My Favourite Things: January

As part of a new series this year, or perhaps because I’ve been watching too many Oprah reruns, I will be presenting to you some of my favourite things each month. Except these are not diamond-encrusted watches or the latest gadgets (I wish.) Instead. they’re the staples of my kitchen; foods that I turn to … Continue reading

Flu-Buster Lassi

As I mentioned in my last post, it seems that all the cold and flu viruses out there decided to get together and share some holiday fun at the Wholesome Hedonist household. Unfortunately they chose me, A and Baby M as the site of their annual Christmas Party. And their New Year’s Eve Bash. And … Continue reading

Dessert for Breakfast: Baked Pumpkin Custard

Friends, I’m about to take you a mythical land. A land where sugar plum fairies dance on clouds of cotton candy, where snowmen skate on pools of frozen chocolate, and…where you can eat dessert for breakfast. Yes, I am well aware that the most unbelievable part of that sentence is dessert. for. breakfast! Given my … Continue reading

How to Build A Better Breakfast

As I said in my Supermarket Survival Guide on cereal, there are a lot of Sneaky Peters out there in the cereal aisle – cereals that promise low-fat, wholesome goodness but rarely deliver. Don’t get me wrong – I think cereal is an easy, nutritious way to start the day, as long as you build your bowl … Continue reading

3 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Oatmeal Again

I have often told A that I can tell the changing of the seasons not by looking out the window, but by looking at my bowl of oatmeal.  I am a die-hard oatmeal fan and I love to use it as a blank canvas and top it with whatever’s in season: sunny peaches and pecans … Continue reading

Supermarket Survival Guide: Cereal Aisle

  One of the trickiest aisles to navigate in the supermarket is the cereal aisle. This is because, like yogurt, cereal has a “health halo”, which is food industry-speak for the aura of health that sounds a particular food (whether it deserves it or not.) People often think it’s a lot healthier than it is.  Another reason it’s … Continue reading

Creamy Amaranth Porridge

I’m of the opinion that if you live in Canada, you have two choices. You can bitch and moan about how hot it is in summer, or you can bitch and moan about how cold it is in winter (I guess a third choice would be not to bitch and moan about the weather at … Continue reading

Supermarket Snack Hacks – Plain Yogurt

As I promised in this post, I am back with a list of ideas on how to add some snazz to your plain yogurt.  Since most flavoured yogurts include sugar and fillers, a much better option is to buy plain yogurt that you doctor up yourself. It may may seem as dull as mud, but the … Continue reading