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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Cheesy Cauliflower Bites

I have a love/hate relationship with cauliflower. It’s not my favourite vegetable to eat on its own. ย 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 sautรฉed with potatoes. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I end […]

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Pumpkin Spice Trifle

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get enough of pumpkin spice and everything nice! I’ve busted out the pumpkin spice scented candles, got my glass pumpkins out and I’m ready to wear my extra layer of fall clothing. The other day I had made my banana oat muffins and decided to add […]

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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. ย 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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Pesto Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon is considered the ‘salmon-iest’ of all salmons! Why? because of its rich colour and flavour you won’t find in the traditional king salmon fish we consume. Its’ season is usually around the summer time and the grocery stores are flooded with this deep red fish. I try and find a decent price, buy […]

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Labour Day Pancakes

Labour Day weekend has always been like the end of the year for me. As a teacher, the Monday is comparable to New Years Eve and the first day back at school is my fresh new start. I usually spend this day with butterflies in my stomach, going through my plans to make sure I […]

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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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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these delicious treats for a special new mom who loves oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Being a new mom myself I know that those late night feedings are the worst when it comes to impulse cravings and unhealthy snack choices. You know what? Sometimes you just need to give into those cravings! There are […]

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