No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

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Oh. Yes. These are as good as the baked variety but you get to eat them right away instead of salivating in front of your oven for an hour. Bonus: there were no processed flours or sugars involved in the making. So don’t feel guilty about seconds or even eating these bad boys for breakfast. I did both. Mosey on over to the lovely site Our Narratives for the recipe and a feature interview with yours truly. Enjoy!!!

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Fall Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

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This salad has just about every taste of fall in a single bite - wild rice, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, roasted squash, and frost-sweetened kale drizzled with a tangy maple-balsamic dressing. It's a major crowd pleaser for meat eater's and vegetarian's alike and the perfect potluck dish. Check out my recipe and a feature interiew over on Our Narratives.
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Coconut Strawberry Milkshake + Strawberry Creamsicles

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Fresh berry season is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Those eerily monstrous imposters at the grocery store have nothing on the juicy deliciousness of a fresh organic strawberry grown by a local farmer. The difference is really rather shocking and the former can be quite disappointing when you bite into one in the middle of January with the faint memory of a June strawberry still lingering in your taste buds. We usually stock up on two...
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Spring Fling Risotto

By | Dinner, Gluten-Free, Lunch, Spring | 2 Comments
Risotto. It sounds kinda fancy but it's about as easy to make as a box of mac and cheese once you've done it a few times. Promise. When we started eating more whole, fresh foods both brown rice and  quinoa became a staple part of our meals and before long I was alternating between them almost every other day. As much as I love both of them a plain pot of grains can get a little boring night after night. I've been experimenting with simple...
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2-Ingredient Bliss Balls!

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I am humbled and honoured to be a contributor for this month's gorgeous issue :: TRIBE :: on Tribe de Mama. Treat yourself and read through the many heartfelt articles from our community of supportive mothers from all over the world. Head over to try my delicious 2 Ingredient Bliss Balls that contain just dates and nuts. They're all dolled up in the picture above but just as tasty when you keep them super simple. Enjoy!!!
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Best Ever Rhubarb Muffins

By | Breakfast, Desserts, Picky Eaters, Snacks, Spring, Weekends | 4 Comments
Last week the weather took a sudden turn for cooler days and as I was out walking on our property I noticed the rhubarb - one of my absolute favourite spring treats - was ready for picking. My children on the other hand loathe both the stringy texture and the sour/bitter taste of rhubarb that I love so dearly. I usually end up making an amazingly delicious rhubarb crumble - that even disguised with a ton of strawberries - they still won't touch...
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Gluten-Free Quinoa, Bean + Corn Casserole

By | Autumn, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Mealtime Rhythm, Picky Eaters, Spring, Summer, Winter | No Comments
Today I’m sharing a super easy, one dish, family friendly quinoa casserole with you. It’s great for any busy weeknight and can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next day. It also freezes fantastically and I often make a second dish of it to take out on a particularly full day. It's also the perfect dish to bring to a friend in need, with a new baby or a new neighbor. Play around with the...
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Cutting Down Sugar in Our Home + 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ice Cream

By | Becoming Minimalist, Cooking with Kids, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Picky Eaters, Snacks, Spring, Summer, Weekends | No Comments
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for 2 Ingredient Ice Cream! “You’ve had enough sugar already!” Have you ever caught yourself saying that? With a good dose of exasperation I might add. Especially when your little ones begin to bounce off the walls after having had a juice box, cookie, popsicle, fruit leather and a granola bar all in one day? I definitely have. Many, many times. My cupboards used to be constantly stocked with these snacks (many touted...
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Cooking + Wellness Workshops

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Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of hosting and teaching 15 amazing women (+ one very sweet gentleman) for a cooking and wellness workshop. We spoke about overcoming the challenges of the bringing simple clean foods into our lives everyday and then we gto busy and had so much fun in the kitchen together! I can't say I wasn't a little bit nervous before everyone arrived but then the afternoon just flowed and the more enthusiastic everyone was the...
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// BLOG SERIES // How to Eat Well at Home (Even if You Don’t Love Cooking) :: Meal Planning 101

By | Breakfast, Cooking with Kids, Desserts, Dinner, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Intentional Parenting, Lunch, Mealtime Rhythm, My Kitchen, Picky Eaters | No Comments
Isn’t it funny how when you learn a new word or hear a popular quote you seem to hear it ten times that day??? A quote that I keep seeing pop up is “If it isn’t scheduled, it isn’t real”. I love it. It’s just such a simple truth. Setting an intention for better eating is a wonderful start but for most of us it needs to be accompanied by a solid plan - or schedule -  for it to...
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Healthy Creamy Broccoli Salad + Lemon Tahini Dressing

By | Dinner, Spring, Uncategorized | No Comments
You know those broccoli salads drenched in mayo that are at every big family gathering? I have a confession to make. I absolutely love them. But my tummy doesn't and it let's me know right away... and for many hours later. I knew there must be away to enjoy this delicious dish without the awful aftermath so I've recreated it without the heaviness of dumping in an entire tub of the good 'ole white stuff or burying the broccoli in a...
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Sunny Spring Smoothies + How I Get My Kids to Actually Drink Them

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To say that all smoothies are not created equal is a bit of an understatement. Just about anything can be blended together and called a smoothie - for better or for worse. When I first hopped on the smoothie bandwagon I made some pretty hideous looking greenish-greyish-brownish concoctions that had my family running for the door and me wrinkling my nose before I gulped it down. Who knew that kale + raspberries = superfood sludge?!? I've since learned that there's no sense in...
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// BLOG SERIES // How to Eat Well at Home (Even if You Don’t Love Cooking) :: A Semi-Minimalist Kitchen

By | Becoming Minimalist, Mealtime Rhythm, My Kitchen, Spring | No Comments
Of the 100s of things that changed when I first became a mom, food (and sleep!) topped the charts. Come baby number two I was knocked to my knees - sometimes to tears of sheer exhaustion, at other times to utter joy for the smiles, laughter and constant cuddles these small beings bring to my day. Parenting is a wild, wonderful ride no matter which way you swing it and navigating even the most ordinary daily tasks with a baby on...
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Kale and Quinoa Minestrone {Gluten-Free}

By | Becoming Minimalist, Dinner, Lunch, Mealtime Rhythm, My Kitchen, Spring | No Comments
One of my most favourite dishes to make is a simple soup. They're such an easy way to pack tons of veggies into a delicious, one dish (hallelujah!!!) family meal. And soups are incredibly forgiving.  Don't have beans? Swap for chickpeas. No zucchini? Use celery. This recipe is in my meal plan at least once a month but changes slightly throughout the season based on what's fresh from the farmer's market, veggie boxes or the store. It's so versatile you can make it...
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Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

From the Eat Anything Girl to the Mealtime Monster (+ Grain-Free Brownies!)

By | Becoming Minimalist, Cooking with Kids, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Winter | 4 Comments
Tired of spoon feeding your 4 year old, making one kid meal and one adult meal or simply serving the same 3 guaranteed they’ll eat it dishes night after night? Yeah. I was too. All in the name of getting her to eat. And I don’t mean eat her vegetables. I mean just eat. Eat anything. Anything other than the colour beige (pizza, pasta, bread – you know the drill). Anything without a major fuss (eeeeewwwwwws, I DON'T like that!,...
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