Pre-baby, I was all about making things from scratch. Post-baby…. well I’m still kind of trying to cook the way I used to. I’ve got to admit, it’s not working out for me! Lately, my daughter likes to claw at my legs whenever I’m in the kitchen, which makes cooking a stressful job. In an… Continue reading Butternut Squash Enchiladas
When I was pregnant, one of the best things I did to prepare for our baby was to make a bunch of freezer meals. They really come in handy in the early newborn days, when you are too busy to cook. It’s also so wonderful to give your body comforting, nutritious food as you recover… Continue reading Freezer Meals for New Moms
As a breastfeeding mom, I have the appetite of a marathon runner. While it’s a lovely change from the nine months I spent sick and barely eating while I was pregnant, it can get tricky to stay satisfied with a demanding little cutie to care for. These snacks/mini meals are great because you can throw… Continue reading 10 Best Vegan Snacks for Moms On-The-Go!
I wanted to bake during yesterday’s snowstorm, but we lost electricity! It was kind of nice to just slow down and not have anything to do all day. However, as soon as the power came back this morning, I went straight to work in the kitchen. My favorite thing about baking? Getting to enjoy the… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I am very grateful to be enjoying a fairly peaceful second trimester, after a pretty tough first one. Right around the 6 week mark, I started to feel quite nauseous and had no interest in food. It made the holidays tough, as I was too sick to really enjoy time with my family and friends. Things got… Continue reading The First Trimester (Plus Banana-Nut Oatmeal Recipe)
Last year I bought the Oh She Glows cookbook, and in many ways it changed my life. It lead me to a new, healthier diet and to my eventual decision to go vegan. It inspired me to create this blog, and to pursue my passions. I even did my own version of “Julie and Julia,”… Continue reading Oh She Glows Every Day – Thoughts so Far
This vegan gingerbread cake will put you in the festive spirit!
I’m a lucky girl who’s photographer husband likes to take pictures of her all the time. Well, actually, it can be a little annoying at times hehe. But for the most part, it’s very flattering and sweet. This one was taken a few weeks ago in a beautiful local park. So hard to believe we… Continue reading Home Renos and Vegan Woes
Last night I got home late after a few glasses of wine with my neighbor. Honestly, I could have stayed at her place all night, chatting and laughing and sipping vino! So nice to have fun neighbors. When I got in, I was hungry and, ok, a little tipsy, so I needed to whip up… Continue reading Spicy Skillet Beans (Vegan – Gluten Free)
I give you part 3 of the Honey and Cardamom mini breakfast series. It took me a while to get here, as I spent most of last week prepping for the Thanksgiving dinner I hosted on Sunday. For American readers – we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October 😉 Needless to say, I was more focused… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Vegan)