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June 5th, 2019

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour

I loooove breakfast and breakfast foods, but I hardly ever eat it. Most mornings, I wake up, get ready, and fly out the door as quickly as possible. But if it’s a weekend or a day I’m working from home, I love spending a few minutes putting together a beautiful (and super delicious) breakfast to start the day.

While I’m not strictly vegan (or strictly anything), I do try to ensure the majority of my meals are plant-based. Here are a few of my go-to quick and easy breakfast options. (more…)

05. June 2019 by saradujour
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May 5th, 2019

Vegan Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls

Vegan Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls Recipe | Sara du JourI’m obsessed with poke bowls, and I order them all the time. However, what I’m not obsessed with are the tofu poke bowls most restaurants offer. See, raw salmon and tuna have an inherent flavour, so those bowls are tasty even without the fish being marinated or drenched in a sauce. But when tofu is served up that same way – plain – it’s bland as hell. And we don’t do bland in this household. (more…)

05. May 2019 by saradujour
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February 11th, 2018

Pink Pasta for Valentine’s Day (Vegan)

Valentine's Day Vegan Pink Pasta | Sara du Jour
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for something cute to make for your boo thang, or a totally instagrammable Galentine’s party food, I’ve got just the trick. This vibrant pink pasta with beets (complete with little beet hearts!) is healthy, vegan, dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious. And if you’re in a time crunch, read to the end – I’ve got a coupon for $10 off your groceries plus free delivery! More time snuggling and less time last-minute stressing at the grocery store. (more…)

11. February 2018 by saradujour
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February 6th, 2018

Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways | Sara du Jour

My best friend and I booked a girls’ trip to Mexico in March! I’m so tired of Toronto’s cold winter weather, can’t wait to lay on a beach, soak up the sun, and eat my body weight in tacos and guac. I’ve been so into the vacation spirit, I even signed myself up to a beginner’s salsa class! Turns out I’m much better at eating it than dancing it.

Anyway, if you want to get into the spirit with me and celebrate Taco Tuesday, here are my 2 recipes for easy vegan cauliflower tacos. They’re delicious, quick to whip up, and made with only good things. Whether you’re an omnivore, eating dairy-free, or are a strict vegan – you’ll love these rainbow taco beauties. (more…)

06. February 2018 by saradujour
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January 7th, 2018

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes | Sara du Jour

I know, I know – the holidays are behind us so this post is a little late. But I made these holiday sides for Christmas Eve, instead of a month ahead of time like a ~*good blogger*~. Sorry, okay!?

All 3 of these easy holiday side dishes are plant-based and super healthy, so you can feel good about eating them all year long, while sticking to any resolutions you may have made. And you can always pin these recipes to make next Christmas! (more…)

07. January 2018 by saradujour

December 29th, 2017

Holiday Hosting: Charcuterie Cheese Board

Holiday Hosting: The Charcuterie Cheese Board | Sara du JourIf you’re looking for a simple way to impress your guests this holiday season (or anytime, really), the charcuterie cheese board is where it’s at. You don’t have to cook for hours or do much prep, just arrange a few ingredients together on a big wooden or marble board – and voilà! It’s Pinterest come to life. (more…)

29. December 2017 by saradujour
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January 13th, 2016

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe | Sara du Jour

This berry cream soda cocktail might be my new favourite drink. It all started when I discovered Galliano Vanilla Liqueur back in December. I love vanilla everything, from perfume to candles to desserts, so I was fairly confident I’d like this stuff, too. My next task was to design a drink that used it. After some experimentation, the Berry Cream Soda was born.

Some people love the taste of alcohol, and enjoy a glass of whiskey or bourbon on the rocks. I’m the total opposite. I like my cocktails as sweet as possible, with the actual alcohol concealed completely. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, and like to get your buzzed covertly, then this is the cocktail recipe for you. As the name suggests, it tastes exactly like cream soda! (more…)

13. January 2016 by saradujour
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January 4th, 2016

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party | Sara du Jour

In December, I decided I would host a Christmas cocktail party for a few good friends from work. I dressed up, got my apartment holiday-ready, made a playlist of my favourite jazzy covers of Christmas classics (mostly Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, and She & Him), designed a menu of custom cocktails, and laid out a spread of cheeses, charcuterie, fruit, crackers, and more. { See what I wore here. } (more…)

04. January 2016 by saradujour

December 28th, 2015

White Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark

White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season isn’t just yet. You’ve still got a few good days left before those darn New Year’s resolutions kick in, so why not take advantage of them and enjoy this indulgent treat? (Your body won’t know. I promise, this is scientific.)

This white chocolate fruit and nut bark is super easy to make and you (or your recipient) won’t be able to get enough of it. (more…)

28. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 24th, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Spiced Rum Apple Toddy

Spiced Rum Hot Apple Toddy Recipe | Sara du Jour

Few cocktails taste so much like Christmas than a spiced rum apple toddy. There are many different takes on hot toddy recipes, but this one’s my personal favourite. I served these up at my recent Christmas party (post to come!) and they were a big hit. They’re simple to whip up, delicious, warm, festive, and surprisingly potent. (more…)

24. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 22nd, 2015

Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe

Healthy Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

If you, like me, love indulging in delicious holiday treats all through the month, but are still trying to eat kind of healthy, I’ve got just the recipe for you. There’s nothing more swoon-worthy or festive than dark chocolate Christmas bark, and since this one’s made with 79% dark chocolate and loaded with healthy nuts and dried fruit, it gets to stay off the “naughty” list.

As a bonus, as with all my recipes, it’s super easy to make. Believe me, if it requires actual culinary skills, it ain’t happenin’ in my kitchen. (more…)

22. December 2015 by saradujour

December 19th, 2015

Bar Cart Essentials { Home Bar Haul }

Bar Cart Essentials |Sara du Jour

Bar carts seem to be popping up everywhere lately, and if you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’ve had my eye on them for quite a while now. I managed to get my own bar cart ready just in time for holiday entertaining. This project was truly a labour of love, from picking out each item, to planning the design of the cart, and finally, actually building the DIY bar cart itself. I am pleased to say that I now have a bar cart in my apartment, and I can’t wait to share all the details with you.

19. December 2015 by saradujour

December 14th, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Dillon’s Rose Gin + Tonic

Dillon's Rose Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe | Sara du Jour
I’m strictly a gin drinker, and my go-to cocktail for any occasion is the gin and tonic. While the basic G+T never goes out of style, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to dress it up a little, and give the classic cocktail a modern update. Enter my Dillon’s Rose Gin and Tonic recipe – a delicious, slightly sweet concoction created to delight all of your senses. (more…)

14. December 2015 by saradujour

November 10th, 2014

Halloween Cocktail Party

Halloween Party | Sara du Jour
Last Saturday night, I hosted a little Halloween cocktail party at my apartment for a few close friends. Halloween, both for kids and adults, is half about the junk food, and half about dressing up – so I had to make sure both elements were present at my party. (more…)

10. November 2014 by saradujour

October 26th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: The Breakfast Burger

Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger Recipe | Sara du Jour
It all started with a question: can you microwave an egg? I did what anyone with a thought in their head and working internet connection would do: I Googled it. As it turns out, you can microwave an egg. I skimmed through a few recipes that included this method, from quiches to complex frittatas, some of which were made in a mug. When I saw that, an idea began to take shape in my mind, and a recipe was born. I call it the Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger, and it’s ah-maz-ing. (more…)

26. October 2014 by saradujour

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