Category: Cooking

Meal Prep Made Easy!

Are you starting to stress about the upcoming school year?  We often get swept up in the craziness of routines and activities that meal prep and planning often get tossed to the side. I have been guilty of doing this!  However, a little planning and  prepping ahead….which by the way your kids can help with, […]

Healthy Popsicles….What?

This summer has been perfect for cool treats on those hot (maybe an understatement) days!  What do you do to cool down? This year our family bought a 3 month pass to all the city pools …. and of course we opt for the outdoor ones.  🙂 The blender has been in full swing with […]

Crunchy Energy Bites …. that are school friendly!

I am constantly creating recipes to give my kids nutrient dense, healthy snacks and meals…devoid of processed ingredients.  I get pretty excited about cooking, but my kids don’t always feel the way I do about the final creations!  lol  That is OK though, I keep persevering.  🙂 So many kids snacks are completely filled with […]

Roasted Veggies with Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

Yesterday I headed to get a few things from the store.  With my list in hand, I started checking off the items on the list.  However, as I am walking through all the amazing produce my mind starts creating a recipe and extra items start jumping into my basket.  Honestly, I was reaching for produce […]

Blender Pancakes!

I am all about making things super simple, easy AND healthy in the kitchen.  So, I created these pancakes which are gluten, dairy and nut free….and delicious! The best thing about these pancakes is that they are filled with protein, fat and fibre, oh my!  All the components needed for a healthy breakfast.  Although the […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

As my daughter and I embark on our cooking journey through the UnDiet Cookbook (part of the CNE Program) we decided to do a warm up by creating our own recipe 🙂 Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins (because you can never have too much chocolate!) Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas 1/3 cup butter (or ghee if you […]

What are your favourite Easter traditions?

It is tradition in our house to colour Easter eggs, but this year I wanted to make it a slightly different experience. Commercial dyes for eggs include FD&C Food dye colours including:  Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #3, Blue#1, and Blue#2.  Although we are not ingesting these dyes directly, the kids are getting the dyes […]

Dessert or Breakfast?

This crumble is probably one of my favourite dishes to make.  It is fast, versatile and super nutritious! If I don’t have a certain ingredient, this recipe can be easily adapted to what you have in your pantry/fridge. The crumble topping includes, nuts, seeds, and good fats.  So, breakfast or dessert?  I say BOTH! This […]

You have to try this!

There is something so energizing about the freshness of the air, the glory of the colours and the warmth of the sun freely given to us as a beautiful gift for us to unwrap throughout the day and enjoy. I love the magic of fall and incorporating the plentiful harvest to create warming dishes such as soups and stews […]

Breakfast Cookies!

This summer has been so amazing and I have been so blessed with fantastic memories made with my kiddos and husband! As our family starts to transition into a new school year, I am always thinking of ways to stream line our mornings.  Breakfast is incredibly important  – ensuring we have protein, fat and fibre […]