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World’s easiest cinnamon buns

You guys. I seriously had the best weekend and you know why? Because I did close to N OT H I N G. Like I had obligations which I was committed to and yes, I did something each and every day but it was such a treat to actually enjoy some time in my city and in my home. So I took full advantage and woke up Saturday feeling refreshed and inspired by my 10 PM TGIF bed time and decided…

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“Traded Up” Banana Bread

Ok so as much as I try to be healthy, I am straight-up never going to be one of those girls that eats to live. I am all about living to eat. There is a place for moderation and a place for seconds can we all just agree on that? And while I love eating out and trying new things, I have also been getting back to cooking at home which I find allows to me make smarter choices that are still delicious…

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Roncesvalles Food Nook Tours

Had such an amazing Sunday a couple weeks ago. My sister and I headed over to Roncesvalles to walk the streets with Food Nook Tours. Food Nook Tours is such a cool experience and the idea is simple: you are led on a tour by the lovely Bria Weaver who walks you to five spots around Ronces while you taste a variety of foods and drinks to discover new flavors and places to try around your city. We started with…

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parfait pair with iögo

Sometimes it is so hard to keep healthy throughout the week. For me in particular, by the time Friday hits I’m ready to bust out the egg and bacon sandwiches and have a pizza party by noon! I have tried really hard in 2016 to eat right and exercise but I admittedly have started flaking on starting my day with a good breakfast. We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s been going well but it is honestly so hard…

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Chez Lisgar

Photos via: http://www.eldiephotography.com/ A few weeks back I had the most wonderful opportunity to dine with the lovely ladies from Chez Lisgar. If you haven’t heard, Chez Lisgar is the unique dining experience in the city, where roomies Nadya and Sarah host complete strangers (aka ME) in their condo for a gourmet dinner and all they ask in return is you supply the wine, beer or booze. I was equally nervous and intrigued when I first connected with the girls but curiosity…

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Dinner with Bonne Maman

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of dining with some of Toronto’s most delightful foodies. Hosted by the lovely chef, Christine Tizzard and food writer, Joey Salmingo, we had a chance to test out some of Bonne Maman‘s legendary spreads alongside some of the most deliciously inspired dishes at Le Neuf Cafe. For decades, Bonne Maman has created special preserves following traditional, cherished recipes. Bonne Maman continues  shaping the sweetest moments by producing our preserves in France using all natural ingredients with…

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Muffins for my Muffin

Quickly whipped up these muffins thank to my girl, Amy. She discovered this insanely fast and healthy muffin recipe and adapted it by using gluten free oats, adding chia seeds and swapping chocolate for carob chips. Now I’m a bit under the weather this week, so I treated myself and kept the chocolate chips in there but I swear this took 10 minutes to blend together (you actually use a blender or food processor which makes it SO fast)! I would…

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My Ritual

As you all know, I have an increasingly busy schedule and if you follow me on Snapchat (@lexniko) you know that I am constantly going from A to B to C! While I lurvvve to cook, lately I’ve had very little time to dedicate to meal prep, food runs and my beloved coffee! I simply hate food going to waste, and with my lifestyle, let’s be honest, groceries have become a bit of a struggle. I’m lucky to be spoiled with meals at…

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#FerreroMoment

I have died and gone to dessert heaven! Ever since I was little, I have been addicted to Ferrero Rocher and I was so honored when they sent me a bunch of delicious chocolates to share my holiday #FerreroMoment. I knew with the holiday parties coming I would have to make something beautiful but also richly decadent (because when else is a better time to splurge on dessert?!) so I quickly found this recipe and whipped it right up. I love…

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Homemade Rice Bowls

Had a few people asking about my brown rice bowl recipe I posted on Instagram last night. I just boil brown rice with a mix of water & consommé. I then take shrimp, de-shell it and marinate it in a mixture of 2 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of chopped parsley, salt, pepper and the juice of half a lemon (for about 10-15 shrimp — this sounds like a lot but the flavor gets sautéed with the veggies once cooking).…

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