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Bookroo – Children’s Books (Unboxing)

  When my daughters saw a package on our doorstep from Bookroo, their faces lit up as if they were going to be opening presents on Christmas morning (just like every online order that we get). It’s something we do quite often since we live in small town and there’s just something so comforting about shopping… Continue reading Bookroo – Children’s Books (Unboxing)

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Almond Butter Cookies (Flourless, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

  This is the easiest cookie recipe you’re ever going to need. It literally only takes a few minutes to put together and you are bound to have the ingredients in your cupboard every time. These almond butter cookies turn out crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside – just like from your favourite… Continue reading Almond Butter Cookies (Flourless, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

Food & Entertaining · Lifestyle

Monday Mommy Hack – Meat Lovers’ Barbecued Kabobs

Meat Lovers’ Barbecued Kabobs Every man’s dream – coming home from work to mouthwatering meat skewers on the BBQ with a side of brussels sprouts. Okay, not their biggest fantasy (unless you add bacon to it) but it’s a lot healthier than typical barbecued potatoes, hotdogs, hamburgers, and sausages. It’s a gluten-free meal with plenty of fibre… Continue reading Monday Mommy Hack – Meat Lovers’ Barbecued Kabobs

Food & Entertaining

Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

Easy Butter Chicken Recipe It was time to try something different for dinner, a meal that’s healthy, yet has a lot of flavour. When I was grocery shopping the other day, I came across the VH Sauces (used in most Asian dishes) and I chose the jarred butter chicken sauce. It reminded me of when I used to… Continue reading Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

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Toddler Activities – Strawberry Picking

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Our Civic day long weekend consisted of picking fresh strawberries at the farm. I highly recommend taking the kids to some strawberry fields this summer for a few reasons-one being that they get to eat fresh organic fruit that are high in nutrients! A refreshing treat.

The strawberries were perfectly ripe and as sweet as can be. I guess the only downfall was that it can get a little messy. The natural red dye seemed to stain their little faces, hands and clothes, but it was so worth it! Their bellies were full of healthy goodness.

What I loved about this day was that my daughters got to explore the farm and run free. They were able to understand the concept that fruits don’t just come directly from the grocery store. They got to experience nature and how our food can grow right from the ground.

After taking home two large containers of the berries, we quickly put them in the refrigerator and froze a few cups in a freezer bag, to later on add to oatmeal and smoothies.

Picking them right from a field is a lot cheaper than paying for a batch at the market, so the more the better! Also, there are no pesticides from the farm we visited, so the strawberries were organic and chemical-free.

Brooke’s “Boho Babe” t-shirt is one of my favourites by Love Struck By Two. You can find this shirt and many other cute mommy and baby matching outfits here.

I hope you all had an incredible weekend!

 

Motherhood · Photography

Newborn Photo Shoot – Baby Tia

I am so excited to show you all a sample of my latest work – a newborn photo shoot. Baby Tia is pictured here at just over a week old and was wide awake for the whole session! She was so calm and collected, listening to our voices and observing everything around her. Mommy and daddy… Continue reading Newborn Photo Shoot – Baby Tia

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Monday Mommy Hack – 4 Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies





Happy Monday everyone! Today I am starting the week off with a fun mid-morning snack for my daughters that is super easy to make, using only four ingredients and takes about 16 minutes. These cookies are for the peanut butter lovers out there, but can also be made with organic almond butter if anyone in your household has a peanut allergy.


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This recipe is gluten-free and full of flavour. I’m not sure how well it would do with a substitute sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, but white or brown sugar did the trick for me. It’s nice to have a sweet treat once in a while, with peanut butter – how can you go wrong?




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I consider this to be a ‘mommy hack’ because as I pulled the cookies out of the oven, I decided to make them into fun shapes for my toddlers. And since I don’t have cookie cutters in my kitchen, believe it or not I used a play dough cutter. Yes, I washed it. Yes, it worked like a charm.

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You can also garnish these scrumptious cookies with pretty much what ever you’d like. I used icing sugar, but dairy-free chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, almonds, raisons etc. would also work wonderfully. We all enjoyed these and my little ones loved that they were shaped as “staaaars!”




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What You Need:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

What You Need to do:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  2. Shape batter into 1-inch thick balls and lay them 1 inch apart on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper; flatten balls with a fork.
  3.  Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.

 

If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might also like my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that is vegan and gluten-free!

I hope you have a lovely week!

Michelle




Lifestyle · Motherhood · Parenting

How to Live a Happy & Positive Life (5 Ways)

As a mother, I always question if what I do is enough. Because motherhood is not easy. It’s tough. It’s never-ending. It’s tiring. It’s hard to stay positive. And there isn’t a cheat sheet handed to you when the doctor passes over your baby to you. You have to learn all of it on your… Continue reading How to Live a Happy & Positive Life (5 Ways)

Food & Entertaining

The Best Vegan Chocolate Pudding

The best vegan chocolate pudding: We have been going months without buying sugar and adding it to our coffee. And my husband and I have been feeling great and more energetic. Once in a while I crave something chocolaty so I wanted to make a chocolate pudding for the kids and I to indulge in. What’s… Continue reading The Best Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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JULY FAVES

Is it just me or is summer going too fast?! I can’t believe it’s already July! I’ve been so busy with the kids, beach, cottage, family festivities – time just flies. I hope you are all spending time with loved ones and making fond memories during one of the hottest months of the year. In the… Continue reading JULY FAVES