Jul 28 2014

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops Recipe


by: Nicole MacPherson

chocolate peanut butter drops

Here we are, mid-summer, and I feel like I've reached the "kitchen fatigue" point. It seems as soon as I clean up the kitchen from one meal, the children are raiding the refrigerator or rummaging through the cupboards looking for snacks. Chalk it up to extra activities and growth spurts, I suppose.

Jul 24 2014

A Salad Roll In Salad Form: Nutty Noodle Salad Recipe


by: Nicole MacPherson

noodle salad with cilantro and cashews

When I used to have a downtown office job, at least once a week I would eat out at the Vietnamese restaurant that was down the street from my building. One of my favourite things to order was the salad rolls, complete with savoury nutty dipping sauce.

Fast forward ten years, and the little Vietnamese place is no longer there, which is fine by me since I eat out so rarely, and even less so in the downtown core. I miss it, though: those wonderful flavours, the great service, and the calming giant saltwater fish tank they had in the front entry.  

Jul 21 2014

Party Like It's 1999: The Perfect Cosmopolitan Recipe


by: Nicole MacPherson

If you're looking for the perfect summer drink, you need look no further. The Cosmopolitan is refreshing, tasty, and the perfect cocktail to sip on those warm summer evenings.



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Nicole loves food!  She loves cooking, baking, grocery shopping, and just wearing her apron that sports a cupcake motif.  For the most part she avoids processed and packaged foods and loves to create recipes based on her craving-of-the-day. Nicole is a longtime vegetarian (sometimes vegan) who lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons, and a male dog.  Her testosterone-infused house is one full of meat-lovers, and she ties on that cupcake apron to incorporate her family’s love of meat into her own meatless meals. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be simple and delicious — and can easily be adapted for those who are on Team Carnivore.   

Join Nicole as she divulges tips and tricks for creating meals, snacks, and desserts that appeal to the whole family, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. 

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