Morning Smoothie Starts

Pineapple Green Smoothie | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Sometimes, when I come across something out of the blue that piques my interest, I can become a little bit obsessive with it. Like the time I fell in love with West Side Story and listened to the soundtrack over and over and over again. Or when I discovered Old Navy’s ribbed tank tops and bought them in every colour I could get my hands on (seriously,

Friday Tea & Chocolate: PB&J Cookies With Reese Spread

PB&J Cookies with Reese Spread | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

This week’s Friday Tea and Chocolate is all about the chocolate with PB&J Cookies made with Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Canada. I’ll admit it… I’ve been avoiding baking cookies lately for one reason and one reason only… I tend to eat them all after baking them.  Which would be fine, I suppose, except that I can’t really afford a

Classic Recipes: Banana Bread

Classic Recipes: Banana Bread

There are certain recipes that we all have in our recipe boxes or repertoires.  The classics.  It almost seems silly to blog them because, well… the world has about 10,000 banana bread recipe already.  What could I possibly have to offer up that’s new? Probably nothing. Be that as it may, I love banana bread and I’ve always loved my mom’s recipe for it. Let’s

Friday Tea & Chocolate: Chocolate Chai

Friday Tea & Chocolate: Chocolate Chai | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Today is a true Friday tea and chocolate.  We have tea and we have chocolate and I’ve put them together in a Chocolate Chai – two of my favourite things.  But first… A few weeks ago I discovered there was such a thing as a “Dirty Chai”.  Did you know this existed? I didn’t.  And this made me feel very old and not hip because

Bacon & Eggs on Udon Noodles

Bacon and Eggs On Udon | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

A few weeks ago I was talking about working with a very limited pantry and sparsely equipped kitchen while housesitting for a friend.  Even so, I still managed to piece together a delicious and fragrant Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken dish. But, that was just one evening out of many that I had to pull together something to eat without having access to a lot of stuff.

Pantry Challenged Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Nothing forces you to be creative like having next to nothing. When you create on demand for a living there’s days where you just want to bang your head against your desk and will a great idea into your brain.  But that doesn’t really work. Trust me – I’ve tried it.  Many times.  All that happens is a bruised forehead – and a headache. So

The Great Apple Pancake Quest – Episode 1

The Great Apple Pancake Quest

You know what’s maddening? Well ok, a lot of things are maddening – like people hogging overhead bins on airplanes, or not being able to find your keys when you left them right THERE. But what’s also maddening is being so close to what should be a perfect apple pancake recipe but never actually makes it. And this is my dilemma at the moment.  I’m

Pear Cranberry Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

pear cranberry oatmeal cookies

Adding pears to cookies is easy when you use dried fruit – like in these Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies! Happiest of new years to all of you, my readers!  I hope 2015 brings you lots of great things including a little bit of inspiration to create something new every day – even if it’s just something tiny.  A little flower doodled in the corner

Mince Tarts for Christmas

Mince Tarts for Christmas | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Little mince tarts are a holiday classic and they’re so fast to put together – if you cheat a little (ok… a lot, haha) You all know my feelings on pastry if you read the blog regularly.  We don’t get along. It’s a love hate relationship.  I love eating pastry.  But I do not like making it – it never works.  Maybe I need to take

Roasted Rosemary Golden Beet Chips

Roasted Rosemary Beet Chips | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Crispy, savoury beet chips are a perfect, healthy chips snack that’s easy to make with just 5 ingredients! Growing up, my dad was a serious vegetable gardener.  My brother and I were always very aware of where food came from – we picked and shelled peas – eating as many as we could get away with in the process.  We would get lost amongst the