Never-Fail Tomato Pasta Sauce – nikki’s version

davis grace sophia.. age 1

davis grace sophia.. age 1

When it comes to Italian pasta sauces, this easy to make tomato sauce is a winner every time when it comes to battle of getting kids to eat.

It’s not something I got from a book, but something I was taught. I love it because you don’t have to let the sauce sit all day to get the flavour. By slowly cooking the herbs and spices with the oil first before adding the tomatoes, you infuse the sauce with flavour, making it a quick and easy meal. Continue reading


The Peanut Butter Sandwich – healthy or not?

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The peanut butter sandwich, the go to for me when toddler is screaming or won’t eat. And Princess D loves them. She craves them, has major breakdowns when I can’t provide them and I really don’t know if I can get her out of the habit. Continue reading

Maple Ginger Salmon & Pumpkin Chai Smoothie – recipes by request


ya gotta eat friend….

Yesterday, I posted on Twitter and Facebook all the things I accomplished in the morning before work, a Monday to boot *pats self on back.* People praised me for getting so much done (which was of course what I was looking for tee hee) and people asked me for the recipes to the things I made – maple ginger salmon (for my lunch) and pumpkin chai smoothy (for my breakie) so here they are… by request. Continue reading

Ginger Root, Lemon, Honey Tea… when kids get sick

When your kids get sick it’s hard for any parent. Especially when that sickness comes with a cough and your little one isn’t old enough to have cough syurp.

That’s when I pull out the witches cauldron (as many of my co-workers like to joke) and create my own homemade remedy: ginger root, lemon, honey tea. Continue reading

Cream of Spinach Soup… how I got my kid to eat spinach (3.5 out of 5 yums)

photo from Spinach. Yum. The bearer of all good things including vitamin A, C, E, K, minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and flouride, plus omega 3 and omega 6. There is even some protein in the amazing-ness that is you, sweet spinach.

But how do we get our wee little kiddies to love you like we do? Continue reading