(TO PRINT RECIPES - highlight all that is needed then right-click and hit 'print' and voila! Easy as pie! ;)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Tips 'n Tricks(#4): 5 great Tips From America's Chefs!

I love learning tips from the chefs of the world. Here are 5 great tips from the chefs of America.
The last tip is a simple one yet I'm so guilty of not doing it most of the times!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Yummy CAULIFLOWER Pizza Crust

Have you seen, heard about or even made this recipe yet? I've been meaning to try it for some time - ever since it first appeared in my email from Pinterest but then I became too busy and forgot all about it. It popped up again in my email and this time, I thought to myself, 'I'M DOING IT!" And by golly, done it I did! It was yummy!!

Remember, I'm no health freak but I do love to eat EVERYTHING - healthy stuff included! So when I first came across this recipe, I couldn't believe you could make a crust out of cauliflower. It sounded delicious and that made me really want to make it. Healthy and yummy doesn't always collide in heavenly results.

I did a quick scan of the original recipe and thought, "I could make that!" But the first step about putting the cauliflower pieces through the feeding tube of a food processor to shred it was a bit too much work for me. I was thinking, "ain't nobody got time for that!" I didn't. I didn't even have a food processor anyways so that solved that right away!

I skipped all that jazz. Instead, I broke off the cauliflower florets from the main stem, toss them all in a steam pan and steamed them for about 20 mins or so - until they were tender. And guess what? In the end, my cauliflower pizza crust turned out just fine as you can see!

Now let's get on with the recipe shall we? As usual, the original recipe is posted with my changes in "**".

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Favourite Food Quote (#3): "I like rice. Rice is great if..."

Favourite... famous... famous... favourite, whatever tickles your taste buds, but this is one of my favourite food quotes:

Amen to that! 


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

TOAST TOPPER#1: Avocados with Prosciutto...

Because it's not just about peanut butter and jam anymore...
Topped my toast today with some avocados, prosciutto and olive oil. (See video at the end.)
So what do you like to top your toast with?

Tips 'n Tricks(#3): Remove Fridge Odours with...

Sure there's baking soda, vinegar etc., etc., for removing odours but there's also newspaper!

Monday, 25 July 2016

My Tomato Plants Were Doing Great Until...

So I was trying to grow some tomatoes for the first time, with the help and guidance of my hubby... well he did most of the work, but anyways, it was a first-hand experience for me and it was going great. I chose a small patch in one corner of the yard to grow 2 tomato plants. I figured two was a good number for beginners.

I actually forgot all about them until one day, I noticed some plump green things growing out from the plants...

I was sooooo excited. It was like, "Omg. There are tomatoes on those plants! Look! One... two... three... omg, there are like EIGHT tomatoes growing all together!! I couldn't believe it. (Can you tell I've never grown a darn thing in my life before?)

Friday, 22 July 2016

Video: Drink BANANA TEA for a Good Night's Sleep!

Who knew banana tea could help you get a more restful sleep. We didn't. Did you?

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Favourite Food Quote (#2): "There is no love sincerer than..."

Favourite... famous... famous... favourite, whatever tickles your taste buds, but this is one of my favourite food quotes:

Amen to that! 


Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Who would have thought banana and chocolate made such a great couple - in a cake? Surely not I!

I know chocolate tastes great on bananas (banana split ice cream anyone?) but ice cream is involved so that doesn't count. If I hadn't tried this recipe for myself, I would have never thought in a million years it would be this delicious.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tips 'n Tricks(#2): Freezing your Stock or Broth

I've never thought of freezing chicken stock or broth before. Usually I just dump it out. What a waste! Not anymore thanks to these simple yet oh-so-useful tips...

Friday, 15 July 2016

(My First) Homemade Zucchini Relish - Yum!

Actually, it's my first attempt at making any kind of relish, and it turned out absolutely delicious! It's another one of those recipes where you really can't go wrong making it because you can alter it according to your taste - increasing or decreasing the sugar amount, vinegar etc., as long as you have ALL the right ingredients.

I've looked over several zucchini relish recipes and they all seem to contain the same ingredients but in varying amounts so it appears how tangy (or not so tangy) you want your relish to be is entirely up to you.

Speaking of ingredients, like with making anything new for the first time, you'll never have all the necessary ingredients on hand. I didn't, so I had to go out and get me some mustard powder, mustard seeds, tumeric powder and celery seeds.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Favourite Food Quote (#1): "I won't be impress with technology..."

Favourite... famous... famous... favourite, whatever tickles your taste buds, but this is one of my favourite food quotes:

Amen to that!


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Tips 'n Tricks (#1): Can't Get that Garlic Smell Off Your Hands?

So you have problems getting rid of that garlicky smell that's been lingering on your hands you say? Perhaps this interesting tip will help!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Video: 5 Related Tidbits on CASHEWS

So you thought cashews were only good for snacking on. Well here are 5 things we discovered related to that fascinating nut!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Deliciously Simple BAKLAVA Box Recipe

Omg. This turned out delicious! I guess when it comes to making Baklava, you can never go too wrong. But who am I to say? I'm no expert. You don't want it too complicated though and this recipe was perfect to follow! Usually I try to avoid recipes off packages because more often than not, they don't turn out as good as you'd expect them to be - at least that's what I keep hearing.

I'm sure there are many great Baklava recipes out there but I took this one to work (like everyone always writes) and EVERYONE actually loved it (like everyone always writes). Maybe work is the worst place to taste-test your recipes? Anyways, it was all annihilated within a few hours.

The phyllo sheet brand was called 'Amira' but of course you can use any brand you want. I included some conversions for us Canadian folks.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

PHOTOS: Canada Day Treats

It was Canada Day on July 1st. Took a few photos of some sweet treats at the local Mandarin Restaurant.

Feel FREE to use any of the photos in your project or as you wish.**