15 recipes for a long weekend stay-cation or easter entertaining

another big lull between posts, my apologies! BUT it’s pretty exciting actually because i wrote my final exam in my final class in school. this meals following handing in my last assignment next week, i will be a holistic nutritionist! cue the applause, *takes a bow*

in all seriousness though, thank you all for sticking through the spotty posting while i’ve been in school. it’s been a juggling act but i have loved writing this blog the whole time and it wouldn’t have been the same without all of you!

while i don’t have a new recipe for you this week, i promise next week i will! for now, i leave you with suggestions for the coming weekend. 

whether you are celebrating easter or are just using the weekend to catch up on sleep and lounge around for an extra day, i have you covered. 

15 recipes for a long weekend stay-cation or easter entertaining


guests deserve a special breakfast. so why not these fluffy pancakes made with chickpea flour! they’ll never know you got all healthy on them.


or if you’re just staying in, why not try banana coconut cream pie oats- perfect for one and most of the work is done while you sleep!


regardless of your plans, everyone deserves a special cup of coffee in the morning. try coffee blended with coconut oil for a dose of healthy fats and a creamy, delicious cuppa.


now as a host/hostess, never let your guests be hungry, these savoury chickpea flatbreads with kale basil pesto with delight and satisfy.


if you’re keeping it more casual and lounging in your pjs, why not have some fresh tasting lemon and sundered tomato hummus with some veggies?


a good salad never goes amiss- so whip up this shredded brussels sprout salad for yourself or guests.


or enjoy a picnic in the park with a good book with this avocado lime and jalapeno potato salad.


to make a special meal for guests, wow them with blood orange glazed carrots with a miso-scallion sauce on top of farro.


or if the weather is nice and you are firing up the grill, these sesame edamame burgers are the perfect option (and are totally grill-able!)

now it wouldn’t be a special weekend without something sweet so here are a few options…


grain-free berry crisp- use your favourite seasonal berry to welcome spring!


pineapple shortbread bars that are no bake and just scream summer.


or because chocolate is never a bad idea, this chocolate cream pie isn’t either.


and because easter screams chocolate over load, maybe try making some homemade chocolate almond butter cups for guests to snack on.


or if chocolate isn’t your things, these tahini banana cups are just as delicious!


finally, in case YOU get to be the guest in someone else’s home and need a good hostess gift- chocolate cherry almond granola says i appreciate your hospitality enough to not eat this entire batch of granola myself and give some to you. and that means a lot.


happy weekend everyone!

do you guys have special weekend plans?

who is going to gorge on chocolate with me?

strawberry avocado breakfast “ice cream”


now i’m going to continue being the canadian i am today by talking about the weather. spring has come finally!! baseball games have been attended, skirts with no tights have been worn, the parka has been put away and fresh strawberries have been eaten! all that’s left is to eat a meal on a patio and it’s official. 

to celebrate the arrival of warm temperatures i’m sharing an “ice cream” recipe over at the north coast naturals blog that’s actually a breakfast. that means it’s high in protein, fibre, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, quick and easy to make but also completely delicious.

psssst, i’ll let you in on a little secret: this is actually little more than a super thick smoothie, but it’s way more fun to call it ice cream isn’t it??

head on over to the ncn blog for the recipe!

I'm sharing this recipe on Raw Foods Thursdays!

oatmeal raisin cookie dough pancakes for one

oatmeal raisin cookie pancakes16

wow guys, over a week since my last post…oops, totally didn’t mean for that to happen! but life just got so completely wonderful in the last few days, I simply had no time to blog. 

in the last week I spent tons of time walking around enjoying the semi-good weather, seeing blogger friends, attending the yoga conference (and buying a new yoga mat, YAY), reading about herbal medicine, studying for and writing an herbal medicine mid-term (ok that part wasn’t so nice), eating delicious food, having one of my very best friends visit me, rediscovering my love for yoga and just in general, living. and it has been wonderful.

so wonderful in fact, I hope you’ll forgive that today I’m not even writing a full post here. but don’t worry- you’re still getting a pretty delicious recipe out of it. 

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millet porridge with apple date puree

millet porridge with ginger apple date puree #vegan #glutenfree

i go through serious phases with foods and flavours. last summer, i swear for 2 solid months i ate only asian inspired foods and beverages- china town became my hangout spot. but in the fall/winter i phased out of that because i live just far enough from china town that i wasn’t going to brave the cold everyday for my fix.

that phase became replaced by apples. and it’s been going strong ever since. heavily enabled by my weekly produce delivery which included apples every time, they became incorporated into breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. soon we will have access to tons of delicious in season fruit for a fair price (like berries) so i want to share my apple recipes with you before that time. because while me and apples have had a good go, i’m about ready to welcome in some variety. 

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double chocolate blueberry pancakes with blueberry sauce

double chocolate blueberry pancakes

i should of had this recipe posted before yesterday. it was pancake tuesday and all, and i think you all will really like this one if you make it.

i meant to post this, i really did.

but you see, something important came up. something important that required all of my attention and time. something that simply couldn’t wait.

i have priorities.

want to guess what this urgent item was?

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