23 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

This was definitely one of the most challenging weeks to date in the course of this pregnancy. We were all hit by a nasty stomach flu; it was Adriana’s first ever, but luckily she didn’t get it quite as badly as we did, although hers has lasted longer. I have other friends who’ve had the […]

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5-Minute Soy-Free Vegan Mayonnaise (using aquafaba!)

It’s always heartbreaking as a parent to witness your child with any kind of illness. We’ve been so lucky that this was Adriana’s first stomach flu, but it’s still so hard to watch her go through it. Thankfully, she didn’t get it quite as bad as we did. Eric and I dropped like flies: me […]

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Friday FAQs: The recipes/foods I packed for the hospital, veggie-heavy summer recipes, canned coconut cream, and more!

Happy June everyone! I hope you’re in store for a beautiful weekend ahead. Now that our family is on the mend after illness, we’re looking forward to getting outside for the weekend—which will include Adriana’s first visit to a splash pad (can’t wait!) and a barbeque event. It should be a good one. I hope […]

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Avocado Strawberry Caprese

I absolutely love the work I do each day; given the choice, I wouldn’t pick any other field, which feels pretty awesome after following an unexpected, winding path to get here. (When I started the blog way back in 2008, I had just graduated with a Master’s degree in Social-Personality Psychology and was working as […]

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24 weeks (Pregnancy #2)

I’m happy to report that we’ve come out on the other side of this stomach flu and are all back to normal (knock on wood!). Apparently, this stomach flu is running rampant around the GTA right now; I know so many friends whose families have gotten it. Our appetites have come back with a vengeance. […]

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Friday FAQs: My go-to protein powders, adding protein to salad, mayo ingredient substitutions, and more!

My mom flew in yesterday for her long-anticipated visit! This week was a busy one as I’ve been working extra hard to get my work completed early, and then take care of the usual cleaning, groceries, etc. before our special guest arrives. You know, as they say…gotta make up the “fake house”. (I thought that […]

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One Bowl Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookies (vegan + gf)

Having my mom here for the last several days was such a treat. I’ve felt a bit like a basket case lately as we’re dealing with some behavioural issues (the munchkin, not the mom!), and having her here made the world of difference. As I’ve written about in my birth story, the presence of other […]

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25 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

We had such a great visit with my mom this past week! Adriana loves her Mimi so much. I even managed to avoid revealing the sex of the baby, despite it almost slipping off my tongue several times. I felt pretty bummed out for a few days after my mom left. Goodbyes are always hard, […]

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Friday FAQs: High-protein recipes, sunflower seed butter troubleshooting, freezing aquafaba, and more!

This week was a bit of a grab bag and I’m pretty anxious to unwind this weekend. We had two random basement leaks (thanks to a water softener and laundry machine both bursting within days of one another), lots of work deadlines, and some setbacks with our renovation plans. There’s promise of a gorgeous weekend […]

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26 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

This week has been pretty solid. The high emotions and tensions of the past week or two have lessened, and I feel like we’re making some progress in a few areas. Always nice to see! Baby: I thought it was time to check in on little baby this week! Baby is now around 1 2/3 […]

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