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May
24
2017
May 24, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pikelets

Why?

Because I said so.

Who exactly is Nagi?

Well, Nagi happens to be an amazing woman who is the ultimate brain behind www.recipetineats.com. I discovered her website a little while back when I was in desperate need of a new breakfast option. Sure, I made French Toast, pancakes, oatmeal, bread pudding, and a few other choice items but it’s always good to try something new. Given that I’m not the best cook on this planet I was looking for something familiar yet new.

Enter Nagi and the pikelet.

What exactly is a pikelet? - Continue Reading

Apr
30
2017
Apr 30, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-pumpkin-puree-pumpkin-loaf

For the record, I love Pacific Food’s organic Pumpkin Puree. It is my absolute pumpkin puree. I discovered it at my local health food store. It was on sale and I decided to pick it up and try my hand at making my own pumpkin loaf. My entire family loves eating pumpkin loaf but I never dared to make it. I mean, pumpkin puree? I had no clue how to use it.

Armed with this box of Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree, I tried it and made the best pumpkin loaf ever which I promise to share one day soon. For now, let me focus on this delectable pumpkin puree because quite frankly, it deserves the attention! - Continue Reading

Apr
25
2017
Apr 25, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - lancetre organic le port royal cheese

Once upon a time, I used to think all cheeses were alike. See cheese on sale, buy cheese on sale. Eat cheese, enjoy cheese, yummy yummy in my tummy.

As it turns out, eating and enjoying food isn’t quite that simple or that easy. Over time, I learned to read labels and pay attention to the ingredients that went into my body. Sure, I don’t always choose the healthiest options but I’m at least more mindful of what gets consumed.

Then, one day, I discovered L’Ancetre cheese and I’ve been hooked ever since. Recently, L’Ancetre has come out with even more options for us conscious consumers. Check out their Le Port-Royal cheese, an organic cheese made with 50% less salt and a hit of garlic and parsley!

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Apr
15
2017
Apr 15, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - sensible portions chia and quinoa pita crisps

This was a random buy. I was intrigued. Pita crisps? Chia and quinoa? Hm…The Sensible Portions Chia and Quinoa Pita Crisps looked promising. Non GMO, quinoa and chia seeds, no cholesterol or trans fats, the Sensible Portions Chia and Quinoa Pita Crisps seemed like an ideal school snack alternative.

thingsthatwedo.com - sensible portions chia and quinoa pita crisps

Cut to the chase: so happy I discovered this product!
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Apr
1
2017
Apr 1, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - bolthouse-farms-berry-boost-smoothieSometimes, I wander the aisles in the grocery store. I have a few minutes to spare and I pick up different products to gander at their choice of ingredients. I read a few labels, I think, and I move on.

On this particular day, I picked up the bottle of Bolthouse Farms 100% Fruit juice smoothie. There are a variety of flavours. The one you see pictured here is their Berry Boost smoothie.

I take a good look at their bottle, the packaging, the words and then I start thinking. For starters, I never make smoothies at home. I just don’t. I’d rather eat the whole fruit. Occasionally, the family might pick up a smoothie while we’re out and about but really, they’re not part of our everyday repertoire.

Oh, I should apologize in advance: I took these photos while I was in the store. They’re not the best quality, wobbly handling and all. What can I say? - Continue Reading

Mar
16
2017
Mar 16, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-chicken-broth

Chicken broth, cool? No way.

Yes, way.

Why?

Well, if you’re Pacific Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, you’ve got a few reasons to feel cool. For one, it’s made with a decent list of ingredients and as if that wasn’t enough, this recent pack I picked up comes in 4 individually packaged portions each containing 236mL.

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-chicken-broth

Why is that cool you ask? Well, let’s start with the ingredients, shall we? - Continue Reading

Mar
11
2017
Mar 11, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - snyders-of-hanover-honey-mustard-and-onion-pretzel-pieces

Long title I know but it had to be said! My viewpoint, I know.

I used to love potato chips and, I’m not going to lie, I still munch on a few here and there. My love for potato chips however, just isn’t what it used to be. This is probably a good thing considering chips aren’t exactly a standup food group. In moderation, yes, fit chips into your lifestyle but I wouldn’t recommend eating a bag a day.

A fun substitution: Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Pieces. They’re savory, flavourful, and the best part is, you only need a few to feel satisfied. Yes, they are salty (they are flavoured pretzel pieces, after all) but I’d rather eat a small handful of Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces than eat an entire bag of chips. - Continue Reading

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