Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Review

Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless

  • Brushed Stainless Steel housing for enhanced durability
  • Lexan work bowl virtually shatterproof, dishwasher-safe
  • Speed automatically adjusts to ensure proper dough consistency; does not include DVD and the blade
  • Includes spatula, recipe/instruction book, and dishwasher-safe parts
  • One-piece Supreme wide mouth feed tube holds whole fruits and vegetables
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Cuisinart Details With its powerful motor, this convenient food processor quickly and easily slices, dices, chops, and purees, helping to reduce prep time in the kitchen. The appliance comes with a large 9-cup work bowl that makes it easy to create an entire meal from scratch. The unit's extra-large one-piece feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables and allows for continuous processing. Accessories include a stainless-steel medium slicing disc (4 mm), a stainless-steel shredding di

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Pear Chutney Cheese Toast

Pear Chutney Cheese Toast

I hesitated posting another cheese toast recipe because it would be easy to think that toast has been played out. There are probably 100’s of variations of avocado toast (which, I’ve never had- the avocado never makes it past the waiting for the bread to toast), toast cookbooks, and even restaurants serving toast. Over the past few years, originally a simple breakfast treat, has become one of the ‘it’ recipes. I like my toast one of three ways: with peanut butter, with honey/butter, or with cheese. The latter started with a visit to the ferry building and cheese toasties which I created at home. The obsession has spilled over in to today’s recipe where the onions are ditched for pear chutney. Read more and see the recipe.

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Weber 6494 12-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush Review

Weber 6494 12-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

  • Easily cleans hard-to-reach spaces
  • Stainless steel bristles are extra thick for a longer life
  • Ergonomic handle helps with grip
Whether you cook over charcoal or gas, this is a must-have tool for keeping grill grates free of food debris. Easily cleans hard-to-reach spaces between the cooking grates rods and in tight spaces at the edges of the cooking grates. Stainless steel bristles are extra thick for a longer life. Ergonomic handle helps with grip.

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Chamomile & Turmeric Evening Tea


It was soon a year ago that we crammed Elsa, baby Isac, ourselves, our backpacks and a pram into a tiny campervan and drove around New Zealand. Our memories of green mountains, turquoise volcano lakes, enchanted forests, star-filled nights and sheep-covered fields are still vivid. Campervan life wasn’t super comfortable and our cooking wasn’t extravagant but it was the trip of a life time.


We made this tea part of our evening routine while we were driving around the chillier south island of New Zealand. It was the perfect way to end the day after having driven for hours, taken mountain hikes and played on the windy sand beaches. Sitting on wobbly plastic chairs next to the car, watching the sunset and drinking this warm and soothing evening tea before going to bed. Oh happy memories!

And with the first snow starting to fall here in Scandinavia, we have now begun making that tea again. Unfortunately our view isn’t that amazing here in our Stockholm apartment, but we close our eyes, take a sip and pretend that we have lush mountains behind our backs and a wild ocean dancing in front of us.


Warm chamomile tea with honey is indeed a good sleep-aid. Chamomile is calming and honey is anti-bacterial. We kept a huge jar New Zealand Manuka with us in the van and it felt like such a luxury. Active Manuka honey is known for its medicinal properties. If you can’t find it or afford it, choose another unheated quality honey. Coconut oil is a true super food with a long list of health benefits, add it to your daily routine and always choose a cold pressed quality oil. It gives tea a round and rich consistency and leaves you more satisfied. It can however feel a little oily and unusual if you are not used to it, so I recommend starting with a little less. Turmeric, ginger and cinnamon add great flavour as well as immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.


Chamomile & Turmeric Evening Tea
Serves 4

2 cups drinking water
2 tbsp dried chamomile in a tea bag or 2 chamomile tea sachets (organic if possible)
1 tbsp raw honey (Manuka honey if possible) or more to taste
1-3 tsp cold-pressed coconut oil
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice

Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. Turn off the heat, then add chamomile and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard the chamomile. Now stir in honey, coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and milk. Taste and add more honey, coconut oil or spices if you prefer. Re-heat on low heat if needed. Enjoy!

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Whirlpool W10311524 AIR1 Refrigerator Air Filter Review

Whirlpool W10311524 AIR1 Refrigerator Air Filter

  • Filters should be changed every 6 months
  • 15 times more powerful than baking soda
  • Carbon based material reduces common food odors
  • Certified for these brands: Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Amana, Jenn Air Please consult your use and care guide
The Whirlpool W10311524 refrigerator air filter will reduce strong odors from onions, garlic, fish and spoiled foods to help keep your fridge fresh and clean. Foods in the refrigerator can lose their flavor and take on the taste and odor of other stored items. The FreshFlow air filter helps prevent the buildup of odors and is 15 times more effective than baking soda.

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Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) Review

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201)

  • 550 Watts Professional Power
  • Total Crushing Technology crushes ice, whole fruits and vegetables in seconds!
  • Food Processing for consistent, evenly processed ingredients
  • Knead fresh cookie and pizza dough in seconds
  • 2 Professional Nutri Ninja cups for Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction
Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) The Ninja Kitchen System Pulse gives you the power and convenience to live a healthy lifestyle by combining Ninja Total Crushing technology with Nutri Ninja cups, a processor bowl and easy-to-use attachments for all your kitchen needs. With 550 watts of power, Pulse Technology provides consistent evenly processed & blended ingredients every time. Crush ice into snow, blend delicious drinks, process fresh ingredients evenly, juice whole fruits and vegeta

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Ninja Professional Blender 1000 (BL610)

  • 1000 Watts of Professional Performance Power
  • Total Crushing Technology crushes ice, whole fruits & vegetables in seconds!
  • Frozen Blending for creamy fruit smoothies
  • XL 72 oz. capacity to create drinks for the whole family
  • BPA Free & Dishwasher Safe
The Ninja Professional Blender 1000 features a sleek design and outstanding performance with 1000 watts of professional power. Ninja Total Crushing blades gives you perfect ice crushing, blending, pureeing, and controlled processing. The XL 72 oz. professional blender jar is great for making drinks and smoothies for the whole family. All parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe.

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Lodge LPGI3 Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-inch x 10.44-inch Review

Lodge LPGI3 Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-inch x 10.44-inch

  • Reversible grill/griddle made of cast iron for fast, even heating
  • Slight slope directs grease into generous grease gutter
  • Grip side-handles provide safe, convenient transport
  • Hand wash only with hot water; comes seasoned and ready to use
  • Measures 20 by 10-7/16 inches; limited lifetime warranty
The Lodge Cast Iron reversible Grill/Griddle features a slight slope for a generous grease gutter. The Grill/Griddle measures 20-inches x 10.44-inches with an actual cooking surface is 19.25-inch x 8.5-inch, serious enough to straddle either a campfire or two burners on your stovetop. The reversible feature, of this crowd-pleasing cooker, means you can use the smooth side for cooking flapjacks, eggs, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and the ridged grill side for hamburgers, steaks and sausages. A

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Bulgur Vegetarian Chili

Bulgur Vegetarian Chili

One of the very first recipes I created was a variation on bulgur vegetarian chili. I remember chatting with my mother about one of her favorite recipes, a bulgur chili, that she had made a couple decades ago but since, lost the recipe. She knew it had chocolate and a few other ingredients but other than that, the recipe was lost (and as far as I know, continues to remain lost). My first attempts at bulgur chili were born out of a desire to create a version for her. The recipe has morphed quite a bit since then for a few reasons, first and foremost, texture. I don’t like big chunks of anything in my chili and while I’ve made sweet potato/butternut squash version, they aren’t my favorite. I keep my chili simple and let the bulgur be the star. Read more and see the recipe.

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Mouth-Watering Crispy Brussels Sprouts (plus 7 ways to flavour them!)


Four words you don’t often see together: mouth-watering Brussels sprouts.

I can see it now, you’re raising an eyebrow and giving me the stink eye because your “b.s.” detector is going off. In fact, you probably didn’t even click on this post!?

*sings* I’m all by myself.

Or, maybe you share my excitement for this misunderstood vegetable. There are many of you out there! I know this based on my Instagram comments recently. In fact, one of you said the photo made your “mouth water” which served as inspiration for this recipe title!

I loathed these green, leafy orbs most of my life until that one glorious day when I roasted the heck out of them with some good oil and sea salt. I forgot to set the timer and consequently “over-cooked” them a bit, but as I stood there over the pan popping them into my mouth, one by one, I realized I hit the jackpot. Browned, almost caramelized bottoms, crispy, blackened leaves, and a tender yet “meaty” texture. Yes, I just said meaty texture. For a veggie, that is.

I also converted Eric into a Brussels sprouts fanatic with this method, and I’m sort of regretting it.

“I never thought I’d see the day when I’d eat an entire pan of Brussels sprouts.”

(That is a direct quote from Eric recently. What have I done?)


In this post I’ll divulge my go-to method for roasting these misunderstood sprouts, and I’ll share my favourite ways to flavour them. They really are the perfect canvas for creating all different kinds of flavours depending on your mood.

The elephant in the room: Brussels sprouts are a bit of a pain to prep (ok, I won’t sugar coat it, they are my nemesis!), however I timed it and 2 pounds takes me 10 minutes to trim so it could be worse?). You can’t go wrong coercing a helper to cut the prep time in half. Or why not just designate the entire task to your favourite relative? wink, wink. muhauha.

The Brussels prepared below are lovely as is, but I encourage you to try all kinds of different spices, glazes, dips, sauces, etc. Here are a few of my favourite flavours:

A drizzle of pomegranate molasses or balsamic reduction with pomegranate arils (very festive!) – you can skip the Harissa here.

Garlic infused – try minced garlic cloves, garlic-infused oil, garlic salt

Teriyaki sauce – pairs well with sesame seeds

Barbecue sauce (I’ve been known to use BBQ sauce as a dip!)

Coconut curry sauce or your favourite curry powder

Sriracha or other hot sauce

Hummus (we’re loving roasted red pepper hummus with these lately)

Ground toasted nuts or seeds like pecans or sesame seeds. I want to try hemp hearts too.

I really had fun with this photoshoot; I hope you enjoy! I thought it would be fun to start adding “glow tips” to some photos. Let me know what you think!

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Mouth-Watering Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

This is my current go-to method for preparing Brussels sprouts. I lightly coat them in melted coconut oil, season with sea salt and Harissa spice blend, and then roast until charred and crispy. Keep in mind that the amount of roasting time will vary depending on your oven and how fresh the Brussels sprouts are. It’s best to keep an eye on the first batch. After roasting I love to drizzle the smallest amount of melted coconut oil on top and then toss them again – this just takes them over the top on the mouth-watering scale and it also rehydrates them after roasting. This recipe can be changed up so many ways too. For a festive twist, try drizzling Pomegranate molasses or Balsamic reduction on top (you can skip the Harissa for a more neutral flavour) and serve with fresh pomegranate arils. We also love dipping the sprouts in roasted red pepper hummus or a sweet Barbecue sauce.

4 side servings
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook time
30 Minutes
Total Time
50 Minutes


  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved, outer leaves removed (6 cups prepped)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted or olive oil*, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon dry Harissa spice blend**
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a paring knife, trim off the ends of the sprouts, then slice in half lengthwise, and pick off any loose outer leaves. Place the prepped sprouts into a large bowl.
  3. Add the oil onto the sprouts in the bowl and stir or toss with hands until throughly coated. Add the Harissa and salt, and stir until combined.
  4. Spread the Brussels sprouts onto the prepared baking sheet in a uniform layer. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Roast the sprouts for 20 minutes, then flip with spatula, and continue roasting for another 5-15 minutes until browned to your liking. I tend to “overcook” these because I like them crispy and charred (I usually brown mine more than the photos show). Smaller sprouts will brown faster than larger ones.
  6. Drizzle with a teaspoon or so of melted coconut oil and quickly toss to coat. This infuses with flavour and moistens them a bit after roasting. Sometimes I also sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds if I have some on hand. Taste and add another tiny pinch of salt, if desired, and serve immediately – the hotter the better.

*If using melted coconut oil, make sure that your Brussels sprouts are at room temperature before mixing in the oil. If the sprouts are chilled from the fridge, the oil will harden when mixing. Keep in mind that using virgin coconut oil will impart a very light coconut flavour. You can use flavourless refined coconut oil if you prefer.

**I found the Harissa spice blend at Whole Foods in the US (it’s the Whole Foods Market brand). It contains: paprika, caraway, chilis pepper, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, garlic, peppermint, sea salt. I’ve also been told that it can be found at Bulk Barn and Sobey’s in some Canadian locations. You can also find it online here.



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Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function Blender Review

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function Blender

  • 14 blending functions
  • Wave-action system forces mixture down into the blades for smooth results every time
  • Unique, mess-free pour lid
  • 700 watts of peak power
  • 40-pound thermal shock resistant jar
Hamilton Beach Blenders are known worldwide for making smooth and delicious blended drinks. Over the years, people have relied on Hamilton Beach for perfect icy drinks, shakes, smoothies, and the innovation that this historic brand is famous for. Usage of more frozen foods (fruit, ice cream, etc.) than liquids leads to the foods sticking to the sides of blender jars or the mixture becomes stiff (frozen) and will not flow.

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