24 November 2014

Blackberry Spelt Crumble Muffin

Spelt is an ancient grain known for its health benefits...

These include being rich in vitamin B3 (Niacin) which aids in the functions of adrenal/stress hormones, lowers cholesterol, and improves blood circulation

Lone Tree Blackberry Spelt Crumble Muffin

Spelt is also rich in minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phospherous!

Ingredients: Organic spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, 
cinnamon, egg, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, canola oil

Although Spelt is not Gluten Free, many people who are
 Wheat Sensitive find they can tolerate the ancient grain due to its
easier digestibility, high water solubility, and increased soluble fibre 

An just incase you aren't sure, an ancient grain is considered to  
be one of the first grains cultivated by Egyptians, deeming it more 
pure and "whole" than other modern, refined grains we see today

Spelt is in the same category of ancient grains such as, Barley,
 Amaranth, Polenta, Quinoa, Emmer, Farro, Spelt, and Kamut 

The texture is similar to whole wheat flour, and boy does it TASTE GOOD!

23 November 2014

Return of The Squash

We're heading into my "Season of Squash Obsession" once again...

Who remembers WAY back to when I made and ate SEVEN 
sweet potatoes in one sitting? I still am amazed by that day!

A couple years ago, all I seemed to post were dinners like this

I was addicted to Squash and Sweet Potatoes, and 
it seems this year is wrapping up to be the same...

Squashy Yam and Potato Roast

Made with a mix of cubed Kabocha Squash, Purple Skinned Sweet
 Potatoes, Yams, and Broccoli with Baby Bok Choy tucked underneath

Now for the seasoning...

My official blend of herbs and spices

Garlic Powder, Italian Spice, Basil, Rosemary, Ground Mustard, 
Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Red Chili Flakes, Rubbed Savory and Sage

Sprinkled on top to taste

Then it's ready for the oven!

Baked @ 380 Fahrenheit for about an hour

Cool for a few minutes, then dig in :)

Question: Are there any foods you tend to gravitate 
towards more in the Autumn & early Winter months?

21 November 2014

Chocolate Walnut Praline Brownie

The best part of being back home in Victoria B.C. is knowing my favourite vegan 
restaurant, Green Cuisine, is right at my fingertips for delicious desserts like this...

Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Praline Brownie

Made with Brown Rice Flour and topped with 
glazed Pecans and a decadent Caramel Sauce

I saved this bad boy for breakfast because, as you 
all know, I love my desserts in the morning!

Time to dig in...

The density and texture is extraordinary

Packed with fudgy delicious chocolate goodness

Words don't do this justice, but pictures come close ;)

Question: What is one of your favourite go-to 
restaurants, cafes, or bakeshops to go to in your city?