Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flavourful Hummus Party Eggs and Giveaway


Being prepared for guests anytime of the year, especially during the December holidays is important for me. By having a few items in the fridge always available, allows us to easily whip up some finger foods that will be enjoyed by our guests. I made this Hummus party eggs inspired by the recipe on Sabra Dips website.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Del Monte's Gold for Gold Treasure Hunt

Del Monte Fresh Produce recently launched its “Gold for Gold” treasure hunt promotion. This is the second year Del Monte is encouraging US and Canadian grocery shoppers to purchase Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet whole or fresh cut pineapple at their local retailer for a chance to enter to win a whole pound of 24k gold. Additionally, two second prize winners will each take home an ounce of 24k gold. The promotion runs from October 13 to November 16.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Easy Delicious Baguettes

I enjoyed following the steps and tips from the Idiot's Guide Baking book to make these baguettes, which gave me wonderful results. These two loaves of fresh homemade bread was enjoyed by everyone in my family. It was perfect to serve with the homemade stewThis recipe for the bread is from the book.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sweet Saffron Rice

1 cup basmati or long grain rice
1 tablespoons ghee 
water
1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar adjust to preference
2" cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads
4 cloves
3 whole cardamom
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoon raisins

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet Coconut Surprise Snack

1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 can (150 ml) sweetened condensed milk

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show

Cotton Incorporated welcomes Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s return to Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show. In the third year of this show the couple will be joined by E! News’ Jason Kennedy and TV host Michael Yo from “The Insider” on CBS. Additional hosts for the cotton fashion event are Miami entertainment journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, and Scott Evans, anchor/reporter for Channel One News. The entire show will be streamed live from South Beach, Miami, online for 24 hours, beginning Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST, through Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins and Giveaway

Wishing all of you celebrating Eid a blessed Eid.
Eid Mubarak.
I had the opportunity to taste the creamy new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream made with pure coconut cream. This non-dairy and lactose free whipped cream is perfect for vegans, and those who are lactose intolerant. Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is cholesterol free and has 13% fat. It taste just like the regular whipped cream that my family and I are used to, and is fabulous served with fruit, dessert, and hot beverages. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Live Healthy Live Bubbly by taking this 7 day Challenge

Staying hydrated is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. A new survey of Canadian mothers conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Nestlé Waters Canada reveals that, on average, moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week. 39 percent say they are not looking to reduce their intake of these drinks at all. When thinking about the number of teaspoons of sugar an average soft drink contains, just two in ten moms correctly identified 10 teaspoons per container. Juice can also come in at a high count with an average 355 ml glass of orange juice containing just over 8 teaspoons.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waffles

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon sugar

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month



Reports show that in the United States for 2014, about 62,900 new thyroid cancer cases will be diagnosed. Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare form of cancer located in the thyroid gland at the base of the throat, which represents about three to four percent of all thyroid cancers. Since it is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, AstraZeneca has launched the aMTCSupport.com online resource center to provide information and support specifically designed for people living with advanced medullary thyroid cancer (aMTC) and their loved ones. This site allows people to understand the hurdles associated with this rare disease, and comfort those who have it.
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