Julie Van Rosendaal

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Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted at high heat with a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of salt, they can be customized with any kind of spice according to your family's taste.

Baked Fish And Chips

Ditch the deep fryer and try a healthy, easy version of fish and chips. This family favourite is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Deep-Fried Easter Creme Eggs

Ever had a deep fried Mars bar? Deep fried Easter Creme Eggs are a fun indulgence — a tasty, gooey once-a-year treat! The batter is light and fluffy, perfect to counteract the sweetness of the treat inside. 

 

Skillet hash

A cast iron skillet is all you need to give leftovers a boost; baked or boiled potatoes lay the foundation, and you can toss in peppers, Brussels sprouts, chopped ham or sausage, or really anything you have in the fridge that needs using. The cherry on top? A sunny-side up fried egg.

One Bowl Banana Bread

This is a go-to recipe for any parent of a toddler. It comes together in minutes using one bowl. Young kids love the job of mashing the bananas with a potato masher.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Winter squash makes a fantastic soup. Try swapping acorn, Hubbard, or even pumpkin for the butternut. Maple syrup and apple bring out its sweetness, and using curry powder or sage will change its flavour profile depending on your mood.

Chocolate Pudding

Take it old school with this cornstarch chocolate pudding. Most of the ingredients are already in your pantry, so you can satisfy your chocolate craving whenever it strikes.

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Couscous and Goat Cheese

Hardy winter veggies are perfect for roasting—the intense heat of the oven caramelizes their natural sugars, making them irresistibly delicious.

Breakfast Pops

Fruit, yogurt and grains make a balanced breakfast; why not freeze them on a stick for cool breakfast pops on the go.

Spiced Apple Cider with Candied Bacon

Candied bacon adds some heft to snack time; we decided to serve it alongside warm spiced cider, a perfect end to a sunny afternoon in the snow.