Warm Quinoa Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Summer is officially over! As the weather changes, so do our palates. The fresh, cool breeze that welcomes autumn inspires me to prepare more hearty, full-flavoured meals for the family, such as soups and stews. However, we’re not there just … Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats

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What are overnight oats? In a nutshell, oats that are soaked overnight in a liquid. The base is simple: oats and milk (and sometimes plain yogurt). Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it’s the toppings that are endless. Take for example, … Continue reading

Baked Polenta Lasagna

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I’ve mentioned it SO many times…sometimes the best recipes are the impromptu ones! Case in point, this delicious, cheesy, (gluten-free) rendition of lasagna. Most of my inspiration for recipes comes from necessity (i.e., consuming ingredients hanging around the fridge or … Continue reading

My Week on Instagram (Week 2-Ciao Sardegna!)

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Week 2 of “My Week on Instagram” Also our farewell to Sardegna (our home away from home) and the end of summer vacation! My last morning walk in the countryside (and view of the nearby town) Leaving just in time … Continue reading

Bacon & Eggs…Italian Style!

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Years ago, while living in Italy, I grew accustomed to having the typical Italian “colazione” in the morning; cappuccino and biscotti. Whenever I told friends and family about our typical North American breakfast (whether it be pancakes, waffles, and of course … Continue reading

Savory Quinoa Pizza Muffins

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Quinoa, pizza, toddler-friendly, baby led weaning-friendly; just a few words to describe these savoury muffins that are an ideal finger food for little ones. These muffins are soft and spongy, somewhat crumbly, and packed with flavour! The recipe can easily … Continue reading

My Week On Instagram (Week 1-Sardinia)

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While I only post sporadically on my Blog about my daily life, I make up for it on Instagram! I’m a big fan of Instagram, mainly because I can share my adventures in the kitchen and with my family in … Continue reading

Pesto & Cherry Tomato Farro Salad

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Fresh cherry tomatoes; sweet, juicy, crunchy, and when homegrown, organic and pesticide-free! What better way to use them up than in a fresh, simple, summer salad! With its fresh seasonal cherry tomatoes and basil, this light and healthy farro salad is … Continue reading

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Smoothies are a great way to mix up baby’s daily menu. As adults, we eat a variety of foods on a daily basis, yet we tend to feed baby the same foods every day! It’s time to jazz up the … Continue reading

Lentil & Rice Arancini (Gluten-Free)

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From my experience, just the shear mention of  a “finger food” recipe gets most parents excited for mealtimes, more so than their own kids! Those easy, fun to eat meals that keep toddlers and babies occupied and interested enough to … Continue reading

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