problem with that is figuring out what to make with the leftover yolks and personally I can’t be bothered, especially if I’m just wanting macaroons and nothing else. So I tried my own recipe using whole eggs and to my surprise, they came out perfect! These macaroons are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re perfect for the gluten-free people in your life and for anyone who just loves coconut. The best part is, they’re so incredibly easy to make! Ingredients 2 ½ cups […]

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Recipe Adventure: Wonton Wrapper Lasagna Made in a Muffin Tin

wonton wrapper lasagna recipe

Yes you read that title correctly, this is a recipe for lasagna made in a muffin tin, using wonton wrappers. Why wonton wrappers? Well firstly they make this recipe super easy and fast. Secondly, wonton wrappers cooked in a muffin tin means extra crispy bits! You know the crispy bits I’m talking about, those edges of the giant traditional style lasagna that get super crispy. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a big cheesy lasagna, but it takes forever and I end up using way too much cheese most of the time, which isn’t easy on my figure. Here’s the […]

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Unique Cake Inspiration and Cake Obsessions

cake inspiration

I recently created a board on my Pinterest account called “Eat Cake” because, why not? Cakes are delicious, really pretty to look at and make special occasions even better. Oh and next month is my birthday month so it’s been on my mind even more, you can’t have a birthday without a slice! Actually the obsession started a long time ago, probably when I was a child, I always loved baking with my mom and I still love baking today. It really got into full swing a few years ago when I went to a Design Sponge book signing at Anthropologie […]

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Recipe Adventure: Apple Eggnog Bread Pudding

eggnog apple bread pudding recipe

Yes I know it’s January and you’re suppose to start the year off right by eating healthy, but I thought I’d start the year sharing a recipe of a bowl full of carbs, because I’m evil and lack will power. No but in all seriousness, this recipe happened by accident. We had guests over on New Years day and once they were gone, we had half a container of eggnog and a lot of leftover bread and it was getting stale fast. So I cut it into small pieces and made this carbolicious pudding. Here’s the recipe for this Apple Eggnog […]

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Recipe Adventure: Classic Ginger Snap Cookies

Classic Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe

Christmas is almost here and I like to spend my down time baking delicious things. My favorite cookie has to be a classic ginger snap. Nothing says Christmas like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. My recipe is seriously simple and seriously good. The secret? I use fresh ginger! Using fresh ginger adds to the flavor and keeps the cookies moist. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center, they are to die for. Classic Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe

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Recipe Adventure: Bourbon Soaked Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream

bourbon soaked cherries and vanilla ice cream

It’s time! Remember back in the Summer time when I spent a few weekends canning so much fruit? To refresh your memory, check out my post on canning bourbon cherries. I also canned peaches and pears. But as I was saying, it’s time! Time to open the jars! Let me rephrase that, time to open a jar full of Summer! *happy dance* Andrew and I are gifting a bunch of them for the holidays, so of course we have to try them, just to be sure they’re good enough to give as gifts. Pretty good excuse if you ask me. Plus, it’s very […]

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Recipe Adventure: Juicer Pulp Muffins

Juicer Pulp Muffin recipe

Do you own a juicer? If so, this recipe is for you. Occasionally I like to have a fresh juice for breakfast or lunch, but I get sad when I see how much pulp is left in the waste container when I’m done. I just can’t bring myself to throw it out! So yesterday I made a point to trim my fruits and veggies of any seeds before it went into the juicer so the pulp would be perfect for baking. First lets review what went into my fresh juice: 5-6 large carrots 1-2 apples skin on, seeds removed 2 […]

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Recipe Adventure: Lime Coconut Poppyseed Loaf

lime coconut poppyseed yogurt loaf

This recipe is very similar to my lemon loaf recipe I shared last year. It has the same base ingredients, but uses lime, toasted coconut and poppyseeds. This loaf is super moist because it uses yogurt instead of butter and after it’s baked, you infuse the loaf with lime juice for added flavour. There’s also a delicious lime glaze that goes over the top along with toasted coconut. Here’s the recipe:

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