• Monday Menu,  Recipes

    Monday Menu: March

    A new month begins tomorrow so here is the new Monday Menu for March. Loaded with 25 healthy, clean meals , these recipes will have you trying new flavors and ingredients but will still be quick and easy to prepare.   Beef Balsamic Glazed Sirloin with Sweep Potato Mash Honey Sriracha Mongolian Beef Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers Savory Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Beef and Butternut Squash Stew Poultry Chicken Pad Thai Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups Grilled Avocado Chicken Burgers Creamy Chicken Stroganoff with Mushrooms Pork Pulled Pork Sliders with Ranch Coleslaw Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage Bean and Bacon Soup Slow Cooker Thai Pork Goat Cheese, Butternut…

  • Family Fun

    Edmonton + Area Craft Shows, Spring Markets & More! February – June 2016

    The list for 2017 is available now.   I support local home based and handmade businesses as much as I can and Edmonton and surrounding area has a great market following.  You can always find one of a kind gifts or treasures to treat yourself at one of the markets or shows across the city. Now that the slow of post Christmas is coming to an end and spring is right around the corner, vendors are stocking their goods for the upcoming events. Easter, seasonal, and handmade markets and more are on the schedule for the next few months.  Click on the event name for further information on their social medial…

  • kids

    Yoga and Your Sensory Child: Poses to Improve Proprioception and the Vestibular System

    When I first started taking note of my daughter’s sensory issues, I recognized the usual sensitivities that are related to the five main senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But once I started doing more research on the topic, I discovered there’s many more senses than just those five and they can be greatly affected in a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Proprioception is the sense of where your body is in space and this information is transferred through muscles, joints and bones.  Children that have difficulty in this area will often have some of the following symptoms: need tight hugs to calm down, or the opposite and…

  • Get Back To Nature

    Get Back to Nature: 142 Street and 153 Avenue Edmonton

    Edmonton has had beautiful weather so far this February, and the girls and I have had a chance to get out exploring in the sunshine a few times. I’m more of a summer person than winter, but if the temperature is -5°C or warmer and the sun is shining, I’ll tough it out. On a sunny day last week we made it out for a walk around one of our local favorites.   Tucked away in the Rampart Industrial Park of NW Edmonton (142 Street and 153 Avenue) is a nature area consisting of a pond, gravel walking trails and a few benches. On the east stretch, you can either stay on…

  • Family Fun

    Chinese New Year Celebrations in YEG

    Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20, this year it will be on Monday February 8.  There will be celebrations across Edmonton during February to ring in the the Year of the Monkey, see below for a list of events and click on the links for further information. Muttart Conservatory – Daily until February 28 Visit the Feature Pyramid to see plants that have a special significance to Asian communities and tell the story of the Monkey Legend. Spectacular NYE Event, Bonnie Doon Centre – Saturday, February 6, 11am-4pm Come to the mall for free crafts, games and a live performance of the Lion Dance,…

  • Monday Menu,  Recipes

    Monday Menu February

    Monday Menu is changing – it will now only be once a month but it will be 25 recipes, leaving some wiggle room in your monthly meal plan for leftovers, family gatherings and date night.  I love choosing recipes with fresh, clean ingredients and hopefully you can find new and healthy supper ideas below. You can view the complete recipe by clicking on the recipe name.  Beef Hamburger Vegetable Soup  Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls  Beef and Root Vegetable Stew   Cajun Meatloaf Mexican Zucchini and Beef Skillet Poultry Turkey Corn Chowder Greek Chicken Kebabs Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole  Spicy Garlic Chicken Penne with Peas Greek Turkey Tacos Pork Mustard Balsamic Porkchops…