It’s always been my goal to eat dinner together as a family, but our busy lives have gotten in the way. My husband gets home late. My kids are picky. It’s just been easier to feed them before my husband gets home and prepare a more elaborate meal for him and me to eat later. March is Nutrition … [Read more...]
Mealspirations! What I need right now!
Do you ever get stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking for your friends or family? I'd like to think I have time to plan out my meals for a week. I have a friend that does that and I admire her ability to be so darn organized. I'm not that way. I find I'm always rushing or sometimes I'm just … [Read more...]
RECIPE: Kimchi Chahan (Japanese Fried Rice)
I've been obsessing over this dish ever since we had inhaled a dish of it at a small Japanese ramen spot at Sapporo in New York this past December. I had ordered my usual ramen noodle bowl but hubby ordered Kimchi Chahan (Japanese Fried Rice) I couldn't get enough of it. The dish is so simple yet … [Read more...]
About Harissa Spice
I had first tried the Harissa spice this past spring at an event at the President's Choice test kitchen and I couldn't get my mind off it. Our family, yes even the kids, love spicy foods. Thank goodness. I discovered this delicious blend and waited anxiously for it to arrive at my local grocers. … [Read more...]
Weekday Go-To Dinners
The picture above is not part of my weekday meal planning. My sister is a way healthier cook than I am, so she gets credit for the beautiful summer salad that I blatantly used to draw you into reading my post. Shall we begin? I am primarily responsible for the food in our household. I do most … [Read more...]
Ya, you know me and those points cards.
A few days ago I was grocery shopping at my local Loblaw store. I was excited (not just to replenish my tortilla chips and salted caramel ice cream) but I had just downloaded the new PC PLUS app onto my mobile device. I had recently learned about this newly launched rewards program and it caught my … [Read more...]
I Just Wanted Some Pasta Vongole…
It all started when I noticed fresh littleneck clams in the seafood counter at my grocery store on Sunday. I seldom shop with a list that really needs attention, since I do most the shopping and cooking - I know what's in our fridge. I read the circulars, checking the specials at my local places, … [Read more...]
What a Crock.
After a five-year maternity leave, I went back to work last week. It's a huge adjustment and we're all trying our best to find our ways through the changing waters, but it's exciting all the same. One thing that's become crystal clear, however, is that I am going to have to ramp up my organizational … [Read more...]
“What’s For Dinner?”
So, your kids' backpacks are organized, their agendas are signed, all forms have been filled out and tomorrow's lunch is in the fridge. Now: what are you going to have for dinner?That's right...just when you think you've got it all under control, a chorus of voices echoes out: "we're hungry! … [Read more...]
Swanson Skillet Meals
Modern families are always on the go. Sometimes getting everyone in one place long enough to plan, prepare and enjoy a family meal is simply not possible. On those days, having a quick, nutritious prepared meal can be a lifesaver. Enter Swanson Skillet Meals: with the option of preparing them in the … [Read more...]