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How do you feel about granola? I’m extremely picky, and rarely eat store bought granola. I think it’s something to do with the brown rice syrup that’s usually used as a sweetener–it’s just not my thing. When I had the opportunity to review Montreal-based Oatbox, I was more than excited, because I knew their granola would be different from the rest.
First off, check out their beautiful website. The food photography is an immediate stand-out, and as a creative person, I’m always drawn to the amount of attention a company pays to their design. Oatbox excels in all these areas. Their site has the aesthetic of a food blog by using large, captivating images with a clear, rustic style.
I work from home, and as a buzzing busy bee I tend to jump out of bed and get straight to work, often forgetting the most important meal of the day until my stomach angrily reminds me. Oatbox is a monthly subscription that delivers right to your door, once a month, and takes care of breakfast so you don’t have to. There’s even a cute little glass jar you’ll get with your first order, if you prefer to take your breakkie to-go.
Oatbox partners with Breakfast Club of Canada. For those of you outside of the great white north, this organization holds “breakfast clubs” in needy schools so children who don’t have access to breakfast can come to school early and get some food in their bellies. I’ve heard firsthand from my mom (a teacher) how important these breakfast clubs are, and how much better children learn with an adequate first meal of the day. Each time you order a box, Oatbox gives a full breakfast to a child in need. Continue reading Oatbox Review + Recipe for Granola Cookies
First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who offered your congratulations on my last post, and your tips for stress relief on the post before that. When you take time out of your day to leave me a comment, it is so heartwarming. This blogging community is a pretty special one.
February is right around the corner, and with February comes Valentine’s Day. What’s your verdict on this Hallmark holiday? I used to be the Valentine’s Day grinch and thought the whole holiday was stupid, stupid, stupid. Even though there are singles events abound on V-day, it’s definitely a holiday geared towards couples and can be pretty exclusive for someone who might not fall into that category. I’ve spent many Valentine’s Days happily single, but unhappily feeling left out of the holiday itself. Continue reading Iced Sugar and Spice Cookies
I learned a very important lesson yesterday. It all started during the recipe development for a creamy peanut butter treat. Being the frugal human I am, it was very important that I used the last scoop of peanut butter at the bottom of the jar — the one that was hardened because it hadn’t been mixed completely with the oil — even when I had a brand new jar sitting on the counter.
I placed the jar in the microwave, thinking that microwaving the cheap plastic probably wasn’t the best for the environment, but it was only for a few seconds anyways. Seconds after I hit “start” and started walking away, I heard this “pop pop” sound that seemed almost as loud as gunshots.
When I turned back and looked at the microwave, it was flashing bright rainbow colours and shapes, and it took a few seconds of me staring in awe before I screamed and jolted to the microwave to press “stop”. Fortunately it’s still alive and trucking, and our apartment remains fire free. Phew! Turns out there was a TINY piece of foil leftover on the ring of the jar from the seal. All I can say is, this is a pretty typical day in my kitchen. Continue reading Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies
Are you an indoors or an outdoors person? I used to consider myself firmly in the outdoors camp, but I think that may have changed after last weekend. I went out to a music festival just outside the city and it was a mostly miserable experience, thanks to heavy rain. I guess I am a fairweather friend of camping, in the literal sense. With beautiful weather and clean surroundings (the porta-pottie situation left much to be desired…) count me in. A drop of rain and I revert to a childlike state…”I want…to go…HOME!”
When it first started pouring buckets, we drove into a nearby small town (pop. 1,000) to buy the only form of poncho they had: giant yellow suits that made us look like we were about to go lobster fishing. We lasted a total of two hours in these suits before we called it quits and headed back to Cute Small Town to rent a hotel room for the night. I can’t express how ecstatic I was to be snuggled in blankets warm and dry, and snacking on watermelon.
Now that I’m back in internet land and with my 3G running smoothly, I’m excited to share with you a super easy cake that’s the kind your grandma would bring to a family reunion and, in 5 minutes flat, would be devoured by all the kids while the adults looked wistfully on.
Continue reading No-Bake Boozy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This is one of the easiest cookie recipes you’ll ever make, and one of the most delicious, too.
When I was a kid, my mom would make a huge batch of these, and I would lick the bowl as I waited for the cookies to cool in the fridge. That is perhaps the most difficult thing about making these cookies – you don’t need to use your oven, but waiting for the cookies to harden in the fridge feels like counting down for Christmas in February.
Life is starting to get a little busier for me now as the paper I work for has resumed to publishing weekly, and I’ll be starting a new job as a line cook pretty soon. Bryce and I have also been brainstorming some Food Fight episodes for the fall. I can’t wait to start recording again!
Busy people still need chocolate coconut cookies, I say. So if all you have is twenty minutes, that’s all you need to prep these tasty treats and pop them in the fridge.
Continue reading No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Cake Cookies use the goodness of avocado to provide richness and and a wonderfully moist, fudgy cake texture.
Do these cookies look familiar to you? If you read my blog a year ago, you might remember what is now one of my most popular recipes on Pinterest. It’s been pinned over 1,000 times!
I loved those cookies, but I knew some improvements could be made. A few readers reported having problems, so I wanted to fix that right up.
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The idea for these Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies came from when I was about 10 years old and my mom requested an oatmeal, cranberry, and white chocolate cookie. At the time it seemed like a strange combination because I’ve never been one for white chocolate (hence why I didn’t include them in these) but oats and tangy cranberries are the perfect match.
Surprisingly, the cranberries and oats add enough texture and bite that you don’t really miss the chocolate.
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Chocolate and coconut haven’t always been a favourite flavour combination of mine, but ever since these Chocolate Coconut Cookies I’m on a bit of a chocolate-coconut kick.
After a slight mishap with a coconut dessert that’s still in the works, these easy little cookies were a breath of fresh air. I’ve come far too close for comfort to oven fires when using coconut oil, so when I develop a recipe where the oil doesn’t spread and drip in the oven, I’m ecstatic. Maybe it’s time I get a kitchen fire extinguisher just in case?
Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Almond Butter Cookies are, quick, easy, and full of nutty flavour. You’ll love their chewy middles and crispy edges.
Well, it’s November.
I had a rude awakening to the coming winter weather the other day. I intended to run a few quick errands, but managed to extend the trip by an hour or two when I locked my keys in the car. In the ignition.
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Soft cookies full of pumpkin flavour, made with whole-wheat flour.
So there I was, searching through my well-organized computer folders for the recipe for the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I made last week, and then something terrible happened. I COULD NOT FIND THE RECIPE. Maybe this is normal for the average person, but for a hyper-organized person like myself, cue food-blogger freakout.
Continue reading Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Before you continue reading, please hold your laughter over the uncanny resemblance of the cookies to….you know. I tried, okay? 😉
I have some exciting news to share with you today. I am now minus-four wisdom teeth and have resumed my joyful consumption of solid foods.
I’m sure many of you have had the dreaded wisdom teeth removal experience. I put it off for as long as I could, but finally caved last week. Boy, am I ever glad it’s over with. I’ll never understand people who enjoy going to the dentist. Getting teeth ripped out of my half frozen face is not my idea of fun.
Poor dentists, they didn’t stand a chance.
Continue reading Softest Chocolate Cookies
Thin and crispy oatmeal cookies have been on my recipe bucket list for quite some time. I’ve always pushed them away in favour of chocolate and fruit desserts, but after I made this granola I was inspired. What would happen if I not only made an oatmeal cookie, but threw in some granola as well?
Here’s what happened.
Continue reading Thin & Crispy Granola Cookies