Tag Archives: Walnuts

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)

People like to talk about seasonal food, but with modern transportation and grocery stores, it’s sometimes easy to forget that most of us do not live in an area where a wide variety of produce grows year-round.  And yet even though you can pretty much always get things like lettuce, carrots, bananas, and apples, inRead MoreRead More

Granola

Granola

If you’re going to make yogurt at home, doesn’t it follow that you need to make granola to go with it?  Well, maybe not, but there are a lot of good reasons to make your own granola.  You come out way ahead cost wise, but in my opinion the most important one is that youRead More

Crunchy Nut Bars

Crunchy Nut Bars

In my post on Coconut Granola Bars, I mentioned that I’ve been looking for the perfect bar recipe for ages with very little success.  Well, in a stroke of really good luck, it seems like I’ve found two great recipes in just a few short weeks!  One of the blogs I follow is called EnlightenedRead More

Coconut Granola Bars

Coconut Granola Bars

Most of you are probably unaware, but I have been obsessively making various kinds of granola and protein bars for months. I have a serious addiction to NuGo Organic Double Dark Chocolate protein bars, which I have been trying to break for ages. Not only are they expensive and loaded with sugar, but I hateRead More

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— When planning my menu, I looked at many ideas for appetizer soups involving pumpkin or other winter squash, but when I looked at all of the other dishes I had planned, they just seemed like too much food.  Plus, carrying bowls of hot soup around aRead More

Thanksgiving in October!

So be honest, how many of you out there know that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving about 6 weeks before we do in the US?  I’m not sure I would have ever learned this tidbit if I hadn’t married a Canadian, but interestingly enough Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with our Columbus day, which means we all have aRead More

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Well, I’m sad to report that my recent Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins, which I said may be perfect, are not – while I still stand by the deliciousness and healthfulness claims, they have the fatal flaw of being completely rejected by the munchkin.  And while hubby thought it was good news that there would beRead More

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

I have very stringent criteria when it comes to muffin recipes – because I like to always have muffins on hand in my freezer as a wholesome snack for my whole family, I’ll generally only make ones that are actually healthy. So when I’m looking at recipes, I look for whole grains (no refined flour ifRead More

Arugula Walnut Pesto

Arugula Walnut Pesto

I’ve mentioned my love of pasta, right?  Well, last week hubby asked me why we never have pasta anymore, which was kind of a shocking question.  But when I thought about it, I realized that I’ve been doing such a good job of trying new recipes that I forgot about the basics!  Well, that hadRead More

Carrot Cupcakes with Yogurt Glaze

Carrot Cupcakes with Yogurt Glaze

Today we had plans to go visit some friends who just bought a beautiful house out in the ‘burbs, and I volunteered to bring dessert.  Obviously I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try baking something new, and I immediately started scouring some classic sources – Smitten Kitchen (this recipe in particular) and myRead More