Family friendly recipes and real life adventures by a mom/nutritionist


Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

The winter of 2013/2014 will be forever in my memory as the one where winter came to Toronto.  It came as snow, it came as rain and way sub-zero temperatures, and it came as an ice storm that found us sheltering inside our cosy house […]

Vegetable Stock

  I wrote most of this article from the oral surgery waiting room, as Rick had his wisdom teeth removed.  Thanks to the unsuspecting man who hadn’t secured the hotspot on his Android, my wait was a productive one!   If I remember correctly – […]

Apple Picking and Calzones

You know what I love best about food (other than the whole keeping you alive thing)?  It’s the memories that go with it.  As far back as my brain can go, the big memories are associated with food.  One of the first things I can […]

Quinoa and Greens Bowl

Quinoa and Greens Bowl

This is MY favourite lunch! Hi friends, I’ve been up to all kinds of trouble lately – how about you, what have you been busy doing?  Recently some of my time has been spent planning a trip to Spain for my family, training for a […]

Sweet Potatoes Stewed in Coconut Milk

So I’ve been a bit of a slacker about posting recipes lately.   I have a camera full of lunchbox delights that somehow haven’t made it onto the computer with the words and recipes to accompany them.   One can only get by on good intentions […]

Baked Macaroni and Cheese (with Carrots)

We’ve been stockpiling carrots for the last couple of weeks (for the Easter Bunny of course).  I’ve been adding them to everything – oatmeal, muffins, chili, soup, smoothies and obviously: macaroni and cheese. Let’s do a quick review of what the carrot has to offer shall […]

Vegetarian Sushi Salad

When your 6-year-old says “best salad EVER”, it’s hard to remain calm and not to do a little victory dance in front of him.   We love Japanese food at our house, it’s always tops on the list of choices for a dinner out.  This has all […]