Cherry and cocoa energy bars

Cherry and cocoa energy bars

  I was planning some snacks for a road trip Cosimo are taking at the end of the week when I got a hankering for the cocoa cherry bars I demoed in my meal prep tutorial a while back. That’s when I realized I had never given this recipe its own stand-alone page, which it…

Chocolate peanut butter energy clusters

Chocolate peanut butter energy clusters

  When recipes show up on the blog, they are usually inspired by holidays, seasons or ingredients. In the least, there is planning, so as not to wind up with three salad recipes in a row on the blog. But I can’t say any of this reasoning applied to the recipe I’m sharing with you…

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…

Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

I don’t know about you, but whenever Labour day  rolls around I think to myself: “I guess it’s time to put those white pants away. Who made this rule anyway?” or  ” Summer’s ending. It’s time to get back to my usual routine.” Because as much as we all love summer, most of us are now aching to reclaim…

Peanut butter and banana oat squares

Peanut butter and banana oat squares

In today’s recipe video, I’m preparing peanut butter & banana bars. Since most ingredients for this recipe are inspired by some of my breakfast staples (peanut butter, oatmeal, banana, dried fruit) these bars would also make a good on-the-go breakfast option…and a far more satiating alternative to the coffee house muffin. Note that the add-ins…

Creamy kale dip

Creamy kale dip

Dips are such crowd-pleasers. Maybe because they’re easy to hover around as guests chat it up, and hosts love them too as they’re no-fuss to prepare. Want to really thrill your guests? Invite King Kale to the party. Guests are always excited to learn that the food they’re enjoying is good for them too. This kale…

Sweet, Salty & Spicy roasted pumpkin seeds

Sweet, Salty & Spicy roasted pumpkin seeds

I’ve been in charge of pumpkin carving ever since I can remember. Come to think of it, this is probably because I was the only who ever got a real kick out of  it…but that’s besides the point. As a result, all those years of pumpkin carving eventually got me into the tradition of pumpkin…

Greek-style cucumber cups

Greek-style cucumber cups

I’m glad to be back and fully recharged from a wonderful time in Mexico. Beautiful weather, good eats and many, many tacos. I assure you, a Mexican inspired post will follow soon. Today’s recipe post is inspired by one my current favourite summer appetizers. These bite-sized cucumber cups are simple to make, fresh tasting and…

Sweet & Savoury Ice Pops

Sweet & Savoury Ice Pops

It had been years since I last made ice pops and I must say, they’re just as fun to prepare as I remember. And since ice pops are the new cupcakes, I urge you to channel your inner-child and give it a go. Store-bought ice pops are typically a blend of fruit concentrates, syrups, stabilizers…

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…