Nutty Granola

I made the grevious error of buying “all-natural” trail mix a few weeks ago. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? A variety-packed blend of natural, raw nuts and seeds, mixed with some dried berries and even the occasional bonus chocolate chunk – sounds pretty good on paper. But throw in way too many tiny pumpkin seeds and […]

Lentil Oat Berry Muffins

Lentil Oat Blueberry Muffins

Well, how many people resolved over the holidays that the time had come to really commit to their goals to eat healthier, sleep more, exercise better, and all those other equally noble, important things? Yeah, me too. Then I got hooked on Suits the very first week of the new year, and sleep and exercise went […]

Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars - easy, healthy, and they hold their shape really well!

There have been times when I’ve said about a recipe, “You could totally eat this for breakfast!” when actually it’s probably not the most highly recommended. That is, while I might eat it for breakfast, I wouldn’t let my kids do the same. Today though? You can totally eat these for breakfast, and so can the kids. Those same kids-who-want-breakfast […]

REESE Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies – #DoYouSpoon

Fudgy cookies with a hint of peanut butter thanks to Reese's new peanut butter & chocolate spread.

Thanks to Hershey’s Canada for sponsoring this post and providing me with samples of their new REESE Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread to try! Search the hashtag #DoYouSpoon on Instagram for all kinds of amazing treats whipped up by other Food Bloggers of Canada members with this fun new ingredient. I’ve started teaching a creative writing class […]

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower “Steaks”

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You guys, I’ve been watching “Call the Midwife” on Netflix and learned I am most definitely not cut out to be a nurse. Any woman shows the first sign of being in labour and I am a weepy, sympathetic mess. Post-traumatic stress syndrome for moms is real, I’m sure of it. Then there are the other […]

Baked S’mores Squares

S'mores Bars...crazy good, I can eat s'mores all year now!!

S’mores are what camping is really all about. This summer’s brief camping foray reminded me that I’m not much of a beach person, don’t particularly like wandering down a dirt road to use a public bathroom home to an entire terrarium worth of small, unpredictable wildlife, have no fondness for dressing out of a duffel […]

Lemon Crumble Oat Bars

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Sometimes it seems like it’ll be really easy to get what you want, until you actually try. When we moved into our new house, we knew that we wanted chairs for a small seating area in our kitchen/family room area. There isn’t a lot of space, so I don’t want anything huge, just a couple armchairs. […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip - two ingredients, 5 minutes!

I don’t have enough appies in my life.  This must mean I don’t have enough parties in my life, because parties are half about company and three-quarters about appies. Appy math. It’s official stuff. In the interest of having more appies in my regular non-partying schedule, I need some easy recipes up my sleeve that don’t […]

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Funfetti Sugar Cookie

Last weekend we went out for nachos and dessert because, well, healthy, and something shocking happened. I couldn’t finish everything, Didn’t even want to finish everything. Couldn’t have eaten more if I tried. I’ve officially transitioned Gavin onto bottles and, with the loss of breastfeeding, I get full again. I literally haven’t felt really, truly full for the […]