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Oatmeal Quinoa Cookies

These little gems are loaded with healthy scoops of quinoa, oatmeal and many other super seeds and whole grains.  The original recipe came from Quinoa 365: The everyday superfood cookbook.  I worked on reducing the amount of sweetener and healthy fat content until I had a cookie that was delicious, moist and healthful.  These cookies are best […]

Vegan Cheese tofu probiotic

Lemon Garlic Kefir Spread

This spread is lightly flavoured with garlic, lemon and oregano.  For those of you looking for a vegan cream cheese substitute this is it.  The spread comes together with minimal prep time however you do need a bit of time to allow it to marinade and for draining some of the excess water from the cheese. […]

Pickle Those Cucs

The dill flower heads are in full bloom in the garden.  That can mean only one thing – it’s time to get pickling.  Last summer at Eat Grow Play summer camp I managed to do the unthinkable…. I worked with 7 kids in a hot August kitchen to pickle 10 large jars of dill cucumbers. […]

wholesome breakfast on the go

Date Sweetened Baked Oatmeal

I am in love with baked oatmeal.  I had it for the first time this year at my friend Heidi’s with her freshly made apple sauce and I have been obsessed with it since.  So when a friend of mine posted this recipe today for baked oatmeal and I just had to make it.  Rarely do I […]

Family Day Fun at Eat Grow Play

Family Day Campfire with Bannock

Family Day in February means winter fun In Ontario this past week we have had some very cold days.  Tomorrow is the Family Day stat holiday and the weather is looking like we might get some warmer temperatures.  We are having some friends over for brunch and I’m hoping that with a slightly warmer day we will […]

Breakfast cookies, Chia Seeds, Banana

Cookies for Breakfast – Banana, Chia Seed Cookies

These cookies are packed with whole food ingredients making them a great choice for your busy morning.  Whole grains and seeds provide an energy boost while bananas add the touch of sweetness needed to please your pickiest eaters. 1 1/4 cups large rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]