Jan 29 2015

Slow Cooker Kid-Friendly Minestrone Soup

A soup so good, your kids won't even realize it's good for them

by: Maija Moments

When we lived in Edmonton, one of our family night traditions was to head to West Edmonton Mall, park at the “Bourbon Street” entrance and head to The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. No matter what meal you order at Old Spaghetti Factory, it comes with soup or salad to start and dessert. My girls love Caesar salad, but my son always ordered the minestrone soup which thrilled me because it is full of veggies!

Jan 27 2015

One-Pan Chicken and Feta Bake

A Taste of Greek Sunshine in the Heart of a Cold Canadian Winter

by: Maija Moments

It seems like not that long ago but it’s been at least eight years since I was sitting under the Mediterranean sun in a Greek olive grove at a long table filled with tourists and locals speaking as many languages as there were people. There were bowls of just-picked olives along the table and I’ll never forget how warm they were when you ate them. At first I wondered if our hosts had warmed them but then realized they were warm from the sun — never having actually been inside a factory or a can.

Jan 7 2015

Be a Weeknight Hero: Make Kids Fave Wonton Soup

The soup that will have your kids wantin' more

by: Maija Moments

Wonton_Soup

If you’re looking for easy weeknight dinner solutions that are kid friendly and guaranteed to come together quickly then this Wonton Soup recipe is for you!

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Maija is a professional work-outside-the-home mom to 3+1 (the +1 being her teenage sister and not her husband). Recently, she’s gone from being a stressed out cop's wife and wanna-be stay-at-home-mom to moving 3,000kms across the country for a job opportunity for her.

Now she brings home ALL the bacon and is still expected to cook it! 

Maija has often said that she is a sometimes food mom which means that in her house there are everyday foods like fruits, veggies and homemade bread (okay once there was homemade bread—but it still counts!) and there are sometimes food like cookies, drive-thru meals and yes even dinners that call for canned soup in the list of ingredients. 

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