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Easy & Delicious Bruschetta


Good morning! Look what little prince was asleep before we were last night! He was out cold. We poked him and he didn’t move, lol. Very rare for him! We slept well until about 4:30am when the cats decided they wanted to turn the bedroom into an all night rave! Awesome. We are such animal […]


In The Food Lab


Greetings! Today turned out to be one of those days, but chickpea salad makes it all better. And dried mangos. Lots and lots of dried mangos. But first, confession time. My TJ’s dried mangos are gone. I hid them from myself last Wednesday night when I got home from Chicago and then I couldn’t find […]


Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip


Several years ago I was served Muhammara at a restaurant. It was some life changing dip, let me tell you. My taste buds were overwhelmed with pleasure as I tasted the complex flavours of the roasted red pepper, toasted walnuts, garlic, and spices. Since that day, I have wanted to create this dip at home […]




…is everywhere! From the internet to cooking magazines to old, worn, and loved cookbooks. From having your first encounter with a new crazy fruit to experiencing your first local and organic CSA to falling in love with a new restaurant. Inspiration is indeed everywhere. One of the things I love about blogging is that it […]


Hockey Nuts In Canada


This time of the year makes me all warm and tingly inside. And no, it’s not just because my hands and feet are starting to return to their habitual winter-like chill or because I am consuming so much cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger my intestines just might bleed. Well that too, but there is another reason […]


Happy Thanksgiving Homemade Pumpkin Butter


Good morning! This weekend is our Canadian Thanksgiving, which seems strange to me after the weekend madness, but I am just happy that I am not the one preparing the entire meal this time. ;) I have been thinking of something that I could bring for my in-laws that would make a fun Thanksgiving hostess […]


High Protein Sweet Potato Dip

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I’ve been on a real bean kick lately. Specifically, a navy bean kick. I know, yawn. However, navy beans are quite the versatile bean! They actually blend wonderfully into almost anything they touch without the faintest hint of beany taste. The little black dress of beans, right here. For example, my High Protein Garlic Mashed […]


The Other Pizzas: Dessert and Appetizer


Good morning!   Can we just bottle Fall up, and not let winter come? I went on a frigid 4 mile run this morning! It was -1C outside which is colder than it has been lately. I thought I might turn into an ice cube. I did 4 miles in about 34 minutes. The hot […]


Any Way You Like ‘Em Crackers


‘There are two types of people: Those who bake their own crackers and those who do not.’ I read that quote the other night and it made me chuckle! And then I thought, ‘Pfffft…Cracker snob.’ as I reached into my box of Mary’s Crackers. ;) However, I want to be that person who makes her […]


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes


What could be better than French Press Coffee?   Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes! When I made these for our hiking road trip on Sunday, I was really pleased with the outcome. To my surprise, they were really fast to throw together and tasted incredible. I was able able to cut down the sugar and it […]


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