Simple Garlic Lentil Soup

Home Made Cooking | Soups 0

There’s nothing better than a nice bowl of fresh soup in the winter (and believe me, we get lots of winter around here), but you know what’s even better? a nice hot bowl of soup made with minimum ingredients, minimum time and maximum pleasure. And that’s exactly what I have here for you.

I came home last week, it was the day before our grocery run day, and the fridge was almost empty. I wanted soup but didn’t have too many veggies on hand so I look at my cupboard and this jar of red lentils is winking at me, saying “hey, pssst, we’re here, were quick, we’re delicious, bring it sista”. So I did. Bring it.

I made lentil soup with one of our favorite ingredients added – garlic. My daughter, who is not a fan of soups (aka “mommy, can I have a chicken nugget instead?”) had 2 whole bowls! OMG! I guess this means the soup passed the highest bar. It was so good, we finished the whole pot and wanted more.

On a different note, we are home today, going through yet another winter storm – can I get spring please? and a bowl of this delicious, healthy, creamy, hot soup? Thanks!

Garlic Lentil Soup

Garlic Lentil Soup

Garlic Lentil Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Soups, Entree, Lentils
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Total time: 
Serves: 4-6 Servings
 
This is an easy, quick, delicious and creamy soup. The garlic gives it a nice kick and not spicy at all. If you need something impressive to serve this might be it.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ Cup Red Lentils
  • 1 Onion - Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Celery Stick - Diced
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2½ Cups Hot Water
  • 5 Fresh Parsley Sprigs - Finely Chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 5 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 1 tsp Paprika (If you have smoked paprika even better)
  • 1-2 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Place the lentils in a colander and wash under running water and set aside.
  2. In a medium-large pot, pour in the olive oil, diced celery and diced onion and saute over medium heat while stirring until onion is translucent.
  3. Add in the lentils and stir all together and then add in the vegetable broth and water and bring to boil.
  4. Add in the chopped parsley and bay leaf and partially cover the pot and cook over low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the lentils soften,
  5. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
  6. Add in the tomato paste, minced garlic, paprika and salt, Stir well and cook for additional 20 minutes in a partially covered pot.
  7. Can be served with Creme Fresh or Sour Cream,

Garlic Lentil Soup

Garlic Lentil Soup

Garlic Lentil Soup

There’s nothing better than a nice bowl of fresh soup in the winter (and believe me, we get lots of winter around here), but you know what’s even better? a nice hot bowl of soup made with minimum ingredients, minimum time and maximum pleasure. And that’s exactly what I have here for you. I came […]

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Chocolate ‘Rolo’ Chia Seeds Pudding – Kids’ New Favorite

Home Made Cooking | Sweets 0

After a couple times of making the Quick Coconut Pineapple Chia Seeds Pudding I decided to upgrade the pudding (kid-wise) and use my favorite ingredient in the whole wide world – chocolate.

Yeah yeah, it’s not so healthy right? but really, the pudding is so healthy that a tiny thing like chocolate won’t get in the way would it?

So I made a whole new pudding using sweetened chocolate milk powder (Nesquik and friends) and put a little surprise on the bottom of each cup – a mini ‘Rolo’ chocolate.

Don’t tell anyone, but other than being really delicious, the rolo is there as bait ;) you see, the kids will have to finish up their whole cup in order to reach the rolo, so the way I see it it’s the holy grail and they are on a mission – will the make it? I bet they will!

This pudding is not only packed yet again with Omega-3, it’s also very filling and delicious – look at that, and adventure and breakfast all in one. Ta-da!

You can of course choose to not use any rolo at all or use an alternative chocolate ‘bait’, everything goes when it comes to chocolate.

 

Quick Chocolate Rolo Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Chocolate Rolo Chia Seeds Pudding

 

Chocolate 'Rolo' Chia Seeds Pudding - Kids' New Favorite
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Chia Seeds, Healthy
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6 servings
 
Another Chia Seeds Pudding, another success. This is super easy, very tasty and quick and will definitely be devoured by the kids - and the adults.
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Coconut (Finely Shredded)
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • A pinch of Salt
  • ¾ Cup Cold Chocolate Milk (made with ¾ cup water and 3 tsp Chocolate Milk Powder)
  • 1½ Cup Coconut Milk (Full Fat - I used the canned one)
  • 5 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 12 mini Rolo Chocolates (and more for decorating on top)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl you mix the Chia Seeds and Coconut together
  2. Add in the coconut milk and cold chocolate milk
  3. Finally, add the maple syrup and stir all together well
  4. Place 2 'rolo' chocolates on the bottom of each cup
  5. Using a ladle or a large spoon, divide into glasses/ containers/ mason jars evenly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving (the more the better)
  6. Once the pudding is set, you can serve with a piece of 'rolo' on top

Quick Chocolate Rolo Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Chocolate Rolo Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Chocolate Rolo Chia Seeds Pudding

After a couple times of making the Quick Coconut Pineapple Chia Seeds Pudding I decided to upgrade the pudding (kid-wise) and use my favorite ingredient in the whole wide world – chocolate. Yeah yeah, it’s not so healthy right? but really, the pudding is so healthy that a tiny thing like chocolate won’t get in […]

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Quick Coconut Pineapple (Piña colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

Home Made Cooking | Sweets 1

I just recently found out about Chia Seeds.

I know, I know, they’ve been trending for a while now, but it was only when I saw a family size pack of organic Chia seeds that I decided to find out what everyone is talking about.

So yeah, they say it’s healthy, but so is sleeping and I don’t get too much of that either…
I started reading about chia and apparently it is an amazing source of Omega-3 and very healthy.

As I was reading more about it I also found out that once you heat the Chia seeds (for example use in baking etc.) the Omega-3 vanishes and the health benefits of it are diminished to almost none.
So now I knew that since I have this family size pack at home, I need to find something to do with it that does not include heating.
Bingo – breakfast/snack for the kids.
Every morning I wrap my head around “what’s for breakfast” before we drive the kids to school, and making a few servings in advance was the jackpot for me. It would save me time and headaches in the morning – win!
So I scrolled around in Pinterest searching for inspiration (don’t you just LOVE Pinterest??) and I did find it – Chia Seeds Pudding.
I decided to make 2 kinds, one would be a Piña colada Pudding and the other a Chocolate Pudding.

The kids loved it, the hubby loved it and I was loving it and the fact that everyone else loved it :)
I made it in 6 small glasses I had but you can definitely make a smaller/ larger serving if you’d like. Mine were about the size of a pudding/ jello cup sold in grocery stores.
This is a great overnight recipe but to be honest, it’ll probably be ready after only 2 hours of refrigerating it. You can also play with the flavors and even better, make it with the kids. My daughter loved helping me make these and choose the flavor :)
These don’t turn out too sweet but they’re great. The kids added a tablespoon of Maple syrup on top and devoured it.
Enjoy and stay healthy!

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Pina Colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Pina Colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Piña colada) Chia Seeds Pudding
Author: 
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy, Chia Seeds
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6 Servings
 
This Chia Seeds Pudding is so easy to make. Uses everyday ingredients and ready in no time. No to mention the health benefits.
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Coconut (Finely Shredded)
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 Can of Canned Pineapple Rings (divided into 3 rings and ¾ cup of the pineapple syrup/ juice)
  • 1 ¾ Cup Coconut Milk (Full Fat - I used the canned one)
  • 4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl you mix the Chia Seeds and Coconut together
  2. Add in the coconut milk and pineapple juice/syrup
  3. Cut the pineapple rings into small pieces and add into the bowl
  4. Finally, add the maple syrup and stir all together well
  5. Using a ladle or a large spoon, divide into glasses/ containers/ mason jars evenly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving (the more the better)
Notes
**This will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days**

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Pina Colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Pina Colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

 

 *Adapted from The Healthy Foodie

 

 

 

Quick Coconut Pineapple (Pina Colada) Chia Seeds Pudding

I just recently found out about Chia Seeds. I know, I know, they’ve been trending for a while now, but it was only when I saw a family size pack of organic Chia seeds that I decided to find out what everyone is talking about. So yeah, they say it’s healthy, but so is sleeping and […]

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Whole Wheat Maple Challah – AKA The Canadian Braid

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I love yeast dough! I really do. I’m not sure why but I think it’s the fact that it kinda “gives back” what you put into it. Am I making sense? didn’t think so.

You see, yeast dough required patience and knowing which ingredients work together well and which don’t. And when you add the right ingredients in the right order and give the dough the time it needs – you’re fail proof.

Anyways, enough with my weird mumbling right? I’m here to let you all know that I made a Canadian Braid! I decided to name it that because obviously it has Maple in it, and also, because I like it :)

It’s Friday today and usually when I have the time and the muse, I make Challah bread for our Friday dinner. I usually just use sugar in the dough but this time I decided to upgrade with a bit of maple. So there’s maple inside and outside. Yumm.

A few tips before you give this a try though:

1) Since this is made of Whole Wheat flour, please make sure you knead the dough (using your hands or dough hook) a bit longer than usual. It’ll give it more softness and fluffiness once it’s baked.

2) Be patient. Whole Wheat takes a bit longer to rise. So go read a book or something while the dough rises :)

3) This dough turns out non tacky at all, but if it does for you from some reason (maybe the flour you’re using or room temperature) just rub your hands with a bit of oil and remove the dough from the hook with oily hands and then pat it with the oil as you place it in a bowl to let it rise. If you add more flour you might end up having a dry challah.

I think this is all. And now, the recipe.

 

Whole Wheat Maple Challah with MAple Glaze

Whole Wheat MAple Challah with MAple Glaze

 

Whole Wheat Maple Challah - AKA The Canadian Braid
Author: 
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Jewish, Canadian, Challah
 
This challah is sweet, soft and just delicious. Made with whole wheat flour but tastes so much better that just any other whole wheat challah. It has a sweet after taste and of course a fantastic smell.
Ingredients
  • 500 gr Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil (not olive oil)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
For the Glaze:
  • 4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Lukewarm Water
Instructions
  1. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, maple, oil and salt in a stand mixer bowl (or large mixing bowl if doing by hand).
  2. Add in ½ cup lukewarm water and using your dough hook, start mixing on low speed.
  3. Once it starts incorporating, gradually add in the remaining ½ cup water white mixing.
  4. Now increase the mixing speed by just a bit and let the mixer do its thing. Mix for about 4 minutes.
  5. The dough should now be fully incorporated, separated from the bowl and wrapped around the dough hook.
  6. Remove the dough from the hook and knead by hand a few times.
  7. Shape as ball and place back in the bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  8. Let the dough rest and rise until it doubles its size (about 1 hour).
  9. After the dough had doubled its size, remove it from the bowl and divide into the the number of strands you'd like to make your challah with (I made it with 4 so divided the dough into 4 pieces).
  10. Roll each piece of dough into a strand. Pinch all strands together before shaping (you don't want the braid to open while baking).
  11. Once done shaping, place the braided challah on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel and set a side.
  12. Let the challah rest and rise again. This should take about 40 minutes now.
  13. Preheat oven to 190C (375F) and after 40 minutes, remove the towel and gently place the challah in the oven for baking.
  14. Bake 20 minutes until it's nice and brown.
  15. While the challah is in the over prepare the glaze by simply placing the maple syrup and water in a small saucepan and heating on medium heat while stirring, until it start to boil. Remove from heat immediately.
  16. After 20 minutes, remove the challah from the oven (you'll know it's ready if when you tap on it you hear a hollow sound) and immediately brush with the maple glaze (while the challah is still hot).
  17. Let the challah cool completely & enjoy.

Whole Wheat Maple Challah with MAple Glaze

Whole Wheat Maple Challah with MAple Glaze

I love yeast dough! I really do. I’m not sure why but I think it’s the fact that it kinda “gives back” what you put into it. Am I making sense? didn’t think so. You see, yeast dough required patience and knowing which ingredients work together well and which don’t. And when you add the […]

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Brown Rice Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars – Bonus: A Special Ingredient

Cakes and Cookies | Sweets 0

You know what they say “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but is it? Well, I’m not an expert but if you ask me, there are quite a few benefits to having breakfast.

Breakfast is an important factor, especially for a growing body like children and adolescences.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts and cookies) will give you an improved concentration and performance in the classroom or at work, more strength and endurance to engage in physical activity and will even lower your cholesterol levels

Now, I’m no saint so I’ll admit, I don’t eat breakfast, and yes, I know it’s bad for me, but it’s just too busy in the morning and all I really want is my coffee. But if breakfast is going to be served (meaning, I won’t have to make it – on a weekday that is) I’ll take it! Oh I’ll embrace it for sure.

Being a mom, I can skip breakfast but if there’s something I don’t do, is make my kids skip breakfast. They have their healthy breakfast every day before we drive them to school. Whether it’s oatmeal, whole grain cereals, a health packed pudding or bread with a healthy topping; they’re getting their breakfast on!

A while ago I connected with “The Grocery Foundation” through “Food Bloggers of Canada”, and as I read about the foundation more and explored their contributions and campaigns, we clicked.

You see, this is a foundation that for the past 35 years had taken upon it, to make the lives of children better. How better you ask? They make sure that children that come from challenged families or communities are fed with nutritious foods and a healthy breakfast.

How do they do that? Simply by raising money to help fund nutritious breakfasts and snacks to children in various programs including school nutrition programs.

So anyways, when I heard that In Canada, 1 in 7 children start the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious foods, I knew I wanted to be a part of the campaign. So no, I’m not going to (unfortunately) feed all those children (wish I could), but what I can do is promote awareness to the foundation’s “Toonie for Tummies” campaign (that will feed them) which only asks for a donation of a toonie ($2) – yes, that’s enough, imagine that.

Another thing I think I can do is make sure that all your kids (and you guys) are eating healthy and nutritious food. So I decided to share my newest recipe for No Bake Brown Rice and Sesame Healthy Energy Bar.

This one is packed with goodness, it has brown rice, flax seed (great for your stomach and a wonderful source of Omega 3), sesame, honey, and the bonus special ingredient – tahini; need I say more? And it requires no baking you guys! It’s ready in minutes and after it sits in the fridge for 2 hours you’re good to go!

My kids loved it! Heck, everyone loved it! And it’s a super great addition for the lunchboxes.

Breakfast is important and so is the content of your lunchbox! Make sure it’s a good one!

Brown Rice, Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars

 

Brown Rice, Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars

Brown Rice Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars - Bonus: A Special Ingredient
Author: 
Recipe type: Energy Bar
Cuisine: Healthy Cooking, Health Bar
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20 mid size bars
 
These are wholesome, nutritious and just plain delicious. With the tahini and coconut in them they make the perfect energy bar to have as breakfast or put in your lunchbox. And it's so easy to make too.
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups Puffed Brown Rice (Unsweetened) - You can also use rice krispies
  • ½ Cup Sesame Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Whole Flax Seeds
  • ½ Cup Roasted Coconut Chips
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil (liquid) or Canola Oil
  • ¼ Cup Raw Tahini (not the prepared spread)
  • ⅛ Cup Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix the puffed rice, sesame, flax and coconut.
  2. In a small saucepan, place the honey, coconut, tahini and sugar and mix over low heat until you get an even batter (it should be smooth – don’t heat too much so you don’t burn the tahini).
  3. Remove from heat once smooth and add to the sesame mix and using a large/ wooden spoon, fold everything together evenly, until it’s all covered with the tahini batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a 6”X12” baking pan covered with parchment paper (I lightly grease the paper to allow easy removal later on) and flatten using your hands or by placing a sheet of parchment paper on top and tightening the batter with your hands or by rolling a glass on the paper.
  5. Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours, remove and turn over onto a board. Cut desired size using a sharp knife (but not too small or it’ll crumble).
  7. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Brown Rice, Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars

*The fund raising campaign will be taking place in various participating retailers across Ontario and Atlantic Canada from February 5-19 – Just check out their page.

 

Brown Rice, Sesame & Coconut Energy Bars

You know what they say “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but is it? Well, I’m not an expert but if you ask me, there are quite a few benefits to having breakfast. Breakfast is an important factor, especially for a growing body like children and adolescences. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast […]

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Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars

Baked Goodies | Home Made Cooking 0

We’ve never celebrated thanksgiving with a turkey. I mean, we did have nice lunch/dinner with friends, celebrating thanksgiving and being grateful for what we all have, but I must admit that turkey was never a part of the feast.

Well luckily, this year good friends of ours volunteered to bring the turkey so we did have one giant delicious bird on the table.

I’ve never made turkey myself, I just know that it takes a very long time to cook in the oven, so I don’t have any tips for making the turkey, but what I do have to share is a leftover recipe.

Don’t you just love it when you end up having leftovers that are not just good for a meal the day/s after but it’s also something you can transform into something else? I love it.

So we had lots of turkey leftovers and I had to to make something from them so I combined it with other leftovers I had in the fridge which were Phyllo pastry sheets.

I made these yummy turkey “cigars” in the oven, no deep frying, and served with broccoli and salad. A leftover feast on its own.

 

Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars

Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars

 

Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars
Author: 
Recipe type: Appetizer, Turkey
 
These pastry cigars are a good solution for a quick dinner, lunch, appetizer and even a lunchbox new favorite. You can use your thanksgiving leftovers like a pro.
Ingredients
  • 6-8 Phyllo Pastry Sheets
  • 2 Cups Chopped Turkey Leftovers (cooked)
  • ½ Carrot
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ⅛ tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheese (Optional)
  • Vegetable Oil - For Brushing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and layer a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place the turkey, carrot, salt and cumin in a food processor and process until finely shred.
  3. Pour the mix into a bowl and add in the egg (and cheese if you’re using any) and mix using a fork or spoon until egg is fully incorporated.
  4. Spread one sheet of Phyllo Pastry on your working surface and brush with some oil and place another pastry sheet on top of it.
  5. Now that you have 2 sheets of pastry on top of each other with oil in between, divide your double layered pastry sheet into 4 strips (using the shorter side, so don't use the length of the sheet but the width) and divide each strip into two equal rectangles.
  6. Scoop one tablespoon of turkey mix a time, and form a small log/roll between your hands and place it 1 cm or ½ inch away from each rectangle edge.
  7. Fold the two rectangle edges over the turkey filling, the fold should be about ½ cm on each side, and then roll lengthwise to form a cigar/roll (instructions in photos below).
  8. Brush the cigar’s edge with a bit of oil right before rolling it all the way (this will help keep it closed while baking - like glue) and place the cigars on your baking sheet with the seam facing down (so the seam will be the bottom).
  9. Brush each cigar with oil before baking and bake for 15-17 minutes until cigars are brown.

 

instructions for phyllo pastry cigars

Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars

Turkey Filled Phyllo Pastry Cigars

We’ve never celebrated thanksgiving with a turkey. I mean, we did have nice lunch/dinner with friends, celebrating thanksgiving and being grateful for what we all have, but I must admit that turkey was never a part of the feast. Well luckily, this year good friends of ours volunteered to bring the turkey so we did […]

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My First Recipe E-Booklet

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Although I have a cooking blog, I am an old fashioned girl when it comes to recipes. I would choose a cookbook over a webpage any day!
There’s something about books that makes it more fun and personal to read the recipe from. I personally find that it is so much more relaxing and hobby-like when I browse through a book than when I browse through a website.
Sitting with my daughter looking through recipes for example, is so much more fun and so much less distracting when we review recipes in books.
I would also take up a sticky note over a note in my outlook calendar any day, so maybe I’m just weird like that :)
Up until a few months ago I used to keep my recipes in an old tin box, but then I decided to get tidy and placed all my old recipes in an album. I just took an old photo album and instead of photos, placed recipes in the pockets. This way I can browse through and be reminded of so many different recipes.
And you know what else is fun in a cookbook? The fact that it is so much more inspiring.
Inspiring how, you ask? Well, while you go through the colorful pages you always get a new idea, a new food combination. Maybe if you change this ingredient into that ingredient it would taste better? Or maybe if you bake instead of fry, it would be healthier? So many ideas and all from just browsing a book. I find it inspiring and sometimes I even buy cooking magazines just for the inspiration of it.
But why am I mumbling about all this? Well, I thought about it and decided to make my readers’ lives easier, so I went ahead and created a PDF booklet of  my recipes here on the blog. A booklet that will have my recipes and enable you to spend some fun time browsing through them all, whether during your personal quality time, when you look for inspiration, ideas or just sit down with your loved ones to pick a recipe to make for supper. Although this is not a book per say, I wish it was, it is something you can flip the pages on your iPad, PC or even print and have an actual paper copy to flip pages.

I think that this will make your life easier and I think that having a printed edition of my blog is awesome! But hey…I believe I’m biased :)
So I’m happy and proud to say, that a printed PDF version of my blog recipes is now available for download (and will definitely cost you less than a cookbook) . What are you waiting for? This E-Booklet is s a keeper!

 

Maya's Kitchen E-Booklet

 

The Process Of Purchasing:

1) Below you will see a “Purcahse“ button. Click it. It will now be changed to “Checkout” button; Click it.

2) Next you will be transfered to a page that will allow you to review your purchase. Fill in your email and name (don’t worry, it’s  just    for my records!) and click “Purchase”.

3) You will next be redirected to a PayPal page. If you have a PayPal account all you need to do is login and complete the purchase using your account. If you don’t have an account, you can click the “Don’t Have PayPal Account” option right under the login option, and complete the purchse by entering your payment method and billing information (credit card).

4) Once the payment is completed, you will be redirected back to the blog, where you will now be able to download the file for your newly purchased PDF E-Booklet. Here is what you’ll see and where to click to download the PDF you click the line I circled below):

Purchase Confirmation_downloadYou will also be getting an email confirmation to your email with a link where you can download the file from.

 

If you have any problems with your download, or with the purchase process please feel free to contact me (contact@mayaskitchen.ca), and I will do what I can to assist as soon as possible.

Maya's Kitchen E-Booklet

Although I have a cooking blog, I am an old fashioned girl when it comes to recipes. I would choose a cookbook over a webpage any day! There’s something about books that makes it more fun and personal to read the recipe from. I personally find that it is so much more relaxing and hobby-like […]

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Feta And Cheese Savory Waffles – Whole Wheat Goodness

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I was tired of serving sweet waffles. Not that we don’t all like them, because we most definitely do, but it was brunch time and I felt like a dish that’s somewhere in between lunch and breakfast is in order. Not timewise, content wise.

I open the fridge -no inspiration, I look on the counter – none there either, but then I open the cupboard and see my waffle maker and I know what’s about to be made – savory waffles, and I’m going to put an egg on it.

This recipe is really easy and doesn’t require a mixer, it is all mixed by hand and the ingredients are something you surely have on hand. You can omit the pesto or one of the cheese kinds is you don’t have both. You can also add your favorite spices and herbs, I assure you it’ll be just as good or even better.

I made these and served with heated pasta sauce I had in the fridge and a sunny side up on top. It was delish!

Once you make these you’ll know you now have your new go-to brunch or maybe even supper recipe – it’s just that good.

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

Feta And Cheese Savory Waffles - Whole Wheat Goodness
Author: 
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Waffles
Serves: 4 Waffles
 
Savory waffles made with whole wheat flour, cheese and spices, toped with egg and sauce, and there you have it - impressive brunch in no time!
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar/ Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1 tsp Pesto (Optional)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together until combined.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until everything is fully combined and incorporated into smooth thick batter (It’ll be very thick, don’t be alarmed).
  3. Preheat your waffle maker and once it’s ready to use, pour in ⅓ cup batter (or the amount recommended to be used in your waffle maker - depending on its size and instruction book) and close it.
  4. Let the waffle bake for about 3-4 minutes and once it’s ready, remove to an oven rack to avoid sogginess.
  5. A serving suggestion is to cover it with your favorite sauce (like pizza sauce or pesto sauce or even mushroom sauce) and top with a sunny side up egg.

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

 

Cheese and feta waffles

I was tired of serving sweet waffles. Not that we don’t all like them, because we most definitely do, but it was brunch time and I felt like a dish that’s somewhere in between lunch and breakfast is in order. Not timewise, content wise. I open the fridge -no inspiration, I look on the counter […]

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