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Posts Tagged ‘vegan’

Barbecue Baked Beans + Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless GIVEAWAY

In Favourites, Mains (Vegetarian), Sides on February 10, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Barbecue Baked Beans

This post is brought to you courtesy of our daycare with a random Saturday morning event. This meant a couple hours without our toddler baby. I couldn’t muster the energy to get to the gym (nor have I for the past year) but a relaxing morning creating a long-due blog post was a great idea.

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Fudgy Double Chocolate Brownies from Fuss Free Vegan

In Book Review, Desserts, Favourites on January 3, 2018 at 8:17 AM

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I hope everyone had a wonderful stretch of holidays. Maybe you are still on vacation, or maybe like me, back at work alreadyl

I don’t think I mentioned it in my last post, but vacation has a new definition for me now that we are a family of three. Kiddo in daycare and parents at home alone is definitely more relaxing for me now! Daycare was closed for a week, so all three of us were home with plenty of excursions to visit family. No relaxing here at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Red Lentil Soup with Roasted Garlic Chard + Awesome Vegan Soups

In Mains (Vegetarian), Soups on December 17, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Red Lentil Soup with Roasted Garlic Chard

Hi! Long time no write. As you may have noticed, I have had less time for blogging. With our active BNT (baby not toddler), he doesn’t let me access my computer unless he is asleep. And when he is sleeping, I’d like to relax, too. Or finish chores. Not that I like doing chores, but they need to get done and emptying the dishwasher is also difficult when he is awake and trying to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Breakfast Tofu + No Meat Athlete cookbook GIVEAWAY

In Breakfasts, Mains (Vegetarian) on October 13, 2017 at 7:59 AM

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This might be called Breakfast Tofu but it is good for any meal of the day. A cumin-infused spice rub makes these quite flavourful and baking allowed the flavours to permeate the tofu. Serve, as is, as a slab of tofu with a side of vegetables, or use it as a filling for your next sandwich. I preferred the latter, but honestly, you could have caught me snacking from the pile in the fridge as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Slow Cooker Vegetable and Barley Stew + Boost Your Breastmilk GIVEAWAY

In Mains (Vegetarian), Soups on August 20, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Slow Cooker Vegetable and Barley + Boost Your Breastmilk review

We didn’t want to be those parents. But only parents of premies might understand why we wanted to celebrate our son turning one year old, at his corrected age. We celebrated his actual birthdate a couple months ago but also invited people over two months later. We just didn’t tell anyone it was because we were celebrating on the inside. Read the rest of this entry »

No Mayo Coleslaw

In Salads, Sides on August 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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There was something liberating about making a goal to publish a blog post once a month. The weeks slipped by, as we enjoyed the summer together. Each weekend, we have been having a picnic in a different park. Sometimes we go as a family, just the three of us, and other times, friends join us too. We pack a cooler filled with food along with a blanket and we’re set. Plus baby toys, of course.

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Tropical Cabbage Salad with Pineapple and Cashews

In Salads on June 25, 2017 at 8:32 PM

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Oh my, it has been a while. I left the blog to go on vacation, returned back home but never returned to the blog. I used to be thrilled if I posted once a week, now I might be thrilled if it were once a month!  I am certainly no super-mom, and definitely not a super-blogger. Mostly just trying to keep everyone fed and (mostly) rested.

This month we celebrated baby P’s first birthday. I can’t believe both how quickly the time passed, and also how much we’ve been through during the year. How much help we needed and how family helped to rally behind us when we needed them the most. Read the rest of this entry »

Creamy Spinach Florentine Casserole

In Favourites, Mains (Vegetarian) on April 8, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Creamy Spinach Florentine Casserole

This dish is a favourite in our house. I first made it when I was pregnant, when I was craving all things cheezy and carby, and it was so good we continue to make it routinely.

I have only taken photographs once, and it was when I mistakenly added twice the amount of noodles, so it wasn’t as saucy. I recommend the full amount of sauce though. This is a saucy dish and the sauce is LOVELY. Creamy, yet not heavy. Read the rest of this entry »

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Lentils

In Mains (Vegetarian) on April 1, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Lentils

I have scaled down the number of blogs I read. My RSS feeder is still full yet I rarely open it. My friends shared Lindsay and Bjork’s post from Pinch of Yum where they shared openly about the death of their son born at 23 weeks gestation. Twenty five weeks is usually the point where a baby might survive. This hit me dear to my heart as I went into labour at 26 weeks. Thankfully, I was able to keep my guy cooking for another 7 weeks, but they experienced my worst fears. Read the rest of this entry »

Vegan Jamaican Patties

In Mains (Vegetarian) on March 25, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Vegan Jamaican Patties

 

Homemade food was one of my favourite gifts after the baby was born. We had little energy to do much other than take care of the baby, and having a freezer filled with meals we could easily extract was reassuring and comforting. Read the rest of this entry »

Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans

In Mains (Vegetarian), Sides on March 18, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans

So, I joined this thing called Instagram a while ago. And never shared anything. Until now.

It had nothing to do with my blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Pesto Pull Apart Bread

In Sides on March 4, 2017 at 7:34 AM

Pull Apart Pesto Bread

I am trying to help you tackle your pantry and freezer. Last week was to help you use your hoarded pumpkin and this week, it is the summer pesto still squirrelled away in your freezer. Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Caesar Salad with Sourdough Sage Croutons + Purely Pumpkin cookbook GIVEAWAY

In Book Review, Salads on February 26, 2017 at 7:34 AM

Purely Pumpkin - Pumpkin Caesar Salad with Sage Sourdough Croutons

Are you drooling from that first photo? Me, too. I didn’t take it, though. I still have plenty to learn about making drool worthy photographs, but right now my focus is on my family (hello new baby!) and work. Yes, work. I returned to work this week. I barely have time to cook, let alone blog, and as I perused my draft posts, I knew I had to share this recipe pronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheezy Gnocchi & Peas

In Mains (Vegetarian) on February 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Cheezy Gnocchi & Peas

It might surprise you to learn I barely sit down these days. In between feeds, I have not been able to sit down for months.

When I was pregnant, people told me I’d be watching a lot of television while on my maternity leave. Nothing could be completely wrong.

Even though baby P is not crawling yet, the need for baby snuggles are real. However, our baby demands snuggles while standing. As soon as you sit down, he knows and will probably wake up and start to cry. It took me 5 months to figure out I could read my computer while standing and swaying if I brought it to the kitchen island. It is higher than my computer desk and I could work while standing. And as time passed, I started typing again.

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Winter One Pot Lentils & Rice + Ultimate Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook review

In Book Review, Mains (Vegetarian) on January 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Winter One Pot Lentils & Rice + Ultimate Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook giveaway

I am starting to  look at food in a different way now that we’re starting to feed our baby. I’ve been using my Instant Pot to cook lots of vegetables before I blitz them into purees. At first, we started with simple, single ingredients. Then we moved to combinations and eventually I started making our own meals without salt and then throwing them into the blender for a new puree. Lentils, rice and rutabaga with some spices sounds like an awesome baby puree!

Turns out he loved it! Win! Read the rest of this entry »