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Eat At Home is a pleasant surprise. This is a recent favourite cookbook of mine. It includes a selection of easy DIY blends, spices, marmalade, sauces in addition to easy recipes for soups, salads, main dishes (like fall off the bone ribs), sides, desserts and […]



I love The Juice Truck. I’ve been one of their biggest fans of Ryan and Zach since the beginning when they first opened. I’ve even done their Juice Cleanse three times. That’s why I am so excited when I was sent a copy of The Juice […]

Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier | Cookbook Review & Contest

Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier | Cookbook Review & Contest

Yogurt EveryDay COOKBOOK REVIEW Hubert Cormier Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Yogurt is one of my daily essentials. Especially Greek yogurt! That’s why I am so excited when I was sent a copy of Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier. Yogurt itself is awesome. It is great for your gut health with its probiotic properties. Yogurt isn’t just a breakfast item – I can eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Yogurt Every Day cookbook includes 75 delicious recipes. It even teaches you to make your own yogurt (dairy and plant-based) at home! For now I will stick to store bought Greek yogurt…



  • Quick history of yogurt – it’s always fascinating learning about history. It dates back to 2000BC in Persia and India where yogurt was used as a preservative for milk.
  • Health benefits of yogurt – proteins, fats and substitutes.
  • How to make you own yogurt – without a yogurt maker, with a slow cooker
  • Recipes – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. This includes dips and spreads.



There are 75 delicious recipes to choose from. They are well written. Short and concise. I like how the recipes gets to the point without the bullshit. I like the delicious food photography of mouthwatering healthy meals. Most importantly, nutritional value is included with every recipe. If you are meal planning, it makes meal prepping much easier.


My favourite recipes that I’ve bookmarked include:

  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Soft Boiled Eggs and Green Pea Salad
  • Healthy Exotic Bowl with Dragon Fruit and Lychee
  • Wafflewich
  • Dips – Baba Ghanoush, Beet Hummus, Edamame Dip
  • Stuff Potatoes
  • Amaretto and Espresso Cake
  • Banana, Walnut, and Toblerone Bread


Yogurt EveryDay COOKBOOK REVIEW Hubert Cormier Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Tested Recipes

For those that know me, knows that I love a good avocado toast. Who doesn’t like an avocuddle every now and then? When I first saw the Edamame Dip recipe, I had to make it ASAP!

Edamame Dip

July 22, 2017
: 4
: Easy


  • 1½ cups (375 mL) edamame beans
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) minced garlic
  • ½ cup (125 mL) tahini (sesame butter)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For garnish
  • Fresh cilantro leaves Edamame beans
  • Sesame seeds
  • Step 1 In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the salt and pepper, and process until smooth.
  • Step 2 Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish as desired.




Excerpted from Yogurt Every Day Hubert Cormier. Copyright © 2017 Hubert Cormier. Food photography by Catherine Côté. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.


Bookshelf Worthy?

Absolutely! The no fuss recipes are easy to make. Recipes can be easily modified to work with kitchen sink ingredients. There are lots of helpful tips to help you save time too!


Where to Purchase?

Chapters | Amazon

Yogurt Every Day: Healthy And Delicious Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner And Dessert
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 208 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.6 in
Published: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Language: English
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

  • ISBN – 10: 0147530423
  • ISBN – 13: 9780147530424


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From The Official Press Release

Hailed as a superfood and loved for its cool, tangy taste, yogurt’s popularity continues to grow. Yogurt Every Day feeds this frenzy for yogurt, serving up 75 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert, including how to make your own yogurt at home.

After years of serving as a quick breakfast fix or mid-afternoon pick-me-up, yogurt is finally having its day, embraced by a public passionate about the art of living and eating well. The surging popularity of Greek, Skyr and other yogurts testifies not only to their celebrated probiotics and healthful benefits, but to their versatility, creamy textures and rich tangy flavours.
In Yogurt Every Day, celebrated nutritionist Hubert Cormier shows just how easy and delicious it is to incorporate yogurt into your daily life, offering 75 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert–including a full section on how to make your very own yogurt. Whether using a yogurt maker, a slow cooker, or the equipment available in every home kitchen (a saucepan, the stove and the oven), Hubert couldn’t make it easier for you to create your favorite type of yogurt–from Swiss, Balkan, Skyr to Greek as well as Coconut yogurt for a dairy-free alternative.
With recipes ranging from Chia Seed Pudding with Kiwi, and Frozen Smoothie Yogurt Cubes, to Coquilles Saint-Jacques, Tagliatelle a la Carbonara and Avocado Lassi, Yogurt Every Day offers something for everyone, be it the cook on the go, or the health-minded foodie seeking new recipes, new ingredients and new kitchen adventures.

About the Author
HUBERT CORMIER is a registered dietitian and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods in Quebec City. In 2015, he was presented with the Annual Merit Award in Nutrition–Young Professionals, a prize given by his professional body in recognition of outstanding devotion to the field of nutrition. He has written three successful books on nutrition in French. The author lives in Quebec City, Canada.


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Day 4  – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 4 – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston Cookbook

Sundays are best for rolling around in bed, going to church and for baking sweet treats with a glass of milk with ice cubes! Even better if the milk itself is grass fed and hormone free too! To be honest, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth – tho I enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie and carrot cake from time to time. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Edmonton blogger Karlynn Johnston pulls some serious heart strings with stories and recipes that points to Old-Fashioned desserts. If you’ve been a fan of you will be excited for recipes like Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Cherry Whipped Shortbread, Doughnuts and Salted Buttered Pecans.

That being said, Karlynn brings back the Flapper Pie unique to Alberta and even more so in the farms of Manitoba of our grandmother’s generations. What once was a staple in prairie kitchens is a rarity. My parents never heard of it. My friends never seen it. So it will be interesting to make this hard to master graham crumb crust pie filled with decadent creamy custard filling and topped with meringue.



by Karlynn Johnston
serves 6
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • Crust:
  • 1¼ cups graham crackers
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 2½ cups of milk
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • Meringue Topping:
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ tsp of cream of tartar
  1. Mix all the crust ingredients together, save about 2 tbsp to the side and press the rest into a 10 inch pie plate, in the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate.
  2. Combine the filling ingredients together and cook on a medium heat until it boils and thickens, making sure to stir constantly! Set aside to cool while you make the meringue.
  3. Beat the meringue ingredients together until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Pour the filling into the crust and top with the meringue, making beautiful little spikes that will brown up all lovely on top! Sprinkle the rest of the crumbs on the top and slide into a 350 degree oven.
  5. Bake until the meringue browns like below, around 10 minutes but watch it carefully! All ovens are different!
  6. Cool in the fridge and eat the same day. This isn’t a pie that is going to last a few days, meringue topped pies get slimy between the layers. This is best made mere hours before serving.



What caught my eye was the recipe for Mini Doughnut Waffles. It looks like a Liege waffle but it’s part donut. I can’t wait to makes these. Now you can too by entering the contest below!



Day 4 – Win one Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston (valued $32.95)


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Seven Spoons Cookbook Contest | Win Tara O’Brady Cookbook

Seven Spoons Cookbook Contest | Win Tara O’Brady Cookbook

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I’m happy to offer you two cookbooks for two lucky winners. Contest and giveaway at the end of the post below!


Tara O’Brady recently launched her first cookbook – Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day. Her debut cookbook shares stories her home and easy to make recipes that are refine. Take the Plum Macaroon Cake and Tangerine Almond Cake for example are modestly sweet, accessible and inspirational.

Tara O’Brady and her eloquent writing and simple and elegant photography has earned her awards from Saveur magazine, Gourmet, and the Daily Mail.



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My obsession with baking chocolate chip cookies started in high school. The recipe resulting from those years of study is one that I’ve pared back as best I can—there is no need for a mixer, or to get the eggs and butter out of the fridge in advance. With it, it is possible to go from start to cookies in 30 minutes, with little by way of cleaning up.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Even if these cookies required a rigmarole, they’d be worth it. They stay in fattish mounds, with their humped backs shot through with crackles, fudgy without being underbaked, and with a sweetness kept in line by salt.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]This recipe works best with bar chocolate that has been chopped, pure chocolate buttons, callets, or fèves. Because they lack the stabilizers used in chocolate chips, these forms of chocolate ooze into the batter during baking, slipping into the cracks and leaving both puddles and rivulets throughout the finished cookies. The irregularity is exceptionally pretty and, in a way, gives the impression the chocolate goes further.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]If you have the patience, hold the dough in the fridge overnight and for up to a few days before baking, portioned in scoops and covered. Aging the dough allows for the flour to better absorb the liquids. The flavor will become deeply caramelized and nuanced, and the cookies will have more color, but slightly less spread. I usually bake one tray for immediate gratification, and keep the rest for later demand.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Makes about 28 cookies


  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, chopped
  • 3¼ cups (415 g)
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons medium-grain kosher salt
  • 1½ cups (320 g) packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces (340 g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)

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Preheat an oven to 360°F (180°C). Line 2 heavy baking sheets or sheet pans with parchment paper.
In a medium saucepan over the lowest heat possible, melt the butter. There should be no sizzle, crackling, or pops; let the butter ooze into liquid, without boiling, so minimal moisture is lost. Stir regularly, until the butter is almost completely melted. (This is a good time to chop the chocolate.)
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Set aside.


Pour the melted butter into a large bowl and whisk in the sugars. The mixture may look like it will seize, but it will relax with a few seconds of stirring. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking briskly after each addition, but only to combine. Stir in the vanilla. Use a wooden spoon or silicone spatula to stir in the dry ingredients. Once mostly blended, fold the chocolate into the dough until the remaining flour is incorporated, and the dough no longer looks dusty. Bring any stray ingredients up from the bottom of the bowl. Do not overmix.

If the dough seems warm or looks overly glossy, refrigerate for 5 minutes. Then roll into balls using 3 tablespoons of dough for each. Arrange on the prepared pans, leaving 3 inches (7.5 cm) in between each. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake until the tops are cracked and lightly golden, yet the cookies are still soft at the center, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking. Leave the cookies on the sheet pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Continue shaping and baking cookies with the remaining dough, making sure to use a cold sheet pan for each batch.

The cookies can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Thin and Crunchy Variation: For a thinner, crunchy-throughand-through cookie, use 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons (390 g) flour.

Shiny and Crisp Variation: For a shinier cookie with a crisp surface and edge, decrease the brown sugar to 1¼ cups (265 g) packed light brown sugar and increase the granulated sugar to ¾ cup (150 g).

Whole Wheat Variation: Some or all of the all-purpose flour can be replaced with whole wheat or rye. It will, of course, change the texture and look of the finished cookie, but is worthy of a try.

Nutty Variation: This amount of dough can accommodate ¾ cup (75 g) chopped walnuts or pecans.

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Contest closes June 24, 2015 and announced June 25, 2015.

Winners chosen at random and will get a copy of Seven Spoons sent straight to them. Contest details and entry form below:


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The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook – Brussels Sprout Salad with Smoked Feta and Candied Pecans

The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook – Brussels Sprout Salad with Smoked Feta and Candied Pecans

Cookbook - Southern Vegetarian

 We were recently sent a few Southern cookbooks from the good folks at OMG Publicity. This was one of the books, the other was In a Snap!: Tasty Southern Recipes You Can Make in 5, 10, 15, or 30 Minutes by Tammy Algood where we featured the Red Pepper Cheese Dip recipe. In contrast, The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook seems a tad more sophisticated and not a mad rush around the kitchen, but rather a relaxing at home fueling up the kitchen with gourmet aroma. The book again has beautiful pictures but I do wish it was on coil spine so I wouldn’t crease my book. This is something hard to avoid.

I wanted to taste out some easy recipes suitable for the summer heat. For the dog days of summer it really didn’t make sense to suffer in the kitchen with a Le Creuset Cherry Pot stewing for hours. I am however looking forward to a Brussel Sprout Salad or the Oyster Mushroom Rockefellers.

Cookbook - Southern Vegetarian



 Brussels Sprout Salad with Smoked Feta and Candied Pecans

Yields 4 servings

1 lbs brussel sprouts (15-20 large)
1.5 cups whole roasted pecans (salted)
2 tbsp golden balsamic vinegar
0.25 cup cane sugar
4 ounces smoked feta cheese
4 tbps olive oil
a dash sea salt
a dash cracked black pepper


  1. Wash, and cut off stems to the brussel sprouts and pull the leaves apart.
  2. Blanch the leaves in boiling, salted water (as salty as the sea) until they turn bright green for 10 seconds.
  3. Run leaves under cold water to stop the cooking.
  4. Dry the sprout leaves with salad spinner or lay them to dry on a clean towel.
  5. Spread the sugar in a cold 10 inch frying pan and melt over medium heat.
  6. Stir until lumps disappear.
  7. Remove from heat and toss in pecans as it cools.
  8. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  9. Once cool, break pecans apart with your hands and dice.
  10. Mix olive oil and vinegar in large frying pan over low heat.
  11. Once the dressing is warm, place the sprout leaves in the pan and toss.
  12. Transfer to plate.
  13. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts; Add salt and pepper to taste.



Hope you enjoy your stay!


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