How I Stopped Drinking Wine for 30 Days

I love wine! We all know I love wine, for Pete’s sake. Wine has been present in my life every weekend for years. You know how people can’t live without sugar, I can’t live without wine. I, myself, can’t believe I am writing about how I stopped drinking wine for a month, or the fact that I’m doing it (it is merely Day 10 without wine as I’m writing this paragraph), or that I actually did it. So if you have recovered from the shock of this turn…
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What I Ate Weekend #14

How was your weekend? Mine was great, just what a family weekend should be like – there was no hockey, kids played outside and had sleepovers, adults relaxed and rendered around the house, and we had a good family time biking and visiting neighbours. On Friday, I spent all day perfecting an oatmeal pizza crust. I made a double batch of my BBQ sauce, used chopped chicken I had on hand and pizza turned out to be a BBQ chicken pizza. I made 3 and there was nothing…
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What I Ate Weekend #13

Hi! I’m back at my weekly WIAW posts (it makes me want to say wah-wah-wah). You can see all of them here. Friday Night Friday night started with a pre-dinner snack: chocolate ice cream. It was this one, delicious. And don’t full yourselves – I consumed twice more of this amount before I remembered to snap a photo. Bahaha. Dinner: split pea soup with a curry twist – had to clean out a fridge. Alex made our green smoothie for all of us (forgot the pic). In the evening,…
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What I Ate Mexico

If I told you I didn’t miss all the perks of an all inclusive resort at our month long vacation in Cabo, I would be lying. I did and am still not sure whether next time I want to go to an all inclusive resort or rent a place and cook our own food. As I suspected, eating out in Cabo San Lucas is not cheap because it is a popular tourist destination, first of all. Secondly, as a Canadian after I take an average dinner for 4…
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What I Ate Weekend #12

Friday Night Dinner: I completely forgot to take a picture of my Friday night dinner, you will have to use your imagination. I attempted a yellow curry in a slow cooker with venison. It was delicious but somehow didn’t turn out yellow at all like in Thai restaurants. Thai Kitchen’s yellow curry paste didn’t even look yellow from the start. I think I need to use authentic Thai paste. Any ideas, guys? We served curry with jasmine brown rice and steamed frozen vegetables. And 2 glasses of wine. Saturday…
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What I Ate Weekend #11

Yesterday was a Family Day here in BC, combined with 5 days of no school and previous 2 snow days, feels like there is never any school in this country. We took advantage of a beautiful warm sunny day and went skiing which was fantastic. The drive was beautiful, we skied in sweaters and Alex took over our 6 year old (after my Sunday’s mental breakdown haha) so it meant I could ski like a grown-up. Alex’s verdict was “OMG he never stops talking”. YEP. Today is Valentine’s Day and…
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What I Ate Weekend #10

Friday Night During the day, I made a huge pot of chicken noodle soup because I knew I would be too tired to cook on the weekend, and it would last u 3-4 meals. Yep, I was right. Before heading out to my Stitch and Bitch, I had a bowl. Would you like to know how I make the broth clear and how I make a big pot of organic chicken stock that costs 10 times less than even at Costco? I had one beer. I lately like…
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What I Ate Weekend #9

Friday Night On Friday night, we had friends over for pizza night that was inspired by Katie’s homemade pizza sauce. I custom ordered 10 whole wheat pizza doughs at a local Italian bakery, that I froze. I made 3 pizzas – cheese pizza for kids; fig, arugula and prosciutto and veggie for adults. It was very good. I had 5 slices (yes!) washed down by a few glasses of wine. Picture forgotten but you got an idea. Saturday Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs and banana (somehow Alex decided I eat food…
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What I Ate Weekend #8

I’m back with my WIAW series. Are you happy? I consider past weekend great in terms of food, balance and fun. Especially after discussing with all of you how we all struggle about the same issue – food, I feel more than ever inspired to share my weekend eats. Interesting enough, talking to all of you in the comments made me realize even more how life is short and is about balance. I thought a lot about what each and everyone of you said because I learn from…
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What I Ate Weekend #7

Friday Night Weekend started with the most unappetizing food photo ever. Welcome to life with kids! And if you decide to have 2+ kids you will really find out how your reality with 1 kid, or even better no kids, was a freaking dream life. My 5 year old “cooked” himself a dessert with healthy Nutella, almonds and chocolate chips and then decided he was full. Of course, mommy gets the leftovers because daddy would never eat that. Oh, the things mommy is willing to do. After dessert,…
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