Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink

Cara Cara Orange and Citrus DrinkA few months ago I posted a recipe for Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits. In that post, I talk about my daughter’s interest in helping me with the food styling and photography for my blog and her desire to help me style a post for lemonade. We never did get around to making a blog post for lemonade, but we did make this Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink and my daughter had a great time styling the pictures here.

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5 Ingredient Date Energy Balls

5 Ingredient Date Energy BallsThese 5 Ingredient Date Energy Balls are made with healthy ingredients and without any refined sugar. They are naturally sweetened by dates. Dates are filled with beneficial minerals, dietary fibre that fill you up and natural sugars that satisfy your sweet tooth and give you energy without the negative effects of refined sugars….

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Blueberry Jam and Hazelnut Bars

Blueberry Jam and Hazelnut BarsI used to think that making homemade jam was too complicated and took too much work, but then last year I decided to look into the process of making jam. I quickly realized that if I made small batches of jam that could be consumed within a few weeks, I wouldn’t have to worry about the sterilization process to make the jars shelf stable. All I would have to do is refrigerate the jam jars and since that’s easy enough, I proceeded to make my first jam: Blueberry! I couldn’t believe how delicious it was, and all that I needed to make it was three ingredients: blueberries, sugar and lemon juice. Best of all, it only took me 25 minutes to have homemade jam that didn’t contain a ton of sugar!   Since then I’ve made other jams, but my favourite remains this Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam from Ricardo (you can check out many more Ricardo Recipes on his website).  I love spreading this jam on fresh bread with a piece of brie or other cheese, the jam is also excellent stirred into yogurt or on top of vanilla ice cream. …

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad

A few summers ago, I tried my first watermelon and feta cheese salad and ever since I’ve been hooked. It may seem like an unusual dish, but in fact, it’s incredibly delicious. I think it’s the perfect summer salad, it’s incredibly refreshing and it combines sweetness, saltiness and tanginess all in one dish.

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

Delicious and easy to make, this Blueberry Cobbler is great for weeknight desserts or casual gatherings.  This recipe was inspired by my friend’s blog post of a Rhubarb and Raspberry Cobbler. But since I had no rhubarb or raspberries available at home, I decided to make it using fresh blueberries.  

Mini Almond and Matcha Bundt Cakes

Mini Almond and Matcha Bundt Cakes

There 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…

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Chocolate Celebration Cake

Chocolate Celebration Cake

Hello 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…

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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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