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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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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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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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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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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 

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