Ultimate Caesar Cocktail

Ultimate Caesar Cocktail - a classic Canadian Cocktail made in under 5 minutes. It's spicy, delicious and has a snack built right in! - girlheartfood.com

Ultimate Caesar Cocktail

This Ultimate Caesar Cocktail is a total Canadian classic.  It’s Clamato juice based with a hit of vodka and the whole thing gets flavour and spice from ingredients like horseradish, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.  Like most cocktails, it’s made quickly (in under 5 minutes).  My favourite part? It has a snack built right in!  Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie {with Guinness Lamb and Horseradish Mash}

Sheperd's Pie {with Guinness Lamb and Horseradish Mash} - girlheartfood.com

Shepherd’s Pie with Guinness Lamb and Horseradish Mash

Ground lamb is flavoured with Guinness beer and herbs like rosemary and thyme and topped with creamy, dreamy horseradish mashed potatoes to make this super comforting, stick-to-ya-ribs Shepherd’s Pie.  Can’t get much better than that!  Just don’t forget to save some Guinness to drink alongside! Continue reading

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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

 Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

This Blueberry Barbecue Sauce is so much tastier than any store-bought bottled sauce you can buy!  And just think about all those antioxidants in the blueberries!  There’s very little prep and you basically just simmer all the ingredients on low for about 2 hours.  You’ll be left with about 2 cups of the tastiest barbecue sauce you ever put in your mouth and you’ll want to smear it on everythang!

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Veggie Lasagna

 

Veggie Lasagna - girlheartfood.com

Veggie Lasagna – girlheartfood.com

Hey everyone!  How’s your week going?  So, this upcoming weekend is the big ‘love’ day.  Do you celebrate with someone special, whether it be your bff, boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse?  Or, could Continue reading

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Turkey, Sausage & Black Bean Chili

Turkey, Sausage & Black Bean Chili 6

Turkey, Sausage & Black Bean Chili

Who doesn’t love a good ‘ol pot of Turkey, Sausage & Black Bean Chili? It’s absolutely perfect on its own, but can totally make other things even better.  Take fries, for instance…throw some chill on fries with cheese and – BOOM! – chili cheese fries!  You know what else works?  Leftover chili in the morning with a fried egg on top.  Yeap! Breakfast.  Counting the garnishes and side of cornbread, it’s basically all four food groups in one meal and who’s going to complain about that?  Yummy & practical? Love it :)!

Chili is definitely something I make regularly.  I can vary the meat or veg slightly (depending what I have on hand), but it is guaranteed to always be delicious. Just this past weekend I was doing some work outside, it was cold out and to come in to this warm bowl of goodness was awesome.  I made some corn bread to go along with…actually Cheesy Skillet Cornbread, cause how can you have chili without cornbread?  Well, you can, but it is some much better when you got some bread to dunk into.  And, whoever said no to some carbs on the side?  Ummmm….not me :)!  The recipe for the cornbread can be found here and once you’ve made this recipe there’s no going back!

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French Onion Soup with Bone Marrow Toasts

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup {with Bone Marrow Toasts}

I love French Onion Soup.  How could you not?  There’s onions that have been cooked down so they are sweet & delicious, crusty bread on top soaking all that beefy broth & copious amounts of cheese all gooey and melty.  This soup is definitely a meal in itself.  With a nice glass of red wine, you are set! Continue reading

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‘Hard to Resist Seconds’ Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Baked beans is definitely a dish that is perfect all year round!  Just think about it – they are great in the Winter after coming in from outside; they warm ya up and fill your belly.  In the Summer, who doesn’t love baked beans sitting around a campfire? They are perfect on their own or as a side. Baked beans has it going on – well, you know, as far as beans goes 🙂

Lately, hubby & I have enjoyed a side of beans with barbecued steak for super.  Have a glass of wine with it and that’s fine dining I tell ya! And, they are healthy for you too.  Just forget about the bacon, because the fibre in the beans totally outweighs the calories in the bacon, right?

My recipe is  easy and the results are sure to have people coming back for seconds.  As an added bonus, they freeze really well so you can make a batch and have ready to go when you just don’t have the time to cook.

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