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PORTOBELLO PIZZA RECIPE

READ IT IN 1 minuteSo I have this recipe that I make and it’s such a hit. Oh and it’s hella easy and insanely quick. It’s also one of those ‘shoot, what am I going to serve with this main?!’ solutions. PORTOBELLO PIZZAS It’s the PERFECT side to a protein dish, or you can seriously eat it as a vegan meal alongside a hearty salad. YUM. I’m not saying I INVENTED the portobello pizza recipe but if you haven’t heard of them, I’m here to let you in on the secret. Alright let’s get at it.  xxoo Drea Marie  .

I Am SO Over Grocery Shopping. Hello Chefs Plate.

READ IT IN 2 minutesBut seriously. SO OVER IT. Not to mention the lines at Costco. On a Sunday. *eyeroll* So I started searching for anyway to avoid it and came across Chefs Plate. I had never had a meal delivery service before but loved the idea of Chefs Plate. They deliver recipes and ALL the groceries that go along with those recipes right to your door. PLUS it’s not just in Calgary… they deliver to Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, & Manitoba and they are expanding quickly. So you still cook it AKA it’s fresh for whichever day you want to make it but the prep is cut in half. Maybe even more than half.  NOT TO MENTION the number of times I’ve forgotten something I’ve needed for a recipe and sat on my […].

Green St. Patrick's Day Drink Recipe.. WITH WINE.

READ IT IN 1 minuteI found this St. Patrick’s Day drink recipe and HAD TO SHARE. It’s so girlie and fun. Plus it has no Guinness… for those of us who don’t drink Guinnes and love Pinot.  First, who knew Drew Barrymore made wine? Not me. But now I need to try it. She “fell in love with wine by drinking it with [her] girlfriends on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings”….. UM YES. “My girlfriends and I like chilled, easy-drinking wine that you can have one to two or two to three glasses of, and it’s not so heavy.”  – Wine Enthusiast Like this is right up our alley. OKAY enough chit chat onto the drink. THANK GOODNESS FOR COSMO. Always giving me the best info. I saw this Emerald […].

Taco Turkey Spaghetti Squash Bowls

READ IT IN 1 minuteIt has been a MIN.UTE. since I’ve done a recipe post. I know you guys LOVE them which is why I’m bringing you my latest FAVOURITE. TACO TURKEY SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOWLS. Did you know that on Weight Watchers spaghetti squash is 0 points? So you could eat 9 spaghetti squashes and use ZERO points.  Anyways, so my friend Jordan snapchatted this and I immediately messaged him for the recipe. He sent me the original from Skinnytaste which I’m sure is FAB. I, ofcourse ,wanted to make it ASAP and didn’t have the exact ingredients so I improvised, as always. The turn out was UHMAZZZINNGG. Also, they keep overnight. SO you can pre cook them, pop them in the fridge and then warm up in the […].

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts is 10/10 GLAM.

READ IT IN 1 minuteWe’re talking CAKE today. So last weekend I saw probably the most stunning cake I’ve ever seen and/or will see in person. It was flecked with 24K gold edible foil and took 25 hours to complete. It also hung from the ceiling. No I am not making this up. SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts is taking over the YYC cake game. I am OBSESSED. Lynnette MacDonald is the founder/head designer of SWIRL and, just like her confections, is incredibly sweet. You can tell just by talking to her that she puts her whole heart into each masterpiece she creates. Her passion and drive is obvious and so are her skills. She puts 110% into her creations and ohhh my gosh you can tell. Okay can we discuss these […].

TENTH DAY OF BLOGMAS: Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

READ IT IN 1 minuteHOLIDAY BAKING DAY!!!!! Pour yourself a cup of coffee, crank up the Christmas tunes and let’s get baking!!! Every single year I bake during the holidays. Even if I’m INSANELY busy. I’ve mastered the art of great baking that is super quick & easy. TWO out of the three are no-bake as well!!! I feel like I can’t explain just how much these recipes are loved. I am asked time and time again for the recipes. I guarantee your company will be gobbling these recipes up quicker than an elf on Christmas Eve. So let’s get started!!!       Peanut Butter Crunch Truffles       Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies       Santa’s Rocky Road Bars      LIIIIIKKKEEEE SO GOOD RIGHT?! […].

Turkey and Chickpea Skillet // EASIEST Protein Packed Dinner

READ IT IN 1 minuteSo November hey? That month stuffed between Halloween & Christmas. That month where we all panic post Halloween candy coma that we need to shop, decorate, SAVE, budget, bake, plan & mayyyyyybe lose a couple pounds for the Holidays. Sound any bit familiar? Well, you look fabulous anyways so skip the bootcamp and make this INSANELY healthy and QUICK dinner skillet for the fam. You’ll not only feel good about eating this instead of tater tots & spaghetti BUT it is so quick you can use that extra time during weekday evenings to browse Homesense or plan your holiday festivities. GENIUS.     When I say protein packed like I mean SERIOUSLY protein packed.  I created this recipe when I was attempting a black bean sweet potato […].

Totally BASIC Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

READ IT IN 1 minuteHey hey hey! So it’s crazy cold. WHYYYYYY, ugh. Let’s not dwell. It’s Saturday, we are ALL {hopefully} snuggled in blankies with hot coffee or tea watching documentaries + Netflix. PLUS WE HAVE A RECIPE ON THE BLOG TODAY! It’s Thanksgiving on Monday #YES, and maybe we are hosting the entire family for dinner. Maybe even hosting the in laws for the whole weekend? Well I try to help when I can and breakfast is something I do well. Especially when it comes to pancakes. This recipe is SO GOOD for Fall season. Make these pumpkin spice pancakes now and freeze them OR whip this recipe up in no time for breakky. So basic, cause that’s what PSL season is all about anyway right?   Totally BASIC […].

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