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Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes with Creamy Fruit Topping

EAT, family meals By June 10, 2023 1 Comment

These delicious and moist pancakes are perfect for an outdoor spring brunch or re-heated for a quick weekday breakfast.  Kid-approved for flavour and fun, and mom-approved for nutrition, this fruit-infused recipe is sure to be a winner at the breakfast table.  Using applesauce or store-bought fruit snacks in both the batter and the topping boosts the nutrition and sweetness naturally, and provides one full serving of fruit per cup.  Mix-up your “fruit-ine” and substitute different flavours to change the recipe and delight your taste buds.  Swap traditional maple syrup for the creamy fruit topping for an extra burst of flavour and nutrients.

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Celebrating Passover With Kids

Celebrating Passover With Kids

EAT, family meals, holidays By April 5, 2023 No Comments

Passover is a Jewish festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is celebrated for eight days, usually in late March or early April, according to the Jewish lunar calendar. Between crafts to preparation and rituals during the Seder, kids can play a huge part in the Passover celebration.

The central ritual of Passover is the Seder, a ceremonial meal that takes place on the first two nights of the festival. The Seder is a time for family and friends to come together to retell the story of the Exodus and to give thanks for the freedom that the Israelites gained.

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Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

EAT, holidays By April 1, 2023 3 Comments

There’s something about Easter egg waste and chemical dyes that makes me squirm. Of course there are store-bought, non-toxic natural Easter Egg dyes out there, but I set out to create my own from ingredients in the fridge. The result was muted and beautiful – almost what you would find if you happened upon a bird’s nest in nature. Natural easter egg dyes also make it healthier to consume the hard-boiled eggs after the fact. And after you master these, maybe cloth dying is in the cards!!

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Honey-Glazed-Ham-with-Pineapple-Chutney

Honey-Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney

EAT, family meals By March 15, 2023 No Comments

This ham is both simple and elegant, and the leftovers are something to celebrate, too. A honey-glazed ham makes an unbelievable Sunday dinner and is equally special during the Easter or Christmas holidays. Our family always had ham, albeit with my Mom’s British heritage, the flavours weren’t as complex. She would serve it with a potato scallop and green beans and my mouth would water. With this easy recipe, you could also throw in an Asian influence with the addition of soy sauce, and serve with bok choi and noodles.

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French Toast Fingers

EAT, snacks By January 2, 2023 No Comments

MMMMMM! French Toast for Kids. Try this one with cinnamon raisin bread for a fun twist to the traditional. Changing things is a great way for kids to ‘rediscover’ foods that they may not have liked the first time. You can also create variations on this one by using basic store-bought waffles. With either option, popping them into an air fryer is a great alternative to using oil and saves more time.

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Mock-jito

Mock-jito

EAT, snacks By April 24, 2022 8 Comments

It’s always a great idea for your health to take a break from the alcohol, even for a bit. Bartender Bobbi Kay, formerly of  the Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver’s Boneta is a mocktail wizard.  If you love the Mojito but desire not to drink alcohol or have a bun in the oven, so to speak… here’s a special recipe.

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Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

holidays By April 21, 2022 No Comments

My Halifax elementary school, Sir Charles Tupper, produced a cookbook and this recipe for Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake was in it. We still serve it for holidays every year. I remember my mom entertaining, and eating this for breakfast the next day! I don’t think there’s anything more decadent than cheesecake for breakfast. The richness is delicious and satisfying. It’s amazing when you stop to think about how many memories we have that are tied to food! What food holds special memories for you?

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