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Homemade Nutella

Oh my, this Nutella. If you can stop snacking on the roasted hazelnuts, you'll have enough left for this even-better-than-store-bought Nutella recipe. So easy. So good, on bread, bananas, in cookies, in crepes, on your fingers. How do you like your Nutella?

Homemade Nutella

1 cup roasted hazelnuts*
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
2-4 tablespoons milk (I used half dairy and half almond)
1 tsp vanilla

* Roast hazelnuts in a 350º oven for about 10 minutes

Once cooled, remove shells by rubbing hazelnuts between your hands. Remove as much shell as you can for a creamy texture.

In a food processor, blend the nuts to a very fine nut flour consistency.
Finally, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy. 
(Next time I will be sure to remove all shells and process a little longer as I would like mine smoother.)

I imagine this won't last long. 

Enjoy!

(inspired from www.mywholefoodlife.com)


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Chocolate chip cookies (flourless)


My mind is still blown over these flourless chocolate chip cookies! When they come out of the oven and you bite into one, you are instantly taken back to a traditional chewy, melty chocolate chip cookie. They taste like regular cookie dough. Amazing! Really. If they have no flour, no sugar, no dairy, no egg, what in the hell do they have in them, you ask?

Chewy chocolate chip cookies

2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)*
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips

* You can use 1 1/2 cups store-bought cashew butter but making your own is easy:
Put soaked cashews in food processor and blend for almost five minutes until smooth and creamy.

Set oven to  350º.
Put all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in food processor (or Vitamix) and blend until smooth.
Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet, press down with spoon, just a tad to flatten slightly, and bake for 10 minutes.

These taste best right out of the oven. They get softer the next day but still delicious.

That's it. Enjoy!

(inspired from www.mywholefoodlife.com)





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Big Sky Brunch & Yoga


*UPDATE*
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Stayed tuned for future events.

I have teamed up once again with Prairie Yogi Magazine (PYM) to co-teach a yoga event in Saskatoon and it promises to be a lovely morning yoga and food event, two of my favourite things!

I've written for PYM (here, here, and here) and this past fall, I was lucky enough to teach at the first ever Prairie Love Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Eoin Finn dug my "goddess of chill" nickname.

PYM is helping to create a prairie yoga community and I'm grateful to be involved!

Yoga and brunch is on Sunday, November 30 at 10am at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park. (There is also a Regina event on November 29.)

Tickets here.

Create a beautiful day!




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