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Apple Bourbon Ginger Cocktail

apple cider bourbon cocktail

The weather is finally getting cooler and fall is in the air!

Which totally calls for a seasonal cocktail, amirite? I don’t drink as much as I used to, but I love playing mixologist at home – especially when I have friends and family visiting. I like to go all out and create a cocktail that you could easily see yourself ordering at a restaurant.

This is the time to break out the good glasses, fancy bourbon and unique ice cube molds. I was tinkering with the idea of an apple cider-based cocktail because it’s so abundant and seasonal at the farmers’ market right now. I used ginger ale as a mixer, but you could easily use sparkling water if you prefer your drink to be less sweet. (more…)

Roasted Zucchini Ravioli Pasta

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Hello Friends! 

I’m slowly getting back into the blogging groove and will be updating and sharing a few old posts in the next coming weeks as I work on redesigning the site! If you’re looking for a super easy dinner idea – here’s a recipe I just can’t live without.

One of my favourite go-to weeknight meals is this Zucchini Ravioli Pasta recipe I have adapted from Real Simple. It’s easy, requires only a few ingredients and is packed full of flavour.

I usually keep a pack of cheese ravioli in my freezer and I always have Parmesan cheese in my fridge. All you got to do is stop at the market for some zucchini, parsley and a pack of cherry tomatoes on your way home and you have a delicious and easy weeknight dinner. Here’s how it goes: (more…)

Brown Rice BBQ Chickpea Bowl

USA Rice BBQ Chickpea Bowl

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Have you been meal prepping like a maniac?

I’m one of those people who like to make New Year’s Resolutions and this year I opted for a Dry January and to stick to my Reducetarian Diet. We’re nearing the end of the month and it’s been so far, so good! (more…)

7 Easy Recipes To Try This Winter

Trying to get cozy?

It seriously feels like winter already, even though the official date isn’t until a month away. When the weather gets cold, I’m always craving big warm bowls of comfort food that make the house smell amazing. I’ve been experimenting with a couple different recipes lately – here are a few to definitely try out this winter:

1) Chicken Soup with Dumplings

Soup has to be one of my all-time favourite foods and this hearty bowl of homemade chicken soupwith big chewy dumplings does the trick for me. Make a big pot at the start of the week and throw it into a cute thermos for work the next day. This soup is also super quick to prepare and is a great weeknight meal. (more…)

8 Slow Cooker Recipes To Try This Fall

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The cool weather is finally here and with schedules getting busier, I’ve been pulling out my slow cooker more often. Paul and I have been prepping up 6-8 different recipes once a month and putting them in the freezer. I use this crock pot here.

It’s been great to have these on hand to whip a quick and healthy weeknight meal without all the prep and clean-up. Usually all I have to do is create a side dish like rice, steamed broccoli or salad and we have dinner and lots of leftovers for lunch the next day!

Here’s a round-up of a few of our favourite slow cooker recipes to try this week. If you can, prep a bunch of these on a Sunday, throw them into freezer bags and you’re good to go! (more…)

Classic Thanksgiving Recipes

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I discovered a little trick while planning for Canadian Thanksgiving last year – which was to plan ahead as much as possible. I recommend cooking and prepping two days before your big dinner so you’re not stuck in the kitchen the whole day while your friends and family are there.

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Paul and I had an awesome Canadian Thanksgiving last year and cooked up a feast for his parents who drove a uhaul full of our junk from Toronto to Portland, in order to help us furnish the new beach house!

Here’s how we planned for our Thanksgiving Dinner together: (more…)

Thanksgiving Brown Rice + Sausage Stuffing

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I can’t believe Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up next month! My parents will be in town to visit me and we will definitely do a dinner together to celebrate.

One of my favourite parts of Thanksgiving dinner is definitely the stuffing. I’ve made every type of stuffing there is using cornbread, sourdough, white bread and even challah bread. I decided to try something different this year and created a rice stuffing for those entertaining guests with gluten-free diets. (more…)

The Easy Summer Crab Boil

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It finally feels like summer and we just finished hosting Paul’s family at our house on the coast last week. We always throw it down with a crab dinner of some sort for our visitors with fresh cooked crab from our local seafood stand in Lincoln City, Oregon – Barnacle Bill’s.

All of the crab is local Oregon Dungeness Crab caught fresh in the Pacific Ocean that is only 5 minutes away from our house. So we hosted a crab boil last week – but without all the fuss and muss.

We bought cooked crab directly from the seafood market and put all the fixin’s together ourselves. I highly recommend doing this if you feel icky about dealing with live crabs OR if you don’t love the smell of seafood taking over your whole house.

Here’s how we accomplished our Easy Summer Crab Boil: (more…)

How To Create A Brunch DIY Avocado Toast Bar

diy avocado toast bar

Avocado toast has been getting a bad rap right now and it shouldn’t, because it’s downright delicious and affordable when you make it at home. Also, a brunch dish cannot be blamed for an entire generation being unable to afford a house in an overpriced city centre.

Don’t even get me started.

I catered a Vegan Baby Shower with Jenni Bost (all photos in this post also by Jenni) last month for our friend Lindsay Ingalls. If you missed it – see my post on this Vegan Cheese Platter I created. Now you’re thinking, what do you serve at a vegan brunch that doesn’t require eggs or meat?

Avocado toast to the rescue! (more…)

Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon + Peas

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National Pinot Grigio Day is right around the corner, coming up THIS Friday May 26th and it’s a great way to kick-off Memorial Day Weekend. To celebrate, I am cooking up this delicious Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon and Peas. (more…)