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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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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 Tart with Toasted Sesame Caramel

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice.  I used their PC Black Label Toasted Sesame Caramel Dessert Sauce to make this Dark Chocolate Tart). Chocolate is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with and this deliciously easy tart is no exception.  I used dark chocolate as it pairs amazingly well with the Toasted Sesame Caramel Dessert Sauce from #PresidentsChoice. When I received this month’s box I … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Tart with Toasted Sesame Caramel

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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 

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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 

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 

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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 

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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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (Makes 12) Ingredients: Wet Ingredients: 1 zucchini, shredded Pinch of fleur de sel (sea salt) 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain 2% yogurt Dry Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean (or extract) 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of fleur de sel (sea … Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

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

Havarti Cheese Puff Pastry Sticks

The lovely folks at Arla Dofino contacted me to create a delicious holiday recipe and how could I refuse given its for one of my favorite cheeses, Havarti! I decided to go with a classic appetizer that’s easy to eat and fun to serve! I tried the Havarti Inferno Cheese with Chipotle and Habanero.  If you follow my posts on Instagram, then you know my … Continue reading Havarti Cheese Puff Pastry Sticks

Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters

Friends! My recipe for these delicious Apple and Castello Blue Cheese Fritters is apart of the Melt Recipe Blogger Challenge!  Please help me WIN by clicking the link below and please share this link with your friends and family! Thank You!!! http://meltrecipechallenge.com/vote.php?rcp=1 http://meltrecipechallenge.com/recipe.php?rcp=1#.VcNYU8tZTqA Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters 1/3 cup 75 mL all-purpose flour 1 tsp 5 mL baking powder 1 large russet potato, … Continue reading Apple & Castello® 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