Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Cake Pops


Monday, December 26, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mum's Whipped Shortbread

I've been trying out different shortbreads, trying to find one that absolutely just melts in your mouth. I still haven't found one quite right, but so far this recipe wins. It's an old one of my mother's that she has had for some time now, you can tell by the crinkles and smudges of the aged paper.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fruity Quinoa + Basil Garlic Bread

Our fridge shut down and decided to break, so we had to take everything out, and put it in coolers, and bring some stuff to our neighbours house. Annoying right? So I haven't had that many options for supper, and I've had to cook everything myself. 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweet Rolls(w/o recipe)

My millionth attempt at using quick acting yeast. guess how that worked out...
...Yeah.
Not so well.
Didn't rise. Then when I was leaving it for about 20 more minutes to see if it would do anything, I left the towel off the top, so when I went to remove it from the warming drawer, the top had hardened slightly.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Purple Ombre Cake

I think my favourite type of cake is the one you make for no reason other then wanting to make a cake. This looks like it would be for a special occasion, but nope! I was just in the mood to make a cake, and I thought this one looked absolutely stunning!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies

I've made these a few times last year, they are my mums favourite cookie of all time. She asked me if I could make them again today, and I wanted to try a healthy vegan version. So I used whole wheat flour, half the amount of sugar it called for, and I used agave instead of white sugar, and a few other tweaks.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Apple Raspberry Pie

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chocolate Spice Baked Oatmeal & Cinnamon Apple Dish

I'm been playing around in the kitchen trying to create a baked oatmeal dish, but I've been having trouble. I finally got the texture right today, it wasn't mushy at all! Sort of muffin-like, but a bit more solid. It wasn't quite right yet, I would only use one tablespoon of cocoa powder next time. This weekend I plan on perfecting a pumpkin bake with the leftover pumpkin puree that has been in my fridge for a couple weeks.. I wonder how long it can last in there?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These cooked! They are vegan, so I wasn't really expecting them to cook on the inside, but they did, it worked! The only thing wrong with these are they did not rise one bit. I don't know why, but yeast seems to hate me.
Oh well, they're still delicious.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Pear & Almond Chocolate Spice Cake

Vegan things don't seem to like being cooked. They always appear raw on the inside, no matter the temperature of the oven, or the amount of time they cook for. This cake, although still tasty, was no exception.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I made this a while back, about one or two weeks ago and haven't had the change to post it. Nothing new is going on, I haven't been baking very much, but still the occasional thing. I made pumpkin spice lattes again this morning, and while I make this post I am sipping from a jar of it. Mmmmm.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


It took me a while to find a relatively good recipe for zucchini bread. I ended up making my own, and I think I did fairly well :) 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello fellow bloggers, sorry it's been a while, I've been on a baking hiatus. I haven't hooped in a month either. I haven't been feeling well to be honest, but today I made cookies! They're pretty good, I put butter in them though, so they aren't fully vegan.
(Original recipe here)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mint & Mango Marinated Zucchini Spaghetti

I cannot stand zucchinis, so it came as a shock to me when I started salivating over this recipe. Mango and mint sauce? I thought I'd get over my fear of zucchini by making this.
So first of all, zucchini is a b*tch to shred. I tried to do it with this fancy shredder thing, to get the thin strands, and that took 30 minutes to get approximately 2 cups of the stuff.
The sauce on the other hand, took around 5 minutes total to prepare and blend, and it was DELICIOUS. I will definitively be making it again.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Earl Grey French Macarons

I downloaded the free copy of this and let me tell you, huuge life savor.
 Below are a few of the steps to making them, in photographs. I can't remember the recipe I used, so only photos this time!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Photos


Monday, August 22, 2011

Bundt Cake

I'm so beating myself up for this... I FORGOT TO OIL THE PAN. UGH. WHAT DO I DO NOW. It's currently in the oven, and there is ten minutes left. So I hope when I attempt to take it out it cooperates.


This stupid thing would not photograph at all. I finally got this one, but I did not get ONE good shot of the inside. *sigh.* It was delicious, I think my dad ate more of it then I did!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Om nom nom, another one of Katie's recipes! If you are not familiar with Katie, go check her out! I made two of her fudge recipes earlier, while I was waiting for the pancakes to cook. I'll post those either later today or tomorrow :)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Coconut Peach Oatmeal

Mmmmm this was the best oatmeal I've ever made.


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sweet Spiced Oatmeal

I've been pretty lazy lately, not doing much. This summer hasn't amounted to anything really. All I've done is tan a few times, watch tons of movies, read, and hoop. I have my first Skate Instructor class today, should be interesting. We have to wear helmets which is ridiculous considering the fact I used to figure skate and do competitions. I'm thinking maybe I can tell the instructor that and I won't have to... I hate wearing anything on my head, hats, helmets, ick. 


Monday, July 18, 2011

Banana Pancakes II

This was the... topping I guess, for the pancakes in the photos below. I would have included the recipe if not for the fact that this chocolate pudding was supposed to be fudge sauce and it tasted so gross I had to scrape it off the pancakes... I will not be putting the original recipe as to not offend the maker, although it was most likely my own fault that it did not work out.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Two posts in one week?!?! Is this real or..
YES. It's a miracle, Kelsey has actually posted somewhat regularly for once. I know I don't post too often, but I make the same things over and over, just with little changes, so I don't see fit to actually post the recipe.. But I made this pancake recipe completely from scratch, so proud!




Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweet Sixteen


Oh. My. God. I found this cake a month before my sixteenth birthday, and knew I had to make it. It was love at first sight! I thought it was the most beautiful cake ever, and I had been looking forward to making it for weeks.
(Recipe link at the bottom)




Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes!


Oh my gosh it seems like I'm baking something everyday! I made these within a week of each other, I just couldn't help myself. 


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pancakes


Friday, June 03, 2011

Funfetti Cupcakes

Tried out frosting cupcakes. It was so fun! I only have a few piping tips, and I ruined 4 ziplock bags, but oh well. The icing is pretty good for homemade, a bit too sugary but that's expected with tons of icing sugar.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Banana Pancakes

Wow I've been eating a ton of pancakes lately. Oh dear.  But they're so yummy I just can't resist!
Of course all the recipes I'm getting them from are from Chocolate Covered Katie. She's brilliant.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes

I am so tired! I fell asleep at 12am, and woke up at 11am, so you'd think I'd be awake. I feel so sleepy though, and stuffed. Brunch was incredibly filling! These pancakes are definitely for two. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

No recipe for this one since it came in a box, all I had to add were eggs and a few other things. I just want to show pictures of my lovely cupcakes <3 
They were delicious, and so pretty!


Red Velvet Pancakes for One

So as you can see I am totally 100% completely obsessed with all things red velvet. The recipe photos always look so gorgeous, I just have to try them! Most are filled with icky ingredients, so it's hard to find a good recipe. After creeping Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for a while, I discovered she had recipes that serve one! Then I found a red velvet pancake recipe for one and just haad to try it.

......Well, as you can see below, they didn't turn out so well. I followed the recipe perfectly, but oh well, I guess next time I'll have to change some things. I'll make sure to add sugar, 1 tsbp of cocoa instead of 2, and a smidgen more red food colouring. The taste was quite bitter because of the cocoa, and lack of sugar. I slightly burned the first 3 because the gas on my stove was turned up too high.. My bad!


To fix this slight disaster I smothered them in syrup, dusted on some icing sugar, and shook on some purple sprinkles. Om nom nom, the chocolatey goodness was divine! I thought I'd have to hoop for a while to burn off the calories from this chocolate heaven, but apparently there are only around 130 calories in the whole thing! I don't believe it, but it's better than thinking there are 300+!

Cake Batter Milkshake

I have discovered a new favourite food blog to add to my bookmarks! http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com.
She posts delicious healthy versions of recipes, and most are Vegan :) I tried the her Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake, and it was soooo yummy. 


She is doing a blog feature in a bit, and that fueled my desire to recreate one of her recipes! So here is my attempt at one, and here is the link to the feature.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

     I can't remember if I blogged about my past failure at making red velvet cookies. I was trying to make whoopie pies, but I didn't have enough red food colouring, so I tried adding yellow, then gave up. They ended up being thin chocolate looking cookies. They were yummy, but not what I was trying to make. 

     Of course they don't sell red velvet cake mix in Canada, so I've had to make do with what I could find.

I put a bit too much cocoa powder in these, because I didn't measure properly, I just sort of poured it in. Don't worry, I've learned my lesson!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Blueberry Pancakes

Recipe here.
I didn't change anything in the recipe. I just wanted to show my pictures of how they turned out :)
The only thing I did to different was add strawberries and mini chocolate chips to a few pancakes. These were delicious, and I got around 50 small ones, between 2-3.5". Mmmmmmm.


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Carrot Cake


So I've made my May goals, and I'm already almost done one! I feel great, it's so exciting. 

It's Mother's Day tomorrow, and I wanted to bake for my mom. I ended up making this Carrot Cake, and I'm giving some to the rest of my family, and baking my mom her favourite cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies. I have the recipe on my blog, so check it out! They are SO yummy. Unfortunately I can't eat them anymore :(
Because guess what one of my goals was. To be Vegan for the whole month. I've wanted to be for a while, I think I've posted about it before. But it's finally working, because I actually want it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Starbucks Cake Pops

Birthday Cake Pops + Tiramisu Cake Pops


French Macaroons

From this recipe.

Here are some pictures of mine (I added food colouring and cocoa powder so they were coloured):


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Spiced Chocolate Oatmeal

So I was about to make scrambled eggs for my breakfast, and I got all the ingredients out, went over to the stove, and saw that the frying pan was dirty. of course, me being too lazy, I put the egg whites away, and pondered what else I could have. I came up with oatmeal, and as I was boiling the water and milk, I glimpsed the cocoa powder. That gave me the idea to make chocolate oats! It went quite well, I had to add a bit of brown sugar in the end to make it a bit sweeter, but that's up to you. I found that it reminded me a bit of rice pudding, maybe the texture? Anyways, if you have a chocolate craving, here's a bit of a healthier alternative.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vegan Apple Crumble

Stir-Fried Vegetables

I don't usually eat stir fry. I've hated it since I was younger, don't ask me why. I don't know what made me decide to make this, I think it happened spontaneously! hahahah. 


I think cabbage is one of my favourite vegetables. 

Banana Egg Whites

This was my morning breakfast. First day back at school since Spring Break, thought I should make a yummy nutritious one to hold me until lunch. This made quite a bit, and it was very filling. I thought the banana added a nice touch, since my dad used to add cut up banana slices to the top of an omlette when I was little. This has an interesting texture and smell, so it may not be for everyone, but I quite enjoyed it. 


Friday, March 25, 2011

Food Photos

These are just a few photos of some random foods I have made over the past few weeks. 


These scrambled eggs were delicious! It was egg whites, spinach, and salsa if I remember correctly. Mmm I just love salsa.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Surprise surprise, another cookie recipe! I was going to make some oatmeal peanut butter cookies with my mum, but she was watching her show *rolls eyes*. I was sipping my lemon green tea, and I remember a lemon cookie recipe I saw a few days ago, and here we are!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blueberry Apple Toss

Spring has began. Spring cleaning anyone? None for me thanks, I'd rather spend my days curled up on the couch watching a new episode of UK Skins. I think that's the best show ever. I looove their accents, and I really wish I got the channel on tv. Silly cable. I watch it on my laptop, and don't tell anyone, but I watched the whole 5th season in two days. Teehee. Do you guys watch it, or have heard of it? And I'm not talking about this US MTV Skins trash. No no no! I'm talking about the original UK Skins. With their sexy British accents, having sex and doing drugs all over the place. Hahah! May be inappropriate, but I think it's hilarious.


Anyways, onto the actual food now.  This is just a little snack that I enjoy. It is pretty filling, and you can add all sorts of toppings! 

Spinach Salad

I'm so incredibly lazy during Spring Break. This is the last week, only a few days left, and I haven't done anything I said I would. I've been cooking a lot though, which was fun.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Since the beginning of this year I've been trying to become Vegan. It's not working the greatest, but I have cut out cows milk, and I've lowered my intake of cheese, and yogurt. Oops, did I mention I've been Vegetarian since 2007? So it's not that big a leap. The only thing I've recently been finding hard not to eat, is egg whites. Not the full egg, since I've always hated the yolk, and the white is actually better for you. I think I've had scrambled eggs for dinner for the past two weeks! 14 grams of protein for 1/2 cup! Crazy, and delicious! 


Since the egg white itself is fairly bland, I find a tablespoon or two of salsa works like a charm to up the taste factor.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, here is my first ever blog post, and guess what it's about! Drum roll please? 
......COOKIES! I bet your surprised aren't you? No? Okay then.


These were originally supposed to be thin and crispy cookies, almost wafer-like, but they didn't turn out that way. It may of been because I didn't use a mixer, I just did it by hand. Who knows.