Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

These Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries are so creamy, dreamy and the perfect Summertime treat!  Ok, well, it’s not officially Summer just yet, but we can certainly dream (or at least pretend that it is through our food, can’t we?)  These are so easy to prepare as I used pre-made pastry shells.  You just make a simple lemon curd, fold it into some whipped cream and top with the season’s freshest berries you can get your little hands on.  Drizzling with white chocolate is optional, but not really 🙂

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Chipotle Lime Hummus

 

Chipotle Lime Hummus

Chipotle Lime Hummus

A deliciously spicy dip, this Chipotle Lime Hummus is a great twist on a classic.  Flavoured with chipotle peppers and fresh lime juice and garnished with feta and cilantro, it’s perfect for dunking chips or to use as a spread on your favourite sandwich or wrap.

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Traditional Newfoundland Cod au Gratin

Traditional Newfoundland Cod au Gratin

Traditional Newfoundland Cod au Gratin

Cod au Gratin is a traditional Newfoundland dish with the star ingredient being, of course, cod!  There’s a lovely little béchamel or white sauce covering the cod and then it’s topped with cheese and  breadcrumbs (or in this case croissant crumbs….eeeek – YUM!) and all baked in the oven until it’s nice, bubbly and brown.

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Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Couscous Salad {with Orange Vinaigrette}

Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Couscous Salad

 Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Couscous Salad

{with Orange Vinaigrette}

This Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Couscous Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
has got it goin’ on, my friends!  The salad component combines grilled halloumi cheese, Israeli couscous, sautéed kale and a few other stars and makes for the absolute perfect make-ahead salad for all the Summer bbqs you’re gonna have!  It’s high on the flavour meter and guaranteed to be a recipe you’ll want to make again and again. On its own, it’s completely delicious, but also pairs well with fish or chicken for a satisfying dinner.  There’s grape tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, olives and sunflower seeds in there too for a little crunch and texture.  That deliciousness is then tossed in a simple Orange Vinaigrette so you know it’s gonna be good (and good for you).
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Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

A very tropical-like dessert, these Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd have a whole lotta flavour going on. In the coconut cupcake there’s a trifecta of coconut – coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut milk.  The cupcakes are topped with a delicious coconut buttercream.  Then, the whole thing is covered with a simple-to-make pineapple curd and sprinkled with shredded coconut.  They make for the perfect little bite! Continue reading

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Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

teak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette – girlheartfood.com

Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

A simple dinner that takes less than 20 minutes to make, including steak resting time, this Steak Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette is a filling and delicious!  The steak is sprinkled with herbs, fried in a cast iron pan and served on top of kale and arugula.  There’s a whole sweet/savory combo going on here with toppings, which include sweet dried cranberries, crisp apple, thinly sliced red onion, creamy-n-salty blue cheese and mixed nuts for fiber and crunch.  The simple Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette contains just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.  It’s the perfect go-to salad for a hearty lunch or dinner!

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Arancini with Easy Marinara Sauce

Arancini with Easy Marinara Sauce

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Arancini with Easy Marinara Sauce

Arancini with Easy Marinara Sauce is quite possibly the best little bite that you could ever put in your mouth.  Arancini are basically made using leftover risotto (is there really such a thing, though, as leftover risotto?), using some additional flavourings like nuts and cheese and binding into a little ball of carby, cheesy, heavenly goodness.  Dip those babies into a super easy marinara sauce and your taste buds will be singing as the skies open up and the angels sing. Continue reading

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General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

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General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

I don’t know who General Tso is, but I can tell you one thing – he makes some damn good chicken! This recipe for General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli is take-out fake-out. No, no, that’s not fair ’cause you know it’s better than take-out because it’s homemade and homemade is always the best.  No argument there, is there? Continue reading

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Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Well, hellooooo there Spring!  So happy to see you!

This Asparagus & Spinach Soup just looks and tastes like a big ol’ bowl of Springtime goodness.  And just look at that beautiful colour!  So bright and pretty, isn’t it?  It’s a very minimalistic soup that has a few ingredients and takes minutes to make.  And, when you have so few ingredients, they really shine through.  Sometimes simple is best, don’t ya think? Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious Carrot Cake Cupcake with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting?  Certainly not me, that’s for sure!  These super moist and delicious bites of goodness are loaded with shredded carrot, fresh pineapple and flavourful spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.  What’s not to like?  The only problem is trying to stop after one! Continue reading

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