Posted at 8:17 am , on January 6, 2015
Premade hummus is an expensive item at the grocery store. Also, the containers they come in are too small and don’t provide nearly enough hummus to satiate my family’s hummus requirements. When my family wants hummus, they want LOTS of hummus!
I much prefer to make my own though and you should too. Making your own hummus is ridiculously easy and is also ten times better than those pre-made versions from the grocery store.
The hummus on store shelves will often contain preservatives, stabilizers, and oils that I’d much prefer to avoid. Homemade hummus contains real ingredients like organic olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and tahini.
The best news? You can make this hummus in 4 steps! It’s super creamy and tastes just like the hummus sold at my favourite Lebanese restaurant. It also very cheap to make.. especially if you opt for dried chickpeas. Continue reading
Posted at 8:57 pm , on March 10, 2014
Giggles, smiles, laughter and cute little hands working hard on building recipes with wholesome ingredients is such a beautiful thing. My children love getting in the kitchen with their aprons on and getting their hands dirty. I love having them there and creating great memories in the process that will last a lifetime.
It’s important to teach your children about the benefits of homemade food and nutrition. As they grow up, they will be bombarded with bad messages from corporations who care more about profits than about the well being of your little ones. It’s a sad truth.
One day my children will be older and make their own choices in life and I hope they remember some of the things I have taught them! Although I must admit I do wish they would stay little forever.
Hopefully the time spent together in the kitchen and around the dining room table will help influence the adults my children will one day become. Cooking with whole ingredients, baking healthy treats and discussing food ingredients are activities that take place often in my home. My son loves looking through cookbooks and deciding on what we should make next.
Of course it doesn’t matter if the food turns out perfectly or has visual appeal. Most of the time it won’t actually. But cooking with the kids is one of those adventures where the fun is in the journey and not the destination. Continue reading
Posted at 11:59 pm , on June 25, 2013
Say good-bye to picky eaters. Say hello to toddler tummies filled with wholesome goodness!
Above are pictures of my four-year old son and an 18 month old daughter. I work hard to provide food that nurtures, heals and benefits their growing bodies. They eat healthy because it really is the only option in our house.
Even if your little one seems to hate healthy food, with patience and love you can still win your little one(s) over! As adults, we know that healthy food is necessary to run our bodies at optimum efficiency. Little ones on the other hand, would probably be happy with jam toast, cereal and cookies for each meal..that is a recipe for disaster and a definite no-no! Continue reading