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soup’s on ~ potato soup

If you’ve spent any time around here, you know how much I enjoy a comforting and nourishing bowl of soup. Soup is one of life’s perfect solutions. Bits of this and that in your vegetable crisper? Make soup. Leftover chicken, turkey or beef? Make soup. Ham bone? Soup. Beets in season? More soup. Giant package…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ potato soup

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creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

Do you ever just stare into the fridge, waiting for dinner inspiration to magically hit? I like a good meal plan, but the reality is I often fall short of implementing one to its fullest potential.  Sometimes the day has a shift in plans, or I forget to take my meat from the freezer.  …… Continue reading creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

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healthy pumpkin muffins: gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free

Fall means pumpkin everything.  Amiright?  I do believe I like fall for pumpkin-time as much as  breaking-out-the-cardigans-time.  And that’s saying something, because I do love me my cardigans and boots (I refuse to reveal the number of cardigans and boots I may own). The problem with baking, though, is that the recipes are often full of…… Continue reading healthy pumpkin muffins: gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free

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to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

We recently invited a couple for dinner for the first time.  Sometimes, that first meal you share with someone can cause a little anxiety.  You wonder what their favourite foods are, if they have allergies, intolerances or dislikes.  Are they okay with some spice, or are they partial to their food being plainer? This particular…… Continue reading to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

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lunchtime ~ salad rolls

So…the bullet journal thing…it’s not going as well as I’d hoped.  I forgot to set up the next week before the next week came.  Naturally.  I did meal plan, though.  This worked wonderfully the first week.  This week….well, not so much.  Partly, this was due to having company. We did a couple of impromptu seafood…… Continue reading lunchtime ~ salad rolls

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avocado overload ~ chocolate pudding 

We live in a small town.  A small town in a fairly remote area.  You know the kind.  The kind where the exemptions in free shipping meets the map.  Sigh.  That means sometimes groceries are expensive.  We like avocados here.  Unfortunately buying them at our local grocery store is sometimes cost-prohibitive.  When we head to…… Continue reading avocado overload ~ chocolate pudding 

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time with our girl and makin’ sushi

We enjoyed a wonderful week with our Alberta girl!  Not a lot is going on around here yet, so we mostly just chatted as we hung out, played games, watched movies and did a little sight-seeing.  We each had a ‘date’ with her.  We did have a few nice days to walk the beach, too.…… Continue reading time with our girl and makin’ sushi