Thumbprint Almond Cookies

Life is beginning to slow down again and I am feeling a lot more calm and relaxed these days. Moving countries and planning a wedding at the same time truly tested me and it took a heavy toll on my adrenals.

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Low-carb Cheesecake

My blood sugars have been all over the place the last few weeks. I’m uncertain if it was a result of all the wedding excitement, international travelling or changes in the weather and temperature. It’s most likely been a combination of all of the above and I’ve been heavily considering putting my OmniPod back on my arm now that the wedding has passed, however, I am enjoying the freedom of not being tied to any devices. I think I’ll give myself a few more days of adjusting and testing my basal rates before I throw in the towel.Read More »

Energy Bites

Let’s get back to food, shall we? I’ve been distracted with life lately so much so that I haven’t been putting aside time for writing and recipe making. With exams done and the craziness of life subsided for the next week or so, I woke up early this morning with a few hours to spare before going to a rowing class so I thought I would take this time to get back into it! Read More »

Blackberry Crisp Tart

Whenever I eat sugar it wrecks havoc on my body. My blood sugar spikes and then drops, the next day I will feel like I’ve been hit by a bus (I call these sugar pains), and I literally feel like all of my energy has been sucked out of me. This is what happened to me just last weekend when I got in the Christmas spirit, put on some Christmas tunes, poured myself a glass of wine and had a baking frenzy going all out with a sugar battle – sugar one this round.

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Blueberry Walnut Buckwheat Muffins

Remember when I said “I make the best decisions when I don’t sit and dwell on them too much”? Well I was kidding myself. But we’ll save that story for another time. 

I got home from work the other day with the plan to go for a run, then make a quinoa chick pea salad and bake a new vegan muffin recipe I came up with. Needless to say, I skipped the run and went straight for the kitchen…and the wine. Read More »

Gingerbread Loaf

An interest that I share with my two (almost three!) year old nephew is baking, or as he calls it “making“. I like to get creative, test new recipes and tweak old ones with my own personal touch. I love finding a recipe that is considerably unhealthy and filled with foods that are common food allergens such as processed sugars, gluten, wheat, dairy, etc. and challenging myself to turn the recipe into a delicious and nutritious masterpiece.  When I bake I let my creative juices flow and search for healthier alternatives for my family and myself. For me, it’s like a game or a challenge, and I’m determined to win!Read More »

Coconut Flour Brownies

One of my two year old nephew’s favourite passed times is baking, or as he calls it, “making”. He loves to watch me in the kitchen cooking, baking, making dinner, and even doing the dishes. Knowing that he loves being in the kitchen so much, whenever I have a day with him I always like to spend time with him in the kitchen making something, incorporating delicious and healthy foods. It’s something that I very much enjoy doing myself and is a super fun activity for us to do together.Read More »