Rhubarb Raisin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

I love rhubarb.  We have always grown rhubarb in my back yard, and every spring/summer, we pick, chop and freeze as much as we can so that we can eat it throughout the year!  A long time ago, my mom went on a cruise to Alaska for a week or so.  Since my dad isn’t much of a dessert chef, we would have warm rhubarb and raisins with a bit of ice cream for dessert every night she was away.  As you can imagine, I totally got sick of eating it and don’t think I have had it since!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the taste of rhubarb and raisins, but I hate eating the same thing more than 2 nights in a row… What can I say, I like variety!

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Sunshine Sips: Cocktail Recipe Roundup

It’s been a while since we’ve done a recipe round-up for drinks and I think its about time we had another one! With the warmer weather upon us here on the West coast I have been madly craving some cold refreshing cocktails. Luckily we have posted many here on ELP and so when I am feeling the need for one I look no further than our own blog for ideas. I thought it would be a good idea if we had them all together in one place. So here are some cocktails perfect for warmer weather.

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Fresh Whiskey Sour

Happy Friday!!  What better way to celebrate than with an adorable cocktail!  It`s been a very warm and sunny week here in Vancouver.  Temperatures have reached around 25 degrees Celsius the past few days, crazy right?! But hey I am not complaining, and instead celebrating with a refreshing cocktail!  As I’ve said before, I love sour! Lemons, limes, grapefruit,  you name it, I’ll eat it 🙂 Plus what screams summer better than fresh lemon aid!   I not only enjoy putting these sour fruits in desserts (as seen in my Lemon Chia Seed Muffins, or my Tequila Lime Ice Cream) but also in my drinks!  I’m a real Canadian girl and definitely love my whiskey and beer.  It was only natural for me to make a fresh whiskey sour to combine my love of sour with my love of whiskey!

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Meatless Monday: Recipe Roundup

As a pseudo vegetarian I actually find making a vegetarian meal much simpler than one with meat in it.  I know however that this is not the same for a lot of people who grew up eating meat in every meal.  This is why I have pulled together some of our vegetarian dishes (we’ve actually done quite a few I’ve realized) to give you some ideas for what you can make if you have meatless Mondays!  It’s not for everyone, but you can definitely get all of the nutrients your body requires from a vegetarian diet.  I am definitely not trying to be preachy because I DO eat meat from time to time, but I do want to stress that vegetarian meals can be as interesting and filling as those with meat in them!

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