Nutrition Labels 101: Decoding Food Nutrition Labels #FocusOnTheFacts

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  There used to be a time when food was simple - you grew it, caught it, or bought it from a local shop or farmer.  Things have drastically changed over the years, and now we have bountiful grocery stores and access to foods from all over the world.  Food has now become big business, and like any business come marketing.  When you head to the grocery store now it can be

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Do you know where your dinner came from? Shortening the distance between farm to fork with VG Meats {Giveaway}

Longos VG Meats Giveaway

Have you ever stopped to think about where the food you are eating is coming from?  How far did it have to travel to make it to your table?  Was it grown or raised in the same province or even the same country you live in?  Longo’s has been working hard to bring you the freshest local produce and meats.  The Longo's journey to offering a full selection of born & raised in

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Tips for making the perfect Cheesecake {Giveaway} #CheesecakeoftheYear

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There is nothing more sinfully delicious than a good cheesecake.  It is one of the rare desserts this chocoholic will welcome with open arms in any flavor or fashion.  I have blogged about some of my favourite cheesecake recipes before including Eggnog Cheesecake Bars and Easy Mini Cheesecakes.  Lets just say I haven't met a cheesecake that I didn't like.  Some people think

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Transitioning to Sippy Cups: Playtex Anytime Straw Sippy Cup Review #Momtrust

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As a parent it is exciting to watch your kids learn new skills and reach new milestones, however the road to achievement is not always smooth and there can be some trial and error along the way.  When Monkey was transitioning to sippy cups I tried several different products to try to find one that had a he liked, had a secure lid and cover and would not leak during travel.  You

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Best Recipes from 2013

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 As we kick off 2014 I thought I would share with you the most popular recipe posts on Little Miss Kate from 2013!  I enjoy sharing my love of fun and easy family meals (and desserts!) with you and look forward to bringing you many tasty recipes in 2014.  Here are the top recipes from the past year, give them a try: 10 - Peanut Butter Raisin Granola Bars - PIN it for

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Save on Gluten-Free Products with the Healthy Shopper

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Food allergies can be a huge pain. Not only do you have avoid certain foods, but you have to become an expert on reading labels. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have become obsessed with reading labels. Living a Gluten Free lifestyle means you must be absolutely certain that a food has no gluten hidden in its ingredients or it has not come in contact with other

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Baby it is cold outside! Warm up with a COBS Bread Maple Scroll

COBS Bread Maple Scroll

I love living in Canada, but I really hate the cold!  My hands and feet turn to ice from Oct 1 to May 1 every winter.  Doesn't matter how many sweaters I wear or what slipper I don, I still freeze.  But this year I have found the perfect Canadian combination to warm me up: a hot cup of tea and a COBS Bread Maple Scroll. Made with 100% Organic Canadian Maple Sugar, the heavenly

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Celebrating Events Big and Small at the Mandarin Restaurant #MandarinON

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Anyone who knows my Step-Dad knows he has been counting down to retirement from the time he started working.  Even as a kid I remember him being about to tell you how many more years of work he had left, even if that number was well over 20 years, before he was eligible for retirement.  He is a work hard play hard kind of guy.  Although he is a very talent mechanic and enjoyed

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For the Love of Sleep – Getting out of bed with #YOP

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I LOVE my sleep, I mean really love it to the point of day dreaming about the next time I get to sleep in.  Heck I even have PJs that say I <3 Bed!  I still remember back to the "glory days" of my teenage years sleeping in until noon... or whenever my parents dragged me out of bed.  Fast forward to my university years,  I still made it to every 8:30 am class, but I was

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Snacks for Toddlers from First Food Organics

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Phew we are on the go this summer... Canada's Wonderland, African Lion Safari, Niagara Falls... It kinds of feels like we have been on the run non-stop these days.  Being on the go with 2 kids means that I always have to have snacks close at hand.  Being able to pack up quickly with everything I need and get out the door is a must.  I mentioned previously that First Food

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Bacon Makes Everything Better – A Truly Great Burger from South St. Burger Co. {Review} {Giveaway}

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There are somethings that just make the world a better place - a friendly smile from a stranger, finding a chocolate bar that you didn't know you had... and putting bacon on EVERYTHING!  You already know how I love Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles, but what about adding maple syrup infused onions and bacon to a burger???  I call it divine, South St. Burger Co. calls it the True North

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Picking Babys First Food – First Food Organics {Giveaway}

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Food is a big deal in our house. Monkey LOVES to eat, so I should not have been surprised that Little Bear was watching everyone VERY closely at meal times and trying to reach out for food by 5 months old. I made him wait until 6 months to start solids much to his disappointment, but once I started giving him solids there was no going back! We started with First Food Organics

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