Tag - Life Made Delicious

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Kid Friendly Breakfasts
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iCloudy With A Chance Of Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
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The Best Indian Butter Chicken Naan Pizza This Side of Mumbai
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Merry Halloween — What To Do With Left Over Candy
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Best Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Kid Friendly Breakfasts

  As my children get older, life gets easier. The dogs get fed, dirty laundry actually ends up in the hamper, and the recycling gets taken outside. And not by me. It’s thrilling. It seems kids are good for more than a laugh, a cuddle and unconditional love. Hard labour folks—this is what I’ve been waiting for. My son, and little assistant have added “breakfast making” to their morning chore repertoire. Or course, safety is a concern. No stovetop access or sharp knives allowed. Did you know bagel cutting is the fifth most dangerous kitchen activity?     So what’s a kid to make for breakfast SAFELY while mama flat irons her hair? 1. Cereal. They especially love this Smoothie Cereal.      2. Pancakes (Premade & frozen. Kids just pop them in the toaster).  These fluffy ones are delish!   3. Breakfast Sandwiches. We have a handy little Breakfast Sandwich Maker that’s really easy to use.       4. Toast and Fruit Salad.               5. And their current favourite…Yogurt Granola Parfaits!   The layers don’t actually matter. They’re just fun and fancy. Other ingredients the kids have added include: raisins, honey, cinnamon,[…]

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iCloudy With A Chance Of Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

   I HATE GROCERY SHOPPING. It’s exhausting, boring, requires pants and possibly brushed hair, and it’s mind numbingly repetitive — buy food, make food, family eats food, repeat… Something I’ve found to help get me in and out of the grocery store quickly, thus getting this chore done as fast as possible is a clear and precise shopping list.  I’ve tried them all—basic pen and paper lists, cutesy notepads and all kinds of grocery apps. Some of have been good-ish, but I’ve recently started using something new that is easy and effective. The video below is a ridiculous demo of me explaining (in a disgusting head cold, post nasal drip voice…sorry) how to use the FREE iCal Reminder folder on your iPhone to make an organized and easily updatable and revisable grocery list. Why is this brilliant? You can sync your list via iCLOUD to the other iDevices in your home so everyone can view and make changes to the current version of the family grocery list. Soooo, if your husband drinks the last of the coffee he can quickly update the list on his phone. This is much more pleasant (and less violent) than finding out there’s no coffee[…]

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The Best Indian Butter Chicken Naan Pizza This Side of Mumbai

Naan naan naan naan, naan naan naan naan, hey hey hey…. pi-itz-zzaaaaah! Yes I did actually, truly, in-real-life sing that over and over while making dinner the other night. My family may find me annoying at times, but then I serve them Indian Pizza and all is forgiven. By combining the best qualities of two styles of cooking, you get the best of both worlds. From Mexican Lasagna to Indian Pizza, Fusion Food rules.  Indian Pizza is one of my family’s new favourites. Add it to your next “Make Your Own Pizza Dinner Party!” 

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Merry Halloween — What To Do With Left Over Candy

Halloween is terrifying. I’m not talking ghosts or ghouls or gore — I’m referring to the other G-Word — gluttony. Specifically mine. If there’s a Kit Kat or Coffee Crisp bar within a 500 foot radius, I will find it and I will put it in my mouth. So what are we “willpower challenged” to do at Halloween? Of course I buy treats that hold as little appeal to me as possible in case of left-overs. But then there’s the problem of the kids’ treats they bring home. Away at school all day, me at home…their candy calls to me seductively like a mythological siren. So in an attempt to limit my junk intake (because let’s get real… I AM  going to steal their treats) here are five ways to re-purpose candy for the next big holiday…Christmas!              If you think that keeping your paws of the candy for fifty-five days is a tad unrealistic (which for me, it probably is) then you might try one of these alternatives. 1. Host a “Build Your Own Sundae” party and set the candy out in bowls to use as toppings. 2. Add a little to trailmix or[…]

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Best Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  Several years ago on a trip up north to watch the changing leaves (no, not like “watching the submarine races.” We really were there to look at the leaves!) my future husband and I stumbled upon a restaurant in Huntsville Ontario called Three Guys And A Stove and we fell in love. Not with each other (that came later) but with their house soup — one cup was all it took. The sweet and savoury Curried Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup was so good that we made a trip back again the next year for more. And again, and again after that. Before you groan, “Great, ANOTHER pumpkin recipe,” let me assure you that you’ll be pumped about this one and so will your kin. I’m going out of my gourd with potential pumpkin puns here. Or dare I say, punkins? Oh dear god, I’ll spare you the seedy details and just get on with it. The chef eventually published a book of his recipes and my husband (we had since gotten married up there a few years later) bought it for me. Now I can have my special soup any time I want. How souper is that?  

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