Healthy Pear Crisp

Those of you who know me know I often refer to fruit as “nature’s sugar,” and nothing could be more true for delicious, ripe, in-season pears right now. I’d take a juicy, nourishing pear over a lollipop any day — and do! Especially if it’s in the form of pear crisp.

This harvest time in Ontario (my favourite time of year, by the way) means Bartlett pears are so fresh and perfect for eating whole or baking. Not only tasty, pears are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.  Continue reading “Healthy Pear Crisp”

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Peaches n Cream Overnight Oats

The perfect meal prep breakfast with the sweetness of fresh, juicy peaches

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Summer Glow Smoothie

Summer Glow Smoothie

As much as I love a good green smoothie in the morning, I’ve been getting a little tired of my tried-and-true’s. Sometimes the best results come out of whipping up random stuff – and that was certainly the case with this smoothie!

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Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve found that as we grow older, a lot of us lose touch with the hobbies and activities we once loved as youngsters.

As kids and teenagers, so many of us were involved in a wide range of activities – they may range from sports, like baseball and dancing, to other disciplines like chess, drama or photography. I was lucky to always have lots of extra-curriculars on the go in each season – soccer and swimming in the summer, figure skating, martial arts and diving throughout the school year, as well as music and theatre rehearsals. Continue reading “Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins”

A Passion for Pancakes

Calling all breakfast lovers (I know you’re out there) – this one’s for you!

Breakfasts have always been my favourite meal; I love the meal options and the ability to indulge in a warm bowl of oatmeal, a satisfying smoothie, a hearty plate of bacon and eggs or – my preference at the moment – PANCAKES!

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal

Joining the ranks of seemingly everyone else who’s obsessed with pumpkin at this time of year, I’ve been baking a lot with the squash plant — breads, muffins, etc.

The only downside (if you could even call it that) is that I’ve had lots of leftover pumpkin purée in the fridge to use up. And I think I’ve come up with the best and tastiest solution: adding it to my morning porridge! Continue reading “Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal”