Archive of ‘GOOD EATS’ category

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Good Eats: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

These are my second fav healthy cookies to make for my family! (My number #1 still goes to my Mama’s Oatie Cookies). This recipe comes straight out of the Jessica Seinfield “Double Delicious” cookbook! Sadly I can’t take any credit for creating this cookie! If you have never tried her recipes, you really should! She […] Read more…

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Venue Review: Bareburger @Festival City

Bareburger is THE spot if you are in search of A) healthy & fresh eats B) organic options + the best burger(s) around! They have a great selection of vegan choices too! Just before the Christmas holidays I took Ruby & Nate to check out New York’s famous organic burger joint (located inside Festival City Mall). It is incredibly popular […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Barilla Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

I love the fun new pasta kits Barilla has on offer across UAE. They are aimed for helping us Mom’s with back to school (packing lunches). They come equipped with sauce, noodles and recipe booklets. My personal fav (and the kids) are these homemade meatballs. SOOO delicious, I swear! And EASY! It is a pretty […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Fruity Pizza!

A perfect summer would not be complete without  juicy watermelon, cherries, strawberries & blackberries! I can’t recall where I saw this idea online, so sadly I was not the one who invented it! BUT I did give it a try and put my own spin on it. My little helper Ruby put together this pizza! It […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Flour-less Brownies

Beans, beans good for your heart! The more you eat em’ the more you… Yes they just may get you gassy, but they are also GREAT for your health! This brownie recipe is hands down my FAV to make the kids. Plus SUPER easy! When I find a way to squeeze in some legumes I am a […] Read more…

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Healthy Living: Turmeric

It’s been well over a year that I have heard the word “Turmeric” floating around. I remember last year having a very bad cold and bumping into a neighbor. She is a Yoga instructor and all around very healthy person. She told me to make a Turmeric tea that it would help my sore throat. […] Read more…

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Fun Find: Picnic Bag Menu @PAUL

I was contacted last week by PAUL to come down and try the new picnic basket range and let you know what I think about it. I will go into detail below about my experience but I just want to flat out say I think it is a really nice option if you want to treat your […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Naughty Pretzel Treats (Pretzel Turtles)

One of my favourite TV shows to watch whenever I am back in North America is The Pioneer Woman (Ruby’s too). We stay up late in my Mom’s room watching it-just us girls. Over the holidays we watched an episode where Ree (the host) made very easy chocolaty pretzel treats. I told my best friend […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Cookies & Milk Monday

Kind of funny, but I have dates coming out of my ying yang! For real! 4 massive bag of dates. Why did I buy so many you may be asking yourself? I didn’t! They were a gift from a very kind Emirati friend. We LOVE dates in our household; however I have never had so […] Read more…

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Good Eats: Facts about Kiwifruit!

Seems like healthy eating is on a lot of parents minds these days, especially when it comes to educating children about it. Zespri Kiwi dropped off these fun little goodie bags (pictured below) for my kids and they were beyond thrilled as Kiwi is one of their favourite fruits. Did you know that Zespri Kiwifruit (the New […] Read more…

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Birthday Treats: Marshmallow Pops!

As I tried to wrap my head around what I would make for Ruby’s classmates to celebrate her 5th birthday at school I was starting to feel a bit stressed out. Then I finally had an idea! Marshmallow pops! Easy peasy, bite sized & oh so pretty! These were an absolute cinch to make and I love the […] Read more…

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Snack Attack! Apple Waffles

Have a hungry little hippo at your hands? This recipe can be made within minutes to feed a rumbly tummy. Virtually mess free too! Think breakfast, midday snack or even dessert! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt and you will be winnin’ some major brownie points! Since mine are little chocolate […] Read more…

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DIY Hair Mask

I have always wondered what it would feel like to make my own beauty products at home. When I found this avocado hair conditioning recipe in a magazine I was really keen to test it out. Lucky for me, I had an avocado that was ready to say bye-bye (too ripe for my liking). Ingredients: […] Read more…

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The Perfect Summertime Salad!

This salad screams SUMMER! It is also paired with all of my most treasured things to snack + nibble on. I can’t get enough of it! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! It is simply delicious and refreshing.Ingredients: 4 mini cucumbers OR 1 large English cucumber A small bunch of fresh mint […] Read more…

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Are You Giving Your Child Multivitamins?

Let’s talk vitamins today! Do you give your child their daily dose of goodness to ensure they have all the right nutrients to grow healthy and strong? Perhaps you don’t need to as they eat really great well balanced meals (praise you if they do).  Since Nate & Ruby are both completely different in their […] Read more…

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