Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Peel the Love with this Banana Walnut Muffin in Lotus Cups

Bananas aren’t just for breakfast or lunch. They are perfect addition to dinner and dessert recipes, as well as an incomparable tasty and nutritious snack on their own. In the summer, bananas ripe really fast so instead of enjoying it on its own I tend to make desserts and smoothies with it. Everyone at home will enjoy this delicious Banana Walnut muffin. The official site for more recipes is www.dole.com/peelthelove

Monday, August 4, 2014

Making Healthy Sandwiches with Stonemill Bakehouse Bread

Stonemill Bakehouse is a family bakery that started crafting quality artisan bread in Germany for 100 years. They have been continuing this tradition since 1982 in Canada, and their first location in Unionville and the St. Lawrence Market has been open for more than 20 years. Now we can purchase Stonemill's bread at major retailers and specialty stores in Ontario and select retailers across Canada and United States. Stonemill’s core values, People, Planet, Prosperity are the cornerstone to Stonemill’s goal to be carbon neutral.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Egg Sandwich, Chocolate cake and Hampton Creek Mayo Giveaway

Hampton Creek Mayo has a wonderful smooth texture, perfect to add in a variety of recipes or use it as a delicious spread. This cholesterol free, affordable mayo has become our favourite in a variety of sandwiches. Hampton Creek Mayo is wonderful for people with soy and egg allergies, as it is egg free; we don't have to worry about salmonella risk. I like that the unique Hampton Creek Mayo flavours; Chipotle, Sriracha, and Garlic is available in squeeze bottles because it is easy to use.   

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vegetable Fritters

Eid Mubarak :) to all my readers that are celebrating. 

To make this savoury snack vegetable fritters or pakoras you will need...
julienne carrots and cabbage 1/2 cup each
2 tbsp curry leaves

Sunday, July 20, 2014

No-Knead Bread

3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 cups slightly warmer than luke warm water

In a medium large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and yeast together. Pour the water over the flour mixture and mix with a spoon until the flour is absorbed and the mixture resembles wet sticky dough. Cover the bowl with either plastic wrap, foil, or a clean, wet, kitchen towel. Place the bowl in a warm place. Allow the dough to rest overnight.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rhubarb Syrup, Refreshing Fruit Punch and Green Tomato Pickle

2 stalks rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup water
1/2 cup pure cane sugar*
Pinch of salt

*Adjust the sugar to your preference

Season Two of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

Season Two of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off Premieres August 17th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season two, as eight multi-talented junior chefs are split into two teams, each mentored and coached by Rachael and Guy, as they compete over six episodes in new challenges, guaranteed to test their skills in the kitchen. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Amaize Sweet Corn

Amaize Sweet Corn, a rare breed of non-GMO bred white corn grown in a limited supply throughout the United States is now available for a limited time in select cities including in Houston, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Spokane and Buffalo, and Toronto during warm summer months. If you are in Toronto, you can purchase it at Loblaw Supermarkets. This sweet corn is known for its deliciously sweet flavour and crunchy texture.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Coconut Milk Ice Cream in Celebration of the National Ice Cream Month and Giveaway

In my home everyone anticipates the opportunity to cool off on a warm summer day with ice cream treats of all types. This July being the National Ice Cream Month, and the National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 20th I will be partnering with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas to celebrate.  In celebration of Canada Day and the beginning of Ramadan, I made 1 quart Coconut Milk Ice Cream following the recipe from here.
Happy Canada Day and Have a blessed Ramadan everyone!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Be Food Safe Families #FoodSafe4th

This is the time of the year, when lots of food poisoning happens because of simple things we forget to do especially when we marinate meat and barbecue. I shared these grilling tips last year, and sharing it again because it is so important that we all remember these to avoid getting food poisoned.
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