Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Goat Cheese and Rosemary Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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Sometimes the best meals are the simplest.  My boys don’t always eat their meals so I thought I would incorporate something that they love into dinner.  And the result was perfection.   

Goat Cheese and Rosemary Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. Goat Cheese and Rosemary Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pork tenderloin
  2. 1/2 cup goat cheese
  3. 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  4. 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  5. salt/pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Slice down the centre of your pork tenderloin about half way
  3. season with salt and pepper
  4. Stuff with goat cheese and a some rosemary leaves
  5. Lay the rest of the sprigs of rosemary on top of your pork
  6. sprinkle thyme leaves on top
  7. take a few toothpicks and place in pork to close the top
  8. Cover with foil and cook for about 35 mins
  9. Uncover and cook for another 10-15 mins or until done
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Crock Pot Orange Cranberry Chicken

Crock Pot Orange Cranberry Chicken

 

This chicken is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself.  Two of my favourite flavours orange and cranberry make for a wonderful combination. 

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Crock Pot Orange Cranberry Chicken
Moist and delicious
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Ingredients
  1. 5 boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  3. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  4. 2 tsp ground ginger or fresh grated ginger
  5. 1 tbsp orange zest
  6. salt/pepper
  7. 1 onion chopped
  8. 2 cloves of garlic
  9. 1 cup whole cranberries
  10. 1/2 cup orange juice
  11. 3 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine spices rub on chicken
  2. place chicken breasts in slow cooker
  3. add onion and garlic
  4. add orange juice, cranberries ,maple syrup and top with orange zest
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hrs
Notes
  1. After chicken is done remove from crock pot
  2. add a 2 tbsp of flour with water and mix with liquid until thick.
  3. Serve as a sauce over your chicken
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My Kids Said What?

Having children can be interesting. Sometimes you just have to laugh or shake your head.   Here are a few things I have caught my boys saying. 

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My Kids Said What?

 

1:    5yr old: Hey mom I kapluted.   Me: you what?  5yr old: I Kapluted!  Me: what is that 5 yr old: I didn’t quite fart  Me: ummm Ok?  

2:  At the dinner table. 

 5yr old: Mom I’m full.   Me: your full already  5yr old: Well my food section is full, my milk section isn’t.

3:  3yr old walks up to me and whips IT out.

  3yr old: My penis is big and its bigger.  Me: thats great put it away.  ( sigh boys )

4: 5yr old chewing on the end of a string.  

  Me: oh your the one who’s been chewing on that  5yr old: yup I’m a ninja, ninja Nathaniel.   Me: Oh I didn’t know you were.  5yr old: Yes I ate a Ninja.  Me: You ate a Ninja?  5yr old: Yes, that is how you become a Ninja.  

5:  3yr old while we are walking

3yr old: What is that?   Dad: That is my chest, Austin.  3yr old: I have breasts too. 

6:  While Mommy was watching Burlesque

5yr old: Mom i don’t like how they are dancing, they are wiggling their bums. Ewwwwwwww.  I’m going to my room.

7. While having a playdate

5yr old:  Mom, Max said a bad word.  He said what the F***.   Me: Nathaniel we don’t say that word.   5yr old: I’m not saying it, I’m just telling you what he said.

My #Escape2Victoria

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#Escape2Victoria

I have some exciting news to share with you all.   Eschelle From over at Mumfection and I are heading over to Victoria from Oct 14th-16th for a ladies getaway!!  We will be staying at the beautiful Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria who has graciously said they would host us. 

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  The Hotel Grand Pacific is the perfect place for our #Escape2Victoria.   I honestly I couldn’t think of a better place for a getaway that is much-needed by both of us. Facing the Inner Harbour and adjacent to the Legislature, the Hotel Grand Pacific is 2 blocks from the downtown restaurant and shopping scene and 5 blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, a working harbour surrounded by an array of food kiosks, unique shops and ecotour adventures.

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The Perfect Getaway

Not only am I excited to get a bit of girl time but I so excited about this hotel. 

1: The Rooms

They are stunning!  We will be staying in a pacific room and suite.  A private balcony a breathtaking view of the Inner Harbour, and a sitting room perfect for a late night chat over a bottle of wine.   Perfection! 

2: The Food  

Where to begin.  The Hotel Grand Pacific,
has unique dining experiences– one for every appetite and mood.  For casual fare featuring local, seasonal ingredients The Hotel Grand Pacific is a destination spot.  Four different dining experiences

The Pacific Restaurant & Terrace is a popular choice, especially for outdoor dining in the sun. 

The Pacific Lounge.  For West Coast casual fare, cozy cocktails, light lunches. Sit at the bar or grab a lounge chair and table and dive into a wide selection of spirits, scotch, wine, beer and more.

The Mark.  This Victoria private dining room boasts exclusive privacy and award winning service. The menu offers dynamically styled cuisine locally influenced by Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.

The Courtyard Cafe. Organic free-trade specialty coffees and teas, house made baked goods, fresh paninis and more–The Courtyard Café is a great spot for grab-and-go sustenance throughout the day.

 The menus are extensive and I can’t wait to try as much as I can! 

3: West Coast Afternoon Tea

  Their afternoon tea pairs Asian influences with local, sustainable ingredients.  Their tea program is heavily influenced by Asian culture, consisting of a custom mix of single-estate teas and blends.  Their Teas are curated in the same way that a sommelier chooses a wine list, and they work very closely with Silk Road Tea Company’s resident Tea master Daniela Cubelic on both the selection and the presentation.  It sounds like it will be heavenly so excited.

4: Cocktails  

How could I not mention their cocktails.  The hotel has numerous tea sodas and cocktails. One worth mentioning is their Sunday Breakfast cocktail.  The Bacon Tea Cocktail  it combines bourbon with maple syrup infused with Silk Road Lapsang Souchong tea and muddled basil topped with a crispy bacon garnish.  You had me at Bacon!

5: Eco Friendly

It is the first full-service hotel in Victoria to receive a rating of “Four Green Keys” by the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program, First hotel in Victoria to install eight solar panels on its roof as part of a thermal water-heating system, AND First hotel in Canada to launch an EcoFit program.

And I haven’t even mentioned their spa services! Now if this isn’t enough to get a girl excited I don’t know what is.   We will be leaving on October the 14th for our #Escape2Victoria be sure to follow our hashtag to join us on our adventure. 

 

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Slow Cooker Maple Ribs

I love using my slow cooker for dinner when I have the chance.   And the other night I did just that. These maple ribs are delicious and just fall right off of the bone.  Enjoy. 

 

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Slow Cooker Maple Ribs
Sweet and delicious these ribs will not disappoint
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Ingredients
  1. 1 rack of pork ribs ( approx 1 1/2 pounds )
  2. 1 onion chopped
  3. 1 clove of garlic minced
  4. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  5. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  6. few shakes of worcheshire
  7. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1 1/2 tsp all spice
  9. 1 tsp ginger
  10. dash of black pepper
Instructions
  1. lightly brown ribs in a saucepan
  2. Place ribs in slow cooker
  3. Add, onion, garlic , maple syrup, soy sauce and all spices
  4. cover and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours
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Parenting 101

Parenting 101

Becoming a parent is the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.  My whole perspective on life has changed.   Wonderful and challenging, day-to-day it’s never the same.   Many lessons you learn before you have children. But alas there are some that you just don’t know about until you are knee-deep in it.  Welcome to parenting 101. 

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1. Having alone time in the bathroom at home will be a thing of the past.

 Whether you are pooping or showering I can almost guarantee with certainty that you will have a little one to keep you company.  Whether they are beside you while you are on the toilet having a conversation with you or banging on the door. 

2.  You will yearn for a clean home.  

 Now this may not be true for all parents I can only speak for myself and those I know.  Your home will be filled with baby toys and products scattered everywhere.  And as your children get older it just gets worse.   That couch you bought right before the baby came will be covered in spit up and boogers.   Consider yourself forewarned. 

3.  A warm meal will be a luxury.  

I love to cook but as my children get older I find that more often than not  my dinner is always cold.  Trying to get them to eat is the priority and then after that fiasco I can finally sit down to eat.   Or I forget to eat at all and find myself starving at 7pm. 

4.  Sleeping in, whats that?  

To this day I can’t remember the last time I have really been able to sleep in.   Waking up every few hours for a feeding when they are newborns to an early riser at 3.  Sleep is a precious thing when you can get it. 

5.  You will become a master of all trades.  

Plumber, Doctor, Chef and Mechanic.   Before children I had no idea how to pull apart a toilet until that fateful day my son decided to flush a toy.  If it hasn’t happened yet I assure you it will. 

6.  You will be late almost daily.  

Time is of the essence,  sadly try to tell your 3 yr old that.  You need to be somewhere at a certain time make sure you plan to leave a half hour earlier then you normally would. From temper tantrums to diaper changes that need doing at the last-minute.  Shit happens literally. 

7.  You now know what unconditional love is.  

Once i had my boys I finally understood what true love really was.  Everything I do and everything thing that has led up to this point has been absolutely worth it.  

 

What have you learnt since having children?

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Gnubees™ Review and Giveaway!

Being a mother with two young boys making sure they have a balanced diet is so very important.    So when I was offered a chance to try out gnubees™ I jumped at the chance. 
 
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Finding nutritious and convenient snacks when you’re on the go
can be nearly impossible at times.  Gnubees™ bridges that gap

by offering a local product with incredible taste, nutrition and convenience.     GnuSanté Creations is a small health

beverage company based in Burnaby,B.C.  They believe that making products destined for people’s bodies comes with responsibility, so they create only premium nutritional beverages.
 
Now how do they taste?  I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.   They are bursting with flavour and delicious!   The boys and I both loved them.  I even made some Gnubee popsicles that were a huge hit. 
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