Slow-Cooker Borscht Stew

Slowcooker Borscht Stew

Have you ever made a meal that had all the right things going for it – nutritious ingredients, easy preparation, visual appeal – the only problem was that nobody actually liked it?  Yeah, that’s what happened with this meal. I still wanted to share it though, because I think it’s a really great recipe, especially for people following low-carb, […]

Saving Dinner Menu Mailer Review {Giveaway}

Saving Dinner Menu Mailer Review & Giveaway

I like to be organized, because it makes life run much more smoothly. It’s just hard to actually stay organized and keep on top of things. Mealtime preparation and organization consumes a large chunk of my time and energy, so sometimes I could use a little help. Okay, a lot of help. I think a meal planning service is […]

Healthy Family Expo Twitter Party #HFEsmallsteps

Healthy Family Expo

  As an ambassador for the 2nd annual Healthy Family Expo in Vancouver, I’m spreading the word about HFE’s Twitter party happening on Wednesday October 22 at 8pm PST. There’s going to be many exciting prizes totaling over $1000 from great sponsors such as Whole Foods Market, TravelSmart, London Drugs, Greener Print Solutions Inc., Cypress Mountain, AspenClean, Yaya Baby, In […]

Make Good Food Real Fast with Epicure {Giveaway}

Epicure Good Food Real Fast: Greek Tacos

Some nights, it can seem like an insurmountable task to get a healthy meal on the table quickly.  At the end of the day, I have a million things on my mind, a tired toddler whining at my feet, kids relentlessly asking me questions, and all I want to do is sit down and have a glass […]

Lobster Pot Pies and Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Pot Pies

I’ve always stressed the importance of introducing my kids to as many kinds of food as possible, and yet somehow they’ve made it this far in their lives without ever trying lobster. I knew we had to do something about that. When I heard on Food Bloggers of Canada that Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. was going to be selecting […]

Butternut Squash, Yam & Chicken Soup

Butternut Squash, Yam and Chicken Soup

Now that fall is here, I think it’s time for a soup recipe.  I had some leftover chicken and fresh thyme from the Roast Chicken recipe I posted recently. There’s always an ample supply of butternut squash and yams this time of year, so I added those ingredients to the soup as well. I threw a few […]

Raspberry Oreo Coffee Creamer

Raspberry Oreo Coffee Creamer

Unless I’m battling morning sickness in my first few months of pregnancy, it’s very rare to see me in the morning without a cup of coffee nearby. It’s such a common sight at my house that my toddler can already say “coffee” as she points to my mug. I’m sure I’m not the only one out […]

Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

Minecraft birthday party ideas

Every year I say I’m not going to go too crazy with birthday parties, but sometimes I just can’t seem to help myself. This year, Cole asked if he could have a Minecraft party for his 8th birthday. My initial thought was, “Alright!! This is going to be easy – he’ll have a few friends over to […]

Sometimes You Just Need a Tummy Rub {Giveaway}

Baroness Chocolates

Usually after dinner I crave a little something sweet. My favourite thing to have is a little nibble of good quality dark chocolate to satisfy my after-dinner cravings.  We’re all big chocolate lovers in this house. Tony and I love dark chocolate, while the kids prefer milk chocolate. So when Baroness Chocolates offered to send us some of their chocolate bars […]