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Deconstructed Dishes

by KristenY on March 20, 2014 · 0 comments

I have no idea why many kids don’t like their foods to touch. Another mystery that stumps me is why when sauces touch foods, it is considered unacceptable, but dipping is fun and yummy. These are just 2 of the common great unsolved mysteries of young children’s eating habits. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you […]

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Are You Good Company?

by KristenY on December 19, 2013 · 0 comments

To me, the holidays are all about family and friends gathering around the table to share food, stories and laughter. It’s a great reminder of how enjoyable family meals can be. But mealtime can be a stressful time if you’re under the 2-bite microscope. What’s the 2-bite microscope? It’s what I call it when parents’ […]

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Bedtime snacks are one of the most common topics that I’m asked about. Within the last week parents have asked me about them in a presentation, by an in-home service client, even via a post by a follower on my Facebook page. So I thought that it was the perfect topic for today’s blog post. […]

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Before I dive into the topic of today’s post, I want to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Kristen Yarker and it’s nice to meet you. This summer, I returned home to Victoria after living in Vancouver for 14 years. It’s great to be back on the Island. I’ve been a dietitian for 10 years […]

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Monday night, home at 6:30 from kid’s activities, tired and hungry.   Cooking…ughhh…but once I start it is a form of meditation…the stresses of the day fall away as I immerse into a rampage of quick cooking, savouring the smells and colours of the foods going into the night’s meal.  Thrifty’s had tomatoes on sale last […]

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My Labrador Retriever pounces against the sliding glass door to alert me that she would like me to get moving and open the door so that she may come in and eat her dinner.  Her paw prints make artwork of the recently polished window as the sun light streams through the remaining clean portions.  If […]

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Pellets… YUM!

by Our Little Pickle on January 5, 2010 · 1 comment

When I was pregnant with Everly I had grand visions about how a lot of things in her life were going to look. I pictured her nursery, I pictured her wardrobe, I pictured her nestled in bed with us and I pictured myself making all of her food. I was going to make everything home and all […]

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It’s raining and the wind is howling.  It’s dark and getting late and we are all starving.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it.  November was back to back storms, thank goodness for our new roof. I’m a sucker for a sale and since avocados were on sale last week I still have a couple that are now […]

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