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Roasted Cauliflower and Multicoloured Carrots on Savoury Chickpea Pancakes With Yogurt Sauce and Baby Lettuces

Once and a while I like to make a vegetarian meal but it has to be satisfying. Roasted vegetables seasoned with a smokey spice blend on a comforting chickpea pancake with a cool yogurt sauce, ticks all of the major … Continue reading

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The Best Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs #quickprep

Hi guys, Long-time-no-write! I thought I had gone into blogging retirement but I stumbled upon this recipe and it was so good and easy to make I just had to share. Besides the fact that these ribs are saucy, fall … Continue reading

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Banana Bread: Taste-Two

Hello there, Sometimes a sequel can be as good as the original. It happens. Based on my original recipe, Banana Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips, which is always, ALWAYS a mega hit whenever I make it, Banana Bread: Taste Two, is a … Continue reading

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Mini Post! Creamy Dill Dressing

Hello there! Here’s a really easy recipe for creamy dill dressing.  Last night, I doloped it over smoked salmon and fingerling potato salad. It’s so versitile! Drizzle it over some grilled shrimp, seafood salad or cooked fish such as trout or salmon. While … Continue reading

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Farro Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese over Beet Hummus

  Hello there! I tried this gorgeous salad at a recent event I attended at Appetite for Books, a lovely, aptly named cookbook store in Westmount where you can attend either a traditional cooking class or a private dinner for … Continue reading

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Sardines Stuffed with Spinach, Pine nuts and Raisins

…with Oranges. If I had added “with oranges” to the title it would have been way too long but it must be said. 😉 This typical Sicilian dish is comprised of sweet, savory and citrus flavours. Its delicate, delicious and very healthy. Sardines … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  Hey there! Found this great recipe on Pinterest, “The world’s catalog of ideas” It’s a marvellous place to lose yourself in. It can motivate you to make delicious muffins like these AND introduce you to new food concepts, like sandwich … Continue reading

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Herbed Rabbit with White Wine Sauce

Original post: Nov 25th 2009 Hi guys! In my opinion, this is the best rabbit dish I have ever tasted. Tender braised meat in a  thickened white wine sauce delicately flavoured with onion, marjoram and oregano.  Deceptively easy to prepare, this … Continue reading

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Chickpea Bolognese and Pasta (V)

  Hello there, I often try to go meatless with my pasta sauces and I always feel like there’s something missing…Oh yeah. It’s sausage. So you will understand my hesitancy when I came across this recipe in my new Thug Kitchen cookbook … Continue reading

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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Heya! I’ve got just the thing for you to bring to your next holiday party which will raise your social status by a few notches guaranteed!  😉 Adorable, tempting, irresistible, chocolatey, soft, fluffy, delicious & NUTELLA are some of the adjectives … Continue reading

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Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  Hello there! I made this really easy, very flavourful and frankly, exciting dinner tonight and wanted to share. These chicken wings are so irresistible! It’ll be really hard to control yourself around these; delicately salted, with a parmesan, garlic and herb sauce … Continue reading

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Overnight Oats with Chia and Berries

Hello all, It has been a while and honestly, I’ve missed writing to you! Ever heard of overnight oats? They’re the best thing ever because it takes minutes to prepare, there’s no cooking involved, it’s healthy and super delicious! I … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula

Hey everyone! The Barefoot Contessa has done it again! For those that follow my blog a little, This roast chicken recipe is as delicious and easy to make as her Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef recipe; therefore, it’s a keeper.  Not only will it … Continue reading

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Miso Glazed Black Cod

  Black cod: My new favourite way to get in my Omega 3’s.  It is a mild tasting white fish, with the perfect texture; firm, moist and flaky. Also, you can’t deny, its darn gorgeous! That lovely caramelized top is achieved … Continue reading

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Curry in a Hurry (V, GF)

  Have I lost you already?!? I can imagine that some friends and family have not even made it to this line, they saw “curry” and bypassed the email. “What’s she thinking?” then… “DELETE!” . My (Sicilian) father probably shut down his whole … Continue reading

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Zoodles with Almond Butter Sauce

  Lets begin… Zoodles?? (my spell checker is in disbelief. It keeps changing the word to “noodles”) Zoodles : Spaghetti style noodles made from zucchini, using a Spiralizer Facts: Vegetarian recipe, Gluten Free, Vegan & Raw. It’s super healthy; super delicious Hello … Continue reading

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Lazy Lasagna with Ricotta and Spinach

Hey there, The longest I can go without pasta is about a month and then I lose my mind. Most Italians reading this are probably thinking “A month? Are you crazy?!?” I get it but I really try to avoid pasta as … Continue reading

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Salmon Burgers (egg & breadcrumb free)

Hey there! My summer-bod, healthy-eating hasn’t even started yet and I’m already fed up of making salmon filets in the usual way. In fact while sitting at work yesterday I was pouting, like a child at the prospect of having … Continue reading

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Bibimbap Salad

Hello there! My husband is participating in a weight loss competition at the office so I am trying to support him by making low-fat, low-gluten meals that contain as many nutrients as possible. We have been eating better for a … Continue reading

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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Hey there! So, what could make my all time best cookie recipe ” Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies ” taste even better?? There’s only one way – Nutella! Right now, there’s a little Nutella craze going on. It’s been around for ages … Continue reading

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