Monday, September 30, 2013

First Cheerios - Remembering Your Little One's Firsts


Time goes by so quickly and life gets so busy that we tend to forget about many of the first moments in our children's lives.  Many times I look at my two boys and can't believe how big they have gotten.  Them taking their first steps seems like ages ago.  It seems like once they figured out how to walk, all they wanted to do was run.  Even now it seems like they never walk anywhere...it's always running.

100% Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Doughnuts {SRC}


It's the last Monday of the month which means it's time for Secret Recipe Club!  This month I was assigned So Tasty, So Yummy written by Katie.  Katie has a ton of recipes and it was really hard to narrow it down.  I wanted to make so many of her dishes like Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream Poblano Sauce, Chicken Gyros and Shake Shack Burger.  But in the end I settled on her Whole Wheat Chocolate Doughnuts.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Expanda - The Expandable Trivet {Review & Giveaway}


When you have a small kitchen like I do you really need to maximize all the space in your kitchen.  Sometimes I just don't have room for all the gadgets I'd love to have.  Today I'm excited to share with you the Expanda.  The Expanda is an expandable trivet.  It expands to fit just about any pot size so no need for multiple trivets of varying size.  This makes it great for when you are using different sized pots.   Expanda is BPA free, heat resistant up to 500 F and dishwasher safe (top rack only) as well.  It comes in three different colours.  Expanda is made by Umbra, a company I've always loved.  Umbra has a lot of neat products to help make your busy life easier.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Celebrate Your Everyday Moments with YOPA! {Giveaway - CAN only}



Sometimes we need to take time out to celebrate the everyday simple moments.  Moments that deserve a little OPA!  Those little everyday accomplishments sometimes get left behind during our busy schedules.  There are many times with my boys when accomplishing something small feels like a huge success.  Things like getting Bilal to hold my hand when we are outside or getting Hasan to do his homework without a fuss.  Moments like these deserve a little OPA!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Spinach and Chickpeas


Chickpeas are something everyone in our home loves.  Whether it's a salad or cooked or hummus, we are always going through a lot of chickpeas.  I came across this recipe on Smitten Kitchen while searching for an Indian cholay recipe.  This is nothing like our traditional cholay but it was such a great change.  I loved the addition of spinach.  In the picture above I left the baby spinach whole.  You can roughly chop it as well which is how I prefer to have it.  Make sure to just wilt the spinach otherwise it can get a bit slimy.  I usually end up making this recipe when I have some baby spinach I need to use quick before it goes bad.

Friday, September 6, 2013

HERSHEY'S SIMPLE PLEASURES Milk Chocolates with Creamy Caramel {Giveaway - US ONLY}


Today I want to share with you HERSHEY'S newest SIMPLE PLEASURES Milk Chocolates with Creamy Caramel.  SIMPLE PLEASURES Milk Chocolates with Creamy Caramel has 30% less fat than the leading chocolate which I love.  The best part is that they don't taste low fat.  Just a couple are a great dessert for me!

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