#FoodFocus – Light and Fluffy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

No matter how many (or how few) bananas I buy on my grocery trip, I always seem to have a couple that don’t get eaten. And banana loaf seems to be my go-to for these beautifully ripe and sweet fruits. However, this morning I thought I would use them for something a little more portable…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Light and Fluffy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

#FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

No need to waste the seeds when either carving your pumpkins for Halloween or preparing to cook them as part of your Thanksgiving meal. You don’t even have to be that fussy about the bits of pumpkin that refuse to leave the seed 😉 I just scoop them out and pull off as much as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

#FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

Sometimes life has a tendency to get in the way. Things get put on the back burner and forgotten. This recipe has been on my list of things to share with you for quite a while now. It’s not anything new but a variation on the Peanut Butter Oat Bars and Bites recipe I posted…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

#FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

 I am Italian therefore it goes without saying that chestnuts were a staple at Christmas time! We munched on the roasted nuts way after the meal was done. I will always remember regrouping around the dinner table after the dishes were done and one of my uncles breaking out the Bingo game. That’s when the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

#FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

Especially Montmorency tart cherries! Gorgeous, red, juicy bites of goodness! Nutritional powerhouses, these beauties are packaged and sold in several different delicious ways, including covered in dark chocolate! One of my girlfriends often visits Vineland in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and quite frequently drops in at Cherry Lane. This retail outlet sells a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

As the days begin to get cooler, a bowl of soup always hits the spot, whether it be for lunch or dinner or even a snack to tide you over between meals. Soups are so easy to prepare, oftentimes improvising produces some very tasty dishes! Tomato soup is one of the more popular canned soups.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

#FoodFocus – Sweet Sweet Potato – Roasted Wedges

I love roasting in my oven. The aromas from something slow cooking is so welcoming. Roasted potatoes are delicious. Roasted SWEET potatoes are heavenly! And good for you! All you need is: 1 sweet potato olive oil  (extra virgin is the best) seasoning of your choice salt to taste Here’s what you do: Preheat oven…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Sweet Sweet Potato – Roasted Wedges