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Spiced Chai

by Destini on November 25, 2013

I don’t know about any of you, but when it starts getting cold, my latte consumption increases a lot and my bank account feels the pain. I don’t have a frother or anything fancy when it comes to making a latte at home, so when Silk showed me this recipe, well let’s just say that my bank account was rejoicing.

This spiced chai drink contains everything in it that I love about the changing seasons…minus of course the snow…it doesn’t include that 🙂 It is super easy and your tummy will love it. So go get a comfy sweater and fuzzy socks…we’re about to enjoy this drink in the comfort of our own home.

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Ingredients: Yields 1

  • 1 cup Silk soy, almond or coconut beverage, any flavour except the chocolate.
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1-2 T honey or agave, to taste
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/8 t cardamom
  • 1/8 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 t ginger
  • pinch of cloves

Directions: Place all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.

Remove tea bag and return to heat just until warm.

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Silk suggests that for a more spirited drink, add 1oz Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey’s. ( I tried this, and it hit home)

Let these aromas fill the house, grab a book, put on a good movie or make a big batch and serve for company!

This post was Sponsored by Silk Canada, check out more amazing recipes from Silk here

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Skinny Pumpkin Latte

by Destini on October 2, 2012

A few weeks ago I was in the USA doing some shopping (This girl loves LOVES Target), the weather was warm, but October was coming and us foodies know what that means ….. PUMPKIN!! I may or may not have bought pumpkin everything. And this makes me extremely excited. One of the things I did get was a Sugar Free Archer Farms Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Syrup. I also got pumpkin spiced coffee, but I didn’t use if for t his recipe below. Every fall I look forward to Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. The thought that I may be able to attempt to do this at home was beyond exciting…however I don’t have a frother. With a little help from YouTube, I managed to get my latte.

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Ingredients: Yields 1 serving

Directions: Brew espresso (I used my french press), while that is brewing take almond milk and pour it into cocktail shaker, dance around kitchen and do the shake for about 30seconds, pour  your agitated almond milk into a microwave safe container and heat on high for 30 seconds. In a mug add the spiced pumpkin coffee syrup, Pour freshly brewed espresso and stevia, stir contents, carefully add the agitated almond milk to your coffee, top with the foam. Finish off with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice. Enjoy 🙂

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There is usually more froth, but I wasn’t fully setup for this photo. My bad 🙁

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Yes please 🙂

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Love this stuff! It is seasonal and they also have a non sugar free option as well.

I am off to Bluefish for sushi tonight! Mmmmmm sushi. I am in the process of writing my running follow up to share with you all. I have an unexpected conclusion from all of this that I must share!

Night 🙂

What is your favorite part about fall? Mine is clearly all the PUMPKIN

Also, a new fun contest that I recently shared on my page. Eat Clean Carbs Contest! I love the Eat Clean books. And jumped right into this contest!!


Roasted Garlic Chicken & Vegetables

October 22, 2011

  Hey Everyone, sorry for no posts this past few days. I have been sick with the stomach flu. Today I did go into work and managed to eat breakfast and a decent lunch. Go me!!! Now to the good stuff!!! I love easy scrumptious meals. One’s that make the whole house smell amazing and leave my mouth salivating for dinner! Well this is one of them. You probably have seen a million versions and this can be created into many more, but this is the most common in our house. And its a household favourite. Roasted Garlic Chicken & Vegetables Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 Large Carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces 1 […]

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