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Feb 3 Chinese peanuts

February 11th, 2016 by

Chinese Braised Peanuts

Happy Year of the Monkey! The New Year of the Chinese calendar is upon us, which means it’s time to indulge in lots of traditional Chinese food and celebrate with friends and family. Boiled (or braised) peanuts are a popular snack in China and are often available to buy on the street. The peanuts are …more

Feb 2 V-Day Dinner

February 9th, 2016 by

The Perfect At-home Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you haven’t made a reservation at your favourite restaurant or booked a babysitter for a romantic night out with your honey on February 14, you may be spending Valentine’s Day at home — which is not a bad thing! An at-home V-Day means that you can drink an extra glass of wine and sneak …more

Feb #1 Mardi Gras

February 5th, 2016 by

Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras: How To Celebrate and What To Eat

February 9 is Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” and while the holiday is most closely associated with New Orleans, you don’t have to be in Louisiana to celebrate. Mardi Gras is a day to enjoy a little bit of excess before Lent begins and various Christian sects a period of some kind of …more

Valentine's Craft

February 3rd, 2016 by

Valentine’s Day Craft

Valentine’s Day is one of my favourite holidays with no big turkey dinner requirement and no gigantic shopping list. It’s lighthearted (pun intended) and casual. I don’t usually do too much to celebrate the day aside from getting the kids set up with their cards to take to school. Sometimes I make a special dessert …more


February 1st, 2016 by

Lemon Cherry Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator oatmeal is my go-to breakfast in a hurry. It’s amazing what you can pack into one little jar the night before a busy day, ensuring that you have a power breakfast ready for you first thing bright and early the next morning.  It’s also a great way to enjoy off-season fruit in the winter, …more

Jan 4 food trends

January 30th, 2016 by

Food Trends to Watch in 2016

We’re only a month into 2016 and it’s already shaping up to be an interesting year in the world of food! The rising price of out-of-season vegetables is a hot topic and leading more people to experiment with winter veggies they may not be familiar with and the economy is causing all of us to …more

Pasta With Olive Oil

January 27th, 2016 by

Five One-Pot Meals

I admit it, there’s nothing I like less than washing dishes at the end of a long day. There’s also nothing I like better than a quick, easy one-pot meal. You feed the family, you have hardly any dishes to do and one-pot almost always means that it’s a fairly simple dish to make. Whether …more

Health & Wellness
avocado oil

January 25th, 2016 by

All about Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is coming on the scene as the next super food. When it comes to selecting a cooking oil, it’s among healthier choices like olive or coconut oil. The reasons behind this are in its fat make up as avocados are mostly made of monounsaturated omega fatty acids. This light coloured oil is pressed …more

Stuffed Acorn Squash

January 23rd, 2016 by

Spicy Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is not only healthy and delicious but let’s face it; it’s the perfect squash to stuff full of pretty much anything your imagination can come up with. I wanted to come up with a simpler, more protein packed squash that can be a main dinner dish for your Meatless Mondays, or simply whenever …more

Popcorn in bowl on wooden table

January 19th, 2016 by

Three Fabulous Homemade Popcorn Toppings

It’s January and we are all stuck at home in our houses while winter blasts away outside. I don’t know about you, but we watch more movies during our Canadian winters than we do at any other time of the year! With movies, comes popcorn of course, but we do get tired of the plain …more