Holiday Avocado Dip

If you’re anything like me, your diet lately consists of pretty much Ferrero Rocher chocolates all day. This is the issue around the holidays. Friends and family are showing up for holiday visits, which is great, but that means we always have little snacks and treats ready for them. My cellar is full of chocolate […]

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Festive Cheddar Crackers

Crackers have always been that quick snack to keep the kids quiet and hold them off until the next meal. I wasn’t always a huge cracker fan, unless there was a wheel of melted brie next to it, then I would indulge. Now with Emilia, I’m always looking for homemade healthier alternatives to keep her […]

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Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Growing up my mother made the best meatballs hands down. I know I am biased because she is my mother, but feelings aside, I cannot find anyone else who can make a more softer and tastier meatball than she. My mother has always been the type to mix minced meat to get the best flavours. […]

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Nutella Banana Cheesecake

A few weekends ago, I visited my in-laws to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday. I wanted to make a dessert, but to be honest it’s hard to make something new with different ingredients, hoping everyone will enjoy it. I decided to stick to two flavours I knew that everyone at the dinner would enjoy, […]

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DIY Instant Oatmeal

I’m trying really hard to eat healthier in the morning. Many times my breakfast consists of coffee and a bagel because it’s easy and quite frankly, carbs do the job. Hot oatmeal is always delicious, but I know when I head back to work I won’t have time in the morning to cook my oatmeal […]

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Pumpkin And Zucchini Farro Risotto

Farro literally translates to ‘grain’ in Italian. This healthy alternative to white rice is an ancient grain that dates back thousands of years and a staple in my kitchen. I love farro, not only for it’s nutritional value, but also it’s chewy texture when cooked. It is very similar to barley, another nutritious ancient grain. […]

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SautΓ©ed Cauliflower and Potato

Cauliflower, we meet again. If you’ve read my last post on cauliflower then you will know it is not my favourite vegetable. Growing up it was one of those dishes, alongside beans, that if I didn’t eat it I couldn’t have homemade sausages (my mother was very strategic in her meal planning). And if you’ve […]

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Roasted Pepper and Squash Soup

The weather in the city has changed dramatically overnight. That’s one of the things about Canada, you can be wearing shorts one day and the next you need to dig out your parka. I really love our four seasons. I know a lot of people can’t stand the cold, but I embrace it. While others […]

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Sweet Potato and Squash Croquette

Lately it’s been hit and miss with my 10 month old daughter. There are days where she will eat a bowl full of pasta and others where she refuses to be fed by anyone and only wants pieces of bread. She’s also not ready to eat just anything in small pieces. For her to eat […]

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All Day Chocolate Pudding

I am now entering my tenth month of maternity leave and I have to say I am in a rut. I was exclusively breastfeeding until five months, and up until then I was losing weight to the point where I was skinnier than my pre-pregnancy body. Now that Emilia is eating more solids and I’m […]

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