Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Sweet tooth = every tooth | 0 comments

I titled it cake because I think it would make a nice cake, but I made up cupcakes since they are so easy to grab and go. AND, my silicon muffin liners are very easy to use with no greasing required – ever!  I whipped this up after 9pm because I hadn’t baked anything yet today and I had extra quinoa I’d been thinking about since dinner. With a baby in bed and a hubby out at a meeting, I could not sit still. I LOVE chocolate everything and knew I could use my quinoa in a fast and satisfying...

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Maple berry muffins

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Snack Bar, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The other day my friend served muffins at a play date and they were so good I asked for the recipe right away.  She wanted them to be more moist so I made a few modifications. The results are so tasty I needed to get the muffins out of sight so they would last for through the week. Bonus, it is maple syrup season and these are a delicious way to incorporate one of Canada’s staples =) Here is what you need: 2 cups flour (I used 1c white, 1c whole wheat) 1/4 cup  sugar 1 tbsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp baking...

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Caramel Popcorn

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Homepage Slider, Sweet tooth = every tooth | 0 comments

Caramel Popcorn

I was inspired to make this because… Last week I brought home the Chicago Mix popcorn (sweet and salty) from Costco but told my husband he could not open it until company comes (really, it is a very big bag)! So, I thought I’d make some for us Tonight!!  I had two bags of popcorn nearing their expiry date. If I had more popcorn, I probably would have doubled the recipe. This popcorn is very easy to eat! Here is what you need: 2 bags of popped popcorn 1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup corn...

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Beef, quinoa and parsnip soup

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

The recipe was created because I have a sick husband and a giant leftover steak. I knew I wanted to make something hot and healthy to get him on the mend. I though quinoa would be filling and I had an extra parsnip so here’s what I did…. You’ll need: 2 tbs butter 1 onion 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 large parsnip (or carrot), diced Leftover beef, cubed (1 large steak or roast etc) liquid smoke (optional) spices –  parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper, celery salt (whatever you’d...

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