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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Truth be told, I am no great baker. I know my way around a stove really well. But when it comes to baking, well, that’s another story! That being said, I do love a good DIY project, and I’ve got the perfect cookies in a jar recipe that you can gift to your family and friends. With the holidays just around the corner, you might be wracking your brains trying to think of what to purchase your loved ones (I know I have this issue every year!). I think handmade, personalized gifts are so much more meaningful than ones you…

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Setting the table for a perfect picnic in the park
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How to Throw the Perfect Picnic in the Park

Entertaining is one of my absolute favourite things to do, especially in the summertime when you can take it to a whole new level by dining al fresco. I’ve just been dying to get outside for a picnic, and the PC Insiders Collection for summer recently gave me the perfect excuse! You might recall that I used the PC Insiders Collection during the holidays last year to put together this Easy Holiday Entertaining Guide. So, I’m super happy to team up with President’s Choice again to showcase all the goodies they have for this summer! Just in time for Canada…

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Salmon poke bowl recipe
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Salmon Poke Bowl – A Recipe That’s Good Your Eyes

Do you ever eat for your eyes? As a foodie, I say that we eat with our eyes all the time. But, do you ever make a conscious effort to consume foods that are good for your vision and eye health? Maintaining good eyesight and eye health is very important because we only have one set of eyes and they cannot be replaced! Especially as we get older, we need to safeguard ourselves against cataracts, macular degeneration, and loss of vision (all of which I talked about in a recent blog post about protecting your eyes from the sun). If…

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How and Why I’m Starting to Meal Prep

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FoodSaver®. All opinions are 100% mine. 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,…

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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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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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