Avocado Dressing

We all know how good avocados are for us. These green powerhouses are full of potassium, fibre, healthy fats, antioxidants, and much more. Avocados are so creamy and rich in texture that it is a great choice in adding to a variety of recipes. In the mornings I like to add it onto my eggs […]

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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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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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Sautéed 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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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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Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

Growing up the only spaghetti I consumed was that made by my mother. In an Italian-Canadian household, you did not dare say you could make spaghetti out of squash (my parents still are getting used to zoodles). Living with first-generation immigrants has its pros and cons. Pros: a lot of good food! Cons: eating heavily […]

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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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Cauliflower Stir-Fry

It’s been quite a week here at home! It was a long weekend here in Toronto, which included my mother’s and my own birthday. Let’s just say I indulged waaaaayyyy more than I should have. Oh well!!!!! You only live once, so eat all the donuts, cake and other junk you want!! BUT, once the […]

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