Remember that Sinh tố bơ recipe that I posted a while ago? This is another version of that sweet avocado milkshake. The shake is really thick and super sweet (which is how I like it), but this smoothie is a whole lot healthier. My mom’s co-worker, Miriam, introduced me to avocado-based drinks. At first I thought it was such a gross idea,… View Post
This is my third version of an Avocado smoothie. The first one I posted was thick and creamy, so I called it an Avocado Shake. The second version was much lighter and less sweet, so I called it a Healthy Avocado Smoothie. This one is also light and fairly healthy. My dad added Coconut Manna to this shake, so we… View Post
Matheson Sweets & Catering 450 Matheson Boulevard East Unit 54 Mississauga, Ontario (905) 507-0041 This family-owned business offers a variety of traditional hand-made Indian sweets, as well as savoury dishes. This is the sweets showcase. I tried several of these and they were all good!
As promised, here are the recipes for the tea sandwiches from my tea party. Both of these sandwiches are fairly easy to make, and they are really yummy. If you’re not planning on throwing a party any time soon, that’s ok. You can still enjoy these sandwiches, but just make life easy and cut them in half if you’re not entertaining. These… View Post
In March I hosted a tea party for my mom’s 50th birthday. It was nice to have her friends over for some girly fun. We served tea, of course, as well as scones, carrot soup, cookies, cake, meat pies and lots of other delicious bites. It took a while to prepare everything, but it was totally worth it. Here are… View Post
It’s nice to have a reliable restaurant that you can just walk into on short notice. Point in case, last night my friend Mandy and I headed out to Brampton to try a restaurant that recently opened. We figured there would be a bit of a wait since the place is brand new. However, they were also offering massive discounts… View Post
My mom received these cookies as a birthday gift, and they are so yummy I had to share them with you. The company Cookie It Up is based in Aurora, Ontario and are obviously passionate about cookies. Their all natural, preservative-free cookies are hand made in small batches using simple ingredients. The packaging carries the Peanut Free logo because the cookies… View Post
Editor’s Note: May 6-12, 2013 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s “Mental Health Week”. To add to the conversation, Chef Patricia Muzzi has decided to share a recipe that supports brain health. Did you know… Our brain is made up of WATER, FAT (good fats!) & PROTEIN We need to replenish the brain with all three of these components, in… View Post
This Baby Spinach Salad is my go-to salad when I’m feeling lazy. It’s so easy to make, there is really no excuse for me to not eat my greens. Ok, it’s a work in progress… but I’m learning to love salad. You could easily switch up this salad by trying different fruits and nuts. Strawberries might be nice, actually. … View Post
There are 2 things that I crave when I’m having a rough day. 1. Music (specifically, tracks 3, 4, 7, 9, 15 and 20 from the Essentially Naked album by Bif Naked) 2. Chocolate Both of these things can make me feel better on any given day, but when I’m grumpy or upset they become must-have items. I’m not sure why,… View Post
I’m notorious for eating fast food for lunch. Usually, it’s because I’m rushing around and I feel like I don’t have enough time to prepare a yummy, healthy lunch. So I end up grabbing whatever is nearby, and that’s usually not something healthy. Recently though, I went to a restaurant called Freshii with a friend who is on the paleo… View Post
This was an old April Fools post that I had written. The content was silly, but I still really like the image I made.
Kale seems to be really popular these days. It’s probably because this dark leafy green vegetable is full of vitamins and minerals. Honestly though, I don’t think it tastes very good. It has a strong flavour and a tough texture that I just don’t enjoy. On the other hand, I could eat kale chips by the plateful! These easy to make… View Post
What is a SeasonsBox? SeasonsBox is a monthly subscription service that “strive[s] to introduce you to luxurious environmentally conscious products that meet [their] highest quality standards and that will stimulate your senses.” Each box includes 3-5 full size luxury products that are selected to match a theme. The theme could be a season, holiday or other special occasion. I believe the… View Post
Paramount Butcher Shop 4646 Heritage Hills Boulevard Mississauga, Ontario Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00AM – 9:00PM (905) 890 -1700 http://paramountbutchershop.com Paramount Butcher Shop is the first meat “boutique” that I’ve come across. According to their website, their mission is to “provide our customers a new and exciting experience,” and they offer “the highest quality of halal meats, poultry and deli, presented in… View Post