Plum Cherry Clafoutis

Plum Cherry Clafoutis

Plum Cherry Clafoutis

Since returning from France, I’d been dying to try a Clafoutis.  I had a bunch of fresh plums, so I decided to try a plum variety instead of the traditional cherry version.  However, at the last moment I realized that our cherry tree was full of fresh cherries, so I decided to throw some in also.  Like most of my recipes, this Clafoutis would work with many different types of fruit.  The end result was not too sweet and excellent served with some whipped topping, whipped cream or ice cream.  Continue reading for the recipe…

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July 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM Leave a comment

Back from Vacation!

Sorry for the lack of recent posts –  I forget to mention that I was going to Europe for 3 weeks!  However, I’m back now, and looking forward to baking some European specialities!

June 30, 2009 at 7:45 AM Leave a comment

Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes

Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes with Fruit Salad

Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes with Fruit Salad

Protein pancakes are definitely my most frequently used recipe.  Why?  They are delicious, quick, and healthy, plus they can be adapted to suit whatever ingredients you have available.  They are equally excellent served warm or cold – and the perfect way to get a TON of protein without meat.  The other day I tried a Cherry/Almond combination for the first time, and it was definitely along my favourite combinations!  You can use different types of nut butters, different flavoured protein, add spices/raisins/nuts as you desire, use different fruit in the pancakes (or leave it out all together) – whatever you like!  The recipe below will make too generous portions of pancakes, and should definitely leave you nice and full! :)

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June 5, 2009 at 10:46 PM Leave a comment

Mango Banana Bread

Mango Banana Bread

Mango Banana Bread

I had one mango left that I needed to use before it spoiled, so I thought I’d give a mango bread a try!  I was worried about not having enough mango (I like a lot of fruit in my bread) so I added a banana.  It took awhile to bake, but it was a nice after dinner snack!

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June 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM Leave a comment

Creamy Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

Ever crave rich creamy ice cream but not want all the fat/sugar/additives?  Well I discovered the perfect solution this weekend – and its fat free, low calorie, full of antioxidants/vitamins and FAST (as it less than 5 minutes!).  And best of all, it doesn’t even require an ice cream maker!  This fat free ice cream could be made with any combination of yogurt and frozen fruit.  So far I’ve tried this blueberry version, as well as Peach + rum (yes, I added a shot of rum hehe).  I can’t wait to make a ‘pina colada’ version with vanilla yogurt, frozen pineapple, rum and coconut extract!  See the recipe below

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May 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM Leave a comment

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Mango Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Mango Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

 

The best part about this simple recipe is that it can easily be adjusted to include different types of fruit, depending what is in season.  I’ve tried many different combinations, and find it is especially great when mangos are included! 

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May 25, 2009 at 8:45 PM Leave a comment

Lime Layer Cake

 
Lime Layer Cake
Lime Layer Cake

I think this cake is officially my new favourite!  I love the flavour of all the limes, and this cake wasn’t too sour or too sweet.  It was the perfect way to end a barbeque on a sunny Saturday evening.  Continue reading for the recipe, nutritional information, and more photos! (more…)

May 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM 1 comment

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