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Everything Bagel Spread

Everything Bagel Spread

When I think about an everything bagel, poppy seeds, onion and garlic flavours come to mind. I thought it would be pretty cool to have a plain mini bagel with a light cream cheese spread made up of everything that goes onto an everything bagel, plus more – an everything bagel spread! 

You could keep this recipe simple by just using onion flakes, minced garlic and poppy seeds, or follow the recipe for more flavours! I went with the typical poppy seeds, dried onion flakes, minced garlic, and then added in black and white sesame seeds, caraway seeds and nigella seeds. All of the flavours go together so well, I couldn’t stop at one bagel… I had about three… or maybe it was four….who’s counting really? So good! Have a mini bagel with everything bagel spread for breakfast or as a snack! Lighten it up with fat free cream cheese or make it decadent and rich with the full fat version. As always, you choice! 

everything bagel spread

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Fabulous Fall Foods

Fabulous Fall Foods

Surprise post! I hadn’t planned on posting anything until I am back from my trip to Peru (less than 20 days away now!) but I got inspired by all the other food bloggers out there posting all their fabulous fall foods! Since my last post of lime basil no churn ice cream, I have been very busy. I’ve recreated some recipes to make a couple posts better – such as the garlicky Guinness glazed chicken sandwich (soooo good!) and the herb and spiced meatballs sautéed with navy beans (also amazing!). Also I cleaned up a few old posts, leaving the recipes the same, but adding better edited photos and pins. I clearly have learned a lot since starting this little hobby of mine. Lastly, I revamped the look of Chews and Brews – what do you think?! Better, worse, didn’t notice a difference? 

While doing all of these updates I have been consistently pinning, probably my most active social media outlet, and I keep finding fabulous fall foods from everyone, which is why I decided to create this surprise, unplanned post of all my own fabulous fall foods! I hope you are enjoying your fall; I know for me, I didn’t really have one. It’s already snowed here…twice… with dumps big enough to say it’s sticking around. So that means a good solid five to six months of the white winter land… best way to embrace it is with some amazing food, such as these recipes. Enjoy! 

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Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patties

Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patties

What is your favourite meal of the day? Mine is easily breakfast. But it has to be a savoury breakfast. None of the sweet syrups, sugary berries or whipped cream for me! I want salty, fatty bacon and sausages and creamy egg yolks please! However, if I ate the way I really wanted all the time, I would be having some weight problems, so to lighten up my savoury breakfast craving, I made these chicken breakfast sausage patties! They are lower in fat since I am using ground chicken, opposed to the typical ground pork. As well they have lots of savoury herbs and spices in them with just a touch of brown sugar sweetness. Pair these up with some perfectly fried eggs or throw them onto an egg sandwich with whole wheat English muffins! Whatever way you have it, I am sure you will enjoy these lightened up chicken breakfast sausage patties! 

Chicken Breakfast Sausage

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Cardamom Apricot Muffins

Cardamom Apricot Muffins

Mmmmore mmmuffins!? Yup I am posting yet another muffin recipe! If you read my blog regularly, you know by now that I a) like cooking and baking with Greek yogurt, b) love spices especially those from Silk Road and c) am not really in love with baking but love muffins! This is why it seems appropriate to post a recipe on cardamom apricot muffins where I use Silk Road spices and Greek yogurt. 

I have a lot of favourite spices, but cardamom is in the top ten for me. I just love the smell and flavour and when I bought green cardamom from Silk Road I searched for a way to use it immediately. I saw a few recipes for cinnamon apricot muffins so I wondered how cardamom would fit with apricots. I pulled out my favourite reference manual, the Flavour Bible, and found right away that cardamom indeed goes with apricots. 

Next step was to find another muffin recipe, instead of just recycling one my blueberry or rhubarb muffin recipes. The Kitchn had a quick and tender whole wheat muffin recipe that I tweaked a little to make these cardamom apricot muffins my own. 

Cardamom Apricot Muffins

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How to Make Your Steak and Eggs Breakfast Amazing

How to Make Your Steak and Eggs Breakfast Amazing

Steak and eggs for breakfast is something I don’t have a lot of because I stick to my daily breakfast sandwich. And usually we have steak and eggs when we are using up left over steak from the night before and honestly in this household, that is a rarity. That is, we rarely have leftover steak! To make this recipe happen I had to plan accordingly. I had to buy a steak specifically for breakfast and make sure we didn’t eat it before! A challenge I was willing to accept and glad I did; this breakfast was awesome! 

I love opportunities where I get to use my cast iron skillet. Often it is when we are camping, but sometimes I get to pull it out indoors, like for the skillet eggs and hash to go with my breakfast steak!

Steak and Eggs

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Southern Food Cooking – 70 Recipes!

Southern Food Cooking – 70 Recipes!

Tomorrow, January 22nd, is National Southern Food Cooking day and it only seemed proper to pull together a round up of the tastiest southern food cooking there is out there! As a Canadian, living in one of the most Northern major cities of the country, my experience with southern food cooking is limited. However, in August of 2015 my husband and I went to New Orleans, Louisiana where I had my first taste of the south and we fell in love immediately.

(My trip in full detail can be read in NOLA Part 1, NOLA Part 2 and NOLA Part 3)

As soon as we got home I started practicing and making some of the recipes we had during our visit. This round-up includes those recipes along with many MANY others from all my food blogger friends! Grab yourself a cafe du lait, sit back, and enjoy!

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How to Make a Frittata!

How to Make a Frittata!

Sometimes my fridge needs a good cleaning and when I need to get rid of a good portion of produce, cheeses or meat, I will make a frittata! A frittata is an egg based dish that is similar to a crustless quiche. It is a really good way to clean out the fridge and not waste!

Below is my recipe that can be anyone’s recipe depending on what you have in your fridge. As long as you have some vegetables, some meat and cheese and eggs, you are pretty much set to make a delicious frittata! Or go vegetarian and skip the meat and add more veggies! That’s what I love about frittata’s; they are easy to make, they clean out your fridge and every one I have made tastes different. 

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Easy Greek Yogurt Rhubarb Muffins

Easy Greek Yogurt Rhubarb Muffins

Ah rhubarb. It grows like a weed. Maybe it is a weed; I am not sure!??

I have made an Alberta Rhubarb Cake previously that turned out amazing, so I figured I would work with the ingredient again to try out some rhubarb muffins. 

My mom’s rhubarb plant (bush?) supplies both hers and my rhubarb summer needs. I am always looking for new ideas to use it and was in the mood to bake (weird, I know). As I mentioned in my previous Lemon Poppyseed Loaf post, I don’t consider myself much of a baker; it’s not my favourite thing to do because you can’t really play around with the recipe much. It’s a science. Also, I am not a huge fan of sweets or desserts; I prefer the salty and fatty foods, really. But Greek yogurt rhubarb muffins with a sweet-and-spicy, crispy brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger topping, sounds like a perfect snack for camping (which was where I was headed when I made these!) or a quick breakfast! 

Rhubarb Muffins

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