Category Archives for Recipe du Jour

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 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

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

July 4th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Sara du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat really healthy again over the past month, and while most of it has been smooth sailing, the thing that’s been the hardest to say goodbye to are processed sugar and fat-laden desserts, like cakes, brownies, and ice creams. Since munching on fruit just wasn’t cutting it when it came to my dessert cravings, I decided to invent a solution.  (more…)

04. July 2014 by saradujour
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April 20th, 2014

Housewarming Dinner Party


I’ve been dreaming of hosting my own dinner party for quite some time, so when it came time to throw a housewarming for my apartment, I knew just what I wanted to do. Instead of a standing room only-type shindig, I planned a more formal sit-down dinner for a few of my closest friends one Saturday evening. (more…)

20. April 2014 by saradujour
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March 1st, 2014

Recipe du Jour: Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Crostinis

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a recipe! This is what I served the other night when I had my relatives over for dinner at my apartment. (more…)

01. March 2014 by saradujour
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September 3rd, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Watermelon Salad


With autumn just around the corner, this end-of-summer recipe takes full advantage of ingredients that are currently in season before they disappear for the long, cold winter: watermelon and berries.

This salad is both beautiful and refreshing, making it an ideal side dish for summer entertaining, or a light and healthy meal for one. (more…)

03. September 2013 by saradujour
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August 17th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Simple Guacamole


Avocados are the bees’ knees. They’re so good, they practically don’t need anything else added to them. But combined with a few simple ingredients, whipping up a yummy & healthy guacamole is easy as pie. (more…)

17. August 2013 by saradujour
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July 4th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Veg Scramble


You really can’t screw up scrambled eggs. (Though Gordon Ramsay would disagree.)

They’re quick, delicious, and fuss-free. And as great as plain ‘ol scrambled eggs are, adding in some veggies makes them even better. You won’t even notice you’re eating something healthy! (more…)

04. July 2013 by saradujour
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June 9th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Tomato Basil Salad


In the warmer months, when it’s hot and sticky out, there’s nothing better than to come inside and enjoy a cool, refreshing meal.

Here’s one of my favorite salad recipes, filled with fresh, Italian-inspired flavours. As with all my recipes, this one’s quick and stupidly simple. (more…)

09. June 2013 by saradujour
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May 8th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Green Smoothie


I don’t often make smoothies, because I prefer to eat my fruit and veggies in their whole form. But sometimes I’m not in the mood for a jumbo salad, and a smoothie is a great way to get some extra greens in on those days. (more…)

08. May 2013 by saradujour
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April 21st, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Fruit Infused Water


We all know that water is the healthiest thing for us to drink. Our bodies need water for just about everything. But let’s face it: sometimes water is dead boring. So occasionally, it needs to be dressed up a little. (more…)

21. April 2013 by saradujour
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March 30th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Avocado Sandwich

This is the simplest, most delicious healthy lunch (or snack) you can make: an easy avocado sandwich.

First, let me break down for you exactly why avocados are the best things ever, and why you should eat one every day. (more…)

30. March 2013 by saradujour
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