{FOOD} Surprise Your Sweetheart With A Foodie Prize Pack

There’s one thing that I love (almost) as much as I love my family: food – so it makes perfect sense for me to celebrate the upcoming day of love with the gift of grub! Through my business, I’ve been fortunate to work with Brad Hill – an incredible photographer and publisher of the Foodie Book series. […]

{RECIPE} Get In My Belly Brussels Sprouts

Growing up, nothing grossed me out more than the feeling of a soggy sphere of Brussels sprout dissolving on my tongue. I can still taste the bitter mush as I struggled to swallow it down – wincing in agony as I forked another chunk. Back then, it seemed the only way to serve a dish of […]

{RECIPE} Mouth-Watering Chicken Marbella

I first tried this delicious dish at a dinner party a few years ago, and it was absolutely mouth-watering (hence the name of this recipe). I had asked for the recipe, eager to duplicate it, but ended up tucking it away in a kitchen cupboard – out of sight, and out of mind. The other […]

{FAMILY} Why I’ve Decided To Stop Making My Son Wear Pants

In the middle of my son’s Kindergarten year, he decided that he didn’t like pants. He didn’t just dislike them as an item of clothing – he refused to wear them. For months I fought the daily battle, trying my best to wrangle him into pants. Some days, physically forcing him into the ankle-length garb. And then one […]

{RECIPE} Roasted Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

While I cook all the meals in my home, I’ve become a lackadaisical chef. There was a time when I enjoyed cooking. When my relationship was new and I cooked to impress. When I didn’t have fussy little mouths to feed. When new meals weren’t met with dry heaves and gasps of disgust. Now, I […]

{FOOD} What To Feed Your Child’s Gluten-Free Friends

Let me preface this by saying that until recently, I had no idea what ‘gluten’ even was. I figured it had something to do with bread, but other than that, I was completely (and embarrassingly) clueless. A few of my children’s friends have celiac disease (an intolerance t0 gluten). And while eating a gluten-free diet has […]

{FOOD} Talking To Your Kids About Meat

There are certain conversations that parents dread having with their children – where babies come from, or the truth behind certain mythical characters – but there is one topic that is less commonly discussed amongst parents that can be equally as awkward: talking to your kids about meat and where it comes from. I remember when […]

{FOOD} 5 Problems That Can Be Solved With Soup

I didn’t use to be a “soup person”. The thought of slurping on a brothy bowl of chicken stock and calling it a meal just didn’t fly with me. I’m a big eater. I need substance – preferable involving meat, bread and cheese. Last week I fell ill (yes, AGAIN) with a bad bout of strep throat, […]

{FOOD} 3 Family-Friendly North Shore Spots Fit For A Foodie

I have always loved dining out. In fact, if I could relinquish my cooking responsibilities entirely in favour of a personal chef, or meals carefully prepared and elegantly served in a comfortable dining environment, I would shut down my kitchen in a heartbeat. I love to eat – but I don’t love to cook. And […]

{RECIPE} Blueberry Watermelon Cucumber & Feta Salad

Usually when I’m asked to bring a salad to a dinner party, my initial reaction is to open a bag of my go-to Sweet Kale Salad Mix (seriously, we eat this salad mix at least 3 times a week), but this weekend, I decided to try something new. Last week, I was invited to a media event for BC […]