Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lentil Tomato Soup and Giveaway

This Lentil Tomato Soup is from David Rocco's cookbook Made in Italy. I like that we can use this book as a guide and adjust the ingredients to suit our own preferences. There are delicious and easy to make recipes with beautiful pictures presented in this book that I plan to try soon. To make this soup you will need

Breville's IQ Kettle Pure Helps Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

I believe the correct temperature of the water makes a big difference in making the perfect tea. Recently, I have been using the Breville the IQ Kettle Pure (BKE830XL), which has 5 temperature settings that allows us to make the perfect green tea, oolong tea, French press, black tea, or boil water.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Simply7® Better for You Chips

Everyone in my family enjoyed tasting ten different flavours of Simply7® chips. These "better for you" chips are are gluten free, kosher, non-GMO, vegetarian and have up to 50 per cent less fat than potato chips.  We are glad that they are now available in Canada. To ensure that everybody enjoys a healthy snacking experience and can identify the raw vegetable, grain or legume the ingredients in their products come from, Simply7® stands behind seven core standards:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sponge Pineapple Upside Down Cake made in a Deep Cast Iron Pan

Have a blessed Ramadan everyone.

I love making my favourite, delicious pineapple upside down cake on this Deep Cast Iron Pan from Mr. Bar-B-Q. It has deep sides, which is useful for pan roasting, braising, grilled cheese, cobblers and much more. We can use it on grills, stovetops, and in ovens or take it for camping. I love that it is pre-seasoned and ready to use. The heat distributes evenly to the cooking surface. This pan has to be washed by hand without using harsh detergents and dried thoroughly right away to prevent rusting. We should apply a thin coat of oil before storing in a dry place.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Milk: Ricardo Cuisine

I browsed through the Ricardo Cuisine BBQ recipes and was immediately attracted to many of the dishes that were made using a BBQ and grill. I wanted to make a dessert on the barbecue, and chose to try the Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Milk recipe. It turned out fabulous and was enjoyed by everyone at home. Check the original recipe for variations. I look forward to make this delicious dessert often, as it can be made in less than 15 minutes from preparing to serving.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Maille Flavoured Kebab and Vegetables Grilled in MR. BAR-B-Q Grilling Basket

La Maison Maille have been making mustard for 268 years, and they have set the standard for Dijon mustard. Maille is the leading premium producer of mustard, vinegar, and French cornichons in France because of its attention to detail and carefully selected ingredients. The production of mustard dates back to early Roman cuisine, where they combined mustard seeds with unfermented grape juice and called it mustum ardens that is now known as mustard. Mustard has many different varieties, and can be used beyond a topping for hamburgers and hot dogs. Maille products are available in select gourmet grocery stores and supermarkets in Canada.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sabra Caramelized Onion with Smoked Paprika Hummus and Giveaway

Sabra Canada Inc. is Canada’s fastest growing fresh hummus company, best known for its smooth and creamy hummus topped with savoury garnishes. They also offer a variety of fresh-packed salsas and guacamole. Sabra products can be found in major grocery stores and mass retailers across Canada. Their newest addition Caramelized Onion with Smoked Paprika hummus is made with Sabra’s authentic hummus recipe, topped with sweet-roasted caramelized onions, accented with aromatic smoked paprika exclusive to the Canadian market.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cookie Craft Blog Tour and Giveaway

I love decorating cookies. It is fun to decorate dazzling cookies for every occasion. Decorated cookies are a wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion, from baby showers to birthday parties and from weddings to holidays. I enjoyed learning about cooking decorating from the Cookie Craft book by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. I liked that the book explains everything we need to know to make show stopping delicious cookies.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trudeau Kitchen Tools

Trudeau, a leading Canadian supplier of quality kitchenware and tabletop accessories in North America is putting a fresh spin on salads and stir fries with their introduction of a few new kitchen tools. The multipurpose heat resistant 3 in 1 foldable silicone splatter screen is handy in the kitchen because we can place over a frying pan to take a quick peak, or release excess steam while the food is cooking, or use it as a strainer, or trivet. It fits over 11" diameter pots and pans, allowing us to use it as a pot drainer. I like that after our different uses of this splatter screen we can easily clean the surface.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Flavours of the Caribbean for the BBQ from Grace

I tried a variety of flavourful Grace barbecue seasoning and sauces. By using the Jerk Seasoning, I was able create a Caribbean flavoured meal easily. My family loved the flavours. Grace foods wasn't kidding when they said spicy, because their Hot Jerk Seasoning is very spicy. If you are not into really spicy meals get the Mild Jerk Seasoning. We can rub this paste to meat and marinate for an hour before grilling or barbecuing to get a delicious flavour.
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