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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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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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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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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 

Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

​As the holiday season is fast approaching, I’ve been trying out various new recipes. One of my favourites on rotation right now is this Warm and Smoky Eggplant Dip.  It takes mere minutes to make and is truly satisfying. It’s always a hit at my dinner parties because it’s so tasty and satisfying and its the perfect appetizer to feed your hungry guests as soon … Continue reading Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

Apple & Blue Cheese Fritters

Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters 1/3 cup 75 mL all-purpose flour 1 tsp 5 mL baking powder 1 large russet potato, peeled and shredded 1 granny smith apple, shredded 1 shallot, finely diced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp 15 mL fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp 15 mL fresh dill, chopped 2 egg whites, lightly whipped 1/3 cup 75 g Castello® Blue Cheese, … Continue reading Apple & Blue Cheese Fritters

Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

I recently held a backyard bbq dinner party to celebrate the changing of the seasons in partnership with Cascade Platinum #sparklingclean. I had the opportunity to put the product to the test and I must say, I’m impressed! Not only did it remove the hard, cooked on food residue, it left all of my dishes sparking clean! In order to host a successful dinner party, … Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

Sweet Ricotta Fritters with Brie Cheese and Cara Cara Oranges

Fritters! Who doesn’t love a fresh and piping hot donut, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on a cold day! Yum! If you have tried a version of fritters made with ricotta, then you’re in for a real decadent. I decided to up the ante and play with the flavours by adding Cara Cara oranges which are currently in season and some velvety Castello Brie cheese. It’s … Continue reading Sweet Ricotta Fritters with Brie Cheese and Cara Cara Oranges

Almond Butter

Have you always wanted to make your own Almond Butter? Well now you can with a few simple steps + ingredients. It’s so delicious your first batch won’t last long! Enjoy! 🙂 Almond Butter Recipe: 1 cup of raw almonds (preferably organic) 1/2 tsp fleur de sel or Cyprian sea salt 1 tblsp almond oil (or coconut oil) 1 tblsp honey 1/4 tsp ground vanilla … Continue reading Almond Butter

Gougères with Gruyère Cheese

Gougères Recipe Choux: 125 ml milk 125 ml water 100g room temp butter, diced 5g salt 15g sugar 150g flour 4 eggs 2 tsp fresh thyme or very finely minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1/2 tsp red chili powder (you may omit) Good sea salt (to sprinkle on top) 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (or any other hard cheese you like … Continue reading Gougères with Gruyère Cheese