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Lara’s Vanilla Birthday Cake

Lara’s Vanilla Birthday Cake

It might not look fancy, (cake decorating is not my forte), but this vanilla birthday cake is luscious and incredibly delicious. I find purchased baked goods to be far too sweet for my liking, and  wanted to make a cake of medium density, mellow sweetness and true vanilla flavour. You can make this cake as a snack or dress it up with vanilla or chocolate icing and seasonal fruits for a fancy dessert. What better occasion to put a … Read entire article »

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Lara’s Post Workout Recovery Shake

Lara’s Post Workout Recovery Shake

We all appreciate a reward after a tough workout. Whether you’ve left it all at the gym today, or enjoyed a moderate, easier pace; what you eat before and after your workouts has a significant impact on muscle recovery and on your performance next session. These vanilla recovery shakes are smooth and creamy, and an absolutely delicious way to repay your body for all that hard work.  Ingredients: (makes 2 shakes) 4 ice cubes, 2 C milk, … Read entire article »

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Salmon Fit For A King

Salmon Fit For A King

Ever since I created this dish, my husband insists on having it once a week!   It is an explosion of flavour. I like to get fresh salmon from my fave fish monger, but in a pinch you can use frozen fish. Serves 4     Ingredients: 4 portions boneless fresh salmon 4 T olive oil 2 T fresh ginger, minced 2 T fresh garlic, minced 1 T dried parsley 1 generous handful grape tomatoes, whole 1/2 a small red onion, minced ½ C (Kellogg’s) cornflake crumbs, for coating … Read entire article »

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