Cauliflower Stir-Fry

It’s been quite a week here at home! It was a long weekend here in Toronto, which included my mother’s and my own birthday. Let’s just say I indulged waaaaayyyy more than I should have. Oh well!!!!! You only live once, so eat all the donuts, cake and other junk you want!! BUT, once the […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these delicious treats for a special new mom who loves oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Being a new mom myself I know that those late night feedings are the worst when it comes to impulse cravings and unhealthy snack choices. You know what? Sometimes you just need to give into those cravings! There are […]

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Blueberry Oat Muffins

My aunt introduced me to this wonderful recipe many years ago, not sure where she got it from, but it’s become a regular in my kitchen. These muffins have been my go to when I have fruit that are begging to be eaten! They aren’t too packed with sugar making it a semi-healthy alternative. I […]

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When life gives you Zucchinis…

In the garden this year, zucchinis are one of the few items that have actually been flourishing. Thus, my kitchen is stocked with big fat zucchinis! Did you know that zucchinis are considered a fruit, but we cook it like a vegetable? There are a number of benefits as to why we should be consuming […]

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Where it all began…

I’m the type of person that has a million ideas floating through her mind. It’s like the Energizer bunny in my head sometimes it just won’t stop. That’s probably why I never did well in essay writing, I would start one idea then go to the next without completing the first. I like to think […]

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Semifreddo al Limone

Let me just get this out there, I LOVE lemons! I love the colour, the flavour, how it enhances other dishes. I have lemon scented candles, body lotions, soaps, perfumes, etc. I think you get the point. So naturally I love lemon-flavoured desserts. I decided to take a common Italian dessert, semifreddo/tiramisu and change it […]

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Baked Beaver Tails

As I devour my maple flavoured marshmallows from last night’s s’mores(I definitely need to head to the gym after this weekend), I think about how all these Canadian inspired dishes I’ve been making are so rich and high in fat. There’s a reason for it all, it’s because of our long cold winters we have […]

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Peameal and Maple, Match Made in Heaven!

My third Canadian inspired dish this week features peameal bacon! Or as everyone else calls it, Canadian Bacon! I am ok if the rest of the world calls it Canadian bacon, as it is packed with flavour and healthier than the alternative bacon we normally use. Now what is better than fried peameal? Fried peameal […]

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Nutella Nanaimo Bars

Today’s dish is a decadent one and a Canadian original. I am talking about the infamous Nanaimo bars that originated in Nanaimo, BC. Dating back in the 1950’s, this ultra rich dessert has evolved into a variety of variations, making that much more yummy. It starts off with a crumbly wafer bottom, followed by a […]

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Sesame Maple Glazed Salmon

This week I am feeling a little patriotic in my dishes as we approach Canada’s 150th birthday. I have decided to pay homage to our country and create Canadian infused dishes. I decided to begin with Maple Syrup, there isn’t anything more Canadian than that! Maple Syrup is just plain delicious and goes well with […]

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