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How and Why I’m Starting to Meal Prep

Do you meal prep? It’s such a simple concept and one that makes a lot of sense. But somehow, it’s not something I’ve made a habit of doing in the past. Well, now I’m making a concerted effort to change that! Since the start of the year, my schedule has been very erratic. I’ve been doing a lot of travel, and when I’m back in town, I have to deal with the aftermath and catch-up (and sometimes sickness and jetlag too!). As a result, my diet has been all over the place; and with that, my weight has been fluctuating…

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Asian chicken lettuce wraps using Canola oil
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Wow, so it has been quite some time since my last blog recipe! I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately (to see where I’ve been going, you can follow #dineandfashtravels on my Instagram), which has made keeping up with the regular recipes challenging. But, alas, here we are! I’m back in town and back in the kitchen, so I’m pretty pumped! I’ve teamed up with Canola and I’m sharing one of my tried and true recipes with you guys today – my Asian chicken lettuce wraps. It’s a quick and easy, healthy recipe that is sure to please everyone….

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having regular date night
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My Husband and I Started Having Regular Date Nights and Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Too

How many of you have found yourselves ‘settling’ into your relationship after moving in together or getting married? As much as I hate to use the words “settling” and “relationship” in the same sentence, I am totally guilty of doing this in my own relationship. It’s natural. People get older. Our lives get busier and we start to fill them with more things. While unintentional, we start to take each other for granted. Over time, the idea of cozying up on the couch and watching TV in sweats is so much more appealing than getting dressed up (and this can…

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Fish en papillote with fennel and orange
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Fish en Papillote with Fennel and Orange

I can’t recall when or where the first time I had fish en papillote was. But, it’s a dish that stuck out in my mind because of its presentation and ingenuity. It’s not only a healthy way to cook your fish, since the fish steams inside the parchment paper, but it’s also super fancayyy! It’s the type of thing you’d want to serve your guests, if you were having a dinner party! There’s just something so adorable about receiving your own little parcel on a plate, and then opening it up to a surprise of perfectly steamed fish! It’s also…

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7 Winter Recipes You Need To Try from Female Foodies

This winter has been incredibly unpredictable. Seems like one day we’re hovering between 3-5 degrees Celsius, and the next day, we’re back down to negative 15! But the one thing that remains constant during these winter months is our desire for comfort foods! To me, winter just screams oversized, comfy sweaters and meals that soothe the soul! So today, I’ve rounded up 7 winter recipes you’re going to want to check out for those winter nights, when all you want to do is stay in and hibernate! My last recipe round-up was way back in the summer, so I thought…

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Braised Beef with Celery Root Puree and Haricot Verts (With Video)

Hands up if you love braised beef! *Raises both hands way up in the air* Braised beef is one of my favourite things to eat. In fact, if I ever see it on a restaurant menu, my choice is already made for me! Braised beef cheek, braised short rib, braised beef shoulder – give it allllll to me!!! But, if you’re anything like me, you might initially feel intimidated to attempt to make it at home. However, making braised beef at home is  surprisingly simple! You can do it with a slow-cooker or a French oven (which is an enamel-covered…

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How to Make the Perfect Roast Chicken Every Time

My first recipe post of 2018 is now here AND it includes my first ever YouTube video!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I finally took the plunge into the world of video this week! But in fact, I put this recipe together, styled, photographed, and filmed it since October of last year. So, what took me so long to post it? Well, let me briefly explain… I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for a really long time. But, I let fear and analysis paralysis get in the way. When I finally mustered up…

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Winter Spiced Red Lentil, Root Vegetable and Coconut Soup

With winter finally rearing its ugly head and the holiday rush being done in less than a week, full on hibernation mode will be ensuing very soon! I can picture it now: me, swaddled tightly in a blanket, like a newborn, on my couch with my husband watching Netflix, without a care in the world. Ahhhh, it will be so sweet! And what better comfort food to enjoy while so doing? Well, a warm, hearty homemade soup immediately comes to mind! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a holiday dinner with The Feed Feed and Vitamix,…

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Savoury Mexican Popcorn

One of the best parts about the holidays is gathering around with family to watch the Christmas classics. My absolute favourite movie of all time is A Christmas Story, and Christmas doesn’t feel the same each year, unless I’ve watched it at least once. And since movies and snacks pretty much go hand in hand, I decided to create a new snack recipe for the blog, for my family and me to enjoy over the holidays. It’s my own twist on a classic snack: popcorn, using Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I…

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Easy Holiday Entertaining Guide with the PC Insiders Collection

My husband and I kick-started the holiday season by throwing a little party with a couple of our closest friends last weekend. We love spending quality time with our friends during the holidays, but it can be difficult to get everyone together closer to Christmas. So, we figured we’d start a bit early, and with the help of the PC Insiders Collection it was a total breeze from start to finish! If you’ve never heard of it before, the PC Insiders Collection is basically a lifesaver! It has pretty much every thing you ever needed to throw a party, from…

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