Category Archives for "Dessert"

Watermelon Pops

watermelon pop

Summer is hot. And heat calls for popsicles. We’re all trying to be healthier, especially for our kids, and making homemade popsicles is one way we try to do our best in the summertime. I have been making different concoctions in an effort to reduce the sugar in our children’s diet. Let me tell, you-as a Holistic […]

Whole Wheat Yogurt Coffee Cake

coffee cake

Whenever I have people over to my house, I make banana bread or coffee cake or some sort of sweet treat. I also make loaves of goodness when I go visit friends, when there’s a potluck, or I know someone is stopping by-even for a minute. This infuriates my husband. He walks into the house […]

Canada Day Coconut Rhubarb Cake

coconut rhubarb cake

Every Canada Day our family goes to the cottage.  This year will be our 10th annual Canada Day party with a bunch of our good friends, 18 to be exact.  People are littered throughout the cottage, the yard, the river and the lake. There is a croquet tournament each year (which I have not won […]

Hangry Bars

nutty butter bars

My kids are rushing here to there and everywhere in between. Our “down days” consist of 2-3 hockey practices and probably a birthday party and a play date. If we don’t have anything scheduled after 7:00PM, we consider it a “Family Night”. Bedtime is 8:00. I’m not complaining. We’re busy just like every family is […]

How to make Date Paste

date paste

Date paste is a staple in our house because we don’t used any refined sugar in our cooking or baking. The sweeteners I have in my house are maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, coconut syrup, dates, and date paste. I occasionally buy cane sugar for very special treats and occasions. But don’t let it fool […]

Carrot Cake with Creamy Cashew Icing

carrot cake

For me and birthdays, cake is necessary. I’m also happy to make a cake here and there for a special occasion…like Easter, or Valentine’s, or Wednesday. This cake will become not only necessary in my own life…and your life, but this cake will become…legendary. Yes…it’s that good. Now, I LOVE carrot cake. Usually I would say: […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Teff Cookies

oatmeal teff cookies

Are you wondering what teff is? (You thought I spelled something wrong, didn’t you?) I was wondering what teff was too, until a few months ago, when I started using it in EVERYTHING. Teff is another one of those “ancient grains” that has been used forever in places like Ethiopia, but we’re just hearing about […]

Chocolate Hemp Butter

chocolate hemp butter

Chocolate for Breakfast. Yah, you read that right! YES PLEASE. You know that chocolate spread you see on TV that claims to be just full of milk and nuts and oh-so-healthy for you as part of a balanced breakfast? It’s malarky. Just saying. The first ingredient is sugar and you can’t spin that any other […]

Cashew Energy Balls

cashew energy balls

The Holidays are upon us and with that comes PARTIES. and UNEXPECTED GUESTS. Am I right? Don’t get me wrong, I love parties (YAY PARTIES!) and I actually do love unexpected guests EXCEPT for when they show up and I’m in my jammies or on my way to a hockey practice with the kids, or […]