Vegan Sweet Potato + Five Bean Chilli

Chili is a STAPLE in both our homes during the winter months, but we know a lot of you (including ourselves) have been looking for more ways to increase our vegetable intake while at the same time minimizing our meat + dairy consumption. This recipe does just that! The sweet potatoes provide a nutritious heartiness,…

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Kale and White Bean Stew

If you are anything like us, when the temperatures drop, we immediately start craving comfort foods! The problem with comfort foods though, is traditionally they are not the most healthy. This stew however, is an exception! Loaded with fresh veggies and bold flavours, it brings both the nutrition we want, and the heartiness to satisfy!…

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Coconut Margarita

What better way to celebrate the long weekend (or any weekend, for that matter!) than with our delicious Coconut Margs?!?! We concocted this recipe when we were visiting our parent on vacation in Mexico, and it has quickly become a favorite! Many Coconut Margaritas call for coconut cream, which, though delicious, can be quite high…

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Depression- It’s time to Talk about it.

Hi Friends. Richelle here. Over the course of the past few years I think I have written and re-written this particular blog post at least a dozen times. In January of 2018, on “Lets Talk Day”, I shared that I had experienced depression in the year that followed the birth of my son, Bowen. But,…

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

When Weston was a newborn and I was up nursing him frequently during the night, I was RAVENOUS. I had to keep a pile of snacks in his nursery so I could snack while I fed him. One of the things I always had stocked was granola bars. Nothing fancy because I blew through them…

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Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Canada D’eh Celebration

For many Albertans, summer kicks off well before  Canada Day, and even summer solstice. I mean, its Winter 3/4 of the year so we kind of have to take it when we can get it, right? At our lake we notice most people start their summers around May long weekend. Our dad has even gone…

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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t stray far from our chocolate chip cookies, and if you’ve tried them, you’ll understand why. If not, you might want to check those out too. When I had to give up diary, I made them with one of my favourite vegan products, Melt Vegan Butter, and you honestly couldn’t even tell the difference.…

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Confessions of a Mom who doesn’t do First Birthdays

Okay, don’t judge me. But I don’t do BIG first Birthday parties for my kids. I didn’t have one for our first child, Bowen, and we decided against it for Frankie as well. Before you think I’m the worst person ever, I will start by saying I have nothing against Birthdays in general, or parties…

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Instant Pot, Instant Success!

I, like many of you, were excited to unwrap an instant pot Christmas Morning. However, after taking the appliance out of the box I was slightly terrified!! So. Many. Buttons. This machine is not an updated version of my crockpot like I naively presumed! While there are many amazing functions of the instant pot, I…

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Passionfruit Punch

I’m not exactly sure when it was that I became completely obsessed with Passionfruit- but the second I tried this Passionfruit simple syrup from Wine and Beyond I knew that it would become a staple for cocktails and mocktails in our house. For part deux of our Summer Cocktail series with Wine and Beyond, I threw…

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