I’m a big of fan of fall – fall leaves, blanket scarves and pumpkin! While I am not a pumpkin spice latte kind of girl, I do love baking with pumpkin during the fall. However, I wanted to try using pumpkin in a savoury dish so I experimented making a pumpkin pasta sauce. I made this pumpkin pasta on a whim as I had lots of leftover ingredients in my fridge I needed to use up! What else would you do with half a can of pumpkin puree, a quarter container of cream cheese and some chicken stock?
I was very excited to receive my July Oatbox as I missed receiving my granola in the mail the past few months. I skipped my May and June Oatboxes due to allergies and the flavour options. The skipping process was very simple and can be done online. The two July granola blends were Mango & White Chocolate Granola and Almond Crunch & Millet Granola. I use granola in a variety of ways such as on top of yogurt or a smoothie bowl, alone as a snack or even in baking as I did this month in Mango Muffins!
Rhubarb is a fruit I remember picking in my yard, and throughout my neighbourhood growing up. At some point the rhubarb plant in our yard disappeared and rhubarb disappeared from my summer diet. I forgot about it until I was in Germany last June and saw it for sale at a farmer’s market. This year I knew I wanted to buy some local rhubarb and incorporate it into some recipes!
UBC’s Food Services ran a competition for nutrition month searching for a recipe that would be featured in the dining areas on campus for Meatless Mondays. I entered my Lentil Sloppy Joe recipe and it was chosen from over 70 recipes to be featured this summer and into the fall. I had the opportunity to work with UBC’s executive head chef David Speight to perfect my recipe. Continue reading
Overnight oats is one of the only ways I make it to morning lectures on time and with breakfast. While I have many favourite variations of overnight oats using pumpkin is my go-to during the fall! Pumpkin overnight oats is my way of participating in the pumpkin spice trend each fall without spending money on a pumpkin spice lattes every morning.
Lately I have noticed many people have never heard of overnight oats before, so I thought I would explain. Continue reading
Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. Popcorn is a whole grain, high in fibre, low in fat and very affordable! Living in a student residence at my university I do not have enough storage space for an air popper, and I prefer to avoid all the added chemicals found in many microwave popcorns. As a solution to these challenges I discovered a way to DIY Microwave Popcorn! This has changed my snack game, and I am amazed at how easy and cheap it is to make! Every time I share how easy it is to make my friends are mind blown so I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated just to making it! Continue reading
I tend to use pinterest, and blogs more and more for finding recipes these days, but there is nothing like flipping through your favorite cookbook and cooking a recipe you love. The following are a few of the cookbooks I use on a regular basis and would recommend to foodies of all skill levels from just learning to cook to cooking for years.
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
This hilarious vegan cookbook is my go-to gift item for any foodie. Continue reading