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

A Stroll Through The Market

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A trip to Europe would not be complete without a visit to a local market. It is the quintessential European experience; local vendors selling fresh, organic produce, authentic and traditional foods, textiles, household items, and more. It’s become a one-stop … Continue reading

Roasted Bruschetta Eggplant

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Over the years I’ve come to realize how beneficial it is to have your own garden. Firstly, it saves you money (especially if you are like me and spend a fortune on fresh, organic fruits and veggies!). Secondly, you give … Continue reading

Pizza Party…Italian Style!

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Nothing beats Italian pizza. Nothing! I’m talking about that delicious, thin crust, wood-oven baked pizza. Not the kind where you have to dive into the take-out box to grab your favourite piece. Nope. I’m talking about your own personal pizza, … Continue reading

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

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What could be more refreshing on a hot summers’ day than fresh, homemade juice? Aqua fresca (fresh water) is a Latin American drink made with water, a small amount of sweetener, and fresh fruit, of course seasonal is best! Some … Continue reading

Baked Zucchini Parmesan Medallions

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Hands up if you have a toddler who has overextended their “I hate vegetables” phase! My son, (whom I claim is a also mini foodie) will eat almost anything…except for vegetables. And this phase seems to never end. For a … Continue reading

Mare e Monte

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In Italy,”mare e monte” usually refers to a recipe composed of an ingredient that derives from the “ocean” and another that derives from the “mountains.” In this case, (in terms of this Blog post), “mare e monte” refers to how we … Continue reading

Easy-Peasy Caprese Pasta

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How many times have you thrown out leftover pasta…because it’s just too dry or unappealing to eat?! As is, I’m not a huge fan of pasta so I don’t usually have issues with tossing it (except for the fact that … Continue reading

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