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Juicer Recipes for Your Health

Although he died at the start of 2011, Jack LaLanne lived a full life of 96 years and was strong and vibrant until the very end. What was his key? Well, according to him, it was his juicer recipes– beverage mixtures composed of fresh fruits and veggies. Anyhow, discover about a few of the tips […]


Healthy Juicing Recipes

People want to be healthy but because of their active way of livings it becomes difficult to prepare meals that the body can benefit from. People need a minimum of 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day however this is not often met leading to vitamin deficiencies, diseases and weakening of the […]


Easy Pizza Dough with the KitchenAid Stand Mixer

This Christmas a very generous friend gave me a shiny, new KitchenAid stand mixer. I had wanted one for a number of years but the truth is I wasn’t sure I would use it enough to justify the investment. Now as I think about all I prepare with it I can say that having this […]


Chilean Corn Pie (Pastel de Choclo)

Pastel de choclo or corn pie is a traditional Chilean dish, usually made with cream and shredded chicken. For this recipe I used skim milk, omitted the chicken and increased the flavour of the pino (meat layer) with extra cumin and paprika. The result is a scrumptious corn pie without the extra fat. I’m a […]


Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Last Saturday we were invited for dinner to our friend Yasmeen’s house. My boyfriend and I love visiting this family, for us it is always such a treat and such a feast. I offered to bring something but I had no idea what I was going to make until I received my Weight Watchers monthly […]


Turkish Fried Eggplant

The awesome thing about Toronto’s food scene is that you can find (almost) anything from all corners of the world. I say ‘almost’ because I have yet to find pizza that compares to pizza in Naples, but that is another post. I discovered Sofra Grill Express a Mediterranean/ Turkish restaurant offering what I consider to […]


Spicy Corn Cakes with Refried Beans

At our home we are big fans of Mexican flavours like beans and cilantro so when I saw this recipe in one of the William-Sonoma cookbooks I knew I would make it. I made minor changes to lighten up the recipe and used refried beans instead of black beans because they were in my pantry. […]


Nutty Quinoa Salad

Lots of good news made this week a nutty one. I received a job offer and I’ll be starting a new full time job next Monday. Before crazy Monday rolls around I have Saturday to look forward to. My friend Ashley is getting married and I’m so excited; my dancing shoes and I are ready […]


Coconut Walnut Raisin Biscotti

My last post was over two months ago. I’m sorry to say that I’ve neglected my blog but I’m back, in part because of blogger remorse but mostly because I miss the process of  creating, documenting and sharing. I like belonging to an online community and  keeping up with my hobbies helps me achieve life […]


Simple & Light Tortilla Soup

This is a light version of  a very tasty Mexican soup. I really love this version because it won’t fill you up and make you feel heavy like classical recipes, which in my opinion could be considered a main course after you add all the fixings. Using the ancho chile gives this dish a traditional […]

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