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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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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 

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 

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

Pan Seared Tofu

Pan seared tofu 1 block of extra firm organic tofu 1 tsp Fleur de sel 1 tsp Fresh ground pepper 1 tsp herbs de Provence 2 tsp Raw sugar or honey 1/2 tsp Red chili powder 2 tblsp olive oil OR 1 tblsp olive oil + 1 tblsp sesame oil Cube your tofu and set aside. Combine all the above ingredients in a large, heavy … Continue reading Pan Seared Tofu

Skillet Fried Scalloped Potatoes

Tired of the same potato dish? I made this fantastic side dish to go with our filet mignon steak dinner and served it alongside a lovely salad. It’s a very easy, no fuss recipe and you can prepare this ahead of time and finish it off in the oven just before serving.  Leftovers make a fantastic brunch ~ top with a poached or fried egg … Continue reading Skillet Fried Scalloped Potatoes

Heirloom Frittata with Curried Potatoes

Heirloom Frittata with Curried Potatoes: 3 large farm fresh eggs 1/2 sweet Vidalia onion, chopped 1 tsp butter 1/4 cup milk Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Fresh herbs (parsley& thyme) 6-8 Baby heirloom tomatoes 1/2 cup Curried Potatoes (or other leftover curry) 1/3 cup Beemster cheese, shredded (can substitute with sharp cheddar) Curried Potatoes Recipe: 10 small new potatoes, sliced 1 small onion 2 … Continue reading Heirloom Frittata with Curried Potatoes

Summer Zucchini Tart

Recipe: 1 sheet of puff pastry,  thawed 1 large zucchini,  sliced into thin ribbons with a mandolin 100 grams sheep’s feta Fleur de sel (or kosher salt) Fresh black pepper Herbs de Provence Olive oil Fresh rosemary sprigs Preheat oven to 425° F Line a baking sheet with parchment Roll out your puff pastry and sprinkle some feta and drizzle a little bit of olive … Continue reading Summer Zucchini Tart