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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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After promising this no bake nutella pie recipe a bazillion of times, it is finally here. It ended up being easier said than done in December. Amazing how time gets “eaten” by what we have to do vs. what we would rather do. But I finally did it – “baked”, photographed and “gave birth” online to this healthy chocolate hazelnut pie. And if you are not into chocolate, you might like my healthy peanut butter pie, no bake banana cream pie or no bake pumpkin pie. Prepare to be amazed…
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Well, hi. I’m back. On Thursday, I fell a victim of a nasty cold, took Laurel’s advice to rest and then snow came in on Friday. Which is a very hard problem to understand for the rest of North America in December, I get it. But just so you know, if it snows in Vancouver life STOPS. It equals to almost the end of the world because it snows in PNW once every 10 years. But because of La Nina we got snow. And that is why I…
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Well, hi. How are you holding up these days? I’m beyond exhausted. When I say it, I mean it. I can handle a lot and now I’m hanging by a thread. I start dreaming of bedtime at noon now. Long story short it seems like anytime I think I did it all an essential item that has to be done like making dinner or packing lunch pops up. I have already eliminated all non-life threatening activities. I have done zero Christmas shopping at the store. I haven’t been to…
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Woof, what a craziness this time of the year is. Alex suggests if I stop washing windows at same time as decluttering kitchen while decorating the house for Christmas, life will be much easier. I agree, in theory. So, really it is all my fault. I agree again. I have been really going with the flow and taking not one day at a time but one hour at a time. In other words, snacking on healthy rum balls, making kombucha from scratch and lunching with black bean nachos….
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Until today, if you asked my boys what are their most vivid Christmas memories besides a psychic Santa at the mall (thanks to a bluetooth ear piece) and going on a West Coast Express Santa train downtown to drink free hot chocolate and juice at daddy’s work, they would have said “Mom listening to Frank Sinatra non-stop”. And they would have also added immediately “She listens to him all year round!!!”. Every July Adam asks me “Mommy, why are you listening to Christmas music in summer?”. Well, what can I…
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I’m keeping things really chill this busy time of the year. Simple recipes like this 2 ingredients slow cooker Thai chicken thighs, slow cooker whole chicken and crockpot butter chicken help me get things done and family fed not with cookies. On Monday morning I literally was shopping Cyber Monday deals while browning chicken. That is one ingredient. Another one I already had in a fridge – Thai sweet chili sauce. It just never fails me. Just like my slow cooker. The only sweet deal I scooped up on a…
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Friday night me and Alex went out on “a date” which involved shopping at Value Village. I know! I find it very good for kids brand name clothing. I have bought wonderful things there for dirt cheap. I honestly got tired of spending hundreds of $s on kids clothing when they grow so fast. So, I will take and buy all good hand me downs. More money for my Lululemon. Also, before we move on, I have to be honest and say the past week has been so…
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I’m gonna make you drool in an appropriate way. Like drooling mentally because nobody really wants to see you or me drooling. Trust me on this one. Let’s keep to emojis and hashtags. Once again, prepare to be amazed with this 7 ingredients healthy roasted red pepper lasagna with mushrooms made in a slow cooker. And all ingredients come from a jar, a can or a package. And still clean. If maybe, maybe, just slightly maybe, one of the ingredients is 98% clean promise you will bite the bullet….
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While the great America is pulling on their stretchy pants, here in Canada we are long past that stage. It is Christmas craziness which I can’t seem to get a hang of just yet. All I keep hearing is Cabo’s waves and dreaming of long walks on the never ending beach. Smashing avocados, chopping cilantro and squeezing lime for the Mexican turkey meatballs dinner last night did not help the situation. I just can’t seem to get excited about making letters to Santa look untouched, spending hundreds of $s on Amazon…
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