Fill a Child’s Tummy for a Toonie #Toonies4Tummies



Growing up in a big family, we often had to be tight with food. My parents did their best but there were times when there wasn’t enough food in the house to help us to have good nutritional meals.

I often found myself not able to concentrate on school work in the morning because I would be counting down the time for lunch when I could run home and eat because I often didn’t have breakfast.

Now what if I could tell you that if you skip one morning coffee on the way to work, or didn’t buy that bag of chips, you could pay for a nutritional meal for a child?

Really it is that simple. A Toonie. 

Fill a Child's Tummy for a Toonie #Toonies4Tummies

I am happy to assist The Grocery Foundation with getting the word out about the Toonies for Tummies program. This is a program that is near and dear to my heart.

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5 Pumpkin Recipes


5 Pumpkin Recipes


With fall here many of us want to enjoy adding pumpkin to their recipes.

From pumpkin to deserts to pumpkin meals. It is a nice change and a great taste of fall.

Here are 5 of my favourites.

What is your favourite pumpkin recipe?

Pumpkin Ice Cream ~ Recipe from David Bovitz  


Pumpkin Granola ~ Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod






Roasted Pumpkin Soup ~ Recipe from Against All Grain







Pumpkin Chili ~ Recipe from Paleo Parents







Pumpkin Cheesecake Pillow Popovers from Willow Bird Baking


Lunchbox Menu Ideas



Now that school is in session, I have been trying to come up with ways to make my children’s lunches exciting.

It becomes a challenge!

Here are some easy to make lunch ideas!


  • Cheese & Tomato sandwiches

  • cucumber slices

  • blackberries

  • rolled ham








  • Bagel with Roast Beef, cucumber and cream cheese

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Blueberries

  • Yogurt




Canadian Basics

  • Chopped Roast Chicken

  • Raw Carrot sticks

  • Peas in a pod

  • Crackers

  • Yogurt

  • Melon


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  • Breadsticks

  • Carrot sticks

  • Yellow sweet pepper

  • Cream cheese

  • Hard boiled egg

  • Apple








  • Toasted pita bread filled with tuna and sweet corn

  • Yellow sweet pepper

  • Babybel cheese

  • Grapes



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Potato Omelette #CheapEats

Here is another cheap and easy recipe when things are tight or if you want just a quick and easy meal!



Potato Omelette

What You Will Need:

1 Tablespoon of Butter

1/2 Onion Peeled (sliced fine)

1 Large Potato (scrubbed & finely sliced)

2 Large Eggs


Melt Butter in frying pan and add onion.

Cook over medium heat and occasionally stirring the onion. Cook until onion is brown.

Add potatoes and 3 tablespoons of water.

Cover and cook. Occasionally stirring until potatoes are soft but not broken or mushy.

If it starts to stick on bottom add more water.

Mix eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl. Pour over potato mixture.

Gently stir to make sure eggs fully cover all the potatoes.

Cook until eggs look fluffy.


Servings cost $1 or less!

**note you can change out the onion and add any vegetable you wish!





Parmesan Pork Cutlets #CheapEats





Sometimes money is tight, here is an easy recipe to make a meal that might be a favourite with a cheaper cut of meat!

This recipe is under $2 a serving so it is perfect for a tight budget.  Add any sides you have and enjoy!


Parmesan Pork Cutlets


What You Will Need:

1/2 half a cup of All Purpose Flour

2 Large Eggs

3/4 cup of Bread Crumbs

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese

1 pound of Boneless Pork Chops

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter

Salt and Pepper




  1. Place flour in a shallow bowl.
  2. Wisk eggs in a different bowl.
  3. Combine parmesan cheese and bread crumbs in a 3rd bowl.
  4. Sprinkle cutlets with salt and pepper (lightly)
  5. One at a time put a pork chop in flour then egg then bread crumbs. (coat bread crumbs)
  6. Warm 1tsp of oil and 1 tsp of butter in a frying pan in medium heat until bubbling.
  7. Place cutlets in the pan and cook one side until brown and turn over.
  8. Enjoy

Pasta Pizza Pie Recipe




Pasta Pizza Pie




What You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil (for cooking)

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 large onion (chopped)

  • 1 cup slice mushrooms

  • 1 egg beaten

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 3 1/2 cups cooked corkscrew-shaped pasta

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce

Note* you  can change the vegetables to whatever you wish


  1. Preheat oven for 350 oF

  2. Heat oil in skillet (12 inch) over medium heat.

  3. Add onion and mushrooms (or any veggies ) and cook until tender.

  4. Remove skillet from heat and spray cooking spray in 12 inch pizza pan

  5. Mix egg, milk , pasta and 1/2  cup of cheese in a medium bowl.

  6. Spread pasta mixture evenly on pizza pan.

  7. Bake for 20 mins.

  8. Add spaghetti sauce and top with vegetables.

  9. Sprinkle remaining cheese.

  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

  11. Let it stand 5 minutes and enjoy!


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Low Fat Orange Creamsicle Cake


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Found this recipe on pinterest! 

Simple to do and great for potlucks, parties, or just because. 

Here is this simple recipe! Enjoy! 


Orange Creamsicle Cake 

What You Need:

1 Box of White Cake Mix

1 Container of Greek Yogurt (plain non-fat)

1 Cup of Orange Juice

Orange Zest (optional)

Powdered Sugar (optional)


In a large bowl combine cake mix, yogurt and orange juice. (zest of one orange if you wish)

Mix and then pour batter into an 8×8 cake pan.

Bake at 350 oF for 30-33 mins

Make sure middle is done with a fork or toothpick (clear of batter.)

Take out and serve (dust with powder sugar )