The best banana muffins that are easy to make.
Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast. The ideal snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox. They are the answer to late evening cravings, with a glass of milk or a soothing herbal tea. Lighter than cake, sweeter than bread, muffins like our easy banana muffins satisfy your cravings while still being a pretty healthy option.
Making your own muffins is so easy; once you have the necessary equipment (basically a muffin tray), there will be no stopping you. And banana muffins are everybody’s favourite – especially mom’s and dad’s who wonder how the bananas they purchased went from being just right to almost overly ripe seemingly overnight! No worries, these easy banana muffins are best when made with very ripe bananas – the banana flavour is more intense and the flavour naturally sweeter.
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A wonderful make ahead breakfast of easy sheet pan eggs full of vegetables for the most delicious and convenient breakfast sandwich.
Easy breakfast sandwiches are here to make back-to-school, and busy mornings a breeze! Eggs are always a popular choice for breakfast; they are nutritious, delicious and pretty economical. They are also versatile! You can have eggs every day of the week and always eat something different. Whether you make a simple fried egg, decide to boil your egg until it is just perfect for bread dunking, or turn out the most delicious Greek omelet, eggs are there for you!
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Slow cooked zucchini sauce for pasta
Zucchini pasta sauce. Easy doesn’t begin to describe this slow cooked zucchini pasta sauce, inspired by the one made famous by Meghan Markle. Regardless of whether you are Team Meghan, Team Kate, or Team Couldn’t-Care-Less-Either-Way, this recipe is absolutely going to make you Team Zucchini.
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Our healthy brownie baked oatmeal is vegan and has no refined sugar.
It can be quite easy to eat well, if you know where to turn! If you are concerned about making healthy food choices, finding recipes that satisfy the less-than-good-for-you-cravings, while still being wholesome, is so important. It’s easy to stick to a healthy diet if you focus on vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins all the time, but let’s face it, sometimes you want ooey, gooey chocolate.
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Peach galette is an easy and delicious summer dessert
Nothing screams summer as much as biting into a ripe peach and having the juice run down your chin. Any fruit that you have to slurp before you bite is sure to be delicious, and a perfectly ripe peach is worth all shirt stains and sticky fingers. A perfect summer peach is something you remember. One of us can still taste the peach that cost more than any fruit should, purchased at the now long closed Balducci’s in New York’s Greenwich Village. For a struggling student that peach was a fortune, and it was worth every penny.
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The perfect buckle, made with any mixed berries like raspberries and strawberries!
Buckle. What a funny name for a dessert. And what is a buckle, anyways? And why should anyone make our mixed berry buckle?
A buckle is an old-fashioned dessert, perfect to munch on while binge watching Bridgerton. It is a cake loaded with fruit, which is baked with a streusel topping. Perfect yum! A buckle is also like a blank canvas in some ways – many fruits would work and we’ve chosen to make our buckle with mixed berries; our raspberry and strawberry combination is just fantastic! So set out your lace doilies, serve some tea in vintage teacups, and set to baking a dessert that is sure to become a favourite!
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A delicious sweet and tart compote made from fresh strawberry and rhubarb
Last year we planted rhubarb in the garden for the first time. We were drawn by the idea that rhubarb comes back, year after year. We like that sort of low maintenance growing. We were also excited about using the tart vegetable (more on that later!) in recipes, including desserts and jams. What we didn’t expect was just how much we would love it!
Rhubarb is a funny little thing. Its stalks kind of look like celery, except that they are red, or reddish. Each stalk is topped with a large, flat green leaf that is pretty, but inedible. Rhubarb sold in the market will never have the leaves attached because they are toxic. And although rhubarb is part of so many delicious recipes, don’t plan on having it au naturel. Rhubarb is tart, sour and inedible on its own, but combine it with sugar and strawberries like we do here in our strawberry rhubarb compote and the tartness is a sweet surprise!
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A lovely loaf of bread made with roasted red peppers and flavoured with garlic and chives
Baking bread is one of the purest joys of life. Nothing, not a delicious cake or an intricate meal, comes close to eliciting the sense of pride that baking your own bread does. This is funny, because bread making, with the right recipe and attitude, is actually a very simple thing.
Our parents have been baking their own bread for as long as we could remember. At least once a week they will make several loaves of a rustic village bread that they then have for breakfast, with meals (especially delicious with lathera dishes like green beans and potatoes), and which they snack on. They also tend to send a few loaves our way, which is always a welcome surprise.
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A healthy egg salad made with feta, Greek yogourt, lemon and dill, perfect for sandwiches
Our father has always said that if you have eggs in the house, you have a meal. He is so right! We rely on eggs pretty frequently, and not only for breakfast (although eggs fried in olive oil is one of our favourite ways to start the day). Eggs can be part of a pretty substantial meal at lunch or dinner; our eggs with loukaniko and potato is a hearty, classic Greek omelette that proves that you don’t need to get too complicated to create something great in the kitchen.
Eggs are quick and handy too. When we are particularly organized we keep a few hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, available for anyone who needs a protein-filled snack or a breakfast on the go. Just be sure to identify the hard boiled eggs with a pencil marking on the shell to distinguish them from the raw eggs! We know, we know! There are other ways to tell the difference between the two, but really, who has time and energy for that?
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Learn how to make the best pan-seared and roasted filet mignon with herbed butter baste
Spring is in the air and that alone is reason to celebrate! With the promise of new beginnings, warmer weather, flowers in bloom, there is the hope for a brighter and happier world. Spring is also the season for Easter, and regardless of how you celebrate, it offers an opportunity to gather with family and friends to eat, drink and be merry!
We have partnered with Canada Beef and are so excited to offer you an Easter feast idea that will elevate your luncheon or dinner table. Have you been too intimidated to try cooking filet mignon? Are you under the impression that filet mignon is tender, yet flavourless? Have you not considered beef to be the perfect centerpiece for your Easter table? Remember, this is the season of new beginnings. Let us convince you that pan-seared filet mignon using Canadian Beef tenderloin steaks, cooked to perfection, is exactly what you need this Easter holiday!
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