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Every New Year my boyfriend and I write goals we'd like to accomplish as individuals and as a couple for the following year. One of our goals for 2016 was to eat healthier. By comparison we probably already eat a lot healthier than most; we try to buy organic and local whenever possible, and I'm an avid juicer. But this year not only do I plan on eating healthier, but I also plan on eating less ready-made products and in turn making more homemade dishes using fresh ingredients. So this month's recipe challenge from Gay Lea, in using their traditional Nordica Cottage Cheese, was right up my alley! I have to admit I was skeptical at first as I'd only ever had cottage cheese in my mother's cheese cake and lasagna. Plus I've grown quite fond of Gay Lea's Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese. But curious of how the protein-rich cottage cheese could be used in a creative and non-traditional way lead me to using it as a healthy topping for one of my favourite breakfast choices, French toast. I chose to then layer peach slices that I had caramalized in maple syrup in a skillet on top, as well as a light dusting of cinnamon. And let me tell you... It was yummy! But if peaches aren't your thing then this recipe could easily accommodate fresh berries, apples or even bananas! Check out the recipe below...

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{ Did you know... Gay Lea's Nordica cottage cheese is made from 100% Canadian dairy milk? #BORNONTHEFARM }

Here's What You'll Need...

*Recipe makes approximately four pieces of French toast

Directions

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1. In a shallow bowl or casserole dish combine the eggs & milk, then whisk to a smooth consistency.

2. Add slice of bread to the egg mixture and leave it for a few minutes allowing the bread to absorb before flipping the slice and repeating on the opposite side to ensure the slice of bread is entirely saturated with the egg mixture. 

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 3. Whilst the bread is absorbing the egg mixture, you can slice up the peach and then add to a skillet that you have added maple syrup to and put on low-medium heat to begin caramelizing.

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4. Add butter to the frying pan and turn up to medium heat. Next, add the slice of bread, coated in the egg mixture and cook each side for a few minutes until golden brown and throughly cooked.

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5. Plate the piece of French toast, top with Gay Lea's Nordica 2% Cottage Cheese and the caramelized peaches. Lightly dust with cinnamon and... Enjoy! 

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Stay tuned for more posts...

Until next time… Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Dyan Perry - GenerationYYZ - Toronto Blog | Toronto Lifestyle Blog | Toronto Luxury Lifestyle Blog | Lifestyle Blog | Toronto's Luxury Lifestyle Blog | Toronto Blogger | Toronto Lifestyle Blogger | Blogger
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