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Cherry Tomato Shakshuka

Cherry Tomato Shakshuka!🍅 So delicious, I have shared my quick recipe below – hope you’ll make it and enjoy it! Also perfect for the weekend – bookmark and share it with someone who loves shakshuka! Yummy!❤ Cherry Tomato Shakshuka Recipe 10-15 cherry tomatoes, pierced with a knife2 tblsp tomato paste1 tblsp olive oil1 tsp sugar1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp … Continue reading Cherry Tomato Shakshuka

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Masala French Toast Recipe

Masala French Toast for breakfast today! Simple and delicious ~ I added onions, spices, fresh cilantro, jalapeños and baby tomatoes from my garden!❤ Have you ever had savoury French toast before? It’s soo good! I’ve shared my recipe below for this upgraded version of spicy french toast! You can add/substitute ingredients as you like, this recipe is very forgiving. I keep the additional sugar in … Continue reading Masala French Toast Recipe

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Roasted Garlic & Chevre Tart

Roasted Garlic & Chevre Tart Recipe: Ingredients: Filling:2 eggsFresh thymeSaltPepper1/4 cup milk15 roasted garlic cloves*1 cup goats cheese1/2 cup sour cream Crust:1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1/2 cup butterSalt3 tblsp cold water Directions:Preheat the oven to 425°F, set aside a tart ring with a removal bottom. 1. In a small food processor, combine the ingredients until a dough is formed. Roll out and line the … Continue reading Roasted Garlic & Chevre Tart

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Apple and Carrot Salad with Candied Pecans and Hazelnuts

Apple and Carrot Salad with Candied Pecans and Hazelnuts Recipe Ingredients: 1 Gala apple thinly sliced 1celery stick thinly sliced 3 carrots, peeled/ ribbon with a vegetable peeler2 cups of baby greens lettuce Dressing:2 tablespoons of walnut oil 1 tablespoon of honeySalt/pepper to tasteJuice of 1/2 lemon (optional) Mix all the ingredients. Glazed nuts:1/2 cup Pecans 1/2 cup Hazelnuts1 tblsp butter1 tblsp sugarSea salt 1. … Continue reading Apple and Carrot Salad with Candied Pecans and Hazelnuts

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Banana Cake with Walnuts, Coconut and Chocolate

Banana Cake with Walnuts, Coconut and Chocolate Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 large organic free range eggs 1/4 tsp fleur de sel *sea salt 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean 3 large ripe bananas 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup dark chocolate 1 cup walnuts 1 cup shredded coconut 1 … Continue reading Banana Cake with Walnuts, Coconut and Chocolate

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Blueberry and Banana Pancakes

Sunday Brunch!❤ Fluffy Blueberry-Banana Pancakes with local Ontario maple syrup and a side of blood oranges! Yum! Have a wonderful day! {easy recipe below👇}   Blueberry and Banana Pancakes Recipe 2 large eggs 1.5 cups almond milk 1/4 cup sugar 2 tblsp walnut oil 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp ground Vanilla bean 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon … Continue reading Blueberry and Banana Pancakes

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Valentine’s Chic Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What are your plans- fancy big dinner or staying in with a home cooked meal? We’re staying in this year and celebrating with this simple chocolate cake. It’s a quick 1 bowl dessert, no mess, no fuss and sugar free as it’s sweetened with maple syrup. I hope you enjoy it and let me know how it turns … Continue reading Valentine’s Chic Chocolate Cake

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Silky Smooth Chocolate Ganache Tart

Silky Smooth Chocolate Ganache Tart! Bet you can’t stop at one slice! Super simple and delicious, I am sharing the recipe below. Enjoy it for New Year’s Eve, its rich and delicious and can be made ahead with no fuss! Enjoy!😍 Remember to tag your recreations with my hashtag #hautesucre Recipe: Ingredients: 1 baked tart shell (recipes linked below) Tart Recipe Tart Recipe 1 1/2 … Continue reading Silky Smooth Chocolate Ganache Tart

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Maple Mousse Verrines with Maple Hazelnut Crunch

Happy December! We’re in the last days of the year and unveiling our final PC Black Label Collection box. Let’s take a closer look at these wonderful products and what we will be using to make our holiday recipe this month! PC Black Label Pure Maple Syrup 100% pure and crafted in the Beauce-Frontenac region of Quebec, this lusciously sweet Pure Maple Syrup is harvested … Continue reading Maple Mousse Verrines with Maple Hazelnut Crunch

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Cranberry Vanilla Bean Scones

We’re back with another exciting month of delicious President’s Choice PC Black Label Collection products.  Let’s take a closer look at this month’s box.   PC BLACK LABEL PURE PEPPERMINT EXTRACT A must-have during the holiday season and colder weather months, add a drop or two of this refreshing pure peppermint extract to hot chocolate, cappuccino, cookies, candies, icings, and sweetened whipped cream. It’s also great massaged onto … Continue reading Cranberry Vanilla Bean Scones

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White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

We’re back with another exciting month of delicious President’s Choice PC Black Label Collection products. Let’s take a closer look at this month’s box. PC Black Label White Truffle Oil:  Deep, complex, earthy, and with tantalizing aromas, the prized and renowned flavour of white truffles is blended with sunflower and extra virgin olive oils to create an enticing gourmet infusion. Drizzle a few drops to enhance … Continue reading White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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Nectarine Cake Recipe

Buttery Nectarine Cake🍑 I’ve made this cake 3 times this past week – it’s that good and you need to make it while it’s still nectarine and peach season! It’s the perfect summertime coffee cake to serve last minute or for a bbq. It takes no time at all to prepare and you can mix it all in one bowl. If you try my recipe, … Continue reading Nectarine Cake Recipe

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

Summertime cuisine always reminds me of easy and quick dinners and eating alfresco on the patio, enjoying the outdoors.  How about you?  Do you enjoy cooking in the summer or grilling every meal outdoors?  I must admit that I still look to cook no matter the heat but my focus shifts to meals that can be easily eaten outdoors and are more portable.  Foods that complement … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

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Pistachio & Rhubarb Kulfi

Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian Subcontinent, often described as traditional Indian ice cream. It is one of my favourites and evokes delicious memories of hot summers with my siblings and cousins, playing outside in the hot sun and eating cold kulfis, dribbling down our chins with happy grins. Continue reading Pistachio & Rhubarb Kulfi

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Steak-Frites (Steak with Homemade Fries)

Happy Spring, everyone! I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be continuing my partnership with President’s Choice this year to bring you some exciting new recipes that I’ve created for their new line up of products for the PC Black Label Collection. This month’s box brings us an exquisite mix of ingredients from Europe, the Middle East and beyond! Let’s take a look at these wonderful … Continue reading Steak-Frites (Steak with Homemade Fries)

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Orange Mousse Cups

These Orange Mousse Cups are the perfect dinner party dessert, yet perfect for a simple weeknight treat.  They are quick and easy to make, light and airy in texture, and refreshing.  You can easily make this ahead of time, with little or no fuss at all. All you need are simple and wholesome ingredients to turn into a magical dessert that your friends and family … Continue reading Orange Mousse Cups

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Orange Acai Bowl

Acai bowls are a favourite here at our house.  It’s like eating ice cream for breakfast only healthier with the addition of wholesome fruits.  It’s one way to entice your kids to eat a healthy breakfast, chock full of vitamins and daily servings of fruit and vegetables. Traditionally Acai bowls are prepared with blended acai fruit and bananas and topped with coconut, bananas and berries.  … Continue reading Orange Acai Bowl

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Tofu Breakfast Tacos with Orange Slaw

Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day and I’m always excited to prepare new and healthy alternatives. My take on healthy tacos for breakfast include pan fried chipotle spiced tofu with the most amazing orange cabbage slaw.  These are delicious and easy to whip up for a weekday breakfast and a real crowd-pleaser for those big weekend brunches. I have partnered with … Continue reading Tofu Breakfast Tacos with Orange Slaw

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Whole Grain Orange Waffles

Waffles are a weekend treat at home and we love gathering around for big brunches with everyone. From sweet to savory, the options are endless. We love these whole grain waffles because they’re a healthy alternative as they’re made with whole wheat flour and our favourite Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice. I feel better knowing I’m feeding my family a healthier option with the addition … Continue reading Whole Grain Orange Waffles

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Swirled Blueberry Pavlovas

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice. I used their PC Black Label Blueberry Syrup to make these beautiful Swirled Blueberry Pavlovas.) This month’s PC Black Box included three delightful products that I had the opportunity to try. From snacks to desserts, there is such a wide array of PC Black Label products that you can serve for any occasion. PC Black Label Artichoke Halves … Continue reading Swirled Blueberry Pavlovas

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Orange Tea Cakes

(This post is sponsored by Tropicana Canada. I have partnered up with Tropicana Canada to bring you delicious new recipes that will highlight the goodness of cooking and baking with Tropicana Pure Premium® Orange Juice and how I enjoy it in my daily life.) I am a big advocate of orange juice, always have been. Not only do I love the refreshing taste but I … Continue reading Orange Tea Cakes

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Winter Spiced Shakshouka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

(This post is sponsored by the FeedFeed and Vitamix). My favourite weekend brunch includes this Middle Eastern egg dish called Shakshouka. This dish is a feast for the palate with a myriad of spices simmered in a slow cooked tomato sauce with an abundance of chili’s, and topped with farm fresh eggs poached directly in the pan over this magical sauce. It’s adorned with an … Continue reading Winter Spiced Shakshouka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

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Buckwheat & Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free)

Buckwheat cookies are an amazing alternative for those with gluten intolerance. Made with healthy and hearty wholesome ingredients such as medjool dates, coconut, and my favourite – hazelnuts! Hazelnuts can be substituted in this recipe, but these go nicely with the buckwheat and chocolate. These are so tasty you won’t miss a thing, my 7 year old loves them and we’ve made them many times. … Continue reading Buckwheat & Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free)

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Apple Walnut Cake

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice. I used their PC Black Label “00” Farina Fine Wheat Flour to make this Apple Walnut Cake.) When I received this month’s box I was delighted to see 2 ingredients that I really love, flour and pizza sauce! PC Black Label Pizza Sauce is made in Italy with a traditional blend of Italian tomatoes, spices, extra virgin olive … Continue reading Apple Walnut Cake

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Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Hot Cherry Peppers

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice.  I used their PC Black Label Hot Cherry Peppers to make this Spicy Shrimp Scampi.) After a nice long summer break, I’m back in the kitchen experimenting with my new October PC Black Label black box where I received two jars of condiments that can be eaten tapas style or included in a recipe. PC Black Label Hot Cherry Peppers marinated in … Continue reading Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Hot Cherry Peppers

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Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Granola is one of my favourite things to eat in the morning with fresh homemade yogurt or thick Greek style yogurt. I didn’t always like yogurt or granola, it all started 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my son…talk about cravings! I was visiting my friend Penny in Chicago and quickly got addicted to a local made chocolate granola. Needless to say, I … Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

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Blueberry and Hazelnut Crostata 

Crostata evokes many memories of a summer semester I spent in Bologna, Italy when I was backpacking in Europe as a university student. I spent most of my hard-earned money on eating and sightseeing and I fondly remember all the bakeries serving many variations of this infamous Italian Tart. Plums, berries, apples, grapes all made their way into these traditional crostatas bursting with homemade jams, … Continue reading Blueberry and Hazelnut Crostata 

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Rustic Baby Potatoes with Habanero Aioli and Maple Glazed Spicy Salmon

  This month’s #PresidentsChoice PC Black Label Collection box included a favourite of mine, which is PC Black Label Habanero Aioli Whipped Dressing! This velvety aioli has complex flavours of sweet mango purée, curry, and a subtly hot habanero kick.  It’s a great condiment to eat with french fries, swirled into a salad dressing or used as a side replacing ketchup or mustard.  It’s so versatile that I even … Continue reading Rustic Baby Potatoes with Habanero Aioli and Maple Glazed Spicy Salmon

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Dark Chocolate Tart with Toasted Sesame Caramel

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice.  I used their PC Black Label Toasted Sesame Caramel Dessert Sauce to make this Dark Chocolate Tart). Chocolate is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with and this deliciously easy tart is no exception.  I used dark chocolate as it pairs amazingly well with the Toasted Sesame Caramel Dessert Sauce from #PresidentsChoice. When I received this month’s box I … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Tart with Toasted Sesame Caramel

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Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins 

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe Continue reading Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins 

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Brioche French Toast Recipe 

Brioche French Toast Recipe Ingredients: 1 large egg, whisked 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 3-4 sliced brioche (or reg bread) Directions: In a shallow bowl, whisk all the ingredients let bread soak up mixture and place in a hot, buttered pan. Cook until crunchy + golden. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh berries … Continue reading Brioche French Toast Recipe 

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Spicy Eggs with Peperoncini Piccanti

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice.  I used their PC Black Label Peperoncini Piccanti to make these Spicy Eggs) If you know me, spicy eggs are my favourite!  I can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I love eggs! But this post isn’t about my love of eggs but of a recipe I created just for you using this amazing #PCBlackLabel Peperoncini Picante. … Continue reading Spicy Eggs with Peperoncini Piccanti

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

I love this tart! It’s easy, simple and delicious.  And did I mention it’s vegetarian? I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of my 6 year old son liking this tart due to the ‘green spinach’ layer under all that goat cheese but he devoured it for dinner alongside a vegetable soup. Yay! It’s relatively easy if you follow my steps below and the pastry is … Continue reading Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

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Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

Guys! I thought I’d share this quick recipe, it only takes 5 minutes!  I literally made these just before heading out the door for school pick up this afternoon and they made the best after school snacks.😋 I’ll be the first to admit I have a pet peeve – leftover cereal boxes piled up drive me crazy! My son loves buying cereal but after one … Continue reading Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (Makes 12) Ingredients: Wet Ingredients: 1 zucchini, shredded Pinch of fleur de sel (sea salt) 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain 2% yogurt Dry Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean (or extract) 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of fleur de sel (sea … Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

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Blueberry and Lemon Muffins

  Lemon + Blueberry Muffins Recipe: Wet Ingredients: 1 large egg 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup Greek yogurt Zest of 1 lemon or 1 clementine 1 tsp lemon extract Pinch of ground vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract Dry Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp fleur-de-sel (or kosher salt) Pinch of baking soda … Continue reading Blueberry and Lemon Muffins

Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Delicious Leek and Potato Frittata with fresh herbs!  An easy make ahead dish that’s great for a lovely brunch or dinner. I love eating this on it’s own or in a toasty, buttery sandwich! Yum! Check out my quick recipe below if you want to make it! Enjoy! #hautesucre #hautesucrerecipes♡ Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe: Ingredients:3 leeks, washed, trimmed and sliced thinly2 … Continue reading Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Poached Pears

I made poached pears…soaked in a nice Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and served over thick Greek yogurt. This makes a lighter dessert but you can substitute it for a nice Vanilla Bean ice cream. It’s essential to use a nice ice cream here for maximum flavour. Here is what you’ll need to serve 4: 2 small pears Forelle pears 250 ml red wine 1/2 cup sugar … Continue reading Poached Pears

Double Chocolate Dacquoise

Double Chocolate Dacquoise Another great recipe from the archives…and a great gluten free option as well! After several requests, I have finally decided to start blogging desserts – now that I have a full kitchen again in my Paris apartment! I was inspired on a whim to create a light but sinful chocolate dessert with my leftover egg whites so I decided why not throw … Continue reading Double Chocolate Dacquoise

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Crab Cakes are a great appetizer! Be sure to use fresh crab for best results…but canned/frozen should work well too. Enjoy! Crab Cakes: 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large egg white 1/4 tsp mustard 1/2 tsp Tobasco sauce 3/4 tsp red chilli powder 1 tblsp dry parsley flakes or fresh 1/2 … Continue reading Crab Cakes

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie I made a chicken version of Shepherd’s Pie for dinner the other night and boy was it delish!!! This is an excellent alternative for those who do not eat beef/lamb or who just simply want to try something different! This recipe has a bit of heat – a twist on an old traditional recipe – leave out the additional spices for a milder … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie

Smoky Eggplant – Banghan Bharta

Eggplant – Bangan Bharta I love Eggplant! This is a quick and easy version. You can prepare this in advance by charring the eggplant ahead of time. I made this using baby tomatoes because they are in season right now and have a nice and sweet flavour that brings some character to the dish, but any tomatoes you have will do! Enjoy! Recipe: 1 medium … Continue reading Smoky Eggplant – Banghan Bharta