Friday, February 27, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie and Giveaway

March 2nd is national Banana Cream Pie Day and to celebrate this day Gay Lea has developed a new twist on an old classic using their new Coconut Whipped Cream. Bananas have been popular in North America since the late 1880. The first recipe for Banana Cream Pie appeared in 1901 out of Chicago, IL and published in the Women’s Exchange Cook Book. This recipe for Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie from Gay Lea has flaked coconut in the base and a dollop of their deliciously creamy Coconut Whipped Cream to top off the pie!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sprouted Grain Wraps from Angelic Bakehouse

Sprouted Grain foods are quickly transforming from the health food offerings into mainstream consumer products. To keep up with this growing demand, Angelic Bakehouse is adding a premium, sprouted seven-grain wrap to its line of flatbreads. We love the versatility of these artisan wrap that has fewer calories, more fiber and protein. The sprouted grain wrap is made from pure, all natural non-GMO ingredients such as red wheat berries, oat grouts, rye berries, barley, millet, quinoa, and amaranth. The company uses the mash method to lessen the processing of the ingredients and preserve the taste and texture of the real fermented grains.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gluten Free Rotini and Nutrition Tips

I haven't had Gluten free pasta before, and for the first time enjoyed making and tasting the Barilla Gluten free Rotini pasta. This pasta is made with corn and rice without any wheat ingredients in a dedicated Gluten Free facility. I made spiced and flavoured the Barilla's Rotini pasta with minced meat and spicy sauce. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Eggplant Rice

Vangi Bhath Powder
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp urad dal
2 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder

Dry roast all the ingredients for the vangi bhath or eggplant rice powder and grind them until it becomes a fine powder and keep it aside.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Apple Tart with Sweet Pie Dough

This sweet pie dough and the adapted apple filling recipe is from the Pies sweet and savory DK book. The crust with the filling is delicious, we enjoyed this apple tart with ice cream.

For the Sweet Pie Dough
1 cup flour
5 tbsp chilled unsalted butter
Substitute 1 tbsp flour with 1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 lightly beaten egg yolk optional to make a richer dough
flour for dusting

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

10,000 Heart to Hearts Help Senior Women Fight Top Health Threat

Many women don't realize aging makes heart disease likelier. To combat this problem, teams from Brookdale senior living communities nationwide are fanning out to personally alert women 65 and over to their increased risk and provide resources to fight it. The company hopes to reach 10,000 older women through “10,000 Heart to Hearts,” beginning Feb. 1.

Clayton Homes Offers Homebuyers up to $7,500* This Tax Season

As tax season approaches, Clayton Homes, America’s largest home builder is offering potential home buyers a great way to get the most out of their tax refund in 2015 with its Avoid Refund Regret campaignThe program runs through March 31st offering those purchasing a new Clayton Home an extra incentive towards homeownership during the beginning of 2015.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Kitchenaid® Collection: A Fresh Take on Brand's Iconic Design

KitchenAid is unveiling a dramatically designed major appliance collection available in stainless steel, black, white and black stainless steel reflecting visual cues from its best known product, the iconic stand mixer. The new collection is wholly original yet uniquely identifiable as the KitchenAid brand. It will be the brand's first collection to launch globally, with U.S. availability starting in April of 2015.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Win Coupons for Sabra to Host a Superbowl Party

With New England and Seattle set for a February 1st kick-off, leave it to Sabra – the official dip of the NFL – to up its game just in time for Superbowl Sunday with two delicious recipes that is sure to touch down at Patriot parties and Seahawk soirees all over the place next month.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fresh Attitude Asian Style Stir Fries

My family and I enjoyed the delicious, healthy, ready-to-heat stir-fries from Fresh AttitudeThese single-size servings can easily be cooked in a microwave oven without the mess or in a wok for a quick nutritious meal or to serve as a side dish to share. Canada's Food Guide recommendations have encouraged us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diet, and I am glad that Veg Pro International, the vegetable producer behind the popular Fresh Attitude salads and baby lettuce blends has this new line of fresh vegetable Stir Fries.
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