Quick-impressive fruit salad

Always a tasty healthy alternative to desserts that even kids love. So simple to make, albeit the prep work can be slightly annoying, but wouldn’t take any more effort than a dessert half as good and half as nutritious. Great for the summer, especially with fresh seasonal fruits. Time: 15-20 minutes Serves: 8 Good for:…

Healthy natural popsicles

The easiest and cheapest summer treat you can do is a fresh juice Popsicle. Assuming you already have a juicer there isn’t a huge cost here, your fruits and veggies and the popsicle mold (alternatively you can use an ice cube rack with popsicle sticks (from the dollar store) sticking out of each one. Just…

Make the winter palatable, break the routine

Living in the northern hemisphere (far north), a harsh winter (and fall) is usually shrugged off as just another season.  But I can easily be depressed, blue, extra tired, and bored while I live through it.  It’s even worse for kids.  I don’t want about a third of my life to be lived and wasted…

Home-made granola bars

You all know this by now, anything homemade is great, anything ready made is evil (not quite) but in most cases that is true. Plus it’s way cheaper to do it at home. Granola bars are one such case, it’s so easy to make it should be a crime for you to buy the store…

Appreciation for family and traditions

One thing I’m always struggling to instill in my child is a sense of family and tradition.  Whatever culture or tradition it might be, typically for those of us who are first generation immigrants this is very agonising as we want them to experience and maintain a sense of our former “home” and what makes…

Easy does-it trifle

There are probably as many trifle recipes as there are people. Trifles can be a combination of many things and somehow still come out tasting naturally sweet, fresh, and delicious. Here is an easy one for you with easy to find ingredients; you can just about substitute any of the ingredients to something equally good….

Thinking of creating an App?

So you have an idea for an app, you experienced that “A-ha” moment of “why isn’t there an app that does that?” Great, that’s typically the hardest but cheapest part of the whole process. A great app is one that takes an everyday problem and trues to solve it. So then what? Here’s a quick…

Tasbeech Meatloaf

This is Middle Eastern twist on the meat loaf phenomenon – I know what you’re thinking, why would we want a Middle Eastern twist on meatloaf when we can barely stand regular meatloaf. Please give this a try, it’s really good, and the look is impressive. It really puts all your proteins and nutrients in…