Trendy Smoothie Recipes in 2019 to make in your Professional Blender

If you’ve always wanted a smoothie to make healthy recipes that taste borderline like dessert, you’ve come to the right place. Living.ca is a brand focused on home and lifestyle products, including small appliances.

 

Living.ca’s professional blender is one of Canada’s best, perfect for mixing smoothies of all types with a powerful 1,500 watts of power behind it. Here are some of our favourite smoothies, as plucked from the trendiest corners of Instagram and social media.

 

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie

The strawberry cheesecake smoothie is always going to be a fan favourite. Decadence hasn’t been this healthy ever! You can enjoy this one almost every day and not have to worry about getting big… well, that last part we may have lied about. So tasty!

 

Mango lava flow smoothie

Imagine what swirls of mango and coconut feel like together in a professionally made smoothie. Your blender is capable of truly wonderful things and this dish is one such example. The taste is close to a pina colada.

 

Caramel apple smoothies

Creatively blending together pieces of apple with caramel and the perfect amount of additions, this is the perfect afternoon treat when you’re looking for a boost to help carry you through to dinner.

 

Pineapple whip smoothie

Pineapple whip smoothie is a great Disney treat you can have at home. Also, it’s lower in sugar than you might think. If you’re a pineapple lover, this recipe is well worth looking into. Your smoothie blender will thank you.

 

Banana chocolate pistachio smoothie

The banana chocolate pistachio smoothie is a perfect mix of thickness, cream, and is the healthiest chocolate milkshake you might ever have.

 

Banana almond mocha smoothie

This one is for all the frappe lovers. Instead of going that way, give a coffee smoothie a try. Professional blenders like Living.ca’s are made for delicious meals like this.

 

Peanut butter chip smoothie

Although this is as far away from fruity as you can get, the peanut butter chip smoothie is absolutely delicious. The chocolaty bits make for a rich Reese’s-esque experience that’s hard to pass up.

 

Chocolate mint smoothie

We all love decadent chocolate and paired with mint in a smoothie, it’s quite something! A chocolate mint recipe is perfect to throw into the blender after a long day at work or on the weekend.

 

So when you want to start your day with some fruit, protein, and super foods all swirled together, choose Living.ca’s professional blender to make it all happen. Shop with us today!

4 Small Appliances from Living.ca that will Change the Way you Cook at Home

For many Canadians looking to eat healthier, the unfortunate problem is oftentimes a need to buy new small appliances which are difficult to afford to be able to make the Internet’s long list of ‘healthy recipes’. Needless to say, the world has come a long way from when the microwave was the only small appliance you needed in the kitchen. Here are Living.ca’s best 4 small appliances for healthy eaters.

Multi-use programmable pressure cooker

LivingBasic Programmable pressure cooker

Pressure cooker cooks food at a high temperature and is an easy purchase because of the different foods it has the potential to make. Living.ca’s 16-in-1 multi-use pressure cooker can be used to make multi-grain, meat stews, white rice, brown rice, steamed vegetables, soup, beans, poultry, pastas, steamed potatoes, as a hot pot, to saute or brown, to boil, to bake, to reheat, and/or for yogurt.

 

Digital countertop convection oven

A convection oven is not quite a toaster oven. This is a different style of oven which sits on your counter and which makes cooking so much easier. To cook meals, many employ innovative heating technologies. They cook foods evenly, allowing you to toss in all sorts of foods together without having to cook them separately. The ability to cook a full meal is a huge element of what makes Living.ca’s countertop convection oven so appealing to young couples and Canadian families.

 

Sous vide machines

Sous vide machines is a method of cooking wherein your food is placed in a bag which is then submerged in water. In water, it’s then cooked at a set temperature until done. The results with a sous vide immersion cooker are always delicious – with the right ingredients, don’t get us wrong. Meats like prime rib and salmon taste amazing coming out from a sous vide. There’s even some who have made cheesecake in it!

 

Professional smoothies blender

 

The last small appliance from Living.ca to make our list is a professional smoothies blender. Make juice, milkshakes, smoothies, grind nuts, make spices, or mix batters, and more with 1,500 watts of power. A blender is great to have in the kitchen as it give all those fruits and vegetables an opportunity to combine and make some truly delightful drinks.

 

Browse these 4 small appliances and others from Living.ca. Change the way you do breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you’re living alone, as a couple, have a family, or are retired, there’s no reason not to treat yourself! Shop with Living.ca today.

6 Desserts you Never Knew you Could Make in your Deep Fryer at Home

There’s nothing more exciting than getting your first deep fryer. All those delicious fries, chicken, and all sorts of goodness you go to fast food for, you can now make at home. Sometimes, what we forget about is how many desserts that can also be made with a deep fryer at home. Here are 6 of the most delicious desserts you can make with a deep fryer.

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Kitchen-Appliances-Professional-Deep-Fryer

Apple fritter rings

Apple fritter rings can be made by combining cinnamon, sugar, eggs, oil, buttermilk, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Slice your apples, coat them in your flour batter, and drop them in your deep fryer. When they come out, toss them in cinnamon and sugar before serving!

 

Deep fried Oreo

Deep fried Oreos only require for the cookies to be dipped in batter and dropped in hot oil. You can make your batter from pancake mix. Just ensure there are no lumps left in and that everything’s smooth.

 

Churros

Churros require more time than some of the other recipes on this list however the finished product is so infinitely tasty. Create your mixture using milk, salt, butter, flour, an eggs, and then dump into a pastry bag. Use a star nozzle to pour it out into the oil, frying 4-5 churros at a time until golden brown.

 

Fried ice-cream

Fried ice cream is admittedly a challenge but is worth the investment. Scoop out balls of ice cream, beat eggs until they’re frothy, and in a separate dish, mix crushed cornflakes with cinnamon. Then, roll your ice cream scoops in egg whites and then, in your cornflake mix. Ensure they’re completely covered. Throw them in the freezer for 3 hours. Then, heat your oil to 375 degrees, dip your frozen ice cream balls in for 15 seconds approximately, drain, and serve immediately.

 

Chocolate-stuffed wontons

Take a wonton wrapper and place 1 tsp of chocolate pieces in the centre. Fold it in half, seal its edges with some water, and fry 4-5 at a time until golden brown in your oil. A very easy family recipe, all you need is to grab some wonton wrappers.

 

Funnel cake

Funnel cake is one of the more extensive recipes on this list, requiring a few extra minutes of preparation time. Even so, once you have your funnel cake mixture ready, pour your batter mixture into the funnel. Then, slowly release your hand from the hole while making 6” round swirls in the oil. Fry on both sides and sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar on them. All done!

 

Sweet, succulent, and tasty desserts are an amazing way to use your deep fryer. Purchase Canada’s favourite deep fryer today from Living.ca and begin churning out some of your favourites today!

Simple, Affordable Ways to Have a High-Class Luxe Dinner Party

Living.ca has a number of affordable, elegant luxe dinner party supplies on-sale that we’re confident will more than exceed your expectation.

Living.ca party dishes
Living.ca party dishes

If you’ve recently grown tired of washing dishes post-party or are looking at new ways to throw Instagram-worthy parties, the process doesn’t have to be stressful. Living.ca is Canada’s growing eCommerce company and a primary source of all types of party supplies – including premium party tableware, wedding party supplies, party decorations, seasonal party supplies, birthday party supplies, party balloons, party favors, party toys, gift packaging, and candles.

 

When you really want to class up a dinner party, a great first step is in your tableware. For households that can’t necessarily afford purchasing fancy party tableware, premium luxe party tableware from Living.ca comes at way less cost. It can also be the start to having a motif throughout your party vibes. Also, the great thing about paper and plastic supplies is they can be tossed following use.

 

Create an impressive table using a luxe table cover to suit it up with. Don’t spend big on a luxe party table cover. There are plain options available at Living.ca, in addition to more impressive looking table covers which can help contribute a lot to what’s going on in the room.

 

If your high-class luxe dinner party is happening at night, it’s not a bad idea to consider a string or two of starry LED lights. Like little fireflies in the room, they’ll add a gentle flare that’s luxe, vintage, and romantic all in one. They’re also well-suited to presenting wines and maintain a sense of intimacy which is perfect for events with close friends or family.

 

Presentation also counts for a lot when it comes to luxe dining. Consider a desert that presents well. If you don’t have a desert, you may be able to present the main meal or perhaps have a centerpiece of some kind presented on something along the lines of a premium acrylic cake stand. It’s easy, affordable, and is a unique all-purpose item that is both luxe and depending on what you want to present, can be very imaginative.

 

There are dozens more simple, affordable ways to have a high-class luxe dinner party with Living.ca. Shop all your favourite party supplies and more with us. Design the perfect dinner party for you and your friends, and do so without having to pay $100s for things you don’t need. Any party planner can have a formal dining room setting, shopping with Living.ca. Do it up with us today!

9 Spices every Chef and Cooking Enthusiast should have in their 3-tier Spice Rack

Spices have been used for hundreds of years to enhance stews, breads, desserts, and all sorts of tasty foods. They warm our hearts and our home, and leave us with some of our absolutely favourite dishes. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new multi-tier spice rack, here are some kitchen spices to consider for it!

kitchen 3 tier organizer from Living.ca
kitchen 3 tier organizer from Living.ca

Cinnamon

 

Cinnamon comes from inside the bark of certain trees and grows all over the world. Although most commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking, cinnamon is a spice that has made its way into all cultures’ culinary items.

 

Cilantro

 

Cilantro is native to the Middle East and southern Europe, and has been a cooking staple for centuries. Cilantro is found in many soups, stews, and curries, although it can also be used on smoked meats, breads, and some desserts.

 

Cumin

 

Cumin comes from the fruit of the seeds of a flowering plant originating in the Middle East and India. Cumin can be found in various mixes of chili powder and curry powder, and is used in different breads and flavoring cheeses.

 

Garlic

 

Garlic powder is oftentimes combined with salt and used in various spice mixtures. It can be added separately to dishes in cultures around the world, ranging from European cuisine to Mediterranean dishes.

 

Mint

 

Spearmint and peppermint are the two most common forms of mint, although there are other varieties. Mint is used in a variety of different dishes, including some form of meats, vegetables, rice, and a number of desserts.

 

Mustard

 

Mustard spice can be added to meats, salad dressings, and stews. Although you won’t use it often, when it does come up, a little bit of mustard goes a long way.

 

Parsley

 

Parsley is used prominently in a wide array of different meals. Considered a bitter herb, parsley can be used as a dried spice or a fresh herb, depending on the dish.

 

Saffron

 

Saffron is the most expensive spice there is. That’s because to make one pound of saffron, more than 225,000 bright yellow flower stigmas are required. Saffron is used in many traditional dishes, particularly in Spain, and is used across different foods in Persian, Indian, European, and Arab cuisine.

 

Cayenne

 

Cayenne pepper spice is usually used to create hot chili dishes. If you and those around you don’t like spicy, hot flavors, you may want to steer clear of cayenne.

 

Shop your next multi-tier spice rack at Living.ca. See exclusives, deals, and discounts you won’t find anywhere else in Canada.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Kitchen at Living.ca

If you’re one of those families that prefers to get something that everyone can enjoy, then you might be looking for kitchen tools and accessories as your Christmas gift ideas for 2018. We have a huge catalogue, including kitchen organizers, small appliances, kitchenware, and tools for wine lovers and mixologists, exclusively online at Living.ca.

 

If you work at a start-up or private business, you could really use the new SortWise™ Coffee Capsule Storage Drawer for Nespresso Coffee Pods, regularly $19.99, on sale now until November 16th for just $14.99! This heavy-duty metal coffee pod drawer holds up to 60 Nespresso Coffee Pods, features an anti-slip pad on the bottom, and a sturdy 26cm x 41cm platform to hold your coffee maker, allowing you to keep everything in one convenient location.

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Colorful-Christmas-Kitchen-Idea

Upgrade your lifestyle and downgrade your environmental footprint with the SortWise™ Bamboo Cutting Board Set, for the everyday low price of $9.99. This three-piece set of bamboo cutting boards includes one each for meat, fruits and vegetables, and garnishes and serving hors d’oeuvres. The boards measure 13”, 11”, and 8” respectively.

 

Made from Moso bamboo, this is a 100% organic product that’s completely biodegradable, naturally water-resistant and antibacterial. Bamboo, being one of the fastest growing and most easily renewable resources, requires no deforestation or replanting to harvest for wood, meaning it’s very environmentally friendly.

 

One of our most popular kitchen accessories is the LIVINGbasics™ Wooden Block and Stainless-Steel Kitchen Knife Set, just $24.99! This fourteen-piece set features knives forged from high quality 3Cr14 stainless steel that are not only super sharp for precision cuts, but also FDA-approved, resisting stains, rust and bacteria. They’re one piece knives, meaning there’s no place for bacteria to accumulate on the knife and you don’t have to worry about the handle falling off. Ergonomic and made of high carbon chrome steel, this knife set makes a beautiful gift for anyone who loves to cook for friends and family.

 

When you place an order of $49 or more, you get free shipping nationwide!

We’ve got warehouses located in Montreal and Vancouver, so whether you’re residing in Elgin or Gagetown you’ll get what you need in about a week, two weeks at most for remote locations.

If you’re under pressure to get your order, you can always add fast shipping to any item in your shopping cart for just $5.95 and receive it in a day or two, tops.

For all the best Christmas gift ideas for your kitchen, home or office, visit us today at Living.ca!

It’s time to organize your coffee pods!

Kitchen organizers give your cooking space huge potential, and coffee pod organizers are just as important. At Living.ca, we’ve got a selection of solutions for organizing your coffee capsules, so you can consolidate your java and execute your brew, before consolidating and executing files all day at work!

 

The SortWise™ Coffee Pod Storage Drawer For 36 Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules is on sale now for just $16.99. This metal mesh stand with mat rack features a sleek and sexy drawer which holds up to 36 coffee pods, with enough room on top to place your coffee maker (about 39cm x 35cm), or milk, cream, sugar, and stir sticks. Lovely for renovated home kitchens and essential for office space break rooms, this metal drawer has a rubber top, to securely hold your machinery, and can be used to stack drawers, allowing you to organize over a hundred pods in one convenient, tidy location.

 

The SortWise™ Storage Drawer for 40 Nespresso Coffee Pods, just $15.99, holds enough for everyone in the office to brew an extra-large cup of joe every day. Similar in design and function to the Dolce Gusto storage drawer, this one is slightly thinner and longer, making it ideal for placing alongside your coffee maker, measuring at 21.5cm in width. These make great gifts, especially for the home, as they fit about anywhere on the countertop, giving you and your family a go-to location for morning coffee.

 

The SortWise™ Rotating Coffee Pod Rack For 40 Nespresso Coffee Pods is just $15.99, as well, and stands 39cm tall, allowing you to fit it easily onto small countertops. This spinning rack makes organizing pods by brew and flavour a cinch and has a beautiful chrome wire frame with stainless steel finish. It’s slender enough to tuck away easily into your cupboard or pantry at the end of the day. Or you can leave it on the kitchen table as a centerpiece. It has a rubber base for support, so it remains sturdy, even when fully stocked.

 

Spend $49 or more and get free shipping nationwide! We have warehouses in Montreal and Vancouver, so wherever in Canada you’re shopping, you’ll get what you need in a week or two. If you need your order delivered in a day or two, you can add fast shipping for just $5.95, coast to coast.

 

For all your coffee pod organizers, kitchen organization and storage solutions, and more, come and browse our immense catalogue at Living.ca!