She Bakes Here http://www.shebakeshere.com Making memories, one recipe at a time Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:54:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Chickpeas and White Beans http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/sun-dried-tomato-hummus-chickpeas-white-beans.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/06/sun-dried-tomato-hummus-chickpeas-white-beans.html#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:26:04 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21571 For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to be on my A-game in terms of meal prep. Sundays have been spent making granola and chopping fruit for breakfast, slicing carrots and cucumbers for snacking, and soaking and cooking chickpeas and beans for hummus and easy meals for the week. This prep has been […]

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Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Chickpeas and White Beans

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to be on my A-game in terms of meal prep. Sundays have been spent making granola and chopping fruit for breakfast, slicing carrots and cucumbers for snacking, and soaking and cooking chickpeas and beans for hummus and easy meals for the week. This prep has been helping me enormously in the mornings when it comes to packing lunches and trying to assemble some sort of healthy breakfast. I’m not exactly at my sharpest before 7 am (really, who is?), so I’ll take anything that makes the first part of the day a little bit easier.

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Mushroom Chicken Burgers http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/mushroom-chicken-burgers.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/mushroom-chicken-burgers.html#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 22:30:42 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21549 I’m sitting here grinning like an idiot because this is the first day we’ve had both sun and warmth in Toronto for a very long time. For the past month, it’s either been one or the other. Or else pouring rain. I actually had to buy a new umbrella a couple weeks ago because my […]

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Mushroom Chicken Burgers

I’m sitting here grinning like an idiot because this is the first day we’ve had both sun and warmth in Toronto for a very long time. For the past month, it’s either been one or the other. Or else pouring rain. I actually had to buy a new umbrella a couple weeks ago because my old one decided to spontaneously turn itself inside out in the wind and then refused to close properly. So yeah, I’m super pumped that it’s finally nice out for real this time. Not bad for the middle of May!

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Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/coconut-lime-shortbread-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/05/coconut-lime-shortbread-cookies.html#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 11:05:11 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21523 Nothing says last minute like pulling out a cookie recipe just two days before Mother’s Day. I’m nothing if not a procrastinator. Luckily, this recipe comes together really quickly and if you’re in a bind over what to make your Mom for Mother’s Day, may I recommend whipping up a batch of these coconut lime […]

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Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies

Nothing says last minute like pulling out a cookie recipe just two days before Mother’s Day. I’m nothing if not a procrastinator. Luckily, this recipe comes together really quickly and if you’re in a bind over what to make your Mom for Mother’s Day, may I recommend whipping up a batch of these coconut lime shortbread cookies and serve them alongside a pot of hot tea? While it may not be breakfast in bed, you can at least let your Mom sleep in. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

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Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/04/soft-baked-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/04/soft-baked-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cookies.html#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:01:11 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21362 I can’t believe that I almost forgot to post this recipe for Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Do you want to know what reminded me? Here it is – scrolling through my own Instagram account. I spotted a photo I had posted over a month ago of these cookies cooling on a rack on […]

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Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I can’t believe that I almost forgot to post this recipe for Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Do you want to know what reminded me? Here it is – scrolling through my own Instagram account. I spotted a photo I had posted over a month ago of these cookies cooling on a rack on my kitchen counter and my jaw dropped when I found these photos still on my camera. Am I the only person who does that? Forgetting to edit photos and post recipes I mean, not scrolling through one’s own Instagram profile. I like to at least pretend that everyone secretly checks out their own account from time to time.

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Grandma Kay’s Sukiyaki Recipe http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html#comments Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:49:05 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21484 Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and […]

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Grandma Kay's Sukiyaki Recipe

Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and vegetables, my Grandma would also add sliced water chestnuts, potatoes, mushrooms and a package of Ichiban noodles. The whole pan would be brought to the center of the dining room table and we would eat everything over a bed of hot rice. My Grandpa enjoyed his in a more traditional sense by cracking a raw egg into a bowl before adding his hot ingredients.

I had emailed myself the measurements and instructions to this sukiyaki recipe a couple Christmases ago when I was made it alongside my Grandma, and I recently discovered the email while doing a massive inbox cleanup. After cooking and posting the end results on Instagram, I received a few comments and requests for the recipe. I get it, nothing is more comforting than a hot pot meal.

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:16:33 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21365 The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last […]

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust

The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last season of Girls (sob), the mid-season return of Last Man on Earth and the newest season of Love. Cooking has been pretty minimal due to lack of energy, so I’ve been making a point to clean out the freezer and eat all the leftovers. It’s times like these that I’m grateful for batch cooking.

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:38:14 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4943 I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best. Despite my […]

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best.

Despite my conflicted feelings, I took advantage of this nice weather a couple weeks ago and shot these cookie photos outside. I normally don’t do any photography on our little south-facing balcony, but I really wanted to make use of this old table I snagged a couple years ago from the furniture recycle drop-off room in our building. The last few wet winters have not been kind to this table, but this makes for an excellent surface for food photography. I’ll take what I can get, especially since our limited condo space makes hoarding multiple photography surfaces pretty difficult. In fact, at this point, I’m pretty sure my days of dragging this musty table inside for photos are now over.

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Baked Crispy Lentil Croquettes http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/baked-crispy-lentil-croquettes.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/baked-crispy-lentil-croquettes.html#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:12:09 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4901 Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #LentilsLoveVeggies campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils & Half Your Plate. Although I have been compensated, all opinions in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep She Bakes Here up and running and creating delicious recipes! If you’ve scrolled through some […]

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Baked Crispy Lentil Croquettes

Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #LentilsLoveVeggies campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils & Half Your Plate. Although I have been compensated, all opinions in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep She Bakes Here up and running and creating delicious recipes!

If you’ve scrolled through some of my latest posts from December and January, you would probably think that I survive on a lot of chocolate, bread, and cookies. But while I do indulge on desserts on special occasions (holidays…weekends…), my day to day eating habits are actually quite healthy. We have a small kitchen, but my husband and I make it a priority to keep a well-stocked pantry filled with canned goods, dried oats, rice, beans and pulses for easy and healthy meals. Making supper at home is a reward in itself because it usually means we have leftovers for lunch the next day or future last-minute meals that can go in the freezer. And let me tell you, those freezer meals are a lifesaver on busy weeknights.

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Two Hour Homemade Cinnamon Rolls http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/two-hour-homemade-cinnamon-rolls.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/two-hour-homemade-cinnamon-rolls.html#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:20:56 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4903 Whenever I think of my greatest food weakness, I always narrow it down to freshly baked bread. The delirious, glorious smell of fresh bread has always sent me into a complete tailspin. During my early twenties, I spent a summer during university working the storefront of a family-run bakery in Regina and it was pretty […]

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Two Hour Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Whenever I think of my greatest food weakness, I always narrow it down to freshly baked bread. The delirious, glorious smell of fresh bread has always sent me into a complete tailspin. During my early twenties, I spent a summer during university working the storefront of a family-run bakery in Regina and it was pretty much a dream come true for me and my deep love of carbs. A good portion of my summer paycheck went back to that bakery and I would stock up on their homemade bread, dinner rolls, poppy seed loaf, and their daily cinnamon buns.

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Dark Chocolate Crepes http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/dark-chocolate-crepes.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/dark-chocolate-crepes.html#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4867 I’m living, breathing and eating ALL the chocolate things right now. I know January is supposed to be all about getting back on track, eating healthy and getting off my couch, but right now I don’t think I could handle seeing another salad. Or another weight loss ad. I don’t know if it’s the time […]

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Dark Chocolate Crepes

I’m living, breathing and eating ALL the chocolate things right now. I know January is supposed to be all about getting back on track, eating healthy and getting off my couch, but right now I don’t think I could handle seeing another salad. Or another weight loss ad.

I don’t know if it’s the time of year or the lack of sunshine, but I’m currently going through the January blahs. I’ll be having a perfectly normal day, but then I’ll come home and want nothing to do with anything. No TV, no internet, I just want to hold up under a blanket in my bedroom, preferably with one of the chocolate bars I brought back from Mexico. I know this is just one of those weird seasonal things that will pass, but I just hope my current chocolate supply holds out until then.

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