Cookie dough 

The other day I was baking cookies and my 14 month old daughter really wanted to taste the dough, being a dough eater myself (who isn’t?) I wanted her to try it, but for obvious reasons (raw eggs) I didn’t. Then I had a brilliant idea- I know you can use Nomiku to pasteurize eggs…

Ramadan recipes

Ramadan is here! And you know what that means… around my house it’s a time to reflect and to giving thanks, time for prayer and to slow down… also a time to enjoy a lot of Arabic food! Links to our most popular recipes (click the title for the links) and recipes to two base…

Pregnancy meal plan

After seeing a few pregnant mommas stressed about eating healthy during their pregnancies,  I thought I’d share what my meals looked like when I was pregnant. My meals consisted of easy and colorful dishes. I didn’t really restrict myself. I ate what my body wanted to eat; if I craved ice cream or frozen yogurt…

Mother’s Day – Apricot & Fennel Scones

It really hits you, the first time you celebrate Mother’s day… like the first time you hold your baby… You are a mother, you gave birth (or adopted) this little child and you have been blessed with the most wonderful, important, challenging, at times frustrating/messy and empowering responsibility of all, mothering this baby. So congratulations…

Kid and Baby-friendly mousse de foie de volaille

 A few years back I posted a recipe of mousse de foie de volaille, little did I know that 4 years later I’d be creating a baby-friendly version for my little one! We really enjoy eating liver at home and I’d been looking for clever ways to introduce liver, which is a great source of iron…

Easter Fun – Simple Easter DIY & Kiddo activities

Easter is around the corner (can you believe it!) and as a first time mama, I find myself looking for fun ways to introduce Easter to my little one. Here are a few snippets of inspiration. 1. Classic Sugar Cookies with ALL natural colored icing… not only are they delicious they are so much fun…

Easy peasy- baby friendly & grown-up sous-vide peas

Here is a super easy sous-vide recipe, perfect if you are looking to add more greens to your (or your kids) plate. Sous-vide French peas Grown-up version Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2 c frozen peas 1/2 c napa cabbage, shredded 1 slice of bacon, cut into thin strips 1/2 tblsp butter Salt In a 500…

Coffee cake

Spring is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with a tea party… Perhaps one with this coffee cake Ingredients 1 1/2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 c sugar 3/4 c milk 1/4 c canola oil 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 1 tsp coffee zest…

Sous-vide Smoked Salmon

Because nothing says I love you like breakfast in bed, here are two easy recipes for homemade sous-vide smoked salmon… perfect for Valentine’s day! Both of these recipes result in perfectly moist & flavourful salmon. Sous-vide cooking allows for precise temperature control, this translates into great texture and moisture. Smokey lapsang souchong imparts its characteristic…

Introducing solid food & sous-vide cooking

When my baby reached the 6-month mark she was showing all the tell tale signs (sitting up, showing interest in food, smacking lips…) that she was ready to start eating something other than breast milk. We were so excited to start introducing solid food and we were keen on making all her food at home….

Best Mtl food moments 2014

A round up of our favorite Montreal food moments of 2014. Let me know if you agree! Best Brunch H4C 538 Place St. Henri 514-316-7234 Passé compose 950 rue Roy Est 514-524-6663 The sparrow & the Cardinal tea room Sparrow: 5322 rue Saint Laurent 514-507-1642 Cardinal: 5326 rue Saint Laurent 514-903-2877 For more on MTL…

Sablés de Noël ~ Christmas butter cookies

I don’t know about you, but baking Christmas cookies pretty much marks the beginning of holiday season in my house. I love everything about them, their smell, gobbling them up, but most of all I love the memory of decorating them with my mom in anticipation of Christmas. Love the versatility of this recipe. You…