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Roasted Chicken with Veggies

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH VEGGIES Ingredients: 1 chicken, washed and butterflied (approx 1kg).  Crack the breastbone and flatten the chicken. Leave skin on or off. Discard the neck and any excess fat. Pat dry.  Marinade: Olive oil 6-8 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed  1 tblsp kosher salt 1 tblsp Fresh cracked pepper 1 tsp dehydrated lemon 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp dried herbs de … Continue reading Roasted Chicken with Veggies

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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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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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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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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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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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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 

Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups 

Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups Recipe: Ingredients: 2 cups Lindt dark chocolate couveture, melted + tempered, 70% + 56%) 1 cup coconut cream (thick) 1 tblsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean  Fleur de sel  Coconut chips Directions: Melt chocolate and set aside. Mix coconut cream, maple syrup + vanilla- refrigerate. Line 12 cupcake tins with liners and scoop 1 tblsp of melted … Continue reading Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups 

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