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We are four months along is the journey of pregnancy and to say that I have had food aversions is an understatement. Which I am finding annoying. I like to cook, I am not picky about food typically but that has changed. Well for the time being at least, I've been told that things will continue to change over this adventure! What I have learned so far:
  • I don't want to cook
  • I definitely do not want to cook chicken
  • I do not like the smell of a roasting chicken
Which let's just discuss that for a moment. One of my favourite meals is a roasted chicken. Roasted Chicken and Roast Beef are pretty much a staple for my family on a Sunday. It was a staple for me growing up and even now, well til about 4 months ago that is. There is nothing like walking into your house and smelling a roasted chicken. Moving on...
  • I have turned more vegetarian ...
Which leads me to this soup. So I am having a hard time eating protein. Unless it's a burger, and there is nothing better then a homemade burger to me right now. I could eat a burger everyday it seems like. Back to the soup, so I looked through some cookbooks and vegetarian books and decided that I would make a big batch of vegetable soup and throw in some Lentils for extra protein. All is going well, soup smells delicious, taste test went well. I divide up my soup to easy portions for quick lunches and think I am doing great. I get to work heat up my soup and suddenly feel like it is the most disgusting soup I have ever had. So much so that there is no way I can eat it! What the heck! My co-worker Ms. M, thinks I'm crazy especially because I keep looking at her soup (basically the same as mine but with Beef) and I just want her soup... So when does this phase end?

The Marc!

Over the weekend we went to Edmonton to pick up my Nephew and Niece who will be staying with me and the Hubs for the Summer! The play Wicked was also playing that weekend so we decided to make a night of it with the family! My sister-in-law chose the restaurant for dinner and couldn’t […]

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Beef Short Ribs…For the First Time

I have always wanted to try making Beef Short Ribs.  Every time I go to a restaurant and they are featured on the menu, that is typically what I would order.  The same with Crab Cakes…but that’s a whole other conversation! So I was at the Butcher Shop (which is conveniently located beside my office) […]

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Birthday Weekend BBQ

I believe that the best meals are those that are prepared by everyone and that was exactly how my long weekend went. We had a busy household with my Mother-In-Law, Mrs. Gartner, My Hubs Brother, Mr. Gartner and his girlfriend, Ms. MacLachlan, My Hubs Twin Sister, Ms. Gartner and her boyfriend, Mr. Hasenuik! It was […]

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Koutouki Taverna

This weekend the Gartner family gathered together to celebrate my mother in-laws 60th birthday! It was a great weekend filled with laughter, some wine and great food! My mother in-law is a huge fan of Greek food so we decided to check out Koutouki Taverna for her birthday dinner! What a great restaurant! When we […]

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