sunflower bites

While I don't have a school age child, I do find I'm becoming heavily aware of back-to-school time with so many of my friends' kids going back to school. Our niece starts school this year, which is wild to me. She was just this angel-face little baby I swear! Plus my dad is still sweetly…

breakfast oat-muffins with blueberries

With camping season in full swing and the feeling like you have to grab this summer season and hold on tight before it's over, we headed out on a trial-run of our adventure van (by trial run I mean the bare-bones version of adventure-van-life: it is cleaned out, has a hardwood floor, a few action-packer…

blueberry protein smoothie

For as long as I have known her, my mother-in-law has loved her blueberry smoothies in the morning. She religiously swims three times a week (I know, impressive right!) and it is her go-to breakfast where she can put a scoop of protein in her magic bullet (feel full and yet not heavy!) and head…

powerhouse bar: energy + minerals

It was a toss up as to whether these should be called beach-bars or powerhouse bars. I made these while at my mom's house and they became a great grab-n-go beach snack. They are full of nuts and energy-rich foods that will keep you kicking-it for hours, whether you're at the gym, on the soccer…

green smoothie for little-ones

You really have to practice what you preach when you're around your kid(s) all the time—which is actually kind of cool—they are your check and balance. If you aren't going to let your toddler eat something then you best not be eating it yourself, especially in front of them

Oat biscotti: two ways

  Variety is key in my cooking and hosting life. I love to try switching things up and making an old favourite with a new twist. I also love to have options and all the colours and flavours in the food I create. It's infuriating sometimes I'm sure for my family because I'll make something…

Kidcakes: banana, berry & quinoa 

Entering into the world of childrens' birthdays and parties with a small toddler is such a fun phase. It's so cute to see your little human start to interact with other little humans. The discovery of toys and games and learning from each other begins and it seems that without actual dialogue there is this communication…