June 13, 2012

Recent Eats

Frittata with tomato, mushroom, cheddar cheese and freshly picked parsley and chives from
my herb garden.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream eaten with fresh berries.
Just whip some heavy cream, icing sugar and fresh vanilla bean seeds until it tastes just right.

Apple Cinnamon Oats
Boil 1/2 cup of milk (I use unsweetened chocolate almond breeze).  Once boiling add 1/4 cup of quick oats and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and cover for 2 minutes.  Top with brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped apples.

Classic Spicy Nachos
Top restaurant style Tostitos with Habanero pre-mixed cheese blend, salsa, and pickled jalapenos.  Broil in oven until cheese is melted, then top with dollops of sour cream and chopped chives.  Serve with extra salsa and sour cream.

June 12, 2012

Green & Gold

    I love to wear blazers with just about anything, and they are perfect for a summer day that is accompanied by a little wind.  I am big on the coloured shorts/pants trend and love to match 1 piece of my outfit to my accessories, such as the hint of green in my wedges or my one mint coloured nail.

I'm curious, what trend do you love right now??


June 11, 2012

Hotdogs- Perogy style!

Hello again,

So I don't know about you, but I LOVE perogies.  I have loved them since childhood and they are one of my ultimate comfort foods.  That is why I was very excited when I saw a Ukrainian hotdog on Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here". I knew I had to make it.  C'mon! Hot dogs & perogies! You cannot tell me that doesn't sound fantastic!  The restaurant is called "Fat City Franks" in Calgary, Alberta.

Perogy Hotdog: (to make 4 dogs)


3-4 medium red potatoes- peeled and quartered
1 large yellow onion- sauteed until translucent
1 tbsp butter
salt & pepper
1/2 cup (or more) grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup real bacon bits
4 hotdogs
4 hotdog buns
sour cream
chives (for garnish if desired)


1) Begin by boiling your potatoes until they are tender enough to mash
2) Boil hotdogs or barbecue them
3) When potatoes are done, mash them really well with a good sprinkle of salt and pepper (eyeball it), the cheese and about half of the sauteed onions
4) Put hotdogs in buns, then cover dog with the mashed potatoes
5) Add more sauteed onions on each dog, and more grated cheese if desired
6) Sprinkle with bacon bits
7) Add a big dollop of sour cream and garnish with chives!

And that my friends, is the ultimate Perogy Hotdog!  Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

First Post Ever!

Hi, welcome to Apolaustic Soul!

Apolaustic: Devoted to enjoyment
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A lifestyle blog featuring recipes, daily eats, beauty and outfits.  I will blog about pretty much anything that is inspiring me or making me happy, although I will try to focus on food and fashion as they are my two main passions. 

Let me begin by introducing myself.  My name is Leah and I am 25.  I am a wife, mother, sister, friend and student among many other things!

This is a picture of my hubby Salvatore (Sal) and I on our wedding day.

This is a picture of my adorable, hilarious and sweet son Giovanni (Gio).  He is 5 years old and ALL boy.  He is obsessed with hockey, superheros and anything that goes fast.

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