Vegan Earl Grey & Orange Scones

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When I used to work for Starbucks, I hated earl grey tea. As a barista, we needed to try all drinks in order to be able to recommend ¬†pairings. I couldn’t stand the peppery taste of earl grey (what I taste prominently), and wasn’t the fondest of the London Fog drink. Fast forward 7 years, and now I love the drink and the tea.

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Sri Lankan Banis (Sweet buns)

The French have croissants, the Filipinos have pandesal. Sri Lankans have banis (bah-niss). It’s a slightly sweet, and super soft bun often eaten at breakfast time. I remember my travels to Sri Lanka – there would always be fresh banis from nearby bakeries ready for breakfast. There are different varieties, and they’re all equally good! Except for the ones with raisins… I only like raisins in oatmeal cookies, and Sri Lankan rice.

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Blood Orange & Grapefruit Marmalade

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Let me warn you, this recipe might be really sweet, but it’s well worth it, and I can give you options to lessen the sweetness.

I’ll be honest with you, I hated marmalade growing up. I could never understand why oranges (which I never really enjoyed as a child¬†either…mostly because they were annoying to eat…) would be made into a jam, with its bitter peels. My dad loved the stuff and would always buy a jar for him to eat with toast for breakfast. Continue reading Blood Orange & Grapefruit Marmalade

Mushroom Basil Risotto

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I know people are getting ready to take their partners out, or wanting to impress them with a nice home cooked meal (which I think is much more romantic than going out!).

Enter creamy mushroom risotto. Why not impress the person you’re seeing with this delicious meal. With a glass of wine, and a nice chocolatey dessert, I think your night will be set. Continue reading Mushroom Basil Risotto

Homemade Perogies

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I don’t know about you, but growing up, I loved eating perogies. I would eat them all the time, taking them to school for lunches and the like. My mom would make them really crispy (frozen ones, of course), and added fried onions, chilli flakes (because we liked them spicy), and doused it in ketchup and mayo (I know, not the traditional sour cream); it was SO good. Continue reading Homemade Perogies