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Healthy All-Natural Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

May 17, 2017

I’ve created a monster. As soon as my daughter was old enough to eat solid foods she no longer ate her meals.  But providing her with 25 small snacks throughout the day she was able to get enough nutrients *rolls eyes*.  It almost drove me nuts! Because sitting at the table as a family at meal time is important to me I quickly quit that bad habit and now we fight at the dinner table to “eat your supper, sit…

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola Bars

May 9, 2017

With the beautiful warm days we have been having here lately we are spending lots and lots of time outdoors.  Although the sunshine is welcome, with it came a whole new gang of neighbourhood kids for Mairead to play with.  I am very grateful for this as it has lessened the time I have to role-play ninja turtles and her asking to watch tv, but they always want so many snacks!  And the looks I get when I suggest a…

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Vanilla Bean Cake with Real Strawberry Buttercream Icing: Happy Birthday Mairead!

April 27, 2017

This week we are celebrating Mairead’s 5th birthday!  My emotions are torn with missing my easy baby and loving watching her grow more into a beautiful and busy little girl. The birthday extravaganza week began with a batch of mini cupcakes for her preschool class on Monday (you can find them on my Instagram and Facebook).  Tuesday was her actual birthday and while tucking her into bed the night before she asked if we could go to the Telus World…

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Cape Breton Oat Cakes

April 19, 2017

After an unwelcome blast of snow last weekend I am loving the warmer weather!  Mairead was the crankiest kid this afternoon so I slapped a pair of boots on her and we headed to the woods; instant happy child!  We went on a little hike on the trails in the river valley and it felt so good to be somewhere that wasn’t pavement and playgrounds.  It was exactly what my soul needed today. With Aaron working away I haven’t been…

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers

April 14, 2017

So sorry for the lapse in posts but there hasn’t been a whole lot of good eating going on at our house lately!  With too many unforeseen events thrown our way at once, my focus was directed elsewhere, but such is life. We are once again back to Aaron working far far away, but we knew that was bound to happen.  I always try to find the positive in any situation but the ONLY good thing about Aaron working away is that…

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Candied Pecans

March 26, 2017

There is no such thing as a boring salad in my house; I won’t allow it!  I love love love a full salad with lots of vegetables to brighten it up but I don’t stop there.  With extra additions like nuts and seeds, and whatever else I can add for some extra flavor or nutrition to polish it off, it’s going in! Today’s recipe is one of those additions; a tiny little snack so delicious they are getting a blog…

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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

March 21, 2017

Now that the days are getting longer, they are also starting to feel busier!  I think I am trying to cram too many things into the daylight hours.  Perhaps I should dial it back a bit on all my Spring to-do lists. I love the feeling of new possibilities that come with Spring, but for some reason it’s an anxious time for me; even as a child I remember feeling butterflies in my stomach when the sun started to feel…

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Chocolate Dipped Irish Cream Cookies

March 13, 2017

So it’s the week of St. Patrick’s Day and I vote we drink Guinness everyday! Whatever your heritage there is something about celebrating St. Patrick that brings out a little Irish in all of us.  I have always been told that I am 100% Scottish but I’m certain there is some Irish in the mix somewhere!  I would be really interested to try DNA genetic testing to learn more about myself.  If anyone has tried it let me know.  I’ve…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter “Superfood” Granola Bars

March 8, 2017

Granola bars are one of the easiest snacks to have on the go but with all that added sugar they don’t exactly fall into the health food category.  Even the ones that cost almost $8 a box! With Aaron’s long shifts sometimes I struggle to find enough variety of foods to have in for his lunches that he can eat on the fly (they work them to the bone!).  I bake lots of goodies for him to take but there…

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

March 1, 2017

Well I was right, the cookies didn’t last a minute and that’s how apple cinnamon muffins happened. Earlier today I attempted french hot chocolate which sounded easy enough but it didn’t really turn out.  But I drank it anyway and gave myself a stomach ache.  What am I six years old?  I’ll never learn.  But in my defense I used the good chocolate and I wasn’t letting it go to waste! So to redeem myself I baked a batch of…

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