Looking for a yummy, refreshing, easy-peasy summer treat? Well you’re gonna love this one. These Piña Colada Bars are a favourite around here (especially with teething toddlers – I keep mine in the freezer) and they could not be quicker to whip up. PLUS you can make them two ways! Like more coconut? Try option 1. Like more pineapple flavour? Try option 2! PLUS they use very few ingredients and have no added sugar! They do contain pineapple so if you don’t tolerate fruit this may not be the one for you =(, but keep it in your back pocket because you will want to try these soon!
Even though I have been absent for a while (I have been focusing on my health and family), I think of you often and can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. I have SO much to share with you!
In the meantime, here is a recipe that I have been so darn excited to share, it is probably my favourite ice cream recipe to date. It is decadent, creamy, (like crazy-feels-like-dairy creamy) and oh so addictive. I crave this dairy free mocha ice cream constantly. I hope you love it too!
I am very excited to share this post and recipe with you today. You get to hear about one of the best days I’ve had all winter and a special moment between me and one of my precious kiddos that ends with my favourite winter drink, hot chocolate.
This recipe is dairy and sugar free and can be made with cocoa or carob for a yummy variation.
This post which is part of my Crockpot, Casserole and Cook Ahead Series is not exactly as I had planned.
I had started a post about my on-again off-again “relationship” with my crockpot, which I thought was rather entertaining, although I may be the only one =) (do you share my sense of humour?). But sadly things are a bit hectic around here so I am not able to finesse that post to where it should be.
However, I still wanted to bring you a great recipe this week so I am keeping this post super simple…kinda like this dish.
Well, honestly for years waffles were just a vehicle for maple syrup, I mean isn’t that what those little squares are for? Fill to the brim with maple syrup, I say, each and every one of them? =)
But alas, I am sugar free and even healthy sugars are out for now so I have now come to appreciate the waffle for being more than just a boat to sink with syrup.
Waffles are the crispy cousins to the pancake and I will always choose waffles over flapjacks as I prefer crispy to soft, crunchy to soggy, overcooked to undercooked…I have a texture thing.
As you know from my previous posts, I am new to soaking nuts, seeds, legumes and grains so I wasn’t sure if waffles would ever make if on my menu again. I mean, how does one make a soaked waffle?
Well I found out that it’s pretty easy…like crazy easy. I found this recipe on Pinterest one day and I had NO idea if I would like it. Actually, I expected not to like them as I wasn’t sure I’d like waffles made solely with buckwheat. I hoped they wouldn’t turn out soggy.
I was so pleasantly surprised. These waffles are light, crispy and have such great flavour, they are not at all overpowering. Continue reading →