Emma loves making paper fashions and given some pretty paper, a pencil, scissors and glue, can spend hours coming up with fantastic colourful designs. When Katie sees her at work, she insists she wants to start sketching her own fashions. Why not highlight these works of art? Let your little one unleash her inner fashion designer diva and create a runway-worthy token of appreciation for Mom. Tips and Suggestions: Don’t feel constrained – if jewellery is your mom’s preference, design a special […]
Bring mum breakfast in bed with these fresh and healthy Vegan or Classic Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins. They are surprisingly light and fluffy even though they are made with whole wheat flour and are just delectable. Tips and Suggestions: Easily convert this to a conventional rather than vegan recipe. Substitute one large egg for the ground flaxseed and water, skim milk in place of the rice milk and butter in place of the coconut oil. No Meyer lemons? Substitute regular lemons. […]
Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Really Yum Yum, Recipes, Vegan • Tags: baking, Baking and Confections, Blueberry, Breakfast, Brunch, coconut oil, Cooking, dairy-free, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Gift-giving, Homemade, Kid-friendly, Lemon, Maple syrup, Mother's Day, nut-free, Recipes, Vegan
Bring beauty into mum’s world with a pretty custom-painted plant pot and seed packets filled with seeds for the plants and flowers she loves the best. This is a thoughtful gift for the mama who loves to garden and is interested in upcycling/recycling. Emma and Katie harvest seeds from our garden every fall. Do you do the same? If so, use those special seeds or pick out some others to buy when out with Dad.
Bring the spa to your mom with this delectable, luxurious and moisturizing 4-ingredient Vanilla Coconut Body Polish. This Body Polish is edible, free of parabens, phthalates and contains no preservatives. It is perfect for the environmentally-conscious mama who also cares about what she puts on her skin. This recipe makes enough for a large jar for mom or a few smaller jars to share with mom and grandma too.
Love, love, love. Hugs and kisses. Red and pink. Sweets and chocolates. There are a bunch of entities synonymous with modern Valentine’s Day. And, now these Chocolate Cinnamon Cookie Hearts equal Valentine’s Day for us. Chocolatey, with a warm hint of cinnamon spice, these vegan cookies are versatile. I have a few alternatives here so when we make them, there’s a version for everyone. There are ones dipped in deep dark chocolate (my personal favourite), ones filled with raspberry jam […]
Categories: Desserts, Really Yum Yum, Recipes, Vegan • Tags: baking, Baking and Confections, Chocolate, Cinnamon, coconut oil, dairy-free, Dessert, desserts, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Gift-giving, Homemade, Kid-friendly, nut-free, quick and easy, Raspberry, Recipes, spelt, Valentine, Whole wheat flour
New Year’s resolutions are so overrated. This is the time of year where everyone feels the pressure to get fit, eat well and forego all extravagances after a month of indulgence. Many choose to go cold turkey – me, I prefer a more moderate approach. We eat more healthy foods, we work to get more active, we try to get more sleep and we still enjoy some treats. We’ve enjoyed a version of this fudge before – as Fudgey S’mores. […]
Categories: Desserts, Really Yum Yum, Recipes • Tags: Baking and Confections, Candy cane, Chocolate, Cooking, Dessert, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Gift-giving, Homemade, Kid-friendly, nut-free, quick and easy, Recipes
Fruitcake snob = me. For the first 30+ years of my life, I did not like fruitcake. The thought of aged cake with glaceed fruits and almond paste that could be a year old or more was unfathomable. I was blissfully living a fruitcake-free existence when I realized that G loves it. I had no choice but to find a way to make this traditional cake palatable. Fruitcake has now become a family favourite. This was even our wedding cake. […]
Categories: Desserts, Really Yum Yum, Recipes • Tags: Autumn Recipes, baking, Baking and Confections, Christmas, Christmas cake, Dessert, Dried fruit, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Fruitcake, Gift-giving, Homemade, Kid-friendly, nut-free, Recipes
Now here’s a snack fit for a princess. Or your superstar. In our household, we are currently going through very large quantities of Cheerios. Boxes of them. Are Cheerios something that your little ones enjoy a lot? Katie loves handfuls them. Emma loves bowlfuls them. Dry or in milk — it’s all very well-received and quickly consumed. This is why it is no surprise that a) Emma was flipping through a Cheerios cookbook; b) she came across a Cheerios snack […]
Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Super School Snacks • Tags: Baking and Confections, Cheerios, coconut oil, dairy-free, Dessert, desserts, Dried cranberry, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Gift-giving, Granola, Homemade, Kid-friendly, Marshmallow, nut-free, quick and easy, Recipes
We’re fresh off a visit to Disney World. One of Emma’s favourite Disney treats, among the many, is caramel corn. In general, it’s off-limits since most varieties are plastered with peanut warnings or contain added nuts. So we’re not talking just any caramel corn here. This is a nut-free, explicitly-stated-on-the-package kind which we only find at one shop over on Main Street. On past trips, we’ve even returned home with a few bags. This time, however, we didn’t have to! […]
Categories: Desserts, Really Yum Yum, Recipes, Vegetarian • Tags: Baking and Confections, Caramel corn, Cherry, Chocolate, Cooking, Cranberry, dairy-free, Dried fruit, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Gift-giving, Homemade, Kid-friendly, Maple syrup, nut-free, Recipes, Vegetarian