Lick Your Plate

Continuing on my foodie adventures, last week I attended a little promo event for Bite Me More’s new cookbook release: Lick Your Plate.

Founded by two sisters, Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat aim to bring ease to the kitchen and laughs to the table. With over 700 recipes, now three books, and a blog, they’re taking over the home-cooking world by storm.

lick your plate cookbook launch

lick your plate cookbook launch

lick your plate cookbook launch

I actually had never heard of these ladies before, but after talking to a few guests and doing a little research, I became quickly impressed.

Once I opened the book and glanced through some of the recipes, I quickly realized why they have been so successful and grown such a massive following. Each recipe sounded healthy and delicious, and was stuffed full with the kind of ingredients you probably keep at home on a regular basis.

For me, recipes that don’t require random spices or hard to find vegetables are the best, because they help me cook something new and exciting without a ton of work (or worse yet, another trip to the grocery store). It’s perfect for the individual who’s coming home from a day at work, or perhaps living on their own and just learning how to cook.

lick your plate cookbook launch

Now, it wouldn’t be a true foodie event without some goodies.

When we walked into Phil & Sebastian’s (our host for the night), we were immediately greeted with a Pure Leaf Tea bar. Which, if you aren’t familiar, is a brand of real tea-leaf brewed tea, offering a variety of flavours and unsweetened options.

pure leaf tea canada

pure leaf tea canada

Showcasing old classics like lemon and raspberry, they also had a few new ones for us to try, such as green tea and peach. After picking your poison, filling it up in a mason jar, and adding a pretty paper straw, you were shuffled over to a table and encouraged to infuse your drink with a fresh berry or two.

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lick your plate cookbook launch

And, if that wasn’t good enough, at the back of the room, bartenders were using Pure Leaf to whip up fresh raspberry mojitos and lemon ginger beer cocktails for the adult guests.

pure leaf tea mojitos

pure leaf tea mojitos

pure leaf tea mojitos

All to showcase the many ways you can use the product, other than just pouring yourself a plain old glass.

pure leaf tea mojitos

Recently obsessed with mocktails, I grabbed a raspberry mojito or two and was pleasantly surprised! Of course, I must have been living under a rock for the past 27 years, because I can’t believe I am just discovering mocktails now. So yummy.

And, for research purposes, I may have also tried both the peach and lemon teas – infused with a collection of lemons and strawberries. The lemon still remains my favourite (you can’t beat a classic), but, the peach and raspberry would both be utterly refreshing on a summer afternoon!

By this time, I started spotting an array of snacks flowing between the tables and decided to investigate further.

And, just take a look what I found…

bite me more sweets

bite me more sweets

A total dream come true.

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bite me more sweets

There were blondie-type brownies packed full of oreos – crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

bite me more sweets

bite me more sweets

bite me more sweets

Gingersnap sandwiches with cream cheese filling.

bite me more sweets

Chewy cookies with pockets of salty caramel.

bite me more sweets

bite me more sweets

And, mini strawberry banana cupcakes.

bite me more sweets

Let’s just say I had more than my fair share, and then some.

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All of these baked goodies come from their previous cookbooks, Bite Me & Bite Me Too, and trust me, these ladies know their stuff.

The night was a great chance to mingle with some Calgary foodies and to meet a couple of truly inspiring female entrepreneurs! Throw in some sweet drinks & treats and you’ve got me sold.

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