Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ category
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After my first recipe video (which is here in case you missed it), I was itching to start working on the second one. I wanted something different from the first one in terms of the look and feel, so I went with bolder and brighter colours, as well as flavours! So here it is…kale chips with a touch of Mexican flavours. Yes, I know you’ve probably been bombarded with kale chips over the last few years, but you have to admit, they taste pretty darn good, don’t they?
Easy to make them, isn’t it? Yes and no. Kale chips are easy to make for the most part, but you can just as easily mess them up. Read on for my tips on how to get kale chips right and for the recipe…
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Do you remember the post I did a few weeks ago on my love of chili/chile peppers ? Well, I got a message from Melissa’s Produce the other day after they read that post and they asked me if I wanted to try the Savina habanero pepper. It happens to be the second hottest chile pepper in the world! It just came into season and I would be one of the first ones to lay my hands on it. Of course I said yes! I’m always looking for a challenge and what’s more of a challenge than trying out an extremely hot pepper? Caution: gloves required..these babies are HOT!
Hello my lovely readers! Hope you all had a great weekend…
As for my weekend, it was pretty awesome! The weekend started off with a video editing workshop hosted by the Ladies Learning Code. I was a little hesitant to go to an all-day workshop on a Saturday, but this event was worth every minute. I had the chance to learn so much about video editing in so little time. A big thanks to the ladies who organized the event and to BizMedia for coming out and teaching us! I’m very excited to start working on my first recipe video this week!
After the workshop, I celebrated my birthday with a bunch of close friends and hubby dearest. After a late night of singing at karaoke, I had to spend Sunday being lazy. Just spent some time relaxing at home and also basking in the summer sun. The perfect Sunday in my opinion!
Anyways, I know I had promised to have the redcurrant recipe out last week, but clearly that didn’t happen because of everything that was going on this weekend. But it’s here now…So I present to you the redcurrant and yogurt “dip” / “spread” which is a great condiment to put on top of quinoa, rice or any other grains or even salad. I even had this dip with homemade chicken fingers the other day and it was pretty darn good. Read on for the recipe…
Hello my lovely readers! I wanted to start off with a big thank you to all of you who left such heartfelt comments on my last post. I’m really glad to be back to blogging and trust me, I’ve got more ideas than ever that I want to share with everyone!
Today, I wanted to share my love of eating “raw”. No, no – I’m not a raw foodist, but I do enjoy learning about new ways of eating healthy and eating raw foods is one of the easiest ways to do that. In this post, I’ll share my experience, a few of my own raw recipes and some of my favourite online resources and guides to incorporating raw foods into your diet with ease. Read on..
Hello my lovely readers!
Today I wanted to take some time and talk about one of the things most of us love to hate – FATS! There was a time when I was on the low-fat bandwagon and everything I bought from the grocery store had to be low-fat. After all, isn’t that what every magazine and dietitian was telling us to do? I was all about the low-fat dairy, the low-fat cereals and everything else you could imagine. I actually thought I was doing myself a favour by eating that way. But, I really didn’t feel any better following that dietary advice, nor did I lose any weight. The worst effect of the so called low-fat diet was the poor state of my skin. It felt parched and dull! So obviously, I left the low-fat bandwagon and I haven’t turned back.
Read on for more about my experience with fats (good and bad) and for a chilled soup recipe made with avocado, fennel and kefir with lots of mint for an unbelievably refreshing flavour!
Hello hello! Today’s recipe is one of my favourites and was featured in my second online magazine. Since I’ve been trying to eat lighter this spring, this dish is perfect. These tacos are filled with stir-fried broccoli & carrot slaw, creamy guacomole, teriyaki salmon cubes and a generous sprinkling of pickled onions.
Today’s Beauty Eats recipe is about healthy food that’s also bursting with flavour. If you’re a new reader, you might be wondering what the Beauty Eats series is all about. The image on the left sums it up perfectly – it’s all about eating skin-friendly ingredients in delicious ways. You can view more recipes from this series here.
January can be a rather dull month since the holiday festivities are over and it’s the dead of winter. The best way to brighten things up on a cold, dreary day is with some colourful comfort food. Personally, I love the thought of warming up with some vegetable soup on a weeknight since it doesn’t require much work and you’ll get a few servings of veggies too. We all know how hard that is! This bright orange soup is made with roasted carrots and cauliflower, but since plain vegetable soup can get a little boring sometimes, I took some inspiration from the East. The soup also includes fresh ginger and coconut milk! How’s that for some fusion food? And to top it off, this soup is chock full of skin-friendly ingredients.