About Us

My name is Megan and I live in the suburbs of Vancouver Canada with my husband Tony, two boys Cole and Bennett, and baby girl Ayla.

Tony and I met on the internet while playing an online game (we’re nerds, I know). We became email ‘pen-pals’ and wrote each other for several years before finally meeting in person when I was 19. I lived on Vancouver Island and he lived on the Mainland, so we began taking the ferry back and forth every weekend to see each other. We did a lot of travelling together in those early years.
Me in Paris, France
Tony and Me in Havana, Cuba
Lounging on the beach at our favourite travel destination: Hawaii!
A couple years after we met we were married. It was a simple wedding on Vancouver Island in a church by the sea.
June 2002

 

After we were married I finished up my degree and got a job as an underwriter for a property and casualty insurance company. Then we started having babies!
At the hospital waiting for Cole to be born
Our first son, Cole, was born in 2006.
Me, Cole, and Tony at Shuswap Lake
Then Bennett came along in 2008.
Bennett at 6 months old
We almost stopped after two kids because two rambunctious boys were plenty to keep us busy, but then we finally decided to try for one more. To our surprise, we had a girl! Our daughter Ayla was born in February 2013.
Ayla at 1 week old
Now we’re a happy family of 5.
With a husband, two little boys, a baby girl and a full-time job, I have a lot on my plate, so putting food on my family’s plates can be a challenge. My goal is to make easy, healthy, and tasty meals to satisfy even my most picky eater and share them with you. I may not always succeed, but it’s fun trying!

 

The Whiners:

 

 

My 7-year-old son Cole is the pickiest one of the household.  He’s famous for his “so-so” gesture when critiquing a meal. Although he manages to find parts of the meal that he likes, there are usually plenty of things that he doesn’t like about it. As he matures, he’s starting to learn to be more polite when he doesn’t enjoy something I make. He’ll say things like “that’s not really my favourite,” or “I don’t want to be rude, but…” I think that’s a much better approach than whining (which he still does a lot, too).

Cole’s favourite food

Breakfast for dinner, with eggs, bacon and hashbrowns.

Cole’s least favourite food

It’s hard to pick just one! Probably perogies. He’s crazy.

 

If you read my blog, you’ll probably notice that my 5-year-old son Bennett likes to give my food a thumbs-up most of the time. Don’t be fooled by this; he’s actually pickier than he seems. He’ll often say he likes something, but then leave most of it on his plate. He’s a busy guy and has trouble sitting still at the dinner table long enough to eat a full meal.

Bennett’s favourite food

Macaroni and cheese with broccoli. It’s one meal that he can actually sit still for, and he’ll eat several helpings.

Bennett’s least favourite food

Ice cream. It’s funny, he likes the idea of ice cream, but not actually eating it. If he sees Cole having some ice cream, he’ll ask for some too, only to leave it uneaten and melting. It’s such a shame; I hate seeing good ice cream go to waste.

 

Ayla turns 1 in February, and she has never had a jar of baby food. It’s not that I have anything against pureed food for babies (Cole used to love it as a baby), it’s just that she has preferred finger foods right from 6 months old. She basically eats whatever we’re having, just cut up very small. She has a very healthy appetite and eats pretty much anything I put in front of her. I know that will probably change as she gets older, but it’s so nice right now.
My husband Tony likes to eat. I can count on him to give me an honest opinion of how my meals taste. He’ll tell me when he doesn’t like something, and won’t say that it’s good just to make me feel better. So when he does compliment my food I know that he really does like it.

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