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We are a community group for mothers, currently in the Orillia to Gravenhurst, Ontario area, we focus on food, nutrition and health for our family. We draw on expert knowledge such as naturopaths, but best of all we learn and share knowledge from fellow mothers. Even if you have never cooked before we can help you get started. We want to encourage moms to cook and learn the importance of what they put on the table. We are REALISTIC and STRIVE to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone, through education. Membership is FREE so sign up to follow us today! We work together to share knowledge of everything from recipes, nutrition, to how to plan ahead. We offer something for every lifestyle, from just the basics of cooking, spaghetti and pizza, to people looking to learn something new about nutrition, organics or even raw cooking. Never cooked before, let us help you get started, we offer some basic cooking lessons from a mom, to help get you started and then this group will help keep you going for a lifetime of providing healthy and nutritious meals for your family. We offer: Workshops, share recipes, and fun get togethers.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thanksgiving, thankful its not at my house

I am pretty excited for the weekend, as I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but rather going to two other houses for thanksgiving, so time for the elastic pants (thank god I still have some maternity clothes)...just kidding! Seriously though I love having everyone over but I get very stressed out, wanting everything to be super clean, organized and still find the time to make an amazing dinner, leaves me just waiting until it is all over and not getting to truly enjoy the time with all my family. So I would rather alternate having the dinner at my house, because sometimes I like to be catered to, that is right being a guest is a real treat, now I just have to hope for a nanny at these events and I would be set (hopefully I don't have to keep saying just kidding, and everyone will soon come to know and love my humour).

I hope everyone has a good weekend and also please read my last examiner article about remembering to eat locally made produce, to support our Canadian farmers.

If you are making the dessert like I am for thanksgiving, why not try alternative sugars (instead of the refined white sugar we all usually use). For example agave which can replace white sugar for the same measurements in your recipe, and you just add about 1/4 cup extra of the flour ingredient, and lower the temperature on your oven just slightly as agave makes you brown quicker. Believe me I have been converted to this stuff and love the taste now, and it doesn't give you that sudden sugar low. We all know we can't stay away from desserts sometimes, so why not try to make it a little better :)

I now make my banana bread with agave for my little guy and he can not get enough, but of course it is still sugar, so we always want to make sure everything in moderation.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone !

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