Blending the Perfect Green Smoothie

Green smoothies have been popular for the past few years, and with good reason. These smoothies blended with fruits and leafy greens are nutrient-packed, gives your body energy, and helps transform your body inside and out. If you are like me, the first thought of a green coloured smoothie might sound a bit unappealing, but the fruits mask up both the smell and Read More …

Shortbread Cookies

For me, the holidays aren’t complete without holiday baking and cookie jars filled with delicious homemade cookies. I bake shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and gingerbread cookies all throughout the month of December and the kids help me decorate and package them for friends and family. Of all the cookies I have attempted to make over the years, shortbread cookies are by Read More …

Whole-wheat Banana Bread

Before the arrival of baby Vishnu, my weekends and any spare afternoons were spent baking all sorts of delicious baked goods. I prided myself in being able to make bread, muffins, and even granola bars from scratch. Although I barely have spare time these days, I still feel the urge to bake. When that urge hits, I usually look through my recipes Read More …

Banana & Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins

I don’t know what it is about muffins but my kids love them and so I often bake a batch of muffins over the weekend to use throughout the week. Of course I could go to the store and just buy a case, but I am one of those make-it-from-scratch kind of people and with good reason. Store-bought or even bakery-bought muffins contain Read More …

Vegetarian Pho

Yesterday Akshaya came back from school complaining of a sore throat and runny nose and honestly I wasn’t all that surprised. She tends to catch a virus the second week into school so this year I was prepared with all the ingredients I needed to make soup. My daughter loves soup unlike her mother or brother, so when she does get sick all she requests is a Read More …

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a popular baked dessert made from stale or day old bread soaked in a custard-like mixture of milk, eggs, butter and sugar. Spices, usually cinnamon and nutmeg, dried or fresh fruits and nuts are added for added flavour and texture. This pudding is typically made using dense breads such as French bread, Italian bread, Challah, and Brioche but day-old croissants and softer sliced breads (like the Read More …