Swirlyz Yogurt Cafe

Swirlyz Yogurt Cafe in Mississauga | InSearchOfYummyness.com(905) 824-7975
3221 Derry Road West, Unit 21
Mississauga, Ontario
www.Swirlyz.ca

A brand new frozen yogurt shop has opened up in Mississauga, and this one is a little bit different. Unlike many other frozen yogurt stores, this one isn’t a franchise.

Swirlyz opened its doors this summer in the plaza at the corner of Terragar and Derry road. The owners, Simona and Wayne, have found the best-tasting frozen yogurt that they can get their hands on, and it’s really making a difference to their customers. Many people have commented on how fresh and rich their frozen yogurt tastes, with some people wondering if it’s really frozen yogurt at all (it is).

Frozen Yogurt from Swirlyz Yogurt Cafe in Mississauga | InSearchOfYummyness.com [Read more...]

Grilled Peach Smoothie

Grilled Peach Smoothie Recipe | InSearchOfYummyness.com

Last week I wrote about grilling peaches, which is a great way to use up ripe peaches. I grilled so many though, that I ended up with a bowl of leftovers. This morning I thought I’d try adding some of those grilled peaches into my smoothie, and the results were very tasty!

I added a touch of lime juice to the smoothie, to help balance out the sweetness of the peaches. This is completely optional, but I really like the flavour that the lime juice added.  [Read more...]

Crispy Beef Tostada Bites

This post is sponsored by Dempster’s.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Crispy Beef Tostada Bites are a great build-your-own appetizer idea | InSearchOfYummyness.com | #Dempsters #SponsoredPost

I was wandering the grocery store the other day and noticed a bag of Dempster’s Corn Tortillas. I usually buy the original version, which I used in my Steak Burritos with Chilli Lime Sauce recipe, but I’ve never noticed these before. I love corn chips though, so I decided to buy a package to play around with.

On the back of the bag there’s a recipe for Homebaked Tortillas Crisps. The recipe is really simple, so I thought I would make a batch and eat them with homemade guacamole. Yum!

I wanted to try making round chips, so I grabbed a pastry cutter and cut out 24 2.5″ rounds from the tortillas. Don’t they look pretty?

How to make round tortillas chips at home | InSearchOfYummyness.com

The recipe on the bag says to place the pieces of tortilla in a single layer on a baking sheet. I decided to put down a piece of parchment paper first, just to help make clean up a bit easier. Next, the instructions said to brush the tortilla with olive oil, salt and black pepper before baking, so I did that. [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches with Whipped Cream and Almonds

How to Grill Peaches Indoors | InSearchOfYummyness.com

We’re heading into the end of peach season here in Canada, and I’ve been eating these juicy treats for breakfast and dessert almost every day! I’m not complaining though, I love everything about peaches. They are beautiful to look at, smell amazing and have a sweet tangy flavour. I also happen to think that they are a thousand times nicer than nectarines, but I’ll keep that rant to myself for now…

I personally believe that ripe peaches are best eaten as they are, but sometimes it’s nice to changes things up a bit. I love to make grilled peaches, and I’m going to show you how easy it is to do this indoors.

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All you need is a grill pan or griddle pan, and you can make delicious grilled peaches without firing up your BBQ pit. If you haven’t tried grilling peaches yet, trust me, this is one recipe that you’ve got to try. [Read more...]

Fan Expo Canada 2014 & Dinner at Cheesewerks

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Last week my brother and I experienced Fan Expo Canada for the first time. It was four exhausting days of walking, shopping, picture-taking and waiting – lots of waiting! Seriously, Fan Expo is an exercise in patience. But even though I was ready to pass out by Sunday night, and I’ve been suffering from “con-flu” all week, it was all worth it.

Fan Expo brings together fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. My interests are mainly anime, sci-fi and gaming, although I’m not much of a “gamer”. My brother is the gaming expert at our house (I play Animal Crossing, mostly).

On our first day at the convention we were overwhelmed by the variety of things to see and do. We eventually found exhibits from our niches and were really impressed. For example, below you can see a display of various Daleks from the Doctor Who series. Many of the Daleks had people inside operating them! I’m small enough that I probably could have fit inside one of those…

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Win a Pair of Tickets to the Delicious Food Show 2014 (Closed)

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The Delicious Food Show will be here before you know it, and this is one event you won’t want to miss!

I had such a great time at the event last year. I discovered new brands, sampled lots of tasty treats and watched a few demos too. You can read about my experience at the 2013 event here, or check out my Storify feed here.

This year looks like it’s going to be event better, and I’m super bummed that I won’t be able to attend. I’ll be in Vancouver for the Food Bloggers of Canada conference, which should be a lot of fun but still… oh well there’s always next year!

The Delicious Food Show will be taking place at the Direct Energy Centre, in Exhibition Place, in Toronto from October 17-19, 2014. I’ve been told that the show is gearing up to be the most star-studded culinary event in Canada, which is pretty cool.

In fact, this year celebrity Chef Mario Batali will be the star presenter at the Delicious Food Show 2014, which coincides with the launch of his 10th cookbook. You can also expect to see celebrity chefs Tyler Florence (Great Food Truck Race), Chuck Hughes (Chuck’s Week Off), Nadia G (Bitchin’ Kitchen), and Roger Mooking (Chopped Canada), as well as the inventor of the Cronut®, chef Dominique Ansel. They will all be taking to the stages for demos, talks, and workshops throughout the three-day event. [Read more...]