Canadian Living Pasta

Now as far as a recipe post goes, this is ridiculously easy as it’s just the link to the recipe 😜

 

I would have posted it sooner but for some reason I couldn’t find it on Canadian Living’s site, but now I have and I urge you to go try it πŸ˜„

 

 

RECIPE LINK HERE:

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/lunch-and-dinner/recipe/lemony-tomato-basil-pasta

 

 

Personal Suggestions

For a healthy tweak, I would cut the required oil in half and instead of combining the pasta, sauce and cheese (we used Asiago) in one pot as suggested, just spoon the sauce over each portion.

We enjoyed it with the suggested shrimp and I also added in 1/4 cup of pine nuts into the sauce, and loved the extra crunch.

This seriously became a fast favourite and I have already made it at least 5 times in a couple months πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ» 🍝

Bran Muffins Revised

Bran Muffins Revised

 

So I really like bran muffins and I totally forgot that I did 😜
So when my sister-in-law sent some over and they were quickly eaten up, I decided to try to make a healthier version of the recipe we generally use.
They turned out nicely but they were not overly sweet by any means, which we personally, were ok with.
If you choose to add in the raisins, that would up the sweet factor, I just can’t withstand raisins in any kind of baking so I left them out 😬

I love having a muffin warmed up with a little smidgen of butter and a slice or two of marble cheese πŸ€€πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 

 

Ingredients:

4 cups Bran Flakes cereal
2 cups All Bran cereal
2 cups boiling water

1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 eggs
4 cups buttermilk

4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
dash of salt

 

2 cups raisins – optional Continue reading “Bran Muffins Revised”

Mojito Sounds Cooler

This is the recipe for the virgin mojito…or ‘minty lime ginger ale’ but mojito sounds cooler 😎

So, I personally do not drink alcohol so after I tried a virgin mojito in Switzerland and again (much later) in South Africa, I knew it was going to be a drink I would need to try replicating for the hot summer days πŸŒΏβ˜€οΈπŸΉπŸ“

 

 

Virgin Mojito – Serves two

 

Ingredients:

2 medium sized glasses
20 large, fresh mint leaves
1 lime
1 can of chilled ginger ale Continue reading “Mojito Sounds Cooler”

Magically Easy Unicorn Cake πŸ˜‰πŸ¦„βœ¨

Magically Easy Unicorn Cake πŸ˜‰πŸ¦„

 

So, I’m going to try to write out the steps and process I followed when making the unicorn cake for the niece and my birthday’s.

Now, don’t be detoured if you haven’t made cakes before, as this was really only my third or so, actually legitimately decorated cake and my first EVER with fondant! 😬

After pinteresting it up for the style I was going to attempt achieving, items needed were assembledπŸ₯„πŸ°

 

 

Magic Ingredients:

One box of confetti cake mix
(because never, EVER do I bother making a cake from scratch)

Three tubs of Betty Crocker icing
(as I was too lazy to make the homemade kind πŸ˜‹)

Continue reading “Magically Easy Unicorn Cake πŸ˜‰πŸ¦„βœ¨”

Sommerset Rice Bowl

So, ever since I ate this breakfast dish in South Africa (Sommerset West area to be specific), I’ve been dying to remake it at home.
Since I’m generally not a big breakfast person, mornings have been slipping by and this dish going unmade.
Whether I overslept, didn’t have some of the ingredients or we went out early, it just wasn’t happening !!

Well… today, that was fixed 😏

Now, this is an (easy) rice based breakfast and I know that may sound odd but trust me, its delicious, healthy and filling 😁

(Mom didn’t totally trust me… but now she’s a believer too, so go ahead, give it a shot πŸ˜‰)



Sommerset Rice Bowl

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cups brown rice
3 cups water to cook rice with

5 large strawberries, sliced
2 small mangos, diced Continue reading “Sommerset Rice Bowl”

Raspberry Torte

Raspberry Torte

This is one of my all time favourite desserts.
I’m not a big dessert eater but if I could I’d probably eat it all of this by myself, the day it was made πŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Now, it is a raspberry torte but I know my sister has made it using rhubarb before and just the last time I made it we didn’t have any walnuts, nor pecans, so I substituted using almonds and macadamia nuts πŸ˜‚

And it was delicious!
So if you don’t have one of these main, flavour giving ingredients, chances are it’s substitutable πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

Good luck!

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 
2 cups fresh or thawed raspberries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
Dash of salt
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Sauce: Continue reading “Raspberry Torte”

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