Generally speaking, I have a rule for treats. If at home or if they are to be enjoyed at home, as long as they are homemade-it’s a free for all. Homemade goodies are by far the healthiest option as we can control every last ingredient that goes into our recipe. We can modify or swap ingredients, omit some altogether, and even add some that can offer more nutritional value.Read More
I have been raving about a certain super food lately and I wanted to share why. I am madly in love with hemp hearts and use them regularly. They’ve got a lengthy list of health benefits and there are many ways to enjoy them which makes it easy to use them on the daily.Read More
Being a foodie, Winnipeg ain’t a bad place to live. One thing we know how to do here, and damn do we do it well-is food. My city is loaded with tons of unique, trendy, modern, local cafes, bakeries, and restaurants. One of my all-time favourite places to eat is at Stella’s Café and Bakery.Read More
So believe it or not, this is actually a baby food recipe. I came up with some wild, mind-blowing combinations when Eliana and I went through our puree phase and this one was an all-time winner. Once I blended these simple ingredients up and noticed the creamy texture, I knew I created more than a puree recipe.Read More
I have married into a Salvadoran family. I know, lucky me right? I often get spoiled with fresh,
homemade pupusas and I couldn’t be happier about it. For those who don’t who what this traditional Salvadoran dish is, it is a thick corn tortilla that can be stuffed with a variety of different savoury fillings. Pupusas are also served with a cabbage slaw called curtido and a tomato sauce.
Growing up, my dad did all the cooking and baking. A lot of what he made was "ruined" (or so I thought as a child) with the addition of rhubarb. Pies, jams, tarts, you name it-he made them all and well, ruined them all. I’m not sure what I had against rhubarb. I think just because it is a vegetable it was automatically something I refused to eat. Yes, I was one of those kids.Read More
So the other day after E was in bed fast asleep, I opened up the fridge and realized we hadn’t finished one of her Love Child Organics pouches (which is so extremely rare since she usually downs them in point two seconds). Therefore, I was left with some beautiful puree and needed to find a way to use it up so it wouldn’t go to waste. We don’t waste food around here, especially not Love Child products.Read More
It's no secret, we love our eggs. In recent months, we started ordering through My Farmer's Market which is a local online farmer's market for Winnipeg. They also offer free city-wide deliveries which is a dream come true for this mama. So now through My Farmer's Market, I get Nature's Farm organic, free-run eggs delivered to my door bi-weekly. And let me tell you, seeing my 30 pack egg carton each and every delivery just offers me such a piece of mind. Why?Read More
I have been a long-time admirer of Thai cuisine for many years. It is my number one take-out choice when we do decide to take a night off from cooking. I love red curry just as much as I do green curry, but I have never attempted to re-create either of these adored favourites-until now.Read More
Constipation affects so many individuals today and some don’t even know it. You could have a bowel movement every day and still suffer from constipation. Passing hard stools, difficulty and/or infrequently passing stool and incomplete bowel movements all fall under symptoms of constipation along with possible pain, gas, bloating, and distension.Read More
So a few months ago I bought a huge bag of dried red lentils for less than $5. It is ginormous and will last me a lifetime. Dried legumes may seem like they require a lot of work but really they don’t. Their impressive plant-based protein content, fibre content, versatility, and affordability make them staples in my pantry.Read More
One simple can of coconut milk can create the most delicious of things. One of those things happens to be do-it-yourself soft serve. For this simple recipe, you don't even need an ice cream maker.Read More
Although this week has been quite dreary, something fabulous did shine through. As of Wednesday, I have access to everything I dream of. And you should all know by now that what I dream of is food…but not just any food. I’m talking about fresh, seasonal, and locally grown food. I’m raving about the colourful and nutritional produce that we would find at my adulthood version of a candy land: the farmer’s market. Thankfully, Winnipeg has a few farmer’s markets but I must admit that I am sometimes a twice a week visitor at one market in particular-Crampton’s Market.Read More
So I have a secret. There is a tried and tested way to get your kids to eat a ton of healthy ingredients all in one bite. There is nothing a child will eagerly reach out for quicker than they will for a cookie.Read More
Sometimes we get into these ruts where can't seem to get through the day without sugar and copious amounts of coffee. These ruts usually target us after holidays, vacations, and very stressful times. This rut sucks into this cycle that leads to crash after crash. We need to break the cycle and we can do it using mindful food choices.Read More
Spinach is by far my most favourite leafy green. It is so damn easy to sneak this nutritious guy in anywhere without comprising taste or texture. Green may be quite the intimidating colour for littles, but I am hoping they are more inclined to trying green pancakes than they are to their sides of broccoli and peas that they throw on the ground. Everyone loves pancakes, right?Read More
A year ago now, I had a friend over for a visit. She brought along her son who was just shy of a year old. I watched him dissect and explore every inch of my home while caressing my growing belly. Although I knew that I would soon be in her shoes running after a toddler who just discovered how to walk, it still seemed so far away for me.Read More
When your baby is brand new to solids, simple purees or single ingredients are best. If baby is digesting well without any sign of reaction or irritation you can begin to get more creative with your combinations. Keep overwhelm at bay knowing that “Food Before 1, is Just for Fun” and overtime, often quite gradually, baby will begin to associate solids with their hunger cues.Read More
Should there be a versus at all?
The thing about being a Mama is, what is best for someone else’s baby may not be best for yours.
When introducing my second baby to solids I felt a lot of pressure to use the Baby-Led Feeding approach. This method for food introductions has gained a lot of attention in the last few years and like most topics regarding children, with it comes a layer of insistence + passion claiming this approach is better than the rest.Read More
It is a very special milestone for a mother when her baby is ready for solid food! Unfortunately, with all the conflicting information about the ideal strategy for food introductions or the polarizing opinions about which baby-food menu is the healthiest, many mamas find themselves overwhelmed rather than experiencing what should be a relaxed and joyful adventure.Read More