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Masala French Toast Recipe

Masala French Toast for breakfast today! Simple and delicious ~ I added onions, spices, fresh cilantro, jalapeños and baby tomatoes from my garden!❤ Have you ever had savoury French toast before? It’s soo good! I’ve shared my recipe below for this upgraded version of spicy french toast! You can add/substitute ingredients as you like, this recipe is very forgiving. I keep the additional sugar in … Continue reading Masala French Toast Recipe

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Maple Mousse Verrines with Maple Hazelnut Crunch

Happy December! We’re in the last days of the year and unveiling our final PC Black Label Collection box. Let’s take a closer look at these wonderful products and what we will be using to make our holiday recipe this month! PC Black Label Pure Maple Syrup 100% pure and crafted in the Beauce-Frontenac region of Quebec, this lusciously sweet Pure Maple Syrup is harvested … Continue reading Maple Mousse Verrines with Maple Hazelnut Crunch

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White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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 White Truffle Oil:  Deep, complex, earthy, and with tantalizing aromas, the prized and renowned flavour of white truffles is blended with sunflower and extra virgin olive oils to create an enticing gourmet infusion. Drizzle a few drops to enhance … Continue reading White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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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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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 

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Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

Guys! I thought I’d share this quick recipe, it only takes 5 minutes!  I literally made these just before heading out the door for school pick up this afternoon and they made the best after school snacks.😋 I’ll be the first to admit I have a pet peeve – leftover cereal boxes piled up drive me crazy! My son loves buying cereal but after one … Continue reading Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

Hazelnut Mylk Recipe (vegan, gluten free)

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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

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

Financiers (Almond Tea Cakes with Fig Jam)

Recently, I was asked to create a recipe on behalf of Bonne Maman using their Fig Jam.  Many of you may know them by their familiar jam jars with the checkered lids.  The first thing that popped into my mind was Financiers. These delicious golden gems pair filled with this delectable jam served with tea. For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed eating Bonne … Continue reading Financiers (Almond Tea Cakes with Fig Jam)

Blueberry Ricotta Waffles

Ricotta Waffles 2/3 cup All purpose flour 1/4 cup raw sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup milk 2 tsp melted butter 3/4 cup TreStelle ricotta, crumbled Blueberries Makes approx 4-6 waffles Recipe: 1. In a small bowl whisk to combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, … Continue reading Blueberry Ricotta Waffles

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

Caramelized Coconut + Walnut Pandan French Toast

Caramelized Coconut Walnut Pandan French Toast Recipe 1 extra large egg + 3 tblsp eggwhites 3/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 4-6 slices coconut pandan bread 2 tblsp melted butter Maple syrup Whisk the egg + eggwhites, add the sugar, coconut milk,  ground cinnamon,  and vanilla. Set aside. In a frying pan, melt 1 tsp butter … Continue reading Caramelized Coconut + Walnut Pandan French Toast