Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Four Cheese Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Four Cheese Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms make a fast and filling vegetarian main course hot off the grill or turn this recipe into an appetizer by using cremini mushrooms.

Serves: 4
Tip: Use cremini mushrooms and serve as appetizers.
  • 1 4-oz package Idahoan® Four Cheese Flavored Mashed Potatoes
  • 2-4 large portobello mushrooms
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup cheddar, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp bell pepper, diced and lightly sautéed
  • 2 Tbsp scallions, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or grill to 400°F.
  2. Clean the mushrooms and rub with oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on a foil lined baking tray.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes until tender. Or if grilling, turn mushrooms once or twice while cooking on the grill until tender.
  5. While mushrooms are cooking, prepare Idahoan Four Cheese Mashed Potatoes according to package instructions.
  6. Fold in the cheddar cheese and the peppers.
  7. When mushrooms are cooked, sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper and stuff with the mashed potatoes.
  8. Top with the scallions and serve hot.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

6 Homemade Face Masks to Remove Dead Cells And Look Younger

Homemade face masks are used to clean the skin naturally and they have long been part of beauty regimens, you may already know about how toxic for your skin a chemical treatment can be, that’s why there are many natural options with various ingredients for every type of skin. So here we give you 6 homemade face mask to remove dead cells and look younger.

Clay face mask
Clay is an excellent absorbing agent; it helps in removing the sebum, dead skin and dirt so that your skin looks clean, soft and youthful.

Peel off homemade face mask

Gel based mask that removes dead cells from the top layer of the skin, leaving behind fresh and youthful skin. Peel off masks brighten up a dull complexion, you can use oatmeal, which is rich in vitamin B and E

Moisturizing homemade face mask for normal skin

Mash half avocado, pear, and add one teaspoon of sunflower oil. Apply and leave on for ten minutes then wash it off with warm water.

Anti-aging homemade face mask for wrinkled skin

Take two tablespoons of oatmeal with a half cup of milk and cook gently until it becomes soft, stir with two teaspoons of olive oil. Let it cool, apply it to face and leave it for twenty to twenty five minutes and wash off with warm water.

Oily skin homemade face mask
Beat one egg white until it becomes thick and mix one teaspoon of honey, then add one teaspoon of lemon juice and apply gently to face and leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with warm water.

Dry skin homemade face mask
Beat one egg white until it becomes thick and add one teaspoon of honey and sunflower oil, apply to face, leave for twenty minutes and wash off with warm water.


100% Canadian milk products are full of sweet memories


1/3 cup (80 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup (60 mL) Molasses
1 egg
2 tbsp (30 mL) milk
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour
2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cloves
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda

Decorations:Icing, candies, sprinkles, etc.http://www.dairygoodness.ca/recipes/gingerbread-butter-cookies

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide items

 Eliminate stress this holiday season with bakeware and cookware that helps ensure that your festive desserts and entrees are a big hit with family and friends.

Award-winning PUSHPAN® is a unique non-stick cake pan with a removable bottom — the next evolution of the springform pan. It is the only cake pan that is completely watertight and leak-proof. 

The integrated silicone seal on its loose base guarantees that every cake, cheesecake and quiche is released from the pan with perfection, creating perfect presentations every time. 

“Made from heavy gage steel, PUSHPAN offers even heat distribution and require no paper lining,” says Richard Gould, president, Pangea Sales.  “Three different sizes are available and once you have tried a PUSHPAN you will never go back to regular bakeware.”

PUSHPAN pricing starts at $19.95 for an 8-inch PushPan and extends to $24.95 for the 9 ½ inch.

In addition to quality bakeware products, serious cooks should also consider updating their cookware. Made in Germany, new WOLL Diamond Plus cookware has set a higher standard in non-stick cooking performance, due to better heat conductivity and a longer lasting, diamond-coated, non-stick surface.

 “Woll Diamond Plus cookware is far superior to other non-stick cookware products,” says Gould. “It is made of pressure cast aluminum and is dishwasher safe and metal utensil friendly.”

Woll Diamond Plus cookware is available in open stock or a 7-piece sets and prices range from $100.00 to $275.00

Pangea Sales is the Canadian distributor of both PUSHPAN and WOLL Diamond Plus Cookware.  For more information and to purchase these products 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Save On Your Renos

There's no denying that home renovations can increase the value of your home. According to the Canadian Home Renovation Survey a kitchen or bathroom renovation can be expected to nearly double the amount you invest. $10,000 spent will increase your home's value by $17,500 - $20,000. To look at another example, for every $1.00 you spend to paint, inside or out, expect to get $1.50 - $2.00 back.

Renovation and Home Purchase Report (CMHC 2012)


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Harvest Garlic: Kale, Potato & White Bean Soup

Simple yet delicious, this soup is great served with a warm, toasty whole-grain bread or rolls and a hungry appetite. SERVES 4 to 6
Harvest garlic 1

• 1 pound turkey or chicken sausage, sliced
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
• 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 4 cups chicken stock or broth
• 3 cups chopped red potatoes (cut into 1-inch cubes)
• 1 cup chopped carrots
• 1 cup chopped celery stalk with leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 8 cups (packed) coarsely chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed
• 1/2 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
• 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)
1. Brown sausage 3 to 5 minutes in large pot or Dutch oven. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, or until onions are limp. Drain any excess fat from pot.
2. Add chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, celery and thyme. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered for 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are near tender. Add kale, rosemary and white beans. Cook 5 minutes more, or until carrots and potatoes are tender.
3. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.  

Contributing Editor Kris Wetherbee tends her herbs in western Oregon. 

Read more: http://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/harvest-garlic-kale-potato-white-bean-soup.aspx#ixzz2hw8pwVi

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pureology Canada - 21 Benefits

 Naturally derived fennel seed extract combined with proprietary AntiFade Complex to deliver the highest level of daily colour protection.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mother Earth Living

Does cool weather have you thinking soup? Then check out our collection of more than 30 hearty soup and stew recipes: http://bit.ly/WAaxOZ