I grew up in Canada, but I've spent a lot of time in the United States. For a number of years I worked with U.S. based companies and spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to cities like New York, Dallas and Atlanta. And of course, I've vacationed across America for almost my… Continue reading Copycat Mongolian “Beef”
I live in a house with self-proclaimed cookie monsters. Seriously, nothing brings them to attention faster than the promise of a cookie, and if it's homemade, even better! It's a dynamic that works well. I love baking cookies; they love eating them! The other day I found myself with some very ripe bananas to use… Continue reading Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
TGIF! For my kids, this means super-special treat day in their lunch. I usually try to keep sweet treats to a minimum during the school week, but on Fridays, the kids get an extra yummy treat in their lunch. And they look forward to it all week! Of course, extra special doesn't have to mean… Continue reading Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)
Ahh...the granola bar. A lunchbox staple since the beginning of time. Okay, maybe not. But definitely since the 80s when I was in school. They're self-contained, quick, kid-friendly, and nowadays, available in a million nut-free versions that are safe for school. Sadly though, it can be tricky to find ones that are nut-free AND vegan. … Continue reading No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
With back to school just around the corner, extra curricular activities starting up again, and the general easy-breezy-lazy days of summer fading away, I’m starting to prepare myself for the busy days ahead. Which, if you’re like me, means a whole lot of running (ok, driving) around shuffling little people to and fro, and constant trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc., all while still trying to manage a career. Morning breakfast rush, school lunches, after-school-on-the-way-to snack – all perfect examples of times where quick, make-ahead, healthy snacks (like these no-bake, low sugar chocolate chip energy bites) are a lifesaver.