Recipes for Delicious Kitchens from IKEA

The kitchen section at my local IKEA store is one of my favourites. I love wandering around in there, checking out the different cabinet and countertop options, and imagining myself cooking in the display kitchens from IKEA. There are so many options available when thinking about designing a kitchen and IKEA definitely has a lot of tips and expert advice online and from their sales staff in the stores. I get that designing a kitchen cam be challenging, but IKEA makes it a lot easier. Check … [Read more...]

Fruit-y Frozen Treats Year-Round with Yonanas (with Contest for 3 winners)

Delicious summer fruits can be enjoyed year-round as a delicious, healthy (cold) treat!  Yonanas has the perfect solution for your sweet tooth that won’t affect your health goals. Yonanas is a small kitchen gadget that churns JUST frozen fruit into creamy, soft serve “ice cream.” The possibilities for flavour combinations is endless. I've been trying out a few so far and I share one of the recipes, below: … [Read more...]

Philips Avance Collection Multicooker Review (w/ Canada Only Giveaway $250 ARV)

As a self-proclaimed foodie, it should come as no surprise that I have a fair amount of kitchen appliances in my home. Generally, the kitchen appliances perform a singular function, and mostly sit in my cupboards collecting dust. The single most used small appliance in my home is the new Philips Avance Collection Multicooker. When I first heard of its existence, I admit that I was excited to have a fancy new appliance to steam rice in. But, whoa—stop the presses! The Multicooker does SO much … [Read more...]

Summer Candlelight Dinner Ideas from CB2

Cooler summer evenings are perfect for a candlelight dinner. I love these ideas from CB2 on how to create a fun, summery evening party.  … [Read more...]

The Perfect Cold Weather Travel Companion (Plus Giveaway)

Warm drinks on cold winter days come courtesy of my Thermos Insulated Travel Tumbler. Sometimes, it's all I can do in the morning to pour some hot coffee in it and take it in the car to work with me. Luckily, this tumbler allows my coffee to stay hot for 5 hours. Another thing I love about this tumbler is the excellent seal on the lid. The open/close switch and the written text make it so I know exactly when my drink is safely sealed away inside. You'll have your chance to win one of these … [Read more...]

I’m Enjoying #SilkCreamyCashew in My Baking

Silk Creamy Cashew has a mild, pleasant taste to it. It's creamy and satisfying when you want something to wash down cookies, cake and other sweet treats with. Because of the creamy texture and the fact that the taste is mild, I like using cashew milk in my baking. I imagine it would work really well when used in ice creams, cream sauces and more. Have a recipe that calls for water, but want to add a bit of creaminess to it? Try substituting Silk Creamy Cashew. You can substitute it in other … [Read more...]

Microplane Spiral Cutter : A Twist on the Everyday

I've been looking for fun and interesting ways to add some more "fun" to my salads and summer vegan meals. I have a fridge full of vegetables thanks to the many farmer's markets that are nearby. I just can't help picking up more of everything, several times a week! The Microplane Spiral Cutter has helped me create some interest with my meals and given me lots of ideas on new recipes to try out. No-fail spirals Like the look of all the zucchini pasta dishes you've been lately on Pinterest? … [Read more...]

Juicing vs Blending (with Infographic)

What's are the key differences with juicing vs blending? Well, there's a science behind it, as it turns out. I had no idea about the inherent differences between, for example, a green smoothie and green juice in terms of nutritional properties. The folks over at Juicing Science provide detailed information about (what else) the science of juicing. Here's a simple infographic for basic differences between juicing and blending: … [Read more...]

HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Review

Rather than just pushing first around, the SteamMachine Plus disinfects floors and countertops to make sure that you can go barefoot around your home without worries. "The 205 degree temperature steam at nozzle kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria including e-coli, salmonella, and staph." This is a big benefit, especially for those with children and pets. … [Read more...]

Grocery Budget Tutor and a Grocery Challenge

We are celebrating the launch of Grocery Budget Tutor with a month-long back-to-school grocery challenge. The winner of the #grocerychallenge will receive $250 cash money! Who doesn't need a little more pocket change to start the school year? What I would do with an extra $250: stock up on "fancy" food ingredients so that I can make myself the most delicious lunches on work days. Also, I would stock up on some really amazing stationery for my home office! … [Read more...]