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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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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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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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// 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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