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The Healthiest Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Everyone is sharing healthy smoothie and salad recipes to start the New Year and I’m just here, sharing a peanut butter hot chocolate… One week into 2018.  This is not just any hot chocolate recipe though. This is the healthiest hot chocolate recipe (just go with it).  Why am I calling it the healthiest hot chocolate recipe? Well, because it doesn’t have any cream or sugar. Instead, it’s made with cashews, peanut butter, dates and cocoa. What could be healthier?!  (Okay, there is probably a “healthier” hot chocolate out there with special expensive ingredients, but I wanted a simple healthy drink that uses everyday ingredients). I made this recipe a few weeks ago, after walking home from work in -34°C weather (we’ve been experiencing very…

Date-Sweetened Hemp Milk (Two Ways!)

I finally made homemade nut milk. Or I should say hemp milk. It was about time! Everyone has been making their homemade nut milk for years and somehow, I just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. I think one of the reasons I never made homemade nut milk before is because I never knew where to get a good nut milk bag. I had given up on the idea of making homemade nut milk until I stumbled upon Ellie’s Best. They were generous enough to let me try one of their’s and I have to say, I absolutely love it! I know many other food bloggers who use their nut milk bag and now I know why. It’s good quality, it cleans easily and it’s fairly cheap. If you…

Creamy Carrot Top Avocado Sauce

Do NOT throw away your carrot tops! Save them and make this creamy carrot top avocado sauce as soon as possible. Did you even know that carrot tops are edible? I never thought about it before this year. When you think about it, we’re throwing away perfectly good food… My old roommate Catherine and I bought a plot in our local community garden this year, so I’ve got a few things growing. I planted a few herbs, lettuce and then 3 rows of carrots. Clearly I had to find a way to use up all those carrots and their greens. Not only that, but my parents also have a large garden where I regularly stock up on fresh produce. They’ve got parsley, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, Swiss chard, beets, lettuce, kale, green…

15-Minute Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Recently, my go-to breakfast has been this blueberry flax oatmeal. I’m taking full advantage of blueberry season! Truth: This was initially supposed to be an overnight oat recipe. I tried it a few times, but it never ended up the way I wanted. It was a just a little too liquid for my taste – I like my oatmeal on the thick side. while I could have reduced the amount of liquid a little more and figured it out, I decided that since fall is coming, warm comfort food wouldn’t be a bad thing. This bowl is a perfect blend of comfort and summer. Fresh blueberries + warm oats. Plus, I’ve been eating these oats for several months now, so why not share the recipe with you? The overnight oats may come later! I…

Vegetarian Lentil Pot Pie

I have a great Thanksgiving recipe for you guys! Okay, Thanksgiving is over in Canada, but this one is for my American friends… Or anyone who wants comfort food. There’s nothing stopping you from making this recipe any time of the year. Seriously, winter is coming, so any day could use some healthy comfort food. I honestly think that every recipe I posted on this blog until now is comfort food… Soups, veggie burgers, cookies, pie, pasta, oatmeal… That’s all comfort food to me! Shaun said that we have a different definition of comfort food… I’m sure that’s also true for some of you, but to me, it’s anything with carbs! I seriously have to share a salad recipe on this blog soon. How can I not have a salad recipe…