Pumpkin Rice Krispies

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I loved making rice krispie treats with my mom growing up so I thought this would be a cute and simple idea. It’s a great idea for kids Halloween parties and with some food colouring, you can make anything really! You can also use some fruit rollup or fondant icing to make them into jack-o-lanterns.

Ingredients:
*3 cups Rice Crispies Cereal
*5oz mashmallows
*1-1/2 tbsp butter
*6 pcs square chocolate
*red & yellow food colouring

Source: http://cincyshopper.com/pumpkin-rice-krispie-treats/

Universal Yums: October 2016 Russia

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The snacks in this box were interesting and while I enjoyed a few of them, this is my least favourite one so far. The candy was pretty gross and there were too many flavours in one candy. A lot of people didn’t agree though, I got a few dislikes for what I said :p.

*Ruzik Vanilla Corn Puffs
*3 Korochki Holodets & Horseradish
*3 Korochki Salmon & Cheese
*Skazochniy Strawberry Mini Sponge Cake
*Red October Toffee Krepysh
*Russkoe Chocolate with Sunflower Seeds and Cranberry
*Mikaello Chocolate Covered Apricot with Walnut
*Rot Front Chocolate Vanilla Candy
*Blackcurrant Candies

BLT Pasta Salad

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Pasta salad makes for a great appetizer or picnic food and since I was going on a road trip, I thought this would be perfect to make! It’s VERY easy and mixes easily in one bowl.

Ingredients:
*2 cups Ditalini or elbow pasta
*2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
*12 slices bacon (1 package), chopped
*1-1/2 cups diced tomatoes
* 3 cups chopped green lettuce
*1 cup mayonnaise
*1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
*1- 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
*1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Source: http://www.swankyrecipes.com/blt-pasta-salad-2.html

Green Tea Chlorella

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A lot of you are probably wondering what on earth is green tea chlorella?!

Studies have shown that chlorella benefits the entire body by supporting healthy hormonal function, promoting cardiovascular health, helping to negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and aiding in the detoxification of our bodies.

I thought I would give it a try but other then a faint bitter taste, it didn’t taste too different. Because it was a Korean brand, the noodles were thicker and extra chewy. I’ll let you watch the video so you can see what I thought.

Food Truck Festival Richmond Hill 2016

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They had a few food truck festival around the GTA this summer so I decided to check out the one in Richmond Hill. It was at Richmond Green which is a great venue. There were quite a few trucks and different types of food to choose from but nothing really stood out which was disappointing.

steak-poutine

This Steak Poutine was the highlight of the night. The fries were freshly fried and not starchy, the potatoes stay together and has a smooth texture. There was a good helping of meat and the melted cheese was the yummy glue that kept everything together.

purple-lemonade

This was supposed to be their Purple Lemonade but as you can see, it’s blue…

I was pretty disappointed not just by the colour but this was just blue Kool Aid. I didn’t even really taste the lemon…

pork-tacos

These Pork Tacos were pretty good but not the best I’ve had. The shells were cold and not as soft as I would’ve liked. There was also too much sauce so when I picked one up, it was all over my hand. The meat wasn’t dry at least.

strawberries-and-cream-funnel-cake

Ah, the best part, dessert! Me and my boyfriend shared this Strawberries and Cream Funnel Cake. I haven’t had a funnel cake in ages and since I had someone to share with, it was a no brainer! It was fresh like everything else and I like how they didn’t overflow the strawberry sauce. It could’ve had more ice cream though :p.

This intrigued me because it was a food truck festival but I thought it would have more interesting food. They had quite a bit of options but just your standard food trucks, nothing new and exciting. Maybe if I went to the Toronto one instead but I wanted to avoid a large crowd. I’ll know for next year!