Microplane Spiral Cutter : A Twist on the Everyday

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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

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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

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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...]

Celebrate the Summer Entertaining Season with Lanterns

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There are two main entertaining times of year—one being between American Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, and the other being between Canada Day/the 4th of July and the end of summer. Indoor and outdoor entertaining during the summer season is all about both celebrating your family and friends, as well as the bright colours and delicious produce around this time of year. Pears are so fresh and fun—I think they look great on these three lanterns. Whether or not you use candles inside these … [Read more...]

How to Make a Blurb Cookbook

(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you purchase through these links) Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a beautiful book you can give as a gift or pass down the generations? Blurb is a company that lets anyone create beautiful books from their favorite content, and get those books shipped in any quantity (even just one copy). Not a designer? That’s ok, Blurb’s free BookSmart software is an easy route to a great cookbook. What's the best way to get … [Read more...]

How to Get Relief for Your Back and Feet with WellnessMats

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My mom loves to cook, but doesn't so much love being on her feet for so many hours at a time. Hardwood floors, like I have, make it especially painful to keep baking and cooking. A soft rug does little relieve the pain in your feet and back. Because WellnessMats are so portable, I tend to move mine from in front of my sink to in front of my stove regularly. If you don't want to do this - you can get customized WellnessMats in the shape/length you'd like! Take a look at the different … [Read more...]

Great Tools for Holiday Cooking and Baking: Microplane Home Series Gift Set

Holiday Cooking and Baking

I've taken my Microplane Home Series graters out for a spin a bit already, but going forward I'll be sharing recipes here a few times a month, and you can bet that these graters will be making appearances! If you've been using just one traditional-style grater for all your cooking and baking, I want to share this great set of graters that "make cooking fresh, flavorful meals one step easier" (from the Microplane site). … [Read more...]

Top 10 Kitchen Items Fit For a Foodie

For a foodie, every meal takes on a gourmet dimension. Breakfast is not simply French toast; it is cinnamon-infused brioche, drenched in egg custard, fried lightly and served with a freshly-mixed berry coulis. The proper tools are needed to create culinary concoctions like these. Transform your ordinary kitchen into a foodie's paradise with the following gadgets: … [Read more...]

A Grilling Alternative — BIC FlameDisk

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BIC FlameDisk makes outdoor grilling convenient and portable, as I came to know using the products. Each single use FlameDisk comes ready to use in the box. My family enjoys grilling at public parks, but the clean-up is frustrating. On top of that—who wants to grill when someone else's charcoal is in the BBQ? With FlameDisk, set-up is easy. Summer is just starting, and I have plans to do quite a bit of grilling in the next few months. I am really looking forward to grilling corn, … [Read more...]