Nut-free Maple Cinnamon Granola

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I’ve had a nut allergy my whole life. I grew out of my peanut allergy at 26 but I’m still allergic to all other nuts. I’m also allergic to fish and seeds which can make eating certain foods difficult. Granola is one of those foods. Pre-packaged granola often has seeds and nuts in it for [...]

Bran and date mini muffins #RicardoRecipes

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Mornings during the week are rushed in our house. Although I always say I’m going to pack the kids backpacks the night before, I never do. So in the morning I’m gathering what everyone needs for school on that given day. Because of this my kids don’t get a June Cleaver breakfast during the week. [...]

Dreidel Pinata Cookies

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Last year, Princess Peach and I were introduced to YouTube cooking sensation Rosanna Pansino’s show Nerdy Nummies. If you haven’t watched it yet she makes extraordinary treats that are inspired by comic books, anime, fantasy, sci-fi and video games. Princess Peach and I have watched so many of her episodes yet we haven’t actually recreating [...]

Grain facts and a nut-free energy bites recipe

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This past weekend, my mom and I took Princess Peach and Little Dude to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Our first stop was the Growing Connections trailer run by The Grain Farmers of Ontario. We have been to the trailer the past two years, and every year I have learned some new information that I [...]

Healthy and quick breakfast ideas for kids

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I met Cara Rosenbloom RD, a few months ago and I’m so thrilled that she will be guest posting here today! Cara is a Toronto-based dietitian and president of Words to Eat By, a nutrition communications company. She specializes in writing about nutrition for children, inspired by her 7-year old-daughter and 3-year-old son. Visit her [...]

Easy Mocha Coffee Recipe #Coffeebuzz

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I love coffee. In fact, I’m totally addicted to coffee. I’ll admit that some days I probably drink more coffee than water! Crazy, right? Even though I brew my coffee at home each morning, I can often be found either brewing more throughout the day or running into a coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. [...]

Princess Peach, Passover Break and Netflix #StreamTeam

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Unlike most kids, Princess Peach wasn’t on break two weeks ago. The Hubster was off as he’s a teacher but she had regular school. Being a student at a Jewish school means that you get Passover break instead of the typical March/Spring Break. On a side note, having a kid in school and a husband [...]

Banana Sour Cream Muffins

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I guess I’ve taken up baking as a hobby-ish. I wouldn’t consider in a full-time hobby because me and baking are just becoming friends. When I was little my Nana (grandmother) always baked. Whenever we saw her she always had some sort of goody ready for us to eat.  I have great memories of baking [...]

Apple Yogurt Cake

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I met Meg many, many years ago when we were both working with children with autism. She is outgoing, funny, kind and amazing with children. She is currently studying nursing and will be the type of nurse who will make a difference in the lives of the patients she cares for. Meg loves food and [...]

Growing Connections with the Grain Farmers of Ontario

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On Saturday, Princess Peach, Little Dude, my mom and I attended the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. To me it was my first time attending although my mom said I had attended once before as a child. Clearly, I didn’t remember. I really had no idea what to expect. Sure, I knew there would be animals, [...]