Making Lunch Fun with Dempster's Honey Wheat Bread

School lunches have always been a struggle with me and my kids. ALWAYS. There are times when I put a LOT of effort into school lunches, and I’ll make pasta and rice dishes and really good meals! And there are other times where I go for a “tapas” style lunch – meaning an assortment of finger foods that I found in my fridge and pantry (think crackers, hummus, veggies, fruits, cheese…).

Either way, my kids prefer variety – too many days of the same thing and they revolt and will. not. eat. lunch. I try to alternate between a warm dish, some sushi, a wrap, or a sandwich – but a plain sandwich will NOT do. For some reason, my children believe that a plain sandwich is no where near as yummy as a “cute” sandwich.  View Post


Grown-Up Grilled Cheese with Honey

This grilled cheese is all grown up! Filled with a creamy mixture of Gruyere and Fontina cheeses, a sprinkling of basil and a drizzle of sweet honey, it’s a sophisticated treat for lovers of sweet and savoury!

I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to make recipes with 90 minute prep and cooking times. We eat out more often than I like, but I really try to make the effort to provide my family with nutritious foods – scratch that, actually! To be honest, I make an effort for my kids and make sure they have nutritious meals, and my husband and I are left on the backburner! …Oops. View Post


Honey Yogurt Avocado Toast Recipe

I know mornings are hectic in my house – yours too? Let’s just all agree that mornings can be crazy and it feels like we don’t have enough time to make a healthy, nutritious breakfast… but that doesn’t have to be the case!

I have been so hooked on starting each and every morning with a delicious breakfast and toast is one of my staples! I love to jazz it up with different toppings and get creative with it! Making time for breakfast every day is easy with this Honey, Yogurt & Avocado Toast recipe made with Dempster’s Honey Wheat bread!

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How to Make French Press Coffee

So… if you’re anything like me, I can safely assume that you’re a busy person who loves their caffeine! Am I right? Well, if that’s the case then you’re in luck because I’m showing you how to brew the BEST cup of coffee using Bulletproof Coffee Beans.

There’s a certain method to brewing the cup of coffee, and what’s beautiful is that it can be a little different for everyone! I have been so hooked on starting every morning with a cup of coffee made with Bulletproof Coffee Beans – and let me tell you why! View Post


Mulled Wine Slow Cooker Recipe

I remember the first time I tried mulled wine… a few years ago, J & I went to Montreal for New Years Eve. It was a bit of a luxurious weekend – we stayed at The W Hotel, got all dressed up, had a 5-star dinner, and danced all night long… But every single time we stepped outdoors to explore the city, we instantly regretted our decision. It was freezing cold. With temperatures hitting -30°C (for you Americans that’s -22ºF) we would race from the Metro to the Cafe and back, upon my insistence, of course, that we explore the city… View Post


Bulletproof Coffee - does it really work? How would it affect my mind and body?

There’s no question that I love my coffee! I’m meticulous about the coffee brewing process and the type of beans I use. I’ve special ordered a limited edition coffee bean from a craft coffee house in Portland. I watch coffee review videos on youtube. I think I’m on my way to becoming a coffee snob…

I was very excited to be test driving Bulletproof Coffee for a week, which is a cup of freshly brewed Upgraded Coffee blended with a grass-fed butter and Brain Octane oil. Adding healthy fats to your morning coffee is supposed to make you feel satiated until lunch, and help with focus, performance, and energy!

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Shrimp & Sausage Paella Recip

I have no time to cook.

This is not an excuse or an understatement.

During the week we survive on take-out, eating out, or frozen meals, but on the weekends I force myself to cook. In all honesty, I LOVE to cook, and creating a meal for the family that every last one of them can eat with no complaints, well that’s like the gold medal of Olympic family dinners.

But weekends get busy with errands, house repairs, squeezed in work, and impromptu trips to the beach that make everyone hungry for dinner RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. View Post