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I have been dreaming of writing this post since October, as soon as we booked our place. And here I am, sitting in my car at the hockey rink’s parking lot, on the last day of February, listening to cars passing by in a slush and thinking that in a week I will finally get away from snow, and will be falling asleep listening to waves. We had a horrendous winter full of snow in place of usual PNW rain, and I swear I will never complain of…
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Here is the truth – I used to wear shorts and jeans size 3 and 5. A few years ago, when I was working out 4-5 times a week and eating high protein and low carb diet. 2 years ago when I stopped dieting (yes, keep reading) and started eating complex carbs and generally enjoy life while still leading a clean eating lifestyle, I slowly gained a few lbs. I’m not sure how much because I do not own a scale. I’m honestly scared for numbers to rule…
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Since we are leaving on a month long tropical adventure in a few days, I’m trying not to grocery shop and use up everything I have. In a very long list of draft recipes (about 100) I had this chocolate coconut bread I tested a few years back and since have abandoned. I remember it turned out very moist but texture needed work. Kids have busy week of sports, so I needed fuel snacks, desperately. Healthy chocolate bread made with a can of coconut milk to the rescue, yep….
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I’m not the one to make sushi at home. I’m quite creative and frugal when it comes to food, but sushi – we go out for, especially in Vancouver, the best American made sushi I ever had are here. Miso soup, I want to talk to you about making an easy miso soup with meatballs. It is so damn ridiculously simple recipe and has about 10 shades of flavour. And to make it clear – we are talking about the miso soup without dashi or fish sauce, and…
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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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I realized the irony of the shirt and look later. Honestly, he likes green smoothies.:) I have been wanting to write this post forever but honestly was a bit scared my Eastern European practices will be criticized by North American moms. I’m fully aware I’m different to many Canadian moms (“hi”, hockey and school moms) and you have to play by the rules of majority if you want to fit in. The thing is that I stopped caring if I fit in and I kinda feel great about…
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Yes, I went there – I took tuna salad and loaded it with a bunch of fruit, drizzled with tangy homemade full fat yogurt dressing and added a big handful of dill. Now I can enjoy more than just canned salmon salad recipe. Here is my beef with canned tuna – it is dry and flavourless. I’m not like my 10 year old who can eat tuna straight from the can, I think it is bizarre. I buy a 6 pack of tuna (see my healthy Costco shopping list) for kids’…
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Well, hello there. I’m back. I disappeared from here for like 4 days, which is unusual for me. I feel like Friday – Sunday, and even Monday this week, have been a blur. A good blur of happy family life but still a blur of hundred bank/car/mall/paperwork errands, kids’ hockey at 7AM and socializing with a bunch of screaming kids and the most fun adults. Which is all great because this is normalcy you crave once the real life problems strike! We all go through black and white phases in…
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Yesterday was such a great day, not only because it was Valentine’s Day, but because my husband worked from home. I got things done around the house, Alex took boys for a run completely “killing” them, then he took Adam for immunizations and me and Kyle went grocery shopping for our celebratory easy shrimp tacos with slaw. Kids had no school and I took iPads away again, so they were looking for things to do. I have a 10 year old whose dream is to become a hockey…
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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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