Chewy sugar-free energy cookies

Chewy sugar-free energy cookies

    As a kid, I would spend every Christmas with my two little feet propped up on a bench, alongside Nonna, giving her a hand (albeit a small one) baking holiday cookies. Cookie cutters, red and green sprinkles, buttery fingers…..all of it brought me such joy, but not nearly as much as the joy…

Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

One of my favourite classes back when I was studying nutrition was the food science class. I loved it because it combined my passion for food with my love of understanding how things work. This food science class answered questions like: …What happens to food when exposed to dry heat versus wet heat cooking methods? …How does this affect…

Simple Raw Lemon No-Bake Cheesecakes

Simple Raw Lemon No-Bake Cheesecakes

  I’m a cheese lover. Soft, raw, aged, sharp, fresh…never met a cheese I didn’t like. So when I first heard about cashew cheese as a dairy-free alternative to the real thing, I was a little skeptical, despite plant-based friends raving about the stuff. But a few years ago, at a vegan restaurant in the city,  I decided…

Gluten-free cranberry loaf

Gluten-free cranberry loaf

I’m guilty of overdoing it with the apples and the squash: apple crumble, apple pie, stuffed apples, fresh apple juice, apple smoothie, butternut squash soup, roasted squash salad, butternut squash and apple quesadillas, butternut squash ravioli…and we’re only two weeks into fall. But don’t think I’m going to stop anytime soon. Nope. Still have every…

Individual strawberry & rhubarb crisps

Individual strawberry & rhubarb crisps

Last week, I discussed market motivation and am happy to report that over the weekend, I put it in action. There is no dessert like a warm crisp to appreciate fresh seasonal fruit. Needless to say that I was overjoyed to see the abundance of rhubarb on my last market visit, so I added some…

Chocolate Nice Cream

Chocolate Nice Cream

There is no denying it, I have a sweet tooth. I guess it’s to be expected seeing that I come from a long line of bakers, bread makers and Sicilian sweet masters (fresh cannoli anyone?). In fact, I fell in love with baking long before cooking, which only came once I grew tall enough to see…