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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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

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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

Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake

Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake Recipe: Ingredients: 1 honeycrisp apple, shredded 1.5 cups sugar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 3/4 cup full fat sour cream 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp fleur de sel 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced with a mandolin Raw sugar for the top Method: Preheat oven to 350°F 1. … Continue reading Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake

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