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Week 16: Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Week 16: Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Happy Easter everybody! I used to do so much more baking and Easter seemed like the perfect occasion to make more treats. Many years ago I used to make these nesting baby blue bird cupcakes, so I decided to do a twist on that with […]

Week 15: Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Week 15: Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I feel like I have a lot less free time now then when I started this job back in January. I sure am glad that I did though, because when life gets busy, I’m trying to hold myself accountable and continue to cook fresh healthy […]

Week 14: Energy Bites!

Week 14: Energy Bites!

I’m excited for spring weather (finally!) and to get back into outdoor running. With this modest increase in physical activity, I’ve noticed myself getting a little hungrier and wanting to reach for something healthy and homemade. I came across two different recipes for energy balls/bites […]

Week 13: Meal Prep Power Bowls

Week 13: Meal Prep Power Bowls

Sometimes life gets busy. Last week was one of those weeks for me. When that happens, I find making lunches is one task that gets put off. Not only does the cost of buying lunches add up, but I don’t really get excited about the […]

Week 12: Monster Cookies

Week 12: Monster Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? Luke will often ask me why I don’t make cookies more often. The answer is simple – I don’t need another excuse to gobble up sweets for days on end. His typical reply is, “that’s fine, you don’t have to, I’ll […]

Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Do you have a favourite cuisine, or tend to gravitate toward particular cuisines? I’ve definitely got a few favourites, one of which has to be bright Mexican-inspired flavours and recipes. Last year I hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that was basically an excuse to […]

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Happy birthday to my sister! This seemed like a good excuse to finally crack open my momofuku milk bar cookbook. It’s been unfortunately collecting dust because… to be honest, a lot of the recipes seemed intimidating. But I bought the book so I needed to […]

Week 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

Week 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

When it gets to the part of the year when winter feels never-ending, there’s something about a nice baked pasta dish that warms you up. It’s good for the soul. And this one isn’t stick to your ribs heavy or anything. It’s cozy and comforting […]

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. I’ve been having one of those weeks this week. It’s times like these, I try to be flexible. While the original mission of the blog was to try one new recipe a week, this recipe was once a […]

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

You know the saying “you don’t make friends with salad”? I beg to differ. February has been indulgent; from Superbowl to Valentine’s Day (hello molten chocolate lava cakes) to this Family Day long weekend, but it’s all about balance, am I right? Time to try […]