Monday, June 10, 2019

Music for Monday: Ingrid Michaelson

I just did a quick search through my blog only to discover that I have never posted an Ingrid Michaelson song! What!? I adore Ingrid Michaelson. In fact, as I was writing this post I shuffled all of Ingrid Michaelson's songs on Spotify and discovered that I love far too many to share them all. I will do my best to share some highlights today, but I recommend you just shuffle them all.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday Favorites: Hello June :)

Hello Friday! This week was packed with a lot of good and I am so looking forward to sharing the best bits with all of you! Let's get right to it!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan & Refined Sugar Free)

I have been on the hunt for a good gluten free, vegan & refined sugar free crumble recipe for what feels like forever. I have tried SO many recipes and they always come out just okay. My family loves fruit crumbles, so I have continued my searched and just recently discovered the perfect recipe. And, I don’t say that lightly. We are picky with our crumbles but this one is absolute perfection.

Every year, my grandma brings me rhubarb fresh from her garden and my favorite thing to do with rhubarb is mix it with strawberries and make a crumble! Rhubarb is tart, so it balances perfectly with the sweetness from the strawberries. I’ve deemed it my personal mission in life to create food that caters to food sensitivities without tasting like it does. Do you know what I mean? I have tried so many gluten free things and thought meh it’s pretty good considering it’s gluten free. I want my desserts to taste delicious not considering they’re gluten free or dairy free or whatever they might be free from. I want them to just be good.

That is so the case with these strawberry rhubarb bars. They taste great because they’re darn good. No one would ever guess that they are free from gluten, dairy, eggs and refined sugar! The roots of this recipe are from Heartbeat Kitchen. I used the base of her recipe but modified it to create my own spin on this fabulous treat!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday Faves: The Last of May

Every year as summer rolls around, there is always so much fun to look forward to - the Bean's dance show is this weekend and I am so excited to see her do her thing. I keep telling her that I'm excited to see her dance. In fact, I think I've been telling her too often because she told me to calm down yesterday - ha! I'll try to keep my excitement in check over here as I share my favorites from this week ;)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Vegan French Toast (Gluten Free & Refined Sugar Free too!)

This vegan French toast makes the most perfect lazy Sunday morning breakfast. I have been making this French toast recipe a lot lately because I just cannot get enough. I love how easy it is to throw together and I love that it makes for the easiest leftovers. I store my leftover batter in an air tight container in the fridge and it lasts me 3-4 days. I use gluten free bread when I make french toast but you can use any kind of bread that works best for you.

I have to quickly mention that this french toast uses banana but I don't mind it at all. I barely taste the banana in the finished product and I am pretty picky about banana flavour. I like a banana on its own but I don't love banana in a smoothie or fruit salad. I usually find the flavour of bananas pretty overbearing. Despite how picky I am about bananas, I still love this French toast! The banana really doesn't take away from the overall flavour - somehow it all works.