Easy Recipe: Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Mug of hot chocolate made from scratch

It’s been a long winter and there are no signs of the cold and snow letting up just yet. Sometimes, I need a little encouragement to enjoy the season…and often that encouragement comes in the form of a mug of steaming hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate – those opaque white instant packets are […]

Swap-out Sunday: Pancakes

Pure maple syrup on a whole wheat oatmeal pancake | anaturaldisaster.ca

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favourite recipes of all time for this week’s Swap-out Sunday. The original is from one of my mom’s old cookbooks; the page is stained with the splatter of batter from Sunday mornings past. I copied it out by hand when I went away to university, […]

Swap-out Sunday: Jam

Honey, apple butter and fruit spread

After swapping out regular peanut butter for the natural stuff, you knew what was coming next, right? You have to go all-in for a 100% natural sandwich filling: jam. Despite being a mixture that starts with sugar, jam does have a few redeeming features: It can be homemade. It is one method of preserving produce […]

Swap-out Sunday: Peanut Butter

Oatmeal swirled with Peanut Butter & Blueberries

Peanut butter may be off your radar lately because of food allergies, but if you do still enjoy some good old-fashioned PB (as I do on my oatmeal each morning), this post is for you. I first heard the phrase “natural peanut butter” when I was in high school, circa 1999: one of the girls […]