Pineapple Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

I definitely have my fair share of war wounds in the kitchen. I have had some pretty bad burns, and seem to always cut myself with a knife… That’s what happens when you are in a hurry I guess! I have to say, out of all the kitchen injuries I have inflicted on myself, my least favorite is when you grate off your knuckle. That is exactly what I did when I made these muffins… I have a hard time wasting food, and always want to get as much out of the carrot as I can!! That tends to have consequences, such as my poor bloody pinky finger. What sort of war wounds have you encountered in the kitchen?
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Sriracha Caesar (Bloody Mary)

Happy National Caesar Day!!!  This is the first ever National Caesar day, so now better than ever, is a time to enjoy an ice cold Caesar with all the fixings!  I must say, being Canadian certainly has its perks.  Not only is it an amazingly stunning country to live in, but it also the home of the Caesar!!!  Now I must say, I do love me a good classic Caesar… but I also love trying new things, and this did not disappoint!  How many of you are as obsessed with Sriacha as I am..? I bet quite a few!  Now you can enjoy it in this spicy and delicious cocktail! Hey, you can even pair it with these spicy pickled beans!! Too bad I have already eaten all mine :(

Sriacha Caesar | Everybody Loves Pretty


Cream Cheese Brownies

I have the most incredible mother in the world. She is the strongest, kindest, most generous, and most thoughtful person I have ever known. She never hesitates to help anyone in need, whether it’s her family, friends, or even someone she hardly knows. She will help people even if it means putting herself through stress and hardship, and would never hesitate to give. Whether it’s a hot meal, or a place to stay, my mom is always there lending a hand to others. I know she has helped shape me into the woman I am today, and for that I am eternally grateful. Without my mom, I wouldn’t have the passion I have for cooking and baking, and I probably wouldn’t even have this blog! My mom is a true inspiration to anyone and everyone she meets. If only there were more people like her, the world would be a better place. Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I like to take this time to let my mom know how important she is to me, and how much I simply adore her! I mean let’s face it, if there was no her, there would be no me!
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Chickpea “Tuna Fish” Salad

I have been sick with a seriously terrible cold. I haven’t had a cold this bad in ages. Not only have I had no energy, but I completely lost my voice, and every time I try to talk, I have a raging cough attack. Bleehhhh!! I have been surviving off of freezer meals that I made months ago and keep in the freezer for emergencies such as this one. Plus, Andrew has been helping me out a bunch while I am couch-bound. Thankfully, I have been starting to feel better, although I still have no voice. Since I have a ton of time on my hands as I sit on the couch patiently waiting to get better… I have been doing some recipe researching! One of my go-to sites that I love to browse through is the kitchn

Chickpea "Tuna Fish" Salad | Everybody Loves Pretty

Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel is probably one of my favorite year-round treats. Whenever I am buying filled chocolate, I will always buy ones with caramel inside. Why you ask? I must get it from my daddy. As a kid, I remember how much he always loved Macintosh’s toffees. The more the caramel stuck to your teeth, the better! One time we found Macintosh’s ice cream and it was like a revolution. I’ve always been a bit nervous to make caramel sause or caramel candies.. I never realized how easy it was! I figured I would start out easy and try caramel sauce, and boy am I ever glad I did!! I had no idea how simple it was to make this delicious sauce that pairs oh so nicely with vanilla ice cream.

Salted Caramel Sauce | Everybody Loves Pretty

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Earth Day everyone! What are you doing to Celebrate? Are you recycling more, bringing a reusable mug to get your morning coffee, turning off the lights when you leave the room, walking ot taking transit to work? In my opinion, Earth day should be every day! I am a strong advocate for sustainable living (and eating). I believe that if we all do our part, we can truly help minimize the damage done to our earth. Most importantly, on this day (and every day) you should go out and enjoy nature. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and all it has to offer you. I had a chance to look at some glaciers last summer, and it really struck me how much they have melted. The ice fields highway has actually documented every 10 or so years, where the glacier line is. I’m sad to report that it is melting away pretty fast, especially within the last 20 years.
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies | Everybody Loves Pretty


Orcchiette and Sausage

It has really felt like summer this past week!  It has been extremely sunny and warm out and I am not compleining!  Last weekend I was up in Whistler and it was freezing!!!  It actually snowed!  It’s amazing how in 1 week’s time you can go from snow to 22 degrees!  Yeah, it was 22 degrees here the other day!  Vancouver really didn’t get much of a winter this year.  There was no snow, and literally only 1 week of cold weather.  Although I do enjoy the warm weather, I am quite concerned about global warming – and I think you should be too!  With the glaciers melting early, there could be huge water shortages up a bit North of where I am over the summer.  However global warming really effects everyone around us – did you know the maldives are at risk of being submurged in water… All thanks to the glaciers melting away. 

Sausage and Kale Orchiette | Everybody Loves Pretty


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The other day I was sitting at my desk at work when my co-worker walked by and planted this recipe on my desk. I absolutely love getting these types of recipes. Printed off from some email chain, you know they are going to be good. The best part was all the ingredients were in my pantry, and I was able to make them as soon as I got home.
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Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

Do you have a favorite cookbook that is your go-to when you want a delicious meal? I got the Jerusalem cookbook for Christmas from my mom. It is definitely one of my favorite cookbooks right now! Everything I have made out of it has been absolutely delicious! I had to share this recipe with you because it is just so fresh, and extremely delicious. This salad really reminded me of spring because of all the fresh ingredients! I have never had raw fennel before trying this salad, and I think I will definitely have to eat it more often!

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Mini Egg Fudge

Easter is just around the corner, and that means it is time to gather with friends and family and eat lots and lots chocolate. I love every occasion to go back home to Victoria to see my family, and am always happy to connect with my old (and new) friends in Vancouver. Family and friends have always been a very important part of my life, and I would like to take this time to let all my family and friends know how much I love spending time with them (as I’m sure they already know). Along with my adoration for friends and family comes my adoration of enjoying delicious food with them! I just got off the phone with my mommy, and it sounds like she is going to be making an amazing feast for Easter dinner!

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