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June 23, 2016

 This guy is a tad unusual. You are either going to love it like me, or hate it. Original recipe here. My adaptation below:

1 cups water 

1/2 cup roasted sweet potato

2 bananas

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup pecans 

1 tsp cinnamon

3 Tablespoons shredded coconut

Maple syrup to tast


June 23, 2016

Based on this recipe, my friend Cecilia introduced me to this soup. This can be done in a slow-cooker or on the stove and it freezes really well. Here is our variation.

2 tablespoons red curry paste

1.5,12 ounce cans of coconut milk

2 cups chicken stock

2 tablespoons fish...

June 22, 2016

Tear up some spinach leaves and place in large bowl

Slice strawberries and place on spinach

Sprinkle pecans over the top

Slice bananas onto the salad at the last minute 

Drizzle Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette over and serve.

June 21, 2016

Best with Spinach Banana Salad:

2 TBSP melted honey

1 TBSP maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

3 TBSP  balsamic vinegar

1 TSP sesame seeds

1 TSP poppy seeds

dash of worcestershire sauce

dash of salt and pepper

June 21, 2016

I make this a few times a week. Switching up the veggies keeps the dish novel. I eat the leftovers for lunch sometimes.

Almost any vegetable with work in the recipe. You just want to end up with 4 cups of chopped raw, peeled vegetables. You can have 2 kinds or veggies...

June 17, 2016

2-3 pounds of salmon.

4 TBSP maple syrup
3 TBSP soya sauce
1 clove chopped garlic
Dash of pepper

Put salmon in casserole dish and pour ingredients over top. Bake uncovered at 350 till salmon flakes with a fork (15min).

June 17, 2016

Yes, you read that right. Cheese. It's the magic ingredient.

This recipe is a fusion of my Dad's apple pie recipe, my mothers apple crisp recipe and I bake it in a huge cast iron pan from my in-laws.

June 17, 2016

I like unusual pizza flavors. This one has a great Alfredo crust with sweet and salty toppings. By the way, everything tastes better in a cast iron pan, especially pizza!

1 pizza crust

2 cups Alfredo sauce

2 cups cooked chicken breast

1 cup cooked chopped bacon

1 cup pineap...

March 3, 2016

Today is just an average, run-of-the-mill Monday. Kids are back in school after a bit of a break. I cleaned the fridge. Jerry is at the office crafting a thousand birthday postcards.Tonightthere will be piano, hard-boiled eggs and dirty clothes. This mill just keeps on...

January 24, 2016

There is a fine line between contentment and self improvement. This is what the January's of our lives are meant to teach us. The rhetoric of resolutions is everywhere...you should...change this...commit to that...Bahumbug.     


May long weekend of...

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About me

Jerry & I were married in August of 2002 in the Cardston Alberta temple. It snowed that morning, and our life together has been full of unexpected surprises ever since. We have a lot of fun, which helps balance out the inevitable challenges of raising a big family while managing the unpredictable Realtor hours that go with my husband's profession. I'm a five time veteran of childbirth (that's 15 trimesters, what was I thinking?), and I now hope to survive raising them all. We go through a lot of food, break a lot of iPhones and travel as much as possible.

Sushi-loving Mom of 5. My favourtie holiday is Boxing Day (left-overs anyone)? I love travel and SUP yoga.

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