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Decadent French style lasagna #DimancheSoir

Need I say more? This is such a delicious classic and if you know me, I love all things French when it comes to cooking and baking for my family. This meal is so simple.  Make or buy fresh lasagna noodles, get good quality ground beef and my secret weapon is the newly discovered Stefano Faita Tomato & Basil at Sobeys(not sponsored).   It is…

The Juice Fountain Cold XL from Breville is fabulous!

Do you juice? If you don’t, would you juice if you had a Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL?  Sometimes we need to do a reboot and with the Fall weather coming next month, they say Fall and Spring are the best times to do a cleanse.  I’ll be doing the Breville 5 Day Fresh Planner juicing cleanse and checking in daily with delicious recipes…

Fish and chips made with the best batter and homemade tartare sauce

Whoa, Nelly, this is good! We went out for lunch the other day and one of my twins ordered fish and chips.  It was delicious.  Well, the next day both twins wanted fish and chips for dinner so I went over to Sobeys and picked up some cod loins.  I prefer a loin as they are firmer, thick and delicious.  We haven’t had…

Iced Coffee with Cocoa and Hemp Hearts

I was craving something sweet and I wanted an extra boost of energy on this cloudy Wednesday here in Toronto.  I could feel the slump starting to happen especially since I didn’t get much sleep last night.  At 4 am I was lying in bed awake. I decided to paint my nails of all things, scroll through Instagram, update a European page I manage the account…

Adding prebiotic fermented superfoods to your daily routine

 Imagine treating your gut with the ultimate superfood from Genuine Health.  Well, they did just that with their recent research on the gut microbiome and have created the ultimate prebiotic superfood called “fermented organic gut superfood“. I add it to my Evive smoothies, my Genuine Health smoothies, anytime I smoothie or I  blend it alone with oatmeal milk.  My kids have benefited from…

A new twist on shrimp cocktail à la Ina Garten

Skip the frozen seafood aisle, instead make a quick and easy delicious roasted shrimp cocktail that adds a bit more oomph to your gathering or even a simple snack for yourself. I love entertaining and I love presenting my guests with delicious food that I take pride in shopping for and presenting when friends come over.  I love a good a cold shrimp cocktail like anyone else…

French Chocolate Meringues

Ooo, la, la!  What a treat. You should have seen my kids when I pulled these out of the oven.  I had fresh pastured eggs to use up, I thought it was time to make these beautiful chocolate swirls thanks to my go-to blogger for all things French, Manger.  Mimi Thorissons cookbooks are one of my favourites from my French cookbook collections.  A…

A delicious appetizer with Triscuit

I’ve been brewing up ideas on how to use the new collection of Triscuit crackers.  Over the holidays my kids devoured the Nutmeg and Cinnamon collection.  Soft warm cheese and a drizzle of honey, it’s a hit for the kids and a nice snack for after school.  However, below I’ve included a few other varieties.  If you’re stuck…