Best of 2012

It's that time of the year again!  Time to round up the best of 2012!

Kiwi, Coconut and Lime Muffins

I saw these muffins awhile ago at An Edible Mosaic.  I wasn't sure about the flavour combination but I absolutely loved Faith's pictures so I had pinned it right away.  Everything I have tried over at An Edible Mosaic has turned out fantastic.  Most recently I had made Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts.

P&G eStore

Lately I've been finding online shopping such a convenience.  There are times when I just don't have the time to go to the store and during this time of year the malls are packed.  Proctor & Gamble's eStore is one of those places you can go to get great deals online.  They only ship within the United States but looking at the deals I sure do wish they would ship to Canada.  P&G eStore offers:
  • Free shipping for all orders over $25
  • 15% off a first-time order for a new customer (promotional code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA)
  • Free samples with every order
Below I've highlighted some of their great products that I have personally used and liked.

One of their products that I love are Tide Pods.

Crispy Oven Baked Zucchini

These Crispy Oven Baked Zucchini are a great alternative to deep fried snacks.  I made these for the first time back in Ramadan.  I was looking for something to make for Iftar which wasn't deep fried.  My mom would make Zucchini Bagiya/Pakoras which would be in a chick pea flour batter.  I love them but I wanted to find a healthier version which didn't involve frying.  I found these on Wishful Chef.  The original recipe used egg whites and I've used egg whites in the picture above.  I've also made them with whole egg and like that way too.  With the whole egg the breading is crispier and adheres better to the zucchini.  This is a great snack without all the guilt of deep frying.

Pumpkin Pie with a Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Hasan loves anything chocolate but somehow he got it in his mind that he wanted to try pumpkin pie.  So he kept telling me over and over that he wanted to eat pumpkin pie.  So one day I was grocery shopping and picked up a small pumpkin and then searching began for a recipe.  I saw some recipes used cream and some used evaporated milk.  All of them had buttery tarts.  I ended up at Joy of Baking and her recipe seemed very simple.  I made a few changes and then I found a recipe for a Coconut Oil Pie Crust at Baking Bites.  Now I had everything I needed so the baking began.

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