Mini Almond and Matcha Bundt Cakes

Mini Almond and Matcha Bundt CakesThere is an abundance of matcha tea flavoured desserts and drinks on Pinterest recently.  Though I have baked with coffee and chai before I have never done so with matcha.   The green colour of matcha confections seems so well suited for spring/summer desserts. So with summer fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to finally try baking with matcha.

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Chocolate Celebration Cake

Chocolate Celebration CakeHello and welcome to the newly re-designed Sweet and Savoury Pursuits. I’m afraid this process took much longer than I wanted. I thought I would have the new version of my site up much quicker but it turns out life doesn’t always work that way. Regardless, it’s up and running now and though I’m sure I will still be tinkering around with the layout here and there, for the most part this is my new Sweet and Savoury Pursuits!…

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

This post is more about photography than it is about a recipe. Not because this incredibly simple recipe for Roasted Grape Tomatoes isn’t delicious, because it really is. It’s because as I was shooting the pictures for this post, I thought it would be fun for me to experiment shooting at a higher ISO than…

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Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits

Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits

These past couple of weeks have been crazy busy with work and life. I spent the past two Saturdays in class, a food photography class! It was amazing! The class was composed of a wonderful group of people and the instructor, Adrien Duey, a well-known food photographer, is not only incredibly talented but is a…

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Irish Soda Bread with Dill

Irish Soda Bread with Dill

St-Patrick’s Day is in a couple of days and though I don’t really celebrate it, I thought it would be fun to try a new Irish recipe. I thought about making a traditional Irish lamb stew, but since my true passion is baking I gravitated towards making an Irish Soda Bread. My version includes dill,…

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Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars

Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars

If you love almond cookies then these Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars are for you! They are filled with the deliciousness of almonds. The combination of the marzipan, the almond flour, the slivered almonds and the touch of almond extract included in this recipe ensure that the flavour of almonds really shines through in these tender…

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Easy Spanakopita

Easy Spanakopita

I’m so happy to be posting this Easy Spanakopita recipe today.  Not only is it beautiful to look at but it’s also delicious and so easy to prepare. Spanakopita is a classic Greek dish made with phyllo dough, spinach, onions, dill, eggs and feta cheese. I’ve made this recipe several times though I’ve always shaped…

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Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Chai Muffins

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Chai Muffins

A couple of weeks ago, I read the about the difficulties a mother was going through when it came to feeding her picky seven year old son. She wrote about how hard it was on her and how frustrating it was to have him reject the meals she worked hard to prepare.  But then one…

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Loaf

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Loaf

I’ve been looking for some delicious new ways to incorporate peanut butter into my baked goods. After doing some research on the internet, I found this recipe for bread that uses a whole cup of peanut butter. Finally, I thought, there should be some real peanut butter flavour in this. The recipe I found was…

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Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

I hope everyone has had a good week. I’m afraid mine was challenging and frustrating blog wise, first I spent last weekend making two recipes that didn’t turn out well, one was a real disappointment, the other after having spent considerable time making it was just so-so. Then after having successfully made something delicious and…

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Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Have you tried quinoa for breakfast yet? If you’re looking for a delicious, filing and healthy breakfast to start your mornings off right, consider making this incredibly tasty and healthy Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. Quinoa is rather well suited for breakfast, its naturally nutty and slightly sweet taste makes it a great …

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Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies

Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies

Have you ever tried Nutella Brownies? Well, if you haven’t you don’t know what you’re missing, and if you have then you’ll understand why I’m taking these to the one year anniversary party of Fiesta Friday, a virtual party for bloggers. This recipe for Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies is a slight adaptation from the recipe…

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