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Eliminating processed foods These past few months I’ve been busy working on reducing my family’s consumption of processed foods. For me, this translates into choosing foods that are primarily free of artificial flavourings, additives and preservatives.  One thing I’ve learned is that this is really hard to do. I’ve always known this, sort of… somewhere in the back of my mind, you know? But it wasn’t until I started reading food labels (and researching what some of the ingredients actually represent) that I READ MORE ➞

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See How Easily You Can Start Eating Healthy

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well ~Virginia Woolf When I was younger, healthy eating wasn’t on my list of priorities. I never looked at food labels, in fact, I don’t remember ever being aware of their existence! I knew the difference between junk food and good food but that was as far as my knowledge stretched. When I had my first child everything changed. I started to read parenting books where entire chapters were dedicated to READ MORE ➞

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Pretty Organized Spices

I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I like to organize. I find it therapeutic (sad, but true). You have to agree, though, that things look better when you’ve established some kind of order. My recently organized spices are the perfect example. Don’t they look pretty :) I used to constantly sift through my stacks of half-filled packets and various shaped containers trying to locate the spices I needed. I’ve now dedicated a drawer to my spice jars READ MORE ➞

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Simple Foods for NOT so Simple Kids!

I recently stumbled upon the phenomena of simple living and was particularly drawn to the aspect of simple foods. I’ve been spending a lot of time browsing natural food blogs and stocking up on clean-eating cook books. Armed with these resources, I’ve been introducing simple foods to my kitchen and I’ve been really savoring (and photographing) the process. Switching to simple foods can be a challenge when you’re cooking for a group with kids in the mix, particularly when these READ MORE ➞

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