What I'm into: February 2016
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What I'm Into (February 2016)

Today is a bonus day. One extra day we don't see for another four years. I thought I would use this day to share what inspired me, delighted me and encouraged me this past month. Spring is around the corner and I'm excited to flip the calendar…


Ready for a fast 5 minute hummus recipe?! For a long time, I didn’t think I could make my own hummus. After many failed attempts of gritty, flavorless hummus, I gave up. However, with energy this month, I decided it was high time to try a…

February Meal Part Part Two

It's the homestretch of February. Just a little bit longer to celebrate Leap Day and then we will jump into March. Although it's been unseasonably warm for so many areas, we are still enjoying some delicious comfort food made healthy. Here's…
Breakfast quinoa recipe
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February Meal Plan

Happy February! Stay warm and cozy my Boston friends. Get some soup and hot chocolate going and have fun in the snow! We are making some new dishes and bringing back old favorites this week. Now is a great time to write down some of your…
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How I am Surviving Winter

After last February's epic snowfall, I can't say I was very excited for the return of winter. When we learned we were moving to Toronto, we had no idea what to expect. Most people said it isn't too bad, yet others said the last two winter's…
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Our Favorite Yumbox Lunches

A few people have asked about what we pack in our Yumbox lunches. These are our favorite lunch boxes, both for ease of use and how cute they are. They come in a variety of colors and inserts so you can customize it to the age of your child. When…
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January Meal Plan Part Deux

Who is ready for some snow?! Although we moved to Canada, we won't get the big blizzard bombs like last winter. We all watched the American news today and we amazed to see forecasts of two feet, or 61 centimeters. A few of the recipes on the…

January Meal Plan

Hello January. We are jumping back into our family routines after a long break from the cold. School and activities are in full swing and this week marked my return to meal planning. After doing it for 3 years, I realize it is the #1 way for…
Baked Oatmeal to-go cups
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December's meal plan

Happy December! As this month of celebration twists and turns your usual routines on their heads, meal planning can take a back seat. It has to a point in my house, as I mainly do it in shorter bursts instead of tackling the whole week at once.…
Wheat Berry Risotto Recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Oct week 3

Holy coldness. Was that frost on my front yard this morning?! I know winter is coming but I'm always surprised by that first cold snap. For my friends and family back home, I can say it was actually a little warmer here in Toronto versus Boston…

Weekly meal plan

This weekend we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with our best friends. They made the long trek from Boston to visit us in our new home in Toronto. We did the full Thanksgiving dinner with the turkey, corn bread pudding, sausage stuffing, brussels…
Canadian food magazines

Weekly Meal Plan Oct wk 1

One of the best things about moving to a new country is discovering new cooking magazines. The local library carries a ton of titles online and in print so I can test drive a bunch without spending too much money. No new recipes to share (yet)…
Favorite Fall Boots
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Embracing the Fall Season

It's officially fall and time to embrace the change in seasons. Cooler days and darker nights are not my favorite part of fall, but it does give us an excuse to settle in and get cozy. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite things that get me…
Crock pot Cashew Chicken Recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Sept wk 4

Sitting outside at the end of September to type out this meal plan feels like a gift. Although we officially welcomed fall last week, mother nature isn't ready to let go of sunshine filled days. (who knew Canada would be so warm in September?)…
Fall apple pie menu plan

Weekly Meal Plan Sept week 3

Well hello Monday. How did it come so fast? As our school and social schedules get into full swing the days are flying by this month. We had a normal weekend of yard work, hosting neighbors for cocktails, apple picking, apple pie baking and…
Autumn fall chopped salad recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Sept wk 2

Did you get a taste of fall last week? The crisp air felt great but I'm excited to see the sun and warmth will return again in the days ahead. Fall and winter cooking is my favorite....but it lasts forever so I'm happy to keep things light this…
Chicken Chasseur dinner recipe
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Welcome to September Meal Plan

It's time for back to school, back to routines and back to meal planning. After a delightful break from writing out our weekly meal plan, it's finally time to get organized as our kids head to school tomorrow. The past few weeks for us have…

Weekly Meal Plan

Happy summer friends! I hope the month of July has been good to you with long days and lazy nights. There is so much fresh summer veggies available now, it's the perfect time to take advantage eating local! Butter and sugar corn is finally at…
Easy summer dinner ideas
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Summer Meal Planning Ideas

I am taking a little time off from regular meal planning and I came across the summer meal planning list I pulled together last year. Having a list of go-to meals can be helpful as you look at the week ahead. Many of these dinners are barbecue…
Brown Eggs and Jam Jars cookbook
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Weekly Meal Plan

Happy summer friends! I hope this week's meal plan finds many of you on vacation. In our house, summer vacation still means we are cooking for family and friends so I'm still making a loose plan of the dinners ahead. As time slows down here…
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Weekly Meal Plan

Sometimes meal planning needs to take a break, or you need some motivation. One of the first places I turned is surprisingly not Pinterest, it's our local library. Have you ever taken a walk through the cookbook section in your library? It's…