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How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough

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I’m baaaaaaack and I missed you! I’m currently suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome since my family left yesterday. Luckily, the Bachelorette and some leftover wine consoled me last night. Saturday night, I threw a ‘Build your own pizza party’ with my family. Initially, I was worried that the pizza wouldn’t turn out and everyone would […]

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Quick and Easy Kid-Friendly Snack & Meal Ideas

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‘”Mommy, guess who is very busy right now?” “Who?” “Auntie Angie is very busy right now.” “Oh really?” “Yes. She’s busy baking us all kinds of treats! heheh” Clearly, my nephew Ethan has been reading my blog! He said that to Kristi as they were flying to Ontario this weekend. And he was right; it […]

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Our Perfect Veggie Burger

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For the past several months, I’ve been on a quest to make a veggie burger that had everything on our wish list. I’ve probably made over 100 veggie burgers and they all came up short, either by just a tiny bit or by a landslide. I’m always asked what I do with failed recipes and […]

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Long Weekend Recipe Round-Up

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I don’t know about you, but I equate long weekends with a time to celebrate awesome food and drink with friends! The weather is sunny and HOT, so we hope to be outside as much as we can and also keep our meals fresh and light. Here are some recipes that I recommend for Canada […]

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Mom’s Request: Mushroom Barley ‘Risotto’

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Monday was my mom’s last day here so I treated her to a manicure for Mother’s Day and also made her a special meal by request. In return, she organized the back hall closet and laundry room for me. I think she is trying to shape me into a civilized home owner. ;) It was […]

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Vegetable and Edamame Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

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Yesterday morning, I spotted a pack of squirrels throwing a Sunday brunch around my compost bin. The nerve! One of the squirrels was eating an apple core and another was feasting on a piece of burnt toast! Those crazy little buggers. It appears that the animals in our backyard do not want my compost waste […]

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Lightened Up Protein Power Goddess Bowl

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This week, the first sign of flowers and leaves put me into full Spring mode. My meals have been fresher than ever and I’m feeling on fire energy wise. It’s about time! The hot yoga sessions are also helping tremendously. (Thank you, by the way, for your great comments yesterday.) I’ve been to 4 hot […]

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Easy Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

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Eric, Steve, Dan, Shayne, and Steve worked on the deck this weekend and they got so much accomplished! It almost looks like a deck now. :) The weather was what the boys called, ‘Deck Building Weather’. Sunny and just warm enough to be comfortable. The workstation Eric set up…heh View from other end: This is […]

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Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce

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Out of all of the recipes on my Weekly Meal Plan, this is the one we were most excited about! I first made vegan enchiladas with ‘cheeze’ sauce almost a year ago and Eric has been gushing about them ever since. I must agree that I really don’t make them enough…and I’m not sure why […]

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Husband’s Healing Stew

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Thank you for your comments in yesterday’s post! It really cheered me up when I read them this morning after another rough night of little sleep. Lately, my eats have looked like this…   Blah. Those two pictures look about as exciting as I feel right now. I think Eric got sick of watching me […]

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