11/25/2014 — 1 Comment

For a quick, easy, and delicious meal, this chicken and bacon combination is always a favourite.


Although it is made with only two simple ingredients, this recipe is packed with protein and flavour. Continue Reading…


Before my son was one year old, we had him assessed by a naturopathic doctor. Among that doctor’s many recommendations was the suggestion to give him castor oil tummy massages.


Although it sounded like an odd suggestion to me at the time, I was desperate to relieve his discomfort, and I decided to try it.

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One of the biggest surprises of having a child with multiple allergies is how many of our family and friends have risen to the challenge of accommodating our special dietary requirements. Anyone who has had the opportunity to cook for us knows what a pleasure (challenge) it is to serve food that is free from wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and corn, among other things.


Although I do not expect any special treatment when we go visiting (and I always have something safe to eat hidden in my purse), I am amazed and touched by how many of our family and friends have created recipes of their own that are tailor-made for my Little Bear. Continue Reading…


Since out little one has so many allergies, we introduced a system at our house where he trades in his collected Halloween candy for homemade treats and other fun items.



After my little guy had fun getting dressed up and collecting candy from the neighbours last night, the real entertainment began in a lively trade-off. Continue Reading…


Coconut Macaroons

10/26/2014 — 2 Comments

These coconut macaroons are a fun and festive treat that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only do they only require a few simple ingredients, but they are also quick and easy to make.


Since they are grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and sugar-free, they are usually a safe choice when serving food at a party. Kids and adults will both love the soft texture of these messy and crumbly goodies. Continue Reading…


Fresh homemade sauerkraut is a delicious side that goes well with any meal. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also a good economic source of beneficial bacteria for your gut.


In our family, sauerkraut has always been a long-standing staple for many generations. As I was growing up, I always enjoyed helping to make a large fifty gallon crock of homemade sauerkraut. My happy memories include shredding head after head of cabbage, measuring salt, taking turns with my siblings to pound down the mixture with a baseball bat, waiting days and weeks until it fermented, and then finally opening the crock and removing the spoiled top layer to reveal a huge vat full of fermented goodness. How wonderful it smelled! Continue Reading…


Here is an easy recipe for a classic soup. Although it is very simple to make, without too many steps or ingredients, it is easy to change the flavour by adding in some onions, garlic, or parsley. We often have this soup as an appetizer before a meal.


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I have had some questions recently from people whose little ones are having a hard time transitioning to solid food, so I decided to write more tips on what helped me as I encouraged our son to learn how to eat.


This post will expand upon my experience with feeding occupational therapy which I talked about in How I Got My Tot to Eat a Lot. Continue Reading…