Archives for the month of: August, 2014

Cropped sweaters are definitely on my fashion radar this season. They are the perfect transitioning piece from summer to fall. If it is still hot you can wear them with a pair of jean shorts or a skirt. If it is cold outside pair them with a distressed pair of boyfriend jeans and converse. This sweater is from Brandy Melville and is a gorgeous colour for fall, i hope you like it as much as i do.

 

imageSoups are a hearty and healthy meal. It’s always great when you find a soup that includes protein, vegetables and carbs all in one. My children’s  nana introduced them to this soup a long time ago and they begged me to make it for them. My version is a little different but just as good.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of minced chicken
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp fresh parmesan
  • 2 tsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion sautéed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup small pasta
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl combine minced chicken, eggs, bread crumbs, parmesan, basil, parsley, onion, salt and pepper. Form tiny chicken balls 3/4″ in size. Place chicken broth in a pot. Bring the broth to a boil and place the chicken balls in the pot gently. Add pasta, spinach and carrots into the pot. Lower the temperature to a simmer and cook for approximately 1/2 hour. Serve and enjoy!

imageBurgers are always a quick and easy dinner. We love spicy food and these burgers definitely have a kick!

You can BBQ them or even broil and bake them in the oven.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 green onions chopped finely
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

DIRECTIONS

Mix minced chicken, garlic, green onions, red chili flakes, fish sauce, salt, pepper and oil. Form mixtures into 4-5 burgers. Heat grill and cook on medium for 5-6 minutes per side. Enjoy!

 

School Supplies with a twist. I created notebooks and pencils that are fun and easy to make. I bought all my supplies from the dollar store.

Supplies

Notebooks

Pencils

Patterned Masking Tape

Whiteboard/cork board set with marker

Hot Glue Gun

Directions

First take apart the cork board and white board from the plastic border. When your hot glue gun is ready, flip over the white board/cork board and glue around the edges and a dot in the middle. Wait a few seconds and flip over and place it in the centre of your notebook. Make sure it is stuck.  Then you take the patterned masking tape and place it around the edges that don’t have the white board/cork board. Next step is to decorate your pencil. Take small pieces of the patterned masking tape and wrap around the pencil until it’s completely covered. Voila! You are done.- Elle

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Rice Krispie Squres are one of my favourite treats. Recently I found a recipe for S’Mores Rice Krispies that I wanted to share with you. I had my girls help out and it was a great success. We used the oven on broil to brown the marshmallows. Be very careful because they brown very quick and you don’t want to burn it! Also buy a bigger bag of marshmallows because you need extra for the top. We bought a 400g bag.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp vegan margarine or butter
  • 250 grams mini marshmallows plus 2 cups for top
  • 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal ( they also have brown Rice Krispies)
  • 1/2 cup Mini dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

Coat a 9×12″ baking pan and put aside

In the microwave safe bowl melt the margarine for 20 seconds. Add the 250 grams of marshmallows for another minute or until they start to fluff up. Take out of microwave. Mix in the crushed graham crackers and then add the Rice Krispies. Mix all ingredients well. Place in baking sheet and add mini chocolate chips on top. Spread remaining 2 cups of marshmallows on top and place in oven on 400 broil for 10 seconds to brown. If the marshmallows are still not brown place back in oven for another 5 seconds. Make sure to watch them because they brown very quickly. Enjoy!

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