Peggy Kotsopoulos Bilse

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Mama, Real Food Lover, Wellness correspondent, Author of #KitchenCures, Nutritionista, Adventure Seeker 💕

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If you love lemony desserts, you’ll love this Lemon Blueberry Tart! 🍋💛 It’s dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. Yet, the tart, lemony cashew-cream filling is not only backed with flavour, but also packed with vitamin C and protein aiding in muscle recovery💪🏼It’s loaded in antioxidants and minerals, such as magnesium, which help increase bone strength and promote relaxation. And the taste… absolutely delish.😋
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Ingredients for the crust:
1 cup (250 mL) raw pecans
1 cup (250 mL) raisins
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Ingredients for the filling:
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) raw cashews
1 large lemon, juice and zest
1/4 orange, juiced
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground chia seeds
1/3 cup (75 mL) maple syrup
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
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Ingredients for the topping:
1 cup (250 mL) + 1/4 cup (60 mL) wild blueberries
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
1 tsp (5 mL) ground chia
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For instruction on how to make this, follow the link in my profile bio ☝🏼
It was a whirlwind, love-filled, family weekend in Toronto ❤️ Celebrated my grandfather’s 80th Birthday, cousin’s engagement and baby Adaline’s baptism👼🏼 All within 48 hours and soaked up every soul warming second! Christian was asked to be a #ringbearer (again) for a 2nd time! (Hence the #ringpop). And what warms my heart the most is how blessed my boy is to be surrounded by so many people who love him.🧡Family IS everything. And I’ve hit the jackpot with mine. All 80 of them! #soblessed #biggreekfamily
I walk by the freedom tower near daily. It’s in the vicinity of where we live, where I work, and where my child plays. And not once have I passed not remembering. Not once am I able to take for granted the strong, illuminating tower representative of all the lives lost. The tens of thousands today who are still affected with health issues as a result. The brave heroes who have sacrificed for our freedom and safety. And the strength, resilience, camaraderie, beauty and grandness this city stands for. A city I feel safe & privileged to live in and raise my family in. I walk by near daily, and I remember. #neverforget
I’ll be on @cityline tomorrow (Wednesday) morning sharing some DIY #facials 🧖🏼‍♀️ you can do from your own home🏠! Tune in 📺 if you can! Will be sharing link as well 💕
Breakfast for dinner 🍳 Who’s with me?? I’m all for quick & easy dinners that pack nutrition. With September right around the corner, meals can become even more time crunched as it’s back to routine! 🍂📚Wondering what to eat while on the go, while dining out, or what to make super quickly at home? I shared some tips with @stylecaster on how to eat healthy with a busy schedule. Link in profile bio above 💫
Christian loves his Kabrita ❤️🐐... and so do I!! I’m grateful I have a boy who loves to eat. (And eat healthy🙏🏻) But these days he'd rather run around with his friends than sit down for a meal⚽️. So on-the-go nutrient-dense snacks & meals are key. And making them with @hellokabrita is how I ensure my growing boy is getting what he needs👍🏼. .
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Kabrita Goat Milk Formula provides a nutritionally dense alternative to other standalone milks (cow, goat, almond, and other plant-based milks). It’s loaded in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats (including Omega 3s), protein and prebiotic fiber. 👊🏼Plus, goat milk is much easier to digest than cow milk, making it gentler for little tummies. 💕So I use it an ingredient to ensure my little guy gets all the nutrition he needs while I get peace-of-mind. ☺️ I use Kabrita in on-the-go smoothies, blended with frozen bananas to make ‘ice cream’🍦,popsicle recipes, cookies🍪, muffins, pancake mixes, even blended with avocado, maple syrup & cocoa powder to make a chocolate pudding. 😋

If you’re looking for ways to add more nutrition to your toddlers diet, head to the hellokabrita.com site or follow link in the @hellokabrita IG page for a FREE SAMPLE!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Then let me know what you think!
Saw this on @liveorganicfood’s feed today & couldn’t help but 😂😂😂! Thinking a ‘fruit salad’ for lunch would be perfect for a #humpday 😉🍹
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On that note, thought I’d share a simple 🍑 sangria recipe
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1 bottle dry white wine
1/2 cup peach liqueur
3 fresh peaches, de-pitted, peeled & sliced (or frozen peaches) 🍑
1 mango, sliced
1.5 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen) 🍓
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Add all ingredients to pitcher and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Add ice & serve! #happywednesday
Happy 2nd Birthday to my boy!! 🎈🎈 This beautiful being lights up my life and the lives of so many around him.✨ His firey, fierce and very determined Leo spirit is full on, but it’s his gentle heart, warm infectious smile and kind compassionate soul that captivates. His kisses, cuddles, and “I wove you’s” are the best cure-alls. ❤️ He will serenade you with his love of music, singing anything from ABC’s and Happy Birthday to Maroon 5’s “Girls like you”. But It doesn’t stop there, this kid’s got moves. He does the best ever happy dance every time he first catches a glimpse of his friends, family and food! He is the best dinner date (albeit expensive, favouring the adult menu with a preference for mussels or lobster). And story teller (in his own part-English-part-some-other language). Christian, may you never lose that sparkle in your eye, the sweetness of you soul and that fire in ur belly. Happy Birthday, my love!! 💙
Freshly picked 🍅
Nothing like fresh garden tomatoes! The bright red carotenoid, lycopene, found in 🍅’s acts as a natural sunscreen to protect the skin from UV damage...(which causes free radicals and results in wrinkles, dry skin, and sun spots 🙅🏻‍♀️🚫❌). Lycopene also helps build our skin-firming collagen. 👌🏼 The vitamin E keeps moisture in the skin and protects the oils in the skin’s moisture barrier from free-radical damage. ❤️ For best absorption of the vitamin e and lycopene, combine with healthy fats... such as a drizzle of extra virgin olive or pair with an avocado! #beautyfoods #tomatoes
Off duty. Traded 🚒 for 🚤🍭☀️
Summer baby ☀️ = water baby 🛶#likehismama
Sunday mornings 💛☕️