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Matcha Chocolate Avocado Emoji-Buns

It is interesting what a difference a smile makes, and it is so true that like attracts like and a smile begets a smile.

Despite the name, these Matcha Chocolate Avocado Emoji-Buns have no avocado in them. They are basically a sweet bread shaped like an avocado with matcha in the main dough to give a green avocado colour and cacao powder in the portion which represents the avocado stone. Once they are baked, the Emoji expressions are painted on with an edible marker. Their faces are simply to make you smile!

One Bowl Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (Vegan and Gluten Free)

There are a number of countries that celebrate Thanksgiving and although the dates, culinary offerings, and nature of the celebrations vary from country to country, the purpose of the festivities is to express gratitude, often for the fall harvest, and generally includes a feast to be shared with the community.

Around Thanksgiving, pumpkins are a popular ingredient in many dishes. For a pumpkin dish this year, I decided to made a quick and easy recipe for chocolate pumpkin muffins. The muffins are vegan, gluten free and, as the name suggests, can literally be made in one bowl!…

Farro, Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

As we move towards the holiday season, it can be challenging trying to cook for a “mixed-eater household” or, if you are a vegetarian/vegan, visiting where “traditional” holiday meals are being served. In a household with a mix of meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans, the Farro, Kale and Roasted Sweet PotatoSalad can make either a hearty lunch or a tasty and satisfying side dish that everyone can enjoy.

This recipe can be made ahead of time and the chewy, nutty flavour of farro, tart cranberries, chilli roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas all topped with a tangy lemon tahini dressing makes for such an interesting combination of textures and flavours. Last but not least, the lovely colours of the ingredients will make it a feast for the eyes on any holiday table!…

A Toast to Toast

My early memories of toast is a breakfast food usually topped with the basic spreads of butter and jam. At that time toast was considered a “thrifty” choice and was often an economical way to use up stale bread. Over the years, this “comfort food” has evolved and become a significant food trend to the extent that some toast creations are now often referred to as “artisan”.…

Cranberry and Almond Vegan Breakfast Bars

Mid-September marks the start of the cranberry season in British Columbia. Cranberries have long been part of the history of British Columbia and have always been used in a variety of ways. One recipe I recently came across is Cranberry and Almond Vegan Breakfast Bars which make a great healthy and nutritious snack, picnic or “on-the-go” breakfast food.…

3 thoughts on “Blog

  1. snowangel22 July 7, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    “The Dragon’s Picnic” blog inspired me to try making some homemade granola. It is so easy. I have been spending a fortune on gluten free store bought granola. I followed the suggestions on your blog. I used gluten free oats, flax seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, and added a touch of vanilla. It is absolutely scrumptious.

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  2. Joanne July 7, 2020 / 5:32 pm

    Good to hear that the recipe worked well for you and the mixture of ingredients you chose sounds delicious. Enjoy!

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