Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone!
Wishing you all a glam and glitzy New Year!
Bye-bye twenty thirteen.
Let’s turn up 2014!

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Photo credits:
Happy New Year banner Etsy
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Eggs Soufflé

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I was hosted a brunch recently, and after indulging in so much food the last few days I decided to create these mini individual soufflés for my guests.
No surprise, they were a hit.
You can make your own variation and mix up the ingredients to whatever you prefer the most.
I slightly adapted this recipe from LCBO.

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Ingredients:
6 ramekins slightly oiled with evoo
8 eggs
12 chopped mini cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons of Chopped dill

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Method:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Lightly oil 6 ramekins.
Heat some oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add tomatoes and stir just until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. A pepper and salt. Stir.

Crack 8 eggs in a large bowl and whisk.

Fill bottom of custard cups with tomato mixture. Sprinkle grated cheese and dill overtop. Stir to mix with tomatoes. Using a spoon create a hollow in tomato mixture. Pour egg mixture over tomatoes mixture into each ramekin. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese and dill.

Bake just until eggs are set, about 20 minutes.

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Sunshine Juice

Morning!
I have the perfect drink to wake you up!
Push aside the Tropicana in the fridge and make yourself a clean drink that will be sure to be packed with vitamins and nutrients. What’s great about this drink is that there is a slight kick of heat from the ginger and cayenne pepper.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of water
2 oranges (peeled)
2 mandarins (peeled)
1 lime (peeled)
Juice from half a lemon
Chunk of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
3 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons of organic honey

Directions:
Place the above noted ingredients into a Vitamix blender or juicer. Blend away and pour in a glass!

Wish List Wednesday

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After shopping and wrapping all your gifts and attending back to back gatherings, you will need to indulge yourself and relax, why not with these lovely bath salts

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Super cute and festive necklace for the holidays – Lenora Dame

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I love the look of this match stick bottle and to add practicality to this it has the strike at the bottom!

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Ahh bloody mary kit. The staple to any brunch, or also known as the cure to every hangover right?

20131221-221843.jpg This gin is infused with lavender – mmm my fav!

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Carry your pie in style!

Triple Berry Summer Tiramisu

20131221-214708.jpgI know this next recipe is technically intended for summer, but I still think it’s a favorite all year round. Plus it looks festive enough for the holidays. And let’s be honest, we need to sneak in more fruit around this holiday season.
I adapted this recipe from the LCBO
This Triple Berry Summer Tiramisu is very light and will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Lemon Ginger Honey Tea

Out of all the days in a year to catch a cold … A few days before Christmas! 😦
I need to get better asap! What better way then to make a Lemon Ginger Honey tea, which I have been making for years, and so I would like to share this cold relief remedy with you.
This tea will instantly warm you up.

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Ingredients:
-2 fresh sliced lemons
-A chunk of ginger peeled and sliced (I like the heat of ginger so I always add a larger piece)
-3 heaping tablespoons of honey
-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions:
-Add the above-noted in a teapot
-Boil water then pour directly over ingredients in the teapot

Benefits:
Lemon- antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting
Honey- antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral
Ginger: antiviral, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, effective against human respiratory syncytial virus
Rosemary- anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting