The essence of spring is something I long, all year round. I made a promise to myself that I would try to preserve spring as very best I can this year. Whether it be through photography, drying flowers, recipes and most of all, experiments.
Lilacs are one of my absolute favorites. Growing up, we had a large lilac bush at our house in Rosemont. My mother would leave a pair of pruning sheers for who ever wanted to take some home on the way past our house. Now, at my home that my partner and I bought December of 2019, our property came with a few very lovely lilac bushes. TWO colours purple & white!!
I ended up doing a couple different things with the lilac flowers. But let’s start with the most simple, yet lovely “recipe”.
So besides the obvious, I would reccomend giving your lilacs a shake before bringing them inside. The earwigs seem to love hanging out in them. And a good rinse before adding them to your water. Pick your lilacs somewhere that is not near a road/polluted area.
I let my lilac water soak overnight. It is such a subtle, delicate, floral taste.bit is absolutely LOVELY.
1 cup of lilac flowers (no stem)
8 cups of water (or really however much you want, it is a very faint flavor so it will be hard to over do!)
Give a good shake & let sit over night. ♡
Thanks for joining me in today’s post. I hope everyone is staying safe out there and can find some peace with the flowers today ♡
If you’re not familiar with the benefits of yellow pea fiber, I am here to teach you all about it! Yellow pea fiber is a unique plant-based fiber from yellow pea hulls. Yellow peas are a pulse crop, like lentils or chickpeas, and are grown in Alberta and other regions in Canada and Northern U.S. Similar to other legumes, yellow peas are an excellent source of fiber and protein.
The benefits of eating high fiber foods are vast, and include digestive system regulation, cholesterol control, and blood sugar control. While yellow pea hulls are comprised of 82% fiber, making them one of the highest sources of plant based fiber, the specific fiber from yellow pea hulls is unique and yields exceptional benefits.
Unlike other weight management solutions on the market, the yellow pea fiber cookie has been tested in a controlled research environment. The results of this research were so compelling that it was published in two peer-reviewed academic journals – Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Research.
These peas yield a unique fiber that as yellow peas possess a unique fiber that is clinically proven to help with the maintenance of a healthy body weight, promote gut health, and support healthy cholesterol.
Yellow pea fiber snacks are one of the easiest ways to manage your weight as they can be effortlessly added into any existing routine.
So let me just say before you scroll to the recipe, this is not a classic minestrone soup and does not contain any noodles! but you can obviously always add them in at the end if thats what you’re after 😉
1 pot of water
1 chicken carcass
3 bay leaves
5 sage leaves
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 can tomato paste
2 -3 cups of Chicken or Sausage
3 stalks of celery
2 -3 hand fulls of kale
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 can of black beans or kidney beans
more salt! jk, taste it first
I just throw every thing in together once the broth is done (i usually boil for a couple of hours) strain the content out of the broth. Add your soup ingredients to the broth and then once the carrots are tender to your liking I turn off the heat. Happy souping!
Whilst down in Granville Islands at the Market, as there are way too many things to choose from which becomes very overwhelming, we decided to pick up a couple tarts before heading back to our hotel.
I didn’t try the key lime tart because I am not much of a sweet tooth myself, however I did try the blueberry tart and it wasn’t overly sweet and had a really nice texture to it. I think the presentation of the tart’s honestly speak for themselves! Delicious.
I began making homemade fries when I was in college. I needed something quick and easy, with the munchie satisfactory that I was craving. I think almost every regular human being out there loves a good side of fries. Lunch time, evening or a midnight snack, this quick, simple, delicious snack is for any type of fry lover out there!
To begin set your oven to 450 Degrees (*F) . Grab 3 decent sized potatoes and give them a good wash in cold water before cutting into them.
To make cutting your potatoes easier & sturdy, cut a thin slice off of one side and place that side on the cutting board. This way you should be able to have a sturdy hand without your potato trying to get away from you!
Once you have your potatoes cut like the photo above, you are now going to grab your baking pan. Drizzle grape seed oil (or which ever cooking oil you have in your cupboard) across the pan back and forth. Take your spatula that you will be flipping your fries with and spread the oil as evenly as you can across your baking pan.
Arrange your potato slices on your pan and enter into your preheated oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes.
Once your 15 minutes is up and you’ve flipped your potatoes, your fries should look somewhat like the image below.
Now you’re going to want to salt & pepper these ^-^ I put a good pinch or two sprinkling it as evenly as I can. And back in the oven it goes! Set your timer to 10 minutes.
Now that your fries are finished it is your choice of dip! I like an aioli which is garlic, mayo and a squeeze of lemon juice and ketchup!
Hello all my lovely birds! I hope you are all doing well this cold gloomy autumn day. Today I bring you this very tasty recipe my boyfriend and I made last night! Perfect for dessert, breakfast or anytime of the day to be honest! For those who don’t know what quinoa is. Quinoa is apart of the grain family. Making this bread with quinoa flour makes this GLUTEN FREE! So for those trying to watch their weight or those who are truly living gluten free this is a super tasty recipe for you!
So you first have to cut your squash up into little cubes and put it in some boiling water on the stove for about 7 minutes until it is soft. After you boil your squash you want to strain it and put the squash cubes into a blender or mash it up by hand with a fork. I used ambercup squash but you can you what ever kind of squash you have lying around your house because it won’t make a big difference!
Once you have your squash puree you are ready to start adding your other ingredients! So here is what you’ll need.
1 cup squash puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups quinoa flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon of coco powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the squash puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmegm cardamom and coco powder.
3. Stir the dry ingredients into the squash mixture. Combine just until incorporated; do not over mix. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
-Because it has to be in for an hour, at the half hour mark we put some yummy crushed salted cashews ontop! Personalize with what ever you got!
Last night I cozied in before the party… happened. Before all the madness I sat down with a nice glass of $8.95 Grey Fox Merlot, and a tasty little snack that involved Kavli Cripsy Thin Crackers these are suuper thin so I had to double up to even be able to spread the cream cheese. On top of the Philadelphia Roasted Garlic cream cheese I broke up some smoked salmon I bought at the grocery store for $2.95 (could make about 8 crackers!) then I sliced a couple of mini dill pickles for the side and pulled out a couple of chunks of garlic from the pickle jar to put on top of the smoked salmon. Very tasty!
So i’ve decided since i’m going to be posting lots of food pictures i’m going to make its own page because it would just.. make.. thing more interesting perhaps?
PS- i know i said i was trying not to eat wheat but my boyfriend just came to me and served my sandwich in a silly character so i couldn’t say no.
1 small chicken
1/4 of a very large yam
1 fat carrot that resembled a dick
1/4 of a slightly going off cabbage
1 large russet potatoe
IF you are a foodie like myself, i have begun to start my postings of the delicious food i will be cooking up with my chef of a boyfriend and eating this next chapter of my life, feel free to follow along and share some recipes if you like!