Friday, July 24, 2015

The Great Food Truck Race Starts in August

I enjoy watching The Great Food Truck Race because it is a fun show involving an exciting competition, road trip adventure, and food. I am excited about the upcoming six-episode sixth season that starts on Sunday, August 23rd at 9pm ET/PT. There will be a brand-new fleet of fierce competitors that will cook and travel across America’s most famous stretch of road, historic Route 66.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Win a Kellogg's Vector Prize Pack

During summer everyone in my family prefers cold breakfasts. Most of the time we try to have a quick, healthy breakfast so we can get a head start to enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed the Vector Granola Honey Almond Flavour and had it along with berries and yogurt, and in some occasions we had it with milk. This new product is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of active, health conscious people. Half a cup of Vector Granola made with oats, honey, and almonds has 5g of fibre and 10 vitamins and minerals. It comes in a resealable pouch, so storing the granola is easy and is perfect to take on camping trips.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Make Your Own Unique Cereal with Mixit #Giveaway

I can never find a cereal that has all the ingredients I want in one package that suits my preference and taste. Usually, I mix different types of cereals together and add in ingredients to make it my own, which is not ideal when mornings get busy. When I first heard of Mixit, I thought it is a fabulous idea because you get to make your cereal just the way you want it online! and not in the kitchen :)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cutthroat Kitchen Camp comes to Food Network

I enjoy watching Food Network shows occasionally because they are fun to watch. I have watched a few episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen, and found the episodes exciting, fun, and intense to watch. This summer to Food Network will be having a five-episode special series Camp Cutthroat starting Wednesday, August 12th at 9pm ET/PT leading up to a final showdown between the four winners on Wednesday, September 9th at 9pm. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ProactivCHIA Breakfast Bowl

Prana Biovegan Inc. is a Quebec company that manufactures and markets healthy snacks, nuts and dried fruit, as well as chia seeds, which are all certified organic, Kosher, vegan, preservative-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and sulfite-free. They are introducing ProactivCHIA, a new-to-market superfood, combining the traditional goodness of chia seeds with probiotics. This product promotes digestive health while nourishing the body with organic, vegan and gluten-free sources of omega-3, excellent source of B vitamins, thiamine and niacin, and a good source of riboflavin and folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc.

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.
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