Bubble Tea (Attempt #2)

A little while back, I attempted to make my own bubble tea. The milk tea portion was obviously delicious but the actual tapioca pearls were another story. They weren’t horrible but they just were not the texture they are supposed to be and the dough was not fully cooperating. I still had leftover tapioca starch…

Summer Berry Smoothie

I LOVE summer drinks. When you’re sitting outside, it’s so nice to have a cold drink in hand. There are many directions you can go, and smoothies are definitely one of the healthier ones. Smoothies are perfect for any day and you can pack them with any combination of your favourite fruits (or even some…

Passion Tea Lemonade

A hot summer calls for ice cold drinks! It’s important to stay hydrated so why not do that with a delicious iced tea lemonade. This would be great to make a big batch and serve to guests – simply multiply recipe measurements accordingly. Both items are good on their own but I love the combination…

Irish Cream Iced Espresso

Happy St Patty’s Day everyone! Today is the day to celebrate the Irish and eat green foods and drink green beer. I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a special drink. At first I thought of making Irish coffee, which is coffee with whisky, but I wasn’t feeling like having something so bold. So, I…

Homemade Bubble Tea

You may know I like to experiment in the kitchen. It’s fun to make things for the first time. Most recently, I made that stunning crepe cake for my dad’s birthday (check that out here). That turned out so well, I wanted to see what else I could make. Over the past few years, I’ve…

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hello hello and welcome to week 2 (of 2) of fall themed recipes on my blog! This week, my special ingredient is PUMPKIN which I think is the food most associated with the season. You already know how much I love squash but pumpkin sort of hits differently. It’s so creamy and sweet but a…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Let me just start by saying I was never a huge smoothie drinker. I don’t know why, but I never really made myself smoothies nor did I really ever have the desire to do so. However, since making the cinnamon-almond green smoothie from the Love Real Food cookbook (link here), I’ve been on a smoothie…

Moscow Mules

I’m not a huge alcohol drinker, but I love a good cocktail once in a while. One of my favourite drinks (especially for the summer) is the moscow mule. If you don’t know, this is a pretty simple drink made with ginger beer*, vodka and lime juice – that’s it, only 3 ingredients. It is…

Oat Milk

I’m a fan of non-dairy milks. Many years ago, I went through a soy milk phase but that didn’t last too long. Then I discovered almond milk – I love the brand Earth’s Own (it’s a Canadian company) – this phase has been the past few years. But in between this current phase, this same…

Simple Iced Coffee

I’m one of those people who don’t like to drink hot coffee but I love it iced. I will brew a whole pot of coffee, let it cool and store it in a big jug/bottle in the fridge. One pot lasts me 1-2 weeks because I don’t drink coffee everyday. It’s so nice to have…