I truthfully am incredibly lucky to live where I do within Ottawa! With the Central Experimental Farm only a 20 minute walk from my house, we truly have access to one of the greatest sites I believe Ottawa has to offer! Mostly everything the site has to offer is free (walking trails, ornamental gardens, arboretum, … Continue reading Agriculture & Food Museum Visit!
Hi mommy! Sorry for taking a two month break from this. I can't even explain how crazy life has been! With two trips to Sudbury, starting the process of getting legal custody of Benjamin, battling a heat wave, then battling daily severe weather, to dealing with a sinus infection... it's been a little chaotic around … Continue reading Play Groups & Drop-ins!
Well, that first round of baby food lasted me a little over three months! Benjamin absolutely loved each and every one of the recipes I made last time! He and I spent the entire long weekend making a second round of baby foods for him to enjoy. All the recipes that we made this week … Continue reading Baby Food, Round 2!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water or no-sodium vegetable stock 1 can (17oz / 398mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro … Continue reading Cheeky Chickpeas*
Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped 4 asparagus spears or green beans, ends broken off and chopped 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 garlic clove, chopped Instructions: Place all ingredients in saucepan, bring to a boil, cover, and summer for 30 to 40 minutes or … Continue reading Introducing… Quinoa!*
Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes 1 cub fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/2 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 tbsp molasses Instructions: Steam sweet potato for about 15 minutes Add corn and chopped red pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. transfer to a bowl and let cool. … Continue reading Sweet Potato with Corn and Red Pepper*
Ingredients: 2 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash 2 cups water or no-sodium vegetable stock 1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed well 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 to 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional) Instructions: Combine butternut squash, lentils, onion, carrots, celery, … Continue reading Introduction to Lentils*