Category: recipes

Chocolate Dipped Snicker Doodles #EatDrinkBeMerry #glutenfree

Trying to find a delicious gluten free dessert to satisfy everyone at the table this holiday season? Why not try chocolate dipped Snicker Doodles from Udi’s!


  • One package of Udi’s snicker doodles
  • Gluten free chocolate chips


Melt the chocolate chips. You can either melt them on the stove top or in the microwave.

Dip the snicker doodle in the chocolate about half way.

Rest on a piece of parchment paper to dry.


What is your favourite gluten free dessert? Make sure to check out my #EatDrinkBeMerry post for more holiday treats and enter to win an Udi’s free product coupons giveaway!

Disclosure: I received free product for my #EatDrinkBeMerry post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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The Food & Drink Boutique – Featuring Soup #DKCanada

A warm bowl of soup is one of the best meals to have especially during the cooler fall months that lead into the cold winter. Soups have this way of bringing comfort and satisfaction all within one bowl! The best part about preparing soups? The ability to turn leftovers and an abundance of vegetables into a hearty meal that your family will love. The problem I have is where do you start?

You can now find the book, Soup, in the Food and Drink Boutique over at DK Canada. The recipe book comes with 250 soup recipes!! I could not believe how many recipes you could find! They are organized by ingredients and fall into categories according to season. I almost did not know where to start.

Due to the abundance of tomatoes we had in our garden I started off by making a simple tomato soup which ended up turning out divine (if I do say so myself!). I loved the simpleness of the recipe and ingredients – you can’t get any more healthier than simple good for you ingredients!

The instructions were easy to follow and the majority of the ingredients you will easily find in your fridge and pantry. The simplicity of the recipes sold me. I love to be able to cook healthy meals quickly and efficiently. I was able to make a big pot of soup and then freeze it for later during the week making it the perfect weekend recipe book!

The best part of the book had to be the variety of recipes that it contained. It did not limit you at all with certain vegetables to help avoid the same food rut many of us fall into. Instead they tried out different combinations of vegetables and beans. Each vegetable was given several pages to itself but had a great variety of choices that you could make based on personal preference.

For a limited time you can take advantage of DK Canada’s 30% off discount at the Food & Drink Boutique!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Roasted Stuffed Peppers

My husband and I have made a commitment to each other to focus on our health – which has included eating healthier home cooked meals, incorporating more vegetables and less processed food. I have always wanted to try stuffed peppers but I was not a fan of the recipes we were finding. So we made up our own (I wanted quinoa but the hubby won and we used rice). I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!


  • two large green peppers
  • 4 slices of provolone 
  • rice (amount varies depending on size of pepper – enough to fill the peppers)
  • mushrooms, tomatoes, onions (amount varies depending on size of pepper – enough to fill the peppers)
  • 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Cut the tops off of the two peppers and remove the seeds.
  • Place a slice of provolone into each green pepper.
    • In a small pan place about 1 tsp of olive oil and on light heat cook the tomatoes, mushrooms and onions until golden brown.
    • Add the rice, mix and continue to cook for roughly one to two minutes.
    • Carefully spoon the rice mixture into the green peppers.

    • Cover each green pepper with a slice of provolone. Place in oven and cook until the top is a golden brown. This will take roughly 40-45 minutes depending on the strength of your oven.

    Enjoy! How do you make your own stuffed peppers?

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    OMG that’s Paleo? by Juli Bauer #review

    With my gluten free lifestyle I have had to reach out to find new recipes to all my old favourites.

    OMG that’s Paleo was actually recommended by a friend who swears by the Paleo diet. This e-book (also comes in paperback format) is written by Juli Bauer who is also the  blogger behind – this is her debut book which features one hundred recipes each with corresponding photos. In a style unique to her, the recipes are paired with funny side stories as well as cooking tips and advice on following a Paleo diet. She breaks the recipes down by meal, food group and even includes desserts (yes please!).

    I loved her writing style – it did not feel like your typical and traditional cook book which was awesome. It was also helpful as a newbie to the Paleo diet to have all of our helpful tips and advice (including cooking advice!). Some of the recipes I don’t think I could see myself trying just due to taste preferences but a lot of the recipes were quite helpful. There was also a great variety as well to keep those taste buds from becoming bored! This would be quite the helpful book for individuals curious about the diet and looking for new recipes to try out. I do wish there had been a few more pictures to help out with the recipes for this newbie but this may just be me!

    Rating: 3.5/5

    Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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    Banana Peanut Butter Bites

    I was on Pinterest about a month ago (big shock there right?!) and I saw these delicious looking chocolate covered frozen banana peanut butter treats (can not find the original link now but I am sure if you search it on Pinterest you will find it!). I wanted to try the recipe out but I am not a huge fan of chocolate covered fruit so I altered it a bit.

    For this tasty treat you will need:

    • one banana
    • 1-1.5 tbs of peanut butter (I love Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Butter Spread)
    • tooth picks

    Slice up the bananas thinly (pairing them helps me remember if I cut the right amount!). Add a small amount of peanut butter to each one. I found this part to be the trickiest as the peanut butter wouldn’t stick too well on the bananas sometimes it was more of a “blob” of peanut butter. Squish the two pieces of banana together and stick a tooth pick through and voila! I love having these for an early afternoon snack.

    What is your favourite snack to enjoy in the afternoon?

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