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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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Banana Cake with Chocolate Chunks and Walnuts

Banana Cake with Chocolate Chunks and Walnuts Recipe Ingredients: 5 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup sugar *optional 1.5 tsp vanilla bean extract  1 tsp cinnamon powder  1/2 tsp sea salt  1/2 cup olive oil 2 large eggs 1 cup chocolate chunks (save a few for the top) 1 cup walnuts *optional (save a few for the top) 2.5 cups all purpose flour  1 tsp baking … Continue reading Banana Cake with Chocolate Chunks and Walnuts

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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

Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Delicious Leek and Potato Frittata with fresh herbs!  An easy make ahead dish that’s great for a lovely brunch or dinner. I love eating this on it’s own or in a toasty, buttery sandwich! Yum! Check out my quick recipe below if you want to make it! Enjoy! #hautesucre #hautesucrerecipes♡ Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe: Ingredients:3 leeks, washed, trimmed and sliced thinly2 … Continue reading Leek and Potato Frittata with Fresh Herbs Recipe

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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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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

Poached Pears

I made poached pears…soaked in a nice Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and served over thick Greek yogurt. This makes a lighter dessert but you can substitute it for a nice Vanilla Bean ice cream. It’s essential to use a nice ice cream here for maximum flavour. Here is what you’ll need to serve 4: 2 small pears Forelle pears 250 ml red wine 1/2 cup sugar … Continue reading Poached Pears

Double Chocolate Dacquoise

Double Chocolate Dacquoise Another great recipe from the archives…and a great gluten free option as well! After several requests, I have finally decided to start blogging desserts – now that I have a full kitchen again in my Paris apartment! I was inspired on a whim to create a light but sinful chocolate dessert with my leftover egg whites so I decided why not throw … Continue reading Double Chocolate Dacquoise

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Crab Cakes are a great appetizer! Be sure to use fresh crab for best results…but canned/frozen should work well too. Enjoy! Crab Cakes: 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large egg white 1/4 tsp mustard 1/2 tsp Tobasco sauce 3/4 tsp red chilli powder 1 tblsp dry parsley flakes or fresh 1/2 … Continue reading Crab Cakes

Smoky Eggplant – Banghan Bharta

Eggplant – Bangan Bharta I love Eggplant! This is a quick and easy version. You can prepare this in advance by charring the eggplant ahead of time. I made this using baby tomatoes because they are in season right now and have a nice and sweet flavour that brings some character to the dish, but any tomatoes you have will do! Enjoy! Recipe: 1 medium … Continue reading Smoky Eggplant – Banghan Bharta

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie I made a chicken version of Shepherd’s Pie for dinner the other night and boy was it delish!!! This is an excellent alternative for those who do not eat beef/lamb or who just simply want to try something different! This recipe has a bit of heat – a twist on an old traditional recipe – leave out the additional spices for a milder … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie

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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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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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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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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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Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

Summertime cuisine always reminds me of easy and quick dinners and eating alfresco on the patio, enjoying the outdoors.  How about you?  Do you enjoy cooking in the summer or grilling every meal outdoors?  I must admit that I still look to cook no matter the heat but my focus shifts to meals that can be easily eaten outdoors and are more portable.  Foods that complement … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

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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