Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Flax Granola Streusel & Nature's Path 30th Anniversary Giveaway

This year Nature's Path is celebrating their 30th anniversary!  Nature's Path is a family-owned Canadian company.  Their products are organic.  While browsing their website, the one line that kept coming up is their commitment to leaving the Earth in better condition than they found it.  I love this statement!  With so much mass production of just about everything, it feels like we are abusing our Earth.  I love to find companies that have such a strong commitment to treating our planet well.

Quick Cottage Cheese Rolls #GayLeaMom

Homemade bread is one of my favourite things but there is a lot of waiting involved when making bread at home that it isn't always feasible to do.  This recipe for Quick Cottage Cheese Rolls doesn't involve any yeast so it is super quick to make.  They are made with a surprising ingredient, cottage cheese!

Homemade Tahini {SRC}

Today is the day for The Secret Recipe Club.  Each month we are assigned a blog from which we must make a recipe from but we keep it a secret until Reveal Day.  Then on Reveal Day, we all post at the same time and get to see who made what.  This month I was assigned Enriching Your Kid written by Shirley.  Shirley is a Clinical Psychologist by profession and now is a homemaker.  Her blog focuses on sharing health, nutritious meals for your family. Shirley has many South Indian dishes and many were familiar to me.  Although my family is not South Indian, Hyderabad is quite close to the south so we have somethings in common in our cuisine.  She has a number of recipes for dosa.  Growing up, my mom would sometimes make dosas on the weekend and they were so delicious, I would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I've never been very good at making dosas so whenever we are craving some, we got out to eat them.

Halal Food Festival Toronto 2015 {Giveaway}

Next weekend is the much awaited Halal Food Festival Toronto.  This is the third year for the Halal Food Fest.  We have attended the prior two years and are very excited to see what they have in store this year!

Almond Biscotti

Recently I shared with you a recipe for Maple Walnut Biscotti which my husband and I really enjoyed.  That version was along the lines of a traditional Italian biscotti, very hard and crunchy.  Today I'm sharing a recipe for Almond Biscotti which is typical of a North American biscotti.  It isn't as hard due to the addition of butter.  This version of biscotti was a big hit with everyone at home.  The second time I put them in the oven, they darkened a little too much but were still delicious!  My boys really enjoyed having them for an after-school snack.

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies & Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf {Minute Rice® Giveaway}

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies
Recently I attended a cooking event at George Brown College hosted by Minute Rice®.  Our session was hosted by Chef John Higgins, Director of George Brown Chef School.  We had the opportunity to watch Chef Higgins prepare 2 dishes (Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf and Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies).  We also had a chance to go in the kitchen and prepare the Rice Pudding.  It was a great experience on learning some tips for cooking rice and cooking in the George Brown Chef School is always lots of fun!

Grilled Naan {Ricardo Cuisine}

A few weeks ago I shared with you a recipe from Ricardo Cuisine for American-Style Pancakes.  In my post I told you about Ricardo's magazine that is now available in English.  Today I'm sharing with you my re-creation of one of his many Barbecue Recipes.  I wanted to do something different than grilling meat.  Last year we made a lot of pizza on the barbecue and it was amazing!  So I decided to try out Ricardo's recipe for Grilled Naan.

Gluten-Free Vanilla Banana Bread Pancakes {Catelli}

Today I am sharing with you a gluten-free recipe for pancakes that uses Catelli Gluten Free Pasta.  This recipe is courtesy of Kathy Smart, one of North America's leading gluten-free experts.  In our home, we don't have any issues with food containing gluten so the idea of a gluten-free pancake was intriguing.  This pancake is actually made with cooked pasta!

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