Archive of ‘GOOD EATS’ category

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How to Make Old Fashioned Popcorn On The Stove!

The kids LOVE watching the whole process of making popcorn the old fashioned way on the stove top! It is so much fun and a MUCH healthier option than the microwavable chemical ridden stuff! Not to mention, cheaper! Buy a jar of non-GMO kernels (I like American’s Best brand that I found at Carrefour) Please do […] Read more…

Recipe: Canadian Blueberry Grunt

Truth be told, I have been missing my Mom like crazy lately…being an expat away from your family royally blows! I wish I could pick up the phone and say “Mom, can you please come rescue me and come over and take the kids for a few hours?” OR “Mom can we come to yours […] Read more…

Recipe: Healthy Wheat Bran Muffins (With Add-In Options)

After I posted this picture below on instagram @mommyindubai I received many requests from people asking for the recipe. I thought it were about time I share it! Pictured here is carrot-raisin wheat bran muffins with a drizzle of honey on top. This recipe is so easy! You don’t even need a blender! Simply two bowls, […] Read more…

Fun Find: Healthy Eating Tips While Pregnant

I just read this in my inbox and had to share it with all you expecting Mamma’s! Lama Dalloul, a junior dietitian at {Health Factory} came up with these wonderful facts and tips for eating right when pregnant. Enjoy the read! Pregnancy is an ideal time to start taking really good care of yourself Good nutrition […] Read more…

Recipe: Potato Pancakes “Placki”

It has been almost two years this May since my grandmother has left us. We called her “Babcia” (baab-cha) in Polish. I miss her so much…A day does not go by that I do not think of her. She gave so much to her grandchildren and touched our lives immensely. She lived one heck of a life and was […] Read more…

Kid Friendly Recipe: Cute Pancakes

{Pancake Tuesday} is tomorrow so I thought it would be fitting to do a post on some cutey pancakes! These were a MAJOR hit in my household. My daughter who usually eats like a mouse had THREE! That’s a lot for a little girl like her! She has really been crazy about the “Bear Hunt” story […] Read more…

Cleaning Fruit + Veg The Natural Way

What am I getting up to this weekend? Of course enjoying some time with my family+ cooking + cleaning my newly purchased fruit & veg!   Have you ever wondered what those stickers on fruits and vegetables mean? The 4 digit codes? Those annoying buggers that we have to peel off our food? Well they actual […] Read more…

Recipe: Crunchy+ Zingy Salad

It’s been awhile since I have shared a recipe with you! I almost wanted to keep this one a secret, but it is just TOO good to have it all for myself!   A few months ago, my Mom & I went to a cafe and ordered some lunch. I had the most tantalizing taste bud […] Read more…

Kids Recipes: “Healthy & Easy Ice Pops”

My daughter adores ice cream/Popsicles! Sometimes she even asks to have one for breakfast. Not exactly the best idea to load her up on artificial flavors/sugar/chemicals in the morning. I came up with this quick fix. It is EASY, FAST, & YUMMY! All natural, these treats are so much fun to make with your little […] Read more…

Canadian Thanksgiving Recipes

A little over a week ago, my little family and I celebrated a Canadian Thanksgiving together.   My cousin arrived a few days prior from Montreal, so together we were able to cook up a really amazing meal!   I purchased a 6KG+ turkey, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, mini marshmallows, & stuffing ingredients from Carrefour. Cranberry jelly […] Read more…

Recipe: Healthy Toddler Snack “Kale Chips”

Soooo easy, and oh soo tasty! After a great suggestion from a “Mommy in Dubai” reader on Facebook I decided to test out this recipe on my extremely picky toddler! And… it was a HIT! Since I am away from the UAE for the summer, Kale can be found here in Canada very easily. I know for a fact […] Read more…

Baking: Shortbread Toffee Bars

Warning…these are addictive! Especially for a pregnant mama!!! Ingredients: (For Shortbread) 1 Cup room temp salted butter 1/2 Cup sugar 2 Cups all-purpose flour (For Toffee) 1 Cup salted butter 1 Cup sugar 1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 1 bag (10 ounces) good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips (only had […] Read more…

Recipe: Zesty Beef Stir Fry

Found this recipe online and was salivating when I read it! Could be something to do with my pregnancy and liking the taste of fresh oranges! I also wanted to try out my super cute new soy sauce! Ingredients: 2 Cups water 1 Cup white or brown rice (I would even consider using Asian style […] Read more…

Baking: Raisin Oaties

As you can see, this recipe is old! As old as me! My mom used to bake these cookies for me when I was a little girl. She passed on the recipe to me (the original clipping dated from 1986). Yesterday I made them for MY little girl! Poor thing has been so sick I […] Read more…

Oma’s Chicken Soup-Aveem Challenge

I have been asked to take part in the “Aveem Challenge”. Using Aveem products I am here to share with you one of my favourite recipes passed on from my husbands mother’s aunt! My mother-in-law was the one who shared it with me and I can’t wait to pass this on to my daughter/children one […] Read more…

Baking: Chocolaty Pretzel Valentine’s Day Hearts

Need a quick Valentine’s Day treat to whip up, but don’t have much time on your hands?  I swear this took me less than 10 minutes!Ingredients: Pretzels (I used the mini “Soletti” pretzels, but any will do!) Hershey Kisses (I used Hugs, but only because my Mom sent them from Canada) Red/Pink/White M&M’s (I could […] Read more…

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