Caramelized Onion & Thyme Focaccia

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Slices of warm focaccia laden with caramelized onions, a sprinkle of thyme and crystalized salt dipped in a dish of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar….I mean seriously, how good does that sound? When it comes to whipping up a loaf of bread, it doesn’t get much easier than this. The dough requires no… 

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Hazelnut Butter Cookies

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My baking urge usually strikes at the most unlikely of times, such as 1030pm on a Sunday. I rush to the kitchen, and as luck would have it, I am guaranteed to be out of at least one of the required ingredients. The local grocery store is usually now closed so I resort to a… 

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Crunchy Green Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Now that May has arrived, many health conscious eaters are increasing their salad consumption in preparation for summer which is just around the corner (no pressure!). As much as I enjoy a typical lettuce salad with lots of toppings, I also love experimenting with different bases like beets or cauliflower couscous. It’s often hard to… 

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Sesame Salmon

I was born and raised on the west coast of Canada where salmon is practically its own food group (and not maple syrup or seal like many stereotypes would have you believe). Salmon is not only delicious but its also one of the most nutritious fish you can eat. One of the most well known… 

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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Icing

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I have eaten more than my fair share of cupcakes over the years and consider myself to be quite the expert. Full disclosure: I primarily eat cupcakes for the icing and have been known to cut the top off the cupcake and just eat the icing. This is usually because the cupcake has a delicious… 

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Lamb Collard Wraps with Tzatziki & Hummus

There are so many delicious components to these wraps; rich lamb meatballs, creamy dairy free tzatziki, zucchini hummus and crunchy cucumber all wrapped up in a collard leaf! When it comes to minced meat, I think lamb is the king of all ground meats, super moist and rich in flavour. In this recipe the lamb is… 

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Zucchini, Cheddar & Pancetta Muffins

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Following my highly delicious Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta Muffins, I have another great savoury muffin recipe to share. This one is made with zucchini, pancetta and cheddar and has quite an eggy consistency making it perfect for breakfast or brunch. The shredded zucchini keeps the muffins moist while the egg makes the muffins light… 

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Radicchio, Butternut Squash, Dried Cherry & Cauliflower Couscous Salad

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted a cauliflower recipe in over a month! I can’t begin to tell you the willpower that has been required to refrain from posting something containing my favourite (and I swear worlds most versatile) vegetable. I absolutely love cauliflower couscous and serve it regularly as a base to a variety… 

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Beet, Walnut, Feta & Mint Dip

I absolutely love how vibrant this dip is. Refreshing mint, salty feta, sweet beets, earthy walnuts and tangy lemon, this dip hits every mark on the taste scale. I love eating it with carrots and cucumber but it is also delicious on crackers (such as these salt & pepper crackers seen in the photos). For… 

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Espresso Cheesecake

This Espresso Cheesecake was created by combining two of my favourite desserts from this site, Espresso Ice Cream and Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce. By taking the delicious espresso flavor from the ice cream and combining it with the lusciously smooth cheesecake, placing it on a hazelnut & coconut base and then topping it with… 

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