Go to Chili with a secret ingredient!

This isn’t a post about traveling to Chile although I sort of wish it were because it’s still cold outside! Instead, I am sharing one of my favourite go-to’s for chili that is easy, tasty and ready in 30 minutes! I first came across this recipe when I was living in London (yes in England,…

50 Shades of Grey & Squash Soup

Last night I went to see 50 Shades of Grey with my sister. What a fun night.  Some of my favourite thoughts/comments: “My husband said maybe I’d come home with some new ideas. I have an idea. Maybe he needs a new job [so he can be a billionaire too].” “Tell Blair you need $50,000…

Being Vegan…ish

Do you remember the part in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when the bride’s auntie (played by Canadian, Andrea Martin) says that she would like to cook dinner for the new fiance (aka John Corbett) – but shock, he’s a vegetarian! To which the auntie shouts, “WHAT?! He don’t eat no meat?! It’s ok, I…

Mr. Pancakes

Our one twin loves pancakes. He is small for his age, noticeably smaller than his twin. And everyday it is a challenge to get him to eat. We want him to eat, we want him to grow. Yet, he picks at his food like a little bird. Thank goodness for Sunday mornings. The one meal…

Banana + Toffee = Banoffee Pie!

When I was young, my dad used to call me a little monkey. Partly, he liked to tease me because I was born with a thick head of dark hair (which fell out and grew in blonde), and partly because I LOVED bananas! Apparently I was obsessed with them and would repeatedly dance like a…

A trendy salad that’s yummy too!

Kale has been “the” ingredient to eat for years now. We know it offers great nutrition*. However, I used to find kale too bitter to enjoy.  I sort of forced myself to eat it.  That said, I’ve recently been introduced to a yummy salad and learned a few tricks to make kale far more palatable….

Fed Up

Little did I know back in February when I wrote, “Sugar: Poison we love”, that a new film was coming out May 9th called FED UP. Narrated by Katie Couric, some of it’s highlights include: There are 600,000 food items in American supermarkets and 80% have added sugar as an ingredient. If trends continue, 95%…

Easy, Tasty #Tiramisu #Trifle

For New Year’s I will be serving an easy and tasty recipe I created that the kids really like. It’s also fresh and different for adults. It is a blend of trifle and tiramisu that uses a fresh, pure new blueberrry juice called Bloo instead of coffee. This juice is Canadian (which I like) and…