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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


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April 16, 2019

This recipe combines just a few healthy ingredients, both nutritious and delicious, and is vegetarian!

I make a batch of these and freeze them for our toddler and she loves them, to enjoy with food items like pasta or vegetables, for example. It is a great meat substitu...

October 26, 2018

This delicious and simple to make recipe is courtesy of my Mom – and has become a family favourite!

We make this dish at least once every other week - a perfect meal for busy families.

Looking for some other delicious and simple DINNER/MEAL PREP RECIPES - check out our o...

August 24, 2017

My cravings during this pregnancy have ranged from sweet to salty and back to sweet again.  I have been craving anything banana flavoured lately as well as oatmeal and I love adding cinnamon and some protein like chia seeds and peanut butter and almonds to our oatmeal...

November 5, 2016

Today, on the blog is a granola bar recipe I experimented with and created a few weeks ago using some ingredients that I had in my cupboard.

Every other weekend or so, we make a batch of granola bars. The benefits of

making your own include knowing what ingredients are...

September 25, 2016

These muffins are healthy, fluffy, packed with fruity deliciousness and will help satisfy that mid-morning snack craving and/or on-the-go!

This is a great BASE recipe to add your favourite add-ins to. You could do walnuts, or cranberries or any other type of fruit and/o...

August 24, 2016

This pasta salad is so simple to make, is filled with fresh and delicious add-ins, topped with the perfect dressing combo and has been a hit at Summer BBQ’s!

You can make it a day ahead or the day of using a few simple ingredients and store it in the fridge.

This recipe...

August 10, 2016

We eat quite a bit of quinoa each week. On it’s own, quinoa is a great healthy option as a side dish or as part of a salad. Adding a few ingredients is a great way to amp up your quinoa side dish and turn it into a filling, protein and veggie packed MAIN DISH for dinne...

July 21, 2016

Lately, we have been testing out some homemade crackers recipes. We also have been testing out some recipes using Bobs Red Mill products like in these delicious CINNAMON RAISIN OATMEAL MUFFINS:


I like knowing what ingredients are in our...

July 12, 2016

Who doesn’t love pancakes? We make a batch of these Spelt Flour Pancakes on the weekend to enjoy during the week. Having a sensitivity to dairy products combined with my love for pancakes, crepes and waffles - recipes that often include dairy ingredients, these pancake...

June 23, 2016

Over the past few weeks, we have been testing out some new snack recipes and we will be sharing our favourites via the next few blog posts!

These Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins are so simple to make with just FIVE INGREDIENTS and is perfect for making ahead as part of...

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