Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts

March 29, 2022

Blueberry Muffins inspired by StoryBake Cookbook

blueberry muffins
Looking through a fun and colourful storybook with young children is always inspiring and exciting! We took a look at the fabulous StoryBake cookbook written by the founder of Anges de Sucre, a luxury bakery based in London, England.

January 19, 2021

Lavender plants: How to make DIY sachets and Shortbread Cookies

lavender field
Over the past years, we have visited a couple of lavender farms in Ontario, which are costly and crowded especially when lavender plants are in full bloom. Since we didn't travel last summer, we had time to pay attention to the lavender plants we planted a couple of summers ago. We harvested the flowers, bundled, and dried it to make sachets and to make different desserts.

May 16, 2019

Make Canadian Turkey The Star Of Your Spring Celebrations!

canadian turkey sandwich
Spring is finally here and everyone is starting to make plans for the warmer days ahead. The coming weeks are filled with many special occasions and family gatherings, and Canadian Turkey is here to show you how to create spectacular family-style meals that will wow your crowd while still being easy to prepare.

September 6, 2018

Get Back-To-School Ready With Canadian Turkey

With the end of summer here, we're all getting ready to adjust to new habits and back-to-school routines. Making the transition from relaxed days, later bedtimes, sleeping in and weekend fun to schedules, routines and healthy habits can be tricky for busy families. With so much on the go, it's no wonder that one of the biggest challenges for parents is getting good quality meals on the table. Come September, tips and tricks that help you get organized are essential, so you can deal with getting kids ready for busy weekdays packed with school, activities, sports, and homework.

August 6, 2017

Marinated Meat to take when camping and Corn recipe

In the summer, we like to do camping, and I find it requires quite a bit of planning prior to the trip from what food to pack, minimum number of clothes to take, and fun things to do while there.

April 27, 2017

Lighten Up With Canadian Turkey!

canadian turkey
You already know that Canadian turkey tastes delicious, but did you know it's a nutritional powerhouse? Turkey is considered a quality protein with about 30 grams of protein in every 100 gram serving – it's lean and nutrient-rich, too. This means that it has a lot of nutrients per calorie. Turkey is a lighter choice compared to some other holiday meats, for example, prime rib. With all the delicious recipes available, your family won't even realize you're making healthier choices!

November 3, 2016

Learning to Cook Yourself Young

cook yourself young cookbook
Cook Yourself Young written by Elizabeth Peyton-Jones is a simple to understand, useful book to have. Since the food we eat and our body is connected, what we eat makes a big difference on how we feel. If we want to feel fresh, awake, vibrant, and inspired then we have to watch what we eat! A balanced diet and exercise is fundamental to keep our body healthy.

October 3, 2016

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Side Dish and Loblaws Thanksgiving contest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws and Zehrs. All opinions are 100% mine.
sweet and spicy pineapple curry
During this year's Thanksgiving meal, I plan to serve a sweet and spicy side dish made using fresh, golden pineapple. I like that during this time of the year, I can use fresh pineapples to make this side dish, which makes the holiday even more special. We enjoy the spicy and sweet flavours in this dish that compliment the meal. 

September 10, 2016

Recipe to Make Restaurant-Style Lamb Lollipops

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
lamb lollipops
I regularly cook, bake, and grill lamb, as it is a high protein red meat that has a good source of vitamins and minerals. I find a well marinated lamb cut makes a delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Everyone in my family enjoyed having this lollipop style lamb.

August 15, 2016

Enjoy Seasonal Ontario Peaches by Making this Crumble

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
peach crumble
When Ontario peaches are in season, my family and I like to enjoy their fresh, sweet, and sometimes tangy taste. I like to use fruits mostly when they are in season for desserts and salads. Peaches are one of those delicious stone fruits I like to use when I make fruit crumbles. This warm, cold, sweet, tangy, and crunchy dessert goes well with ice cream.

July 15, 2016

Sockeye Salmon Fish Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
sockeye salmon
My family and I enjoy a variety of seafood items because of their nutritional benefits and flavour. My usual sockeye salmon recipes involve baking it, making a curry with gravy, or incorporating it into short-eats. During our trip last year to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, we enjoyed delicious fish cakes by the sea and I wanted to replicate making them at home. I used fresh, in-season salmon for this recipe. I like the firm texture and the sweet flavour of this fish. 

July 5, 2016

A Whole New Season For Turkey and Giveaway

Turkey Nicoise Salad with Sundried Tomato Dressing
Summer is here and we are super excited about cooking with Canadian turkey. Summer is the perfect season to cook, eat, and grill turkey. It's a light and lean source of protein that can be enjoyed hot or cold, perfect for those hot summer days. Turkey is packed with flavour, vitamins and essential nutrients, making it a healthy choice for our family. 

June 17, 2016

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
Asparagus is now in season and is available at a Loblaws grocery store for a limited time only. Purchase it soon and relish its unique flavour!

February 10, 2016

Spending a Night In With Netflix munching on Vegetable Fritters

On a cold winter evening, spending a night in with Netflix is easy! During our routine of Netflix nights, bundling up with blankets on the couch with pjs, and munching on homemade goodies is how we spend our night in. Our favourite go to shows on Netflix are classics, family movies, and new Netflix original shows. 

January 27, 2016

Macarons and Desserts Book Giveaway

I love making desserts, but mostly enjoy eating them! My family encourages me to bake desserts more than healthy meals :)

November 29, 2015

Making Indian Food is Easy with Kissan, Win Your Own Basket

With Kissan products, we can spice it up and make Indian food at home easily. As a foodie that loves to cook and bake, I think the quality of the ingredients makes a big difference on how our food turns out. I have been using a variety of Kissan products like their spices and sauces to make quick and delicious meals for my family that we all love.

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.

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. 

May 5, 2014

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. 

April 7, 2014

Travelling Without Leaving, With This Nostalgic Clay Pot Fish Curry

As the weather warms up, I enjoy cooking on my barbecue and the stove top outdoors. I miss cooking outdoors in my clay pots during the winter, since clay pots tend to crack due to extreme temperatures from hot to cold. I cooked this spicy, flavourful fish curry using king fish on my clay pot that I bought last year during our summer vacation to Sri Lanka. It allows me to travel to the flavours that I crave, without packing my bags :) and brings back lots of good memories.