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BREAKFAST GRANOLA VIDEO DEMO

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NOW YOU CAN WATCH HOW SIMPLE THIS BREAKFAST GRANOLA RECIPE IS TO WHIP UP

If you read my homemade granola post a little while back, you know that this recipe is one of my favourites. It’s delicious and healthy -a perfect combo since we are all trying to get off to a good fresh start this month. Watch the video demo (below) and see for yourself that this breakfast granola recipe is also quick and easy.  Now, there’s nothing stopping you from making it!

The printable recipe can be found at the bottom of my earlier granola post here.  And,  if you want to doll up your mason jar full of granola so you can give it as a gift, here’s a link to a video demo post which shows you step by step.  The end result is so pretty and it dead easy. Enjoy!  And subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like what you see. 🙂

I’d love to hear from you.  Let me know if you get a chance to make it or if you have a great granola recipe you would like to share.  🙂  

YUMMY GRANOLA
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Ingredients
  1. • 4 cups rolled oats (I use gluten free)
  2. • 1 cup whole psyllium husks (or oat bran or a combo)
  3. • 1 cup chopped almonds
  4. • 2/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  5. • 2/3 cup sunflower seeds
  6. • ½ cup sesame seeds
  7. • 1 cup coconut flakes
  8. • ½ cup maple syrup
  9. • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  10. • 1 & 1/3 cup any combo of dried fruit (I love goji berries, cranberries, dried cherries, dried apricots)
Instructions
  1. 1) Preheat oven to 300F
  2. 2) Mix dry ingredients in large bowl (except dried fruit)
  3. 3) Combine maple syrup and melted coconut oil
  4. 4) Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine well
  5. 5) Transfer to 2 parchment lined cookie sheets
  6. 6) Bake for 25 minutes stirring halfway through
  7. 7) Add dried fruit, combine and cool before storing. Enjoy!
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GORDON RAMSAY ROASTED CHICKEN STUFFED WITH CHORIZO

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IN HONOR OF AMERICAN THANKSGIVING…

 

I’m making a bird.  But, instead of turkey, I’m cooking up a Gordon Ramsay Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Chorizo dish.  Mmmm, it’s a bit smokey,  spicy and so succulent! Did you also happen to notice that I spelled ‘honor’ the American way?  Seems fitting just this one time, right?  OK, I digress.  Back to the recipe…  Here’s what it looks like before and after roasting (below).  Looks good… right?roast chicken, stuffing, chorizo, cannellini beans. Thanksgiving, Christmas

 

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YUMMY HOMEMADE GRANOLA

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I’M NOT A GRANOLA TYPE HIPPIE

I’m not a tree hugger sporting Birkenstocks and protesting on weekends. (Although some of my best friends are!)  I AM a foodie and a huge fan of eating delicious, healthy, whole foods. So on the weekend, you will find me in the kitchen (Walnut Kitchen to be specific) making among other things, this amazing homemade granola recipeContinue Reading

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CHIMICHURRI VIDEO DEMO

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8 INGREDIENTS AND A FOOD PROCESSOR…

That’s all it takes to whip up a batch of chimichurri sauce 

chimichurri ingredients, cilantro parsley onion garlic salt red pepper flakes apple cider vinegar olive oilIf you read my post about chimichurri sauce, you will know that it’s my latest obsession.  Whether it’s fish, tempeh, chicken or steak, this flavourful accompaniment is mouth- watering with just about anything you put on the barbecue.   I especially love it with lamb racks that have been well seasoned.  lamb racks with chimichurri sauce dripping downChimichurri sauce has parsley, cilantro and vinegar so it’s tangy and fresh.   That combination mellows the richness of lamb or any red meat you serve with it.  I think it’s a match made in culinary heaven.    

TRY IT!  This recipe is SO easy as you’ll see in the video demo.   Enjoy and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like what you see 🙂  The printable recipe can be found at the bottom of my earlier chimichurri post.

 

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CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

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“I WOULD CRAWL OVER BROKEN GLASS FOR THAT CHIMICHURRI SAUCE”

When a dinner guest says that, it’s time to share! 

bowl-of-chimichuri-sauceUntil this summer, I never really cared one way or another about chimichurri sauce.  But, one summer night at a friends’ country house, I experienced culinary nirvana.  Their daughter, Becca Cowley,  a talented chef, caterer and all round fabulous foodie, whipped up a batch to accompany grilled rack of lamb (check out her Instagram feed betterusebutter, if you want to drool).  Well, the moment I took a bite, I became obsessed!  The combination was a match made in heaven!chimichurri sauce on lamb racks

 

Tangy,  fresh and delicious.  Chimichurri sauce is great as an accompaniment, but it also doubles as a marinade.  In Argentina where it originated, Chimichurri sauce is a staple with any grilled meat.   It’s the perfect sauce to pair with just about anything you barbecue, including fish or even Tempeh.  It’s especially good with meat because the acidity of the sauce compliments and cuts the richness and fattiness of the meat. 

apple cider vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, crushed red pepper, red onion, saltThat acidity comes from the vinegar.  Most recipes call for red wine vinegar, but sometimes I like to use apple cider vinegar which is said to have more health benefits.  It reduces bloating and balances your body’s pH levels. 

Below is the printable recipe. Trust me, it’s SO EASY! Also, check out the link to my post with the video demo.   I’m still working out  LOTS of glitches.  So please forgive, and, if nothing else, have a good laugh witnessing baby steps on this journey while I attempt to shoot, light and edit it all by my lonesome.  

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GREEN HEALTHY SMOOTHIE

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Don’t let the colour scare you

DRINK YOUR GREENS!

I promise you’ll like the way this healthy smoothie makes you feelTurns out, Mom was right. But, you already knew that eating green vegetables seriously improves your health. The more I study nutrition, the more I realize that no matter how many green veggies you eat, you still probably aren’t getting enough. So don’t just eat your greens…DRINK your greens in the form of this healthy smoothie! Life gets hectic so it’s not always easy to eat healthy. The key is organization and planning. At the beginning of each week I buy and wash a bunch of smoothie ingredients so they are ready to go. That way, it’s faster to throw them in the blender when you are rushing out the door. OR, if you know your morning is tight, put the majority of fruits and veggies in the container the night before so the next morning all you have to do is add your liquid and ice cubes and press ‘start’. Voila, done in about three minutes! I like to make enough for two servings. I drink one at breakfast and save one for a mid-morning snack. A healthy smoothie is THE simplest way to start your day on the right foot and it makes sticking with a clean eating plan SO much easier. I want to provide my body with great nutrients and my gut with enough fibre so my whole digestive system will work optimally. You can play with lots of different green combinations. I’ve done a fair bit of experimenting and I find these core ingredients work well together: Celery: Rich in vitamin K, A and C and also contains folate and potassium. It mainly consists of water, but it’s a great source of dietary fibre which is SO important. Spinach: A source of magnesium, folate, vitamins B2, B6, A and K. Spinach (along with parsley, kale and chard) has anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties and improves your eyesight, skin and hair. Ginger: Helps with digestion and inflammation. Lemon: Not just a great source of vitamin C, B6, A and E but it is THE key to making your greens more palatable and gives it a thinner consistency. Although lemon is very acidic in taste, when the juice has been fully metabolized, its effect is said to be alkalizing. That’s great since so much of what we North Americans eat is very acidic.

Turns out, Mom was right.  But, you already knew that eating green vegetables seriously improves your health.  The more I study nutrition, the more I realize that no matter how many green veggies you eat, you still probably aren’t getting enough.  So don’t just eat your greens…DRINK your greens in the form of this healthy smoothie!

Life gets hectic so it’s not always easy to eat healthy.  The key is organization and planning.  At the beginning of each week I buy and wash a bunch of smoothie ingredients so they are ready to go.  That way, it’s faster to throw them in the blender when you are rushing out the door.  Healthy smothieOR, if you know your morning is tight, put the majority of fruits and veggies in the container the night before so  the next morning all you have to do is add your liquid and ice cubes and press ‘start’.  Voila, done in about three minutes!  I like to make enough for two servings. I drink one at breakfast and save one for a mid-morning snack.  A healthy smoothie is THE simplest way to start your day on the right foot and it makes sticking to a clean eating plan SO much easier.  Continue Reading