Black & Decker TO1675B 6-Slice Toaster Oven, Black Review

Black & Decker TO1675B 6-Slice Toaster Oven, Black

  • Product note: the logo design of this item may vary depending on when the product was manufactured
  • Item is a Toaster Oven and Convection oven
  • Fits up to 6-slices or a 9-inch pizza, Maximum bake temperature 450-degree f
  • 60-Minute Timer
  • Dual-position rack slots
This black and decker 6-slice toaster oven can accommodate a 9 inch pizza. It has convection cooking for even cooking that saves time and energy.

List Price: $ 59.99 Price: $ 35.99

Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White Review

Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White

  • Fully automatic soft-serve ice-cream maker with double-insulated freezer bowl
  • 3 built-in condiment dispensers; cone holder; removable parts for easy cleaning; instructions and recipes included
  • Produces 1-1/2 quarts of ice-cream in just 20 minutes; no chemicals, salt, or ice required
  • Handle makes ice cream swirl out like with an authentic soft-serve machine
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Professional-quality soft serve ice cream, yogurt, sorbet and sherbet is now available right at home, with the Cuisinart Mix It in Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. Not only does it make everyone's favorites, but with three built-in condiment dispensers, it makes them extra delicious! Just a pull of a tab send sprinkles, chips and other mix-ins down the chute to mix right into frozen desserts as cones or bowls are filled. Operation is fully automatic; simply pour in the ingredients and turn the dia

List Price: $ 185.00 Price: $ 98.99

Chickpea & Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

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It’s pretty clear how I’m handling winter this year: lots of big, bold, spicy food. Chili, saffron, ginger, and paprika are on heavy rotation these days, and I’m surviving cold days with hot meals infused with far-away flavours.

The inspiration for this dish came from harira, a spicy Moroccan and Algerian soup that is traditionally eaten during Ramadan. I made it a lot when I first went vegetarian, about 16 years ago, but after adding several more recipes to my repertoire, kind of forgot about it. In the interest of internally thawing out my bod, I thought I would dust off this old favourite and give it a couple updates.

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You’ll often see a lot of harira recipes calling for rice or pasta, but I wanted to go the grain-free route on this one, so I pulled out my trusty spiralizer and make noodles out of sweet potatoes! As much as I love “raw noodles” like spiralized zucchini and beet and carrot, let’s face it: beyond their appearance, they aren’t fooling anyone into believing they are pasta. But something really amazing happens when you cook vegetable noodles just a little bit – they actually become rather tender, yielding, and able to absorb other flavours. Sweet potato noodles are definitely a favourite of mine, especially in cooked dishes like this one. They add great texture, and of course, noodle-free oodles of nutrients (try saying that five times).

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You don’t have to soak the lentils for this dish, but it will cook faster it you do, plus the lentils themselves will be far more digestible. And of course you can use canned chickpeas instead of cooking them from dried, but because you won’t be blending them up (into hummus, for instance) I promise it’s worth the effort for not-totally-mushy results. If you’ve never tried cooking your own chickpeas from scratch, maybe now is the time to take the plunge! You’ll never go back, I promise. 

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In other news, I’ve added two new recipes to the My New Roots App! If you’re craving a little more in the way of raw, juicy sunshine, here are two brand-new and exclusive smoothie bowls for your pleasure: the Zippy Zucchini Smoothie Bowl and the Plum Dandy Smoothie Bowl. If you have the app already simply update it, and if you don’t, you can download it here.

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And this week I’m in Sri Lanka, all thanks to Cinnamon Hotels for kidnapping me from the icy cold and transporting to me to a tropical paradise full of exotic fruits, cerulean 29° ocean water, and annoyingly perfect palm-tree-sunset-white-sand-beach situations. If you don’t want to be jealous, you should probably avoid my Instagram, okay?

Stay cozy out there!
xo, Sarah B

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Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer, Brushed Stainless Review

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer, Brushed Stainless

  • Auto-reversing reamer; final spin feature
  • Juicing cone accommodates small limes to large grapefruits
  • Brushed metal housing
  • Snap-up spout prevents dripping
  • Recipe book included
  • Juicing cone accommodates small limes to large grapefruits
  • Brushed metal housing
  • Snap-up spout prevents dripping
  • Recipe book included
From the smallest lime to the largest grapefruit, this sleek brushed stainless steel citrus juicer getsout more juice more efficiently. An adjustable auto-reversing reamer features “custom” pulp controlsettings, and the unique Final-Spin feature maximizes the amount of juice from each piece of fruit.Dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a breeze.

List Price: $ 55.00 Price: $ 25.46

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Curried Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps

Curried Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps

One of the best things to do when cooking is plan. Planning can help solve the “what’s for dinner” question and also prepare you for the next day. When I worked in an office, I found lunch to be the hardest part to plan. I’d think about it in the evenings and tell myself I’d get it in the morning. That never happened and inevitably I’d be grabbing something kind of junky out of desperation.

February is dedicated to sharing recipes that can easily be made while making dinner. Each recipe I share will have a corresponding dinner recipe that shares ingredients (making it easier to throw together.) For this particular curried chickpea salad, I usually make it while I’m making this chickpea curry with cauliflower. The homemade curry powder takes everything up a notch and the only extra prep is chopping the chickpeas/scallions!

This is the fourth (maybe fifth) chickpea salad I’ve shared on the site and with good reason. It’s fast to make, can be adapted to any taste, and may be the perfect vegetarian lunch. This curried chickpea version is my new favorite (then again, I love anything with curry.) Make up a big batch and eat it for a few days throughout the week. Pack this salad on a road trip or tuck it away in your carry on for a snack mid-flight-it’s great for so many meals/snacks. Read more and see the recipe.

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Cuisinart GR-WAFP Griddler Waffle Plates Review

Cuisinart GR-WAFP Griddler Waffle Plates

  • One set of plates fits the Cuisinart GR-4N Series, GR-4 Series, GRID-8N Series and GRID-8 Series
  • Bakes 4 deep pocketed, 3/4-inch thick Belgian waffles
  • Nonstick baking plates for easy release of waffles
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
  • Recipe book included
Leave it to Cuisinart to make their versatile Griddler even more versatile. Snap these plates onto the Griddler GR-4N Series, GR-4 Series, GRID-8N Series or GRID-8 Series to bake deep-pocketed Belgian waffles-four at a time. Serve with berries, cream or syrup for breakfast. Top with ice cream and hot fudge sauce for a deliciously different dessert. Plates are nonstick, so waffles are easily to release. And because the plates are dishwasher safe, cleanup is a breeze.

List Price: $ 75.00 Price: $ 22.58

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Swissmar KF-77087 Locarno Pizza Raclette Party Grill with Stone Plate, Black Review

Swissmar KF-77087 Locarno Pizza Raclette Party Grill with Stone Plate, Black

  • Large stone grill plate 14 Inch by 8.6 Inch is great for cooking any time of day
  • 8 non-stick, dishwasher safe Raclette dishes with 8 wooden spatulas
  • 6 perforated pizza paddles
  • Two-tier tray system
  • Upper and lower heating elements controlled by separate on/off switches
The Swissmar Locarno 8 Person Pizza Raclette Party Grill with Stone Plate is where Italy meets Switzerland! Combine Italian pizza cooking with Swiss tradition. The large stone grill plate of this indoor grill/Raclette is great for cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a fun and easy way to entertain family and friends. It also comes with a lower heated shelf that is great for softening cheeses and for use as a pizza oven for small pizzas. The unit comes with a pizza dough cutter and 6 pizza

List Price: $ 140.00 Price: $ 135.35


Eastlion Cute Cubs Morning Mug Coffee Tea Milk Eletric Beverage Warmer Blue

  • Easy to tote and take anywhere
  • Use for coffee, tea, hot cocoa & more
  • Surface easily wipes clean
  • Power supply by USB plug
  • A great gift for coffee and tea lovers.
Diameter:12.5cm
Weight:120g

Price: $ 8.89

Nordic Ware Microwave 10.5 Inch Spatter Cover (Assorted Colors) Review

Nordic Ware Microwave 10.5 Inch Spatter Cover (Assorted Colors)

  • Prevent spattering while you cook
  • Fits standard dinner plates
  • Keeps food hot until served
  • Top rack dishwasher safe
  • Made in the USA
Fits standard dinner plates and the Nordic Ware 2-sided Bacon-Meat Grill. Allows you to view food without spatters in the microwave. Proudly made in the USA.

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Harissa Carrots and Fennel with Lentils

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My trip to Seattle to work on the Cody nutrition video series proved to be a pretty ragin’ food fest. The pre- and post-production days, along with nights off gave me some time to explore the city, meet the amazing locals, and sample, er, quite a bit of fantastic food. You know, for research purposes.

When I travel, I put wish-list restaurants in two groups: the vegetarian restaurant, and the non-vegetarian restaurant that has enough veg-friendly options to be worth the visit. As much as I find a lot of inspiration at both of these types of establishments, they can also have their drawbacks. First, the vegetarian restaurant, bless them, can tend towards the dated, you know what I mean? Overly-sauced, overly-cheesed, overly seitan-ed out places that offer satisfying, but not very health conscious dishes reminiscent of 1997. Yea. The second place is great if you want to eat out with meat-loving friends (and thank goodness most American restaurants recognize that vegetarians don’t always travel in packs!). The issue is that these places don’t recognize that we also need substance. There are plenty of creative veggie-centric plates, but nothing that is going to really fill me up! When I was in Seattle, I rarely saw a single bean, lentil or a cube of tempeh on a menu. If I was lucky enough to see a whole grain, it was a sprinkle on top like a garnish. I feel like I’m always compromising somehow, which sounds ridiculously gripe-y, but maybe this is my PSA to say that both types of restaurants are so close to getting it so right that it is worth putting it out there in hopes that someone hears my cry.

One of my most favourite dishes at a hip and trendy non-vegetarian spot was a roasted carrot, fennel, harissa and yogurt combination, that was as strong in its presentation as it was in flavour. The plate was literally piled with roasted carrots and fennel – a stellar sight for ravenous eyes – bathed in the silkiest scarlet sauce, all nestled in a generous swathe of thick yogurt. It was kind of thing I could barely wait to dig into (I had to share with the rest of my table…rough!), and sad to see the server remove the licked-clean plate. BUT! Where was the rest of it? I realize that this was intended to be a side dish, but there were literally no other options on the menu unless I was to join my table mates and dig into a roast chicken.

Being back home in Copenhagen in the thick of winter, I felt the urge to bring a little light and spice to the table. Fondly recalling the jolt to my taste buds that carrot dish conferred, I decided to make my own version that included a simple upgrade with lentils that any vegetarian would be happy to call dinner. Or anyone for that matter.

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Harissa is a north African chili pepper paste traditionally added to meat and fish stews, and to spice up couscous, but I think it’s delish with all the things, especially winter veg that could use a major flavour injection. If you have not made your own harissa before, it’s a relatively quick and painless process that can give your food a serious wake-up. It is bright, bold, spicy, smoky and just plain yummmm. It keeps well in the fridge and a delightful thing to have on hand when you’re not really sure what to do with that pumpkin (slather it in harissa and roast it!) or that tempeh (marinate it in harissa and fry it!) or that kale (dress it in harissa and stuff your face!). If you can’t wait another second to make this dish, you can also buy pre-made harissa paste at ethnic grocers and gourmet markets. It’s sold in small tins, tubes, or jars – just look for versions without any preservatives or unpronounce-ables (but it goes without saying that the homemade kind is best, obvi).

You can really use any kind of chili to make harissa, and I suggest a variety to achieve a deep and complex flavour. Some of the ones I chose (based solely on the fact that I already had them in my pantry) were smoked whole ñoras peppers, guajillo, and bird’s eye for some serious heat. Chipotle would be very tasty (it’s a good idea to have at least one smoked pepper variety), or de arbol, jalepeno, ancho…you get the idea. You can also make harissa with crushed chili flakes if that is all you have, just make sure that you balance it out with perhaps more tomato paste and roasted bell peppers. I believe that you should be able to eat a small spoonful of pure harissa without blowing your head off. You’re after something spicy, but also rich and savoury, so strike that balance as you’re choosing the ingredients.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here
Chili peppers are a fantastic food to add to your diet, especially in the colder months, as they actually heat us from the inside out! Chilies contain an active substance called capsaicin that significantly increase thermogenesis (a.k.a. heat production), in our bodies. This is precisely why eating spicy food makes us turn read. break a sweat, and can even aid weight loss, as thermogenesis literally burns calories! These burned calories translate into warmth in the cells and therefore heat in the body. This is the exact same process that takes place in hibernating animals to stay warm.

Other foods that have this thermogenic effect are horseradish, mustard, cinnamon, fennel seed, garlic, ginger, ginseng, and turmeric.

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I love this kind of dish from a construction standpoint. The first bites deliver the big bold flavours of the roasted veg dripping in smoky sauce alone, and then as you begin to go further and dig around, everything kind of melds together, creating mouthfuls with a little bit of this, a little bit of that. The lentils start hanging out with the lemon-spiked yogurt giving the smooth consistency some tooth and texture, which the veggies then become coated in. The harissa drippings work their way into all the nooks and crannies, and the mint pokes you every so often with a “hello, my name is FRESH!” It hits all the texture notes, the flavour notes, and you’re left feeling, well, really satisfied. Not to mention, full.

This dish is totally vegan aside from the yogurt, which could even be replaced with a cashew yogurt, like the one in my cookbook, or another plant-based one. You can even leave it out all together if you like, but it’s a great team player with the other elements. The lentils could easily be replaced by the beans of your choice, and the veg you can change up according to what you have available. You can even make the harissa dressing for any manner of green salad and serve it over raw things too. This dish would also be really tasty with some toasted nuts or seeds sprinkled on top.

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Note: If you are in Copenhagen and looking for high-quality organic spices for this recipe or any others, check out ASA spice shop in Torvehallerne! They are simply. the. best.

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Oh yea, Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone’s 2016 has started off on the right foot.

Here are a couple things I’ve been up to:
Cody app and I have collaborated to create an online video series with 21 episodes geared towards anyone who wants to learn how to cook healthy, plant-based meals! I have been wanting to put together an educational + cooking video program for so long now, and I am very proud of how this has turned out. I hope you check it out.

Cody - Healthy, Whole, Fit

We’ve added four brand-new and exclusive recipes to the My New Roots app. These recipes are specifically for cleansing and detoxification, so if you’re January hasn’t been as “clean” as you would have liked, maybe this will give you some inspiration! Update your app or download it now and get this recipe for Nori wraps with Cleansing Broccoli Pesto along with three other delicious and detoxifying delights (use the filter button to select “Super Clean 2016″) Check out the recipes here.

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And I was invited to speak on Jessica Murnane’s podcast, The Things that Freaked my Week. It was fun. Listen here.

BIG love and best wishes for your year ahead.
xo, Sarah B

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Black & Decker CJ630 32-Ounce Electric Citrus Juicer, White Review

BLACK+DECKER CJ630 32-Ounce Electric Citrus Juicer, White

  • Product note: the logo design of this item may vary depending on when the product was manufactured
  • 20-watt electric citrus juicer with 32-ounce capacity, Auto reversing reamer and stirrer for maximum juice extraction
  • Standard-size cone; strainer with adjustable pulp control
  • Drip-free pour spout; cord wrap and dust cover for storage
  • Measures approximately 7-3/5 by 7-3/5 by 9 inches
Enjoy fresh-squeezed citrus juice… right when you want it! Get all the juice you need without the seeds from the self-reversing cone and strainer.

List Price: $ 24.99 Price: $ 17.99

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