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Healthy Grain Salad With Bulgur and Chickpeas

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We had some family over for a BBQ on the weekend and I needed some sides to go with BBQ chicken. I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate some healthy eats, especially in the grain department. I've always loved tabbouleh. It a very refreshing Mediterranean salad with lots of parsley and bulgur. I happen to have some bulgur on hand but I thought the vast green of the dish can deter some folk from even trying tabbouleh and well it's a bit early in the season for my fresh parsley and mint. Then I recalled my Chickpea Dill recipe and thought that they could work well together.

Well, I'm happy to say they did and I quite like the texture of the bulgur and the fullness of the chickpea together. I stuck with the other key elements that are great in the tabbouleh like tomatoes, garlic and cucumber. I still added parsley too just not a mountain of it. I decided to go with scallions because I'm loving them lately as my go to fresh onion. 


Great Gift for Mother's Day

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I'd have to say, most years I opt to get flowers for Mother's Day for my mom. Not usually the typical cut flowers, she really enjoys a potted variety that would be a perennial in our case, so she can enjoy it year after year. 

This year on my last visit with her she had mentioned she could use a watch. Well, what perfect timing I thought. So being an Amazon prime subscriber and my instant reaction to search any shopping item online before even looking in a store (way to get best deal and really know whats out there I think) I almost instantly came across this gem.


It's made by Nine West which is a reputable company that has made women's shoes and accessories for quite some time. I've often adored some of their items. Even the box and pillow are great way to present the watch.


This was an instant winner for me because of the floral aspect (she really loves flowers as I mentioned) and the soft colours. My mom is no spring chicken and our tastes may not mach up much. But…

Avenger's Themed Birthday Treats

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April was a whirlwind of a month at our household. With Easter being so late and Logan's 6th birthday towards the end of the month I may need half of May to recover and catch up. 
Logan was excited for his cake(s) of the party. He decided for his 6th birthday he wanted to have a party at Chuck E Cheese with the theme to be the Avenger's. He is particularly fond of Black Panther and Thor is pretty up there too. He wanted a cake at the venue (something about wanting toy figures on top, easier to play with then food I guess!) but we had family and some friends hosted after at our place as well. That's where the cupcakes came in. 

The first of our cupcakes here are a quick and easy party treat. Thor hammer's made with pretzel sticks and marshmallows. How simple and effective. Pictured above in the lemon/lime cupcake. The recipe is from Canadian Living Magazine. 


I decided to do 24 cupcakes and half were Marshmallow Thor the other I did 6 different Avenger Logo's, 2 of eac…