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Appetizer Guaranteed to Please the Party: Tomato Basil Bruschetta

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Undeniably delicious. Scrumptiously satisfying. Tantalizingly tasty. Straight up really good!

A few simple ingredients come together on a crispy piece of bread for a party in your mouth. A party that will keep the guests at your party coming back for more. This is one of the most crowd pleasing appetizers in my repertoire. My smoky black bean dip being another one vying for top spot.

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Bruschetta is simply grilled bread rubbed with olive oil and garlic. Tomato basil is probably the most popular topping here in North America for bruschetta. Another one of my favourite toppings is mashed white beans with garlic and rosemary. So many possibilities!

I wonder what they do in Italy. I will have to investigate when I go there for the first time in a week! That’s right, I am going to Italy! Continue reading

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Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Healthy and Super Bowl aren’t two words people associate together.  The Super Bowl is this Sunday which traditionally means men getting together to watch the game, drink beer and eat a whole bunch of incredibly un-healthy food.  I say men but I do know quite a few woman who absolutely love football.  Either way, the food served at Super Bowl parties isn’t usually very good for us.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.  There are tons of healthy Super Bowl recipes that will please everybody watching the game.

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve our eating, however many of us also lose track of our goals very quickly.  It is easy to fall into old habits, especially in social situations.  It is hard to say no sometimes when around friends and family.  The super bowl can be one of those times.  If you are hosting a Super Bowl party then you will be able to control the food that you and your guests enjoy by making some of these healthy Super Bowl snacks.  If you are headed over to a friends place why not offer to bring a dish or two.  Everyone will be happy you did. Continue reading

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Lentil, Walnut, Spinach Loaf Recipe Inspired by Oh She Glows

I made this lentil walnut spinach loaf for the first time over the holidays. I liked it so much that I have made it again since. Something that doesn’t happen very often. Rarely, do I make the same thing twice in a matter of a couple weeks, mostly because I am always trying to come up with new content for this blog.

A lot of the recipes I post here are recipes that I make up myself. The inspiration for this recipe came from my friend Nathalie. Yes, the same Nathalie that I made a couple videos with recently. Nat was telling me about all the delicious vegan food she had made over the holidays, and one of the things she made was a lentil walnut loaf. Sounded good to me. I had never made a vegan loaf of any kind before. Lentils and walnuts. Hmmmm. Thank you Nathalie for sparking my curiosity. Has anyone made a vegan loaf before? If yes, what kind?

A few days later, I found myself needing to make food for several people for New Year’s Eve dinner. I remembered what Nathalie had told me, so I decided to give it a shot. I googled lentil walnut loaf and the first one that came up was from OhSheGlows.com. Angela from Ohsheglows.com has a few different lentil walnut loaf recipes on her site. I took a look at a couple of them as well as a similar recipe from eatliverun.com Continue reading

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