Banana Beer Bread

Banana Beer Bread

I love banana bread and I think you all know by now that I love beer; so it seemed like a no-brainer to me to make a banana beer bread! This recipe for banana beer bread turned out to be so moist, fluffy and held a lot of both nutty and banana flavours! You can use any beer you might have on hand, but I would suggest a brown ale because they tend to be nutty, malty and loaded with…

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Peanut Butter Protein Bars ~ Cookbook Review & Giveaway!

Peanut Butter Protein Bars ~ Cookbook Review & Giveaway!

I have an exciting opportunity to review a new cookbook! If you know anything about me, you know I have a slight addiction to cookbooks! The purpose of this cookbook – It All Begins With Food – is a little different than the cookbooks I am used to. Leah Garrad-Cole, from Love Child Organics, writes this book for parents who want to feed their children a nutrient dense diet full of clean and whole foods. So I am writing this…

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Purple Cabbage Slaw ~ Summer Side

Purple Cabbage Slaw ~ Summer Side

You first saw a glimpse of this purple cabbage slaw in the Chipotle Salmon with Avocado, Apple, Yam Salsa post as it was my side dish for that meal. I was inspired to make this purple cabbage slaw from one of my Thug Kitchen cookbooks. First, I must mention that if you don’t have a Thug Kitchen cookbook, you need one. They are all about vegetarian cooking and they aren’t afraid to drop F bombs throughout the book. I love…

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Summer in Peru: A Pisco Cocktail

Summer in Peru: A Pisco Cocktail

When we went to Peru in November of 2016 we fell in love with Pisco. Pisco sours to be specific, but I wanted to find a way to make another drink other than Pisco sours, and that’s where this Summer in Peru cocktail comes in! If you haven’t heard of Pisco before, it’s a fortified wine that is 40% alcohol, made in Peru or Chile. There’s a little debate between the two countries of who founded Pisco first. Peru says…

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Chipotle Salmon with Avocado, Apple, Yam Salsa

Chipotle Salmon with Avocado, Apple, Yam Salsa

One of my favourite things about the liquor stores in British Columbia, besides the awesome craft beer selection, is that you can pick up a seasonal magazine called Taste. It’s full of wine, spirits and beer reviews; and tonnes of recipes as well! That’s where I found the inspiration for this chipotle salmon with avocado, apple, yam salsa recipe. I didn’t change their recipe too much; I used avocado oil instead of olive oil; parsley instead of cilantro; an Ambrosia…

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Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns with Dried Berries

Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns with Dried Berries

First off I have to admit I have never had a hot cross bun before, and I am not sure why?! They are bready, and I like bready things; and they also have a lot of flavour with all the spices added, and I love spice! So since it’s Easter, I have been seeing a lot of hot cross bun recipes floating around the web, and as I checked them out, I realized I needed to make them! I changed…

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Tropical Ale Vinaigrette

Tropical Ale Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrettes for salads are not uncommon in my house. Often I will mix a vinegar with an oil, some herbs and spice and throw it on the salad of the day and it always tastes exceptional! When my friend gave me a six pack of Dead Frog’s Tropic Vice, Tropical Fruit Ale, I decided to try it in a vinaigrette; a tropical ale vinaigrette! 

Citrus Spring Recipe Round-up!

Citrus Spring Recipe Round-up!

I posted a round-up of everything I have for rhubarb right on the first day of Spring and it was such a hit, I decided to continue on with this Spring theme and share everything citrus! These citrus Spring recipes are not just from Chews and Brews, but also from amazing food bloggers that I network with on social media all the time. I highly recommend you click on their blog links and check out some of their amazing work! Let’s…

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