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Interview of a 4-year old

By on May 15, 2015

This year, my participation for Food Revolution Day will not be a recipe but an amazing interview I did of my mini-superhero!  Everyday, he amazes me with his comments about food, remarks about what he observes and questions about our bodies.  He is so curious and we love it!

A few notes about this video:
– We are so proud that he understood the concept of indulging once in a while but being healthy is a priority!
– I am the one asking the questions and it was as natural as possible since I communicate with him ONLY in French!
– I did NOT tell him to say something in particular, we just chatted for 15 minutes in front of the camera!
– I did questioned him in a way to get him to repeat some sentences he has said in the past.

A few ideas that he says a lot but did not express:
– He loves to cook/help with his parents in the kitchen
– His younger sister is following his footsteps!

Finally…
– Introducing any food as soon as they started solid food  has been a key in the developement of their palate!  I am so proud that they eat EVERYTHING!

The recipe is referring for the Kale salad is this one! He loved it!
Cranberries-Walnuts kale salad with goat cheese dressing

As for the real food and the pizza, the kids loves when we make it and they customize theirs. The recipe is here.

Mini Caprese pizza

 

Thank you for watching the video and TEACH YOUR KIDS, GET THEM INVOLVED and do not find bad excuses, yes you can be HEALTHY in your busy mom life!

Last year, I wrote a few articles for Food Revolution 2014:
Grow your food
 Get them involve: Meat balls with the mini-chef
 Healthy dinner on week days, yes! Pecan-crusted chicken
 Healthy snack: Creamy avocado dip
 Fruity Smoothie and Healthy rasberry muffins

 

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7 tips to menu planning and money saving

By on October 2, 2014

Are you a superwoman or a superman?  Yeah, me neither! Ah.  I wish though, it would be nice and help on a daily basis!   Be a hero, save lives, fly or whatever my superpower would be…   Well, well, well…  Sorry to break it to you but none of it exists.

I have a question that I do get asked quite often though:  How you find time to blog (recipe testing, photographing, editing and writing) and work full-time and 2 kids at home?  Mhh… Are you ready for the answer?  I don’t know.

7 tips menu planning

The blogging part, I am still trying to figure it out…  I am having a hard time sticking to a posting schedule and my will to sleep generally takes over anything.  I need to work on it, I know it, I will eventually figure out a rhythm that works better for me.

At home, scheduling my menu has helped us a lot: Listing meal for the week allows us to have a more relaxing week and buy smarter.  I have gathered a few tips that I hope will help you smoothing out your daily routine and wallet.

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My olive oil tip and Bon Voyage!

By on April 13, 2014

I have been a little busy those days and I am now on vacations for a week!  I was full of good intentions and I wanted to prepare some posts for you to think of my during my absence but… I did not.

Let’s just go with a little Bon Voyage and you will hear from me again in one week!

As much as I am going to miss my blogging life, I will also be enjoying El Cubano and my 2 kids under the sun of St Maarten.

Yes, I said my blogging life.  It has been just 3 months of blogging but I have learnt a lot already: about blogging, about food, about IT, about food photography.  This community is wonderful!

I am just going to leave you with a tip, something that I love doing and with summer approaching I am sure you will love the idea!

I flavored my olive oil!  I add some Herbes de Provence and I let it aside for a month, the time to get the flavor.  It is perfect for your salads, for a meat or a fish!  You will love it.

Flavored olive oil

It does not have to be Herbes de Provence, it can be just thyme or rosemary, basil or sage.  The sky is the limit!

That is it for today, I am going to keep it simple and when I will be back, I will be full of ideas, refreshed and ready for more!

See you all in a week!

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It is February, break your resolutions with this home-made pie crust!

By on February 3, 2014

I have never really made resolutions when a new year would start…  In fact, why those resolutions of healthy life, better habits or whatever it is have to start on a new year, a first of a month or a Monday?   Why some people would say, we are Wednesday and next Monday I am stating a diet.  Why not tomorrow?   Why not a Thursday?  It is just silly to me.

So since we entered February, you can go ahead and break your resolution!  I prepared this post to share the recipe of pie crust I use.  You can do salty or sweet tarts with it.  It is very simple.

pie crust

Ok.  One more thing…  I won’t tell you broke you resolution and you will never eat pie crust from a store again!  Deal?  Making the effort is so worth it.

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How to make a bechamel sauce you can be proud of.

By on January 22, 2014

I don’t where you are reading me from but, here in Canada, the weather is calling for comfort food!  It is awfully cold!  Today, I will not share a recipe but more of a tutorial or a base I should say.   Sometimes, French word can intimidate and then, people think it is too fancy and complicated!  Well, I am going to break the news to you, it is very easy!

What is a bechamel? It is a French sauce that is used for dish such as lasagna, gratins, croque-monsieur, etc… I will give you the recipes for those soon!
You can add cheese to the bechamel and it is then actually called a Marnay sauce.

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