Roasted Chickpeas

I was first introduced to roasted chickpeas about 12 years ago. I was working with a lovely Indian woman who had shared her food with me and from then on I was hooked! Growing up, the only way we ate chick peas was “pasta e ceci”, which translates to chick peas with homemade pasta in […]

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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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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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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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Cheesy Cauliflower Bites

I have a love/hate relationship with cauliflower. It’s not my favourite vegetable to eat on its own.  When I bite into them my palette’s reaction is nothing short of ‘meh’. Growing up, cauliflower was only allowed to be made one way, boiled then sautéed with potatoes. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I end […]

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Banana Oat Muffins

The first week of school has come to an end and being home it’s been really slow here at home.  If I were at work, I’d be in bed by 8 up by 6 and always on the go. With Emilia around I need to start thinking about snacks I can prep ahead of time, […]

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Canned Peaches

Growing up as a kid, canning peaches was one of the highlights at the end of summer. Preserving peaches was a way to preserve a part of summer when it was bitter and cold outside. I remember one of my favourite dishes was a few scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with yummy baby gold […]

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Back to School Oats

It feels like ages since I have last posted here. August so far has been a crazy month. Between my parents returning from their month long trip, relatives from out of town staying with us and Emilia really testing the limits of what they call the 8 month regression, I am lucky my head is […]

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