Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Easy to make delicious Madeleines

This Madeleine recipe is one of my favourites. I make it often because it is made with a few ingredients and I can make the mixture ahead of time and leave it in the fridge until I am ready to bake. These are perfect snacks to cozy up during cool evenings with a cup of coffee or warm milk. These yummy Madeleines would also be wonderful to enjoy during the Thanksgiving weekend when families get together.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Win Nairns Oat Crackers and Cookies

Nairn's Oat Crackers and Cookies are available in Canada in seven delicious flavours, all made from wheat free recipes with whole grain oats. They are high in fibre and naturally energizing to keep us going throughout the day. They contain zero trans or hydrogenated fats, and no GM ingredients, artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. All their other products except the Scottish Cheese Oat Crackers are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hearty Sandwiches with Ivanhoe Cheese

School nights can become hectic sometimes, with running to after-school activities and getting homework and projects done. I like to make sure we have the ingredients available for our favourite, healthy, quick meals during the school year handy, as the nights arrive faster each day and we all get tired pretty quick. Our dinner menu usually consists of flavourful pastas, noodle dishes, hearty soups, salads, or loaded sandwiches.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Fuel Collection For School and Work Lunches

Times have changed since the humble brown bag ruled the lunch room. Many schools have taken the initiative to be eco-friendly and require us to bring a litter-less lunch. This insulated tote bag with adjustable strap is wonderful to carry our lunch in. The quality of food, the variety and portions we take for lunch are more important than just the convenience. Making a meal that is appealing and then putting it in a container that is well designed and multifunctional, will keep our food the way it is supposed to be enjoyed. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Snacking with Thornhill Farms Rice Bites

Thornhill Farms Rice Bites are a great addition to any snacker’s menu. It can be served in a ton of different ways on its own and with dips. The re-sealable bags make it easy to take it on road trips and have it for quick snacking. These cost-effective, gluten-free snacks are perfect to serve with hummus or salsa during summer get-togethers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Whipped Cream Dessert and Two Giveaways

This is the time of the year most of us are relaxing outdoors and are looking for easy, but healthy recipes to make for our family and friends. Since fresh berries are in season I like to include it into my dessert, as it is a good way to make sure we are eating nutritious food. These individualized desserts cups are a hit with everyone in my family. It is easy to prepare and can be made within a few minutes. These colourful Berry Whipped Cream Dessert Cups are perfect to serve during outdoor parties as well.

Friday, July 4, 2014

In the Mood for Atlantic Canada Lobster? Then You Will Love This SUBWAY® Sandwich

My family and I enjoyed the flavours of the customizable Lobster Sandwich, which is available at participating SUBWAY® Restaurants across Canada for a limited time. As much as everyone in my family loves to eat the Atlantic Canadian lobster the amount of work involved in cooking and scooping out all those delicious morsels of meat can be intimidating, not to mention a huge hassle. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Barbecuing With Blue Dragon

As a #BlueDragonMom, I have enjoyed experimenting a variety of dishes using Blue Dragon products that my family and I enjoyed. I have used the products to make a variety of dishes to celebrate the Chinese New Year, make dishes inspired by Vietnamese cuisine, had it part of our regular meals, and also tried their products on the barbecue.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Taking Time to Rejuvenate

Parenting may be a 24/7 gig, but taking time out for our self helps keep us strong for our family. This month's Stream Team topic is about reminding moms to take some time for themselves and maybe catching up on their favourite TV shows.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Delicious Potatoes with Sour Cream and a Giveaway

I enjoy cooking outdoors during the summer because it is fun and allows me to cook leisurely while enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and green space. I cook on the barbecue, and grill a lot of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. Most of our favourite dishes on the barbecue are savoury. Usually while barbecuing meat, I also put in potatoes wrapped in foil, garlic, onions and peppers. This twist on preparing twice baked potatoes with Gay Lea sour cream is fast and makes a barbecue meal complete.

Nature's Path Makes A Good Start For The Day

nature's path cereal
Nature's Path has delicious breakfast products that everyone in the family will enjoy. I like that their products are gluten free, organic and non-GMO. Nature's Path products are organic because the ingredients are grown without chemical herbicides and pesticides. The best thing is their products do not have synthetic preservatives or additives.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Win a Copy of the Cook's Book of Ingredients

With the remarkable growth of the variety of ingredients in the global market, we need to be able to recognize quality. Choosing the best quality products is important, since good is cooking is about good ingredients. Learning about prime conditions of ingredients, how to store, cook, ripen, prepare, cook and preserve in appropriate ways is important to every cook. The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients gives the information we need about exotic fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, cheese, spices, herbs and more. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Snacking on Chex Brittles During Summer Activities

I am excited to enjoy the summer sunshine doing simple things. Either sitting in the backyard, enjoying a book, making barbecue meals, watching the children play, or going on long drives and road trips are wonderful ways to make memories and enjoy the sunshine. While doing all these things everyone in my family look for yummy snacks to munch on, so I made these Chex Brittles with Chex Cereal.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Meals and Snacks with Sabra Products and Recipe for Mediterranean Nachos

Involving our children in the kitchen is an important life skill we can teach as parents. When children are given exposure to a variety of food and learn more about different types of food, they are more likely to make wise food choices. Studies have proven, children that are involved in the kitchen enjoy trying new foods, have better eating habits, and are confident in the kitchen. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cassava Cake

cassava cake
We enjoyed this flavourful, textured cassava cake that is sticky and slightly chewy. 

1 cup coconut milk (1/2 can or 200ml)
1 cup condensed milk to taste (1/2 can or 200ml)
1 lb package of frozen cassava 
1 egg
pinch of salt

Monday, May 12, 2014

Carrot Cottage Cheese Fritters and a Giveaway

As the weather gets warmer, my husband and I try to shed a few pounds we gained in the winter :) I usually swap for healthier, fresh and local ingredients when cooking meals for my family during the warm months, as it is readily and easily available. I try to get locally grown vegetables and fruits, as well as try to grow our own in our garden. I also find during warmer weather, my family and I tend to eat small, but healthier portions of food throughout the day instead of heavy meals. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Inspiring DK Books for Mothers and a Middle Eastern Recipe To Enjoy Eggs

Middle Eastern Egg beid bi tom recipe follows
Mothers must be celebrated everyday! In celebration, DK is hosting a Mother’s Day Boutique with a collection of inspiring and intriguing books that are 30% off for a limited time. These books such as Mediterranean Cookbook, Dressmaking, Ultimate Food Journeys, and The World's Must-See Places are for mothers of all ages and interests.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Win a Summer Fresh Prize Pack

I am a big fan of Summer Fresh products and am excited to bring this giveaway just in time for Mother's day :) If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and would like to win the prize pack value over $50 that includes a Summer Fresh apron, professional spatula, coupons for free Summer Fresh product and a $25 gift card to Terra Greenhouses. Please follow the social media links below and leave comments to be eligible to win. 

Feel The Tropics As You Enjoy Baking and Eating This Aloha Bread

April showers are ending and May-flowers are blooming, which excites my family and I, as we have been waiting for the weather to get warmer and soak up some sunshine and enjoy the warm outdoors. Many of you like us are probably waiting for the upcoming celebrations, the long weekend and the school holidays for the summer, which will be here before we know it :) Since I am missing the warmth of the sunshine with the cold rain and wind we are having these days, I decided my family and I need to taste something tropical to lift our moods up. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Win a copy of Big Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes

It doesn't matter how old we get, our birthdays remain to be a special day. For a child celebrating their birthday with a beautifully structured cake with something they like on it such as dinosaurs or castles will make their day even more special. Although my family and I don't do big birthday celebrations, each year for my children's birthday I enjoy making a cake with their favourite character or liking that tends to change each year.