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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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 

Hazelnut Mylk Recipe (vegan, gluten free)

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Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats

Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats Ingredients:: 7 stalks of rhubarb, cleaned and chopped 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/8 tsp fleur de del 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean 1/4 cup water Topping : 1 granny smith apple, sliced or chopped 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup Hazelnuts 1/4 cup Pistachios 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/4 cup unsalted cold butter, chopped Recipe: Preheat … Continue reading Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats

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

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

Apple Pie

For some, Autumn is a sad reminder that summer is over, but for me it is the pleasant and sweet smell of caramelized apples oozing out of the pie crust. Just as the leaves are starting to turn colour and start to fall to the ground; the orchards are filled with ripe apples to be picked and the air becomes cool and crisp. Autumn also … Continue reading Apple Pie

Puff Pastry Tarts

I’m holding onto summer, the best way I know how.  To eat an abundance of in-season fruits and veggies and turning them into some of the easiest desserts ever, simple and delicious. You don’t need a lot here, grab your favourite fresh fruits and some puff pastry and you’re ready to go! This is a basic recipe for in season Ontario nectarines, sweet black mission … Continue reading Puff Pastry Tarts

Raspberry & Nectarine Oat Crumble

Raspberry & Nectarine Oat Crumble 4 nectarines,  sliced 1.5 cups raspberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp kosher salt 3/4 cup oats 1/4 cup butter, chopped 1/4 cup Raw sugar Toppings: Raw pistachios, sliced Roasted coconut chips Preheat oven to 375°F In a large ovenproof dish, add the nectarines, sugar, ground cinnamon,  and salt. Toss with your hands. Sprinkle the raspberries over … Continue reading Raspberry & Nectarine Oat Crumble