Meet Your Baker: Casella & Polegato

Welcome to the first edition of our new Meet ‘n Greet series! We often rave about out local food and how we, as a small business, strive to support the local suppliers in and near our community. We know out bakers, farmers, butcher, kombucha-maker, chocolatiers, etc. Heck, we’ve even visited our free-range chickens, fluttering about […]

Turmeric Root: Favourite Staff Recipes

I’m not saying I’m a gold[en milk]-digger… Okay- glad I got that out of my system. Now for the serious stuff. Turmeric. You have probably heard mutterings of this little root all over the streets and inter webs. We’ve certainly been singing of its benefits around the shop! Curcumin, the key active ingredient in turmeric, provides the […]

5 Simple + Nutritious Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is absolutely my favourite meal of the day! Years ago, I decided to implement a “healthy mornings” theme to my breakfast creations. Not only was I maintaining a daily yoga practice/exercise routine, but I was also looking for a way to cut my late-morning/afternoon sugar cravings. My body needed FUEL. Let’s be honest- cereals, […]

X is for…

Xylitol Xylitol is a sugar alternative for use in baking, chocolate making and other uses. A natural product of fruit and vegetables, xylitol has many health benefits over sugar. Xylitol is suitable for diabetics, aspartame free and is sourced from sustainably managed birch woods. Like our posts and share with your friends on Facebook and […]

U is for …

UGG! It has nothing to do with the boots…Ugg Foods provide us with some Paleo friendly baking mixes. When you do Paleo, you tend to stay away from grains and pulses, making baking a little challenging as you are essentially a complicated gluten free baker. These mixes have a small list of “Just add” on […]

Tomato Marinara

Tomato Marinara (For use on pizza or as a delicious pasta sauce) 4 Cloves Garlic 1 TB Coconut Oil 1 Tsp Oregano 1 1/4 Cup Passata / 1 Can Organic Chopped Tomato + 1 TB Tomato Puree Melt coconut oil in a medium sauce pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant (2-3 minutes), do […]

F is for…

Flour When it comes to baking, you need a good selection of flours to change consistency, thickness and texture of the baked goods. We stock a wide range of flours from gluten free bread flours to coconut flour (Oh, and Gram flour is also known as Chickpea Flour) as well as various ancient grains. Why […]