Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

I find that trail mix is one of those things that generally tends to miss the mark somehow when you buy it in the shops. The dried fruit usually it too much raisin and not enough cool stuff, not to mention the dried fruits will have been treated with something to keep them soft and sweetened with gross sugars. The nuts are never in the balance that I like... Maybe I am being high maintenance here, but I can be, seeing as I am a chef. I feel like … [Read more...]

Maple Oat Cluster Cereal

Breakfast cereals were my favourite thing ever as a child. I had one of those moms who eventually realised that sugary cereals weren’t ok and made me check the boxes to be sure they contained less than 10g sugar per serving (sad times for 9 year old Amy) I had a few faves, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Pops and Frosted Flakes, but my true love was Honey Bunches of Oats. I have a thing for clusters, it would seem. I’m sure you’ve heard me … [Read more...]

Coconut Chia Bars

There's nothing like starting the year off in style and in good health, right ?! These bars are going to save your life ( not literally ) at work, traveling or in the evening crumbled into your banana ice cream. These babies kept me happy while I was traveling over the holidays. Crunchy and surprisingly light, they crumble like a digestive in your mouth. The lucuma gives that yummy biscuit taste, but you could sub that out for the same amount … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mint Cookies

A bonus of attending live classes with me is that my freezer and fridge get full up with treats and my students reap the yummy benefits of that. Feedback on these cookies was so positive that I had to post the recipe. Chewy chocolate mint cookies are wrapped up in a thin layer of dark, rich chocolate and garnished with crispy mint "sugar". Accompanied by a warm, fresh peppermint tea and it's a combo made in heaven. 175g ( 1 cup ) … [Read more...]

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This will be the last in a series of Holiday related posts. Awww... a little sad about that. I have really enjoyed getting into the spirit this year! No Christmas day would be complete without some red wine, right!? And, me being me, I took it to the chocolate level. This is, bottom line, the easiest drink to make of all time. If you don't want to spice the wine, you can buy ready mulled wine and use that or you can simply use wine out of the … [Read more...]