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My name is Romessa. The simple girl next door who is a true epicurean at heart. Like many people, I am still trying to figure out this thing that everyone calls life. I'm classy, sassy and a bit smart assy. Let my journey begin.

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Veggie Skillet – Getting Your Family to Eat Healthier!

Veggie Skillet – Getting Your Family to Eat Healthier!

May 4, 2016 | No Comments

Hey everyone!  Hope that you all are doing well today.  As promised, I have a healthy veggie skillet recipe for you today.  This is going to be one of those quick and dirty recipe ideas that you’ll be able to adapt to any dish in no time at all! Eating healthy and making sure that […]

How I Keep My Sh*t Together: Erin Condren Life Planner

How I Keep My Sh*t Together: Erin Condren Life Planner

Apr 26, 2016 | 8 Comments

Hey everyone!  I know I’ve been a bit MIA the past few days but that’s because both baby Z and I have been under the weather and I have also been working on a project for the past month which I am excited to share with you guys closer to the end of this post. […]

Pasta Carbonara – That’s Amore

Pasta Carbonara – That’s Amore

Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments

A few years ago I went to Italy and had one of the best culinary experiences of my life.  Shots of espresso, freshly baked pastries, refreshing gelato and the star of the show – homemade pasta.  There’s nothing like it – simple rustic home cooking at it’s best.  While in Rome, one of the signature dishes […]

Banana-Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffins!

Banana-Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffins!

Apr 6, 2016 | No Comments

There’s nothing like the sweet aromas of cinnamon and apple brewing in the kitchen on a cold day!  And since Mother Nature CLEARLY thinks it’s still winter, what better way to warm up then to bite into some homemade baked goods! *all ingredients are organic* These little nuggets are full of flavour and super simple […]

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Apr 3, 2016 | No Comments

Happy Sunday everyone!!!  Hope that you were able to stay nice and cozy over the weekend with all this winter-like weather we’ve been having.  Seems like Mother Nature’s not quite ready yet to shower us with spring weather and wants to hold on to winter for just a little bit longer – as much as […]

Avocado, Cucumber & Mango Rice Paper Rolls

Avocado, Cucumber & Mango Rice Paper Rolls

Mar 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy Monday everyone!!!  Hope that you had a good long weekend and enjoyed spending some time with your family and friends.  Today I’m sharing my absolutely delish, fresh and healthy Avocado, Cucumber & Mango Rice Paper Roll recipe with you. With a few good quality ingredients and finesse, you can create these beautiful rolls for […]

Spring Cleaning – Baking Organization Hack

Spring Cleaning – Baking Organization Hack

Mar 25, 2016 | No Comments

Spring is in the air…. well it was until we were hit with this crazy storm yesterday!!!  But we all know that ‘spring’ usually means spring cleaning, decluttering and organizing our lives!!!  Since it was March Break last week, I decided to use my time wisely by binge watching The Fall on Netflix, which btw […]

French Toast Bites – Toddler Finger Foods

French Toast Bites – Toddler Finger Foods

Mar 8, 2016 | No Comments

Hey everyone!! Today I have a fast and easy recipe that is a total crowd pleaser – French Toast Bites! They’re the perfect addition to any breakfast spread and super kid friendly. For the most part Z is a good eater but when he’s teething he becomes really picky and only wants to live off […]

Reviving Wilted Lettuce – Kitchen Hack

Reviving Wilted Lettuce – Kitchen Hack

Mar 4, 2016 | No Comments

Have you ever bought some lettuce telling yourself that your going to make this Ah-mazing salad but that never happens and it ends up wilting and looking drab??  Well here’s a quick and easy way to perk-up greens in no time! I received this once beautiful head of lettuce from Mama Earth Organics and unfortunately life […]

Mama Earth Organics – $10 off!

Mama Earth Organics – $10 off!

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

So if you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I’m a farmers market addict and veggie lover.  During our ever so short growing season here in Ontario, I make it my mission to shop my local FM at least once a week and get my fix in before the season is done.  But […]

Once You Chalk…You Can’t Stop!!! – Chalk Paint Restoration Hardware Fakeout!

Once You Chalk…You Can’t Stop!!! – Chalk Paint Restoration Hardware Fakeout!

Feb 9, 2016 | No Comments

Hey everyone!!!  Hope that you’re all doing well….can you believe that it’s already February!?!?!?!?  Man time is flying by!!  Before you know it spring will be here and the season for household renovations and sprucing-up will be in effect. Today I wanted to write a quick post and share another Chalk Paint DIY that I […]

Intimate Dinner Party :)

Intimate Dinner Party :)

Feb 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy Friday!!!!  Hope that everyone is enjoying this mild weather that we’ve been experiencing the first week of February and that it is here to stay!!  Today I decided to share the menu that I put together for a small dinner party that I had during the holiday’s. I wanted to make a meal that […]

Molten Lava Cake!!!

Molten Lava Cake!!!

Feb 1, 2016 | No Comments

Okay, so it’s Monday and you’re probably dreading having to deal with anything right now.  All you want to do is crawl back in bed and hope that when you open your eyes again that it will be the weekend.  Am I right?  Well, hate to break it to ya, but it isn’t.  Gotta get […]

Winter ONEderland

Winter ONEderland

Jan 30, 2016 | No Comments

Last month we celebrated Z’s first birthday and Aqiqah and it was an absolute success!!!  Z is a December baby, so needless to say it was going to have to be a winter themed event.  As I began looking up first birthday ideas on Pinterest I came across the ‘Winter ONEderland’ idea and fell in love!!!  It […]

Regular Programming Will Resume Shortly — Part 2 :|

Regular Programming Will Resume Shortly — Part 2 :|

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

Hello to my many readers!!!  I am soooo sorry!!!!  It seems like the blog was victim to another hiatus and I’m totally to blame.  It has been way to long and I really don’t have much of an excuse.  For the most of November I was busy planning and getting things ready for Baby Z’s […]

Creamy – No Cream Mushroom Soup!

Creamy – No Cream Mushroom Soup!

Nov 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

Okay pull your socks up for this baby because it is sure to knock them off!  For soup #5 of my #SoupSeries I have a delicious Creamy Mushroom Soup that is figure-friendly and sans on the cream.  It’s hearty, filling and just like my Tomato and Basil Soup it can be rolled over the next day […]

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala

Nov 10, 2015 | No Comments

In honor of Diwali tomorrow I decided to share my ‘Paneer Tikka Masala’ recipe with you guys.  It’s full of veggies that are marinated in fragrant spices and then seared golden brown before being served in a spicy gravy.  It is absolute perfection! Traditionally, ‘Tikka Masala’ is made with heavy cream which gives the dish body and […]

Tomato & Basil Soup

Tomato & Basil Soup

Nov 9, 2015 | No Comments

Okay so I have a confession to make.  I was testing out a new recipe for a ‘Roasted Red-Pepper & Lentil Soup’ and it totally backfired on me.  What seemed like a great concept didn’t quite make the cut and as a result it threw me off my ‘weekly soup schedule’.  So to make up […]

Hot and Sour Chickpea Soup! 😋

Hot and Sour Chickpea Soup! 😋

Oct 23, 2015 | No Comments

Today I’m coming at you with a secret family recipe for soup #3 of my #SoupSeries.  I promise you that you will not find this recipe on any website or Pinterest board, it is my grandmas infamous Hot and Sour Chickpea Soup!  This recipe is an Indo-East-African dish made with simple ingredients that can feed […]

Nursery Gallery Wall

Nursery Gallery Wall

Oct 22, 2015 | No Comments

Have you ever attempted a project and slowly it becomes nothing but a faint memory?  Or you keep telling yourself that you’re going to do something but never get around to it?  Well, that was me – ever since Z was born I’ve been trying to get around to creating a gallery wall above his changing station.  I […]

Pasta ai Funghi – Mushroom Lovers Dream

Pasta ai Funghi – Mushroom Lovers Dream

Oct 17, 2015 | No Comments

Happy National Pasta Day!!!  Woohoo a day to celebrate the greatest carb ever invented and my one true love…PASTA!!!  In honor of this glorious day I decided to post a recipe that marry 2 of my favourite ingredients – pasta and mushrooms.  Now I’m not talking your average run-of-the-mill button mushroom.  I’m talking exotic, earthy […]

Honestly….I’m just in love! – Part 2: Household, Health & Wellness

Honestly….I’m just in love! – Part 2: Household, Health & Wellness

Oct 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Welcome to Part 2 of my Honest Company product review.  In this review I’m going to be giving you the down-low on some of the Household, Health & Wellness products that I’ve been using over the past few months.  In Part 1 I gave an overview on Baby, Bath & Body products so make sure to […]

Honestly….I’m just in love! – Part 1: Baby, Bath & Body

Honestly….I’m just in love! – Part 1: Baby, Bath & Body

Oct 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

So it’s no big secret that I’m a sucker for things that are all-natural and good for you.  When I found out that I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to use products that would be safe, eco-friendly and of course stylish, so when I heard about The Honest Company, I was all about it!  If you […]

This Sh*t is BANANAS!

This Sh*t is BANANAS!

Oct 13, 2015 | No Comments

Stop what you are doing right now and make sure that you read this post!!!!  It is going to be LIFE CHANGING!! TRUST ME!!!  If you are looking for a way to make your skin look better, treat breakouts, minimize the looks of your scars then look no further…..(just in your kitchen)….. BANANAS. Yes, you […]

Thai Coconut Curry Soup!

Thai Coconut Curry Soup!

Oct 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

Welcome to week numero dos of #SoupSeries.  Today I’m taking you on a culinary journey to Asia.  This is a satisfying and tantalizing dish that will please the masses.  Sweet corn balances out the robust spices and it is all rounded off with creamy coconut milk.  Mmmm!!😋 The inspiration behind this soup actually came from […]

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! 😍

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! 😍

Oct 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

Ah fall!!  It’s the season leading up to the holidays.  The temperature starts to drop and we cozy up with our blanket and enjoy a cup of our favourite latte. I made some Homemade Pumpkin Pie last night and had some pumkin purée leftover and decided to experiment and see if I could make my […]

Pumpkin Pie Oh My!!

Pumpkin Pie Oh My!!

Oct 11, 2015 | No Comments

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!!!  Hope that you get to share this weekend with family and friends as you enjoy a delicious thanksgiving dinner. 😋 This year my sister decided to host T-Day and I was enlisted to bring a pie so I decided to make my very own Pumpkin Pie using – drumroll please – […]

Butternut Squash & Pear Soup!

Butternut Squash & Pear Soup!

Oct 5, 2015 | No Comments

Happy October everyone!!!  Fall is in the air – the leaves are turning beautiful hues of orange, yellow and red, the air is crisp and Starbucks has it’s fall lattes ready to go … Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel and Toasted Graham oh my! 😀 Fall is my favourite season, boots, leggings, scarves and cozy sweaters – […]

West Elm Hack – DIY Mercury Glass

West Elm Hack – DIY Mercury Glass

Sep 30, 2015 | No Comments

One of the latest trends in home décor for the past little while has been Mercury Glass – you see it everywhere these days!  In votives, vases, decorative glassware and even sculptures.  You can get them in standard silver, antique gold, rose gold and even turquoise.  As beautiful as they are, they can get pricy, especially […]

Fruït Ÿogurt

Fruït Ÿogurt

Sep 28, 2015 | No Comments

Baby Z is 9 months now and we started to introduce dairy into his diet.  He loves eating yogurt and cheese and so far so good!!  If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram you’d know that I’m a DIY kinda gal – making things myself…I’m all about that life! So no wonder when it came to […]

7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments

Who doesn’t love a 7 layer dip?  Beans, sour cream, guac, salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and cheese …. yummm!!  But have you ever tried a layered Mediterranean dip?  I recently saw this on Pintrest and immediately was intrigued to try it out.  We had a backyard birthday barbecue (try saying that 3 times fast!) to go to […]

Chalked Up!

Chalked Up!

Sep 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

Over the summer my OBSESSION was trying to stretch a buck whilst sprucing up our home.  Being on mat-leave the pennies only go so far, so I was faced with 2 options. 1) Wait until I go back to work or 2) Become thrifty… I chose the latter and decided to become #handymandy 🙂 . […]

Taking F.L.I.G.H.T

Taking F.L.I.G.H.T

Sep 18, 2015 | No Comments

Last year I bought my husband flying lessons and this past July we finally were able to make our way up north so that he could take flight.   As we pulled up the gravel driveway, I could see her nestled away, waiting.  Her body catching the sunlight as it poured in through a window – what […]

Regular Programming Will Resume Shortly

Regular Programming Will Resume Shortly

Sep 9, 2015 | No Comments

I’m back…. sorry for the unexpected hiatus but what can I say?  Between summer bbq’s, home renos, endless DIY projects and a teething baby that has decided not to sleep anymore, there has been very little time for me to actually sit down and write.  I’ve been taking lots of pictures and have a few posts […]

Watermelon Cucumber Detox Water

Watermelon Cucumber Detox Water

Jul 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

I love water …. no that’s an understatement ….. I’M OBSESSED WITH WATER!!!  If you know me, I’m always drinking water.  Very rarely will you ever catch me without a water bottle …  I’m constantly drinking water and somehow feel like I can never get enough of it.  Tap water, bottle water, Perrier … you […]

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta!

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta!

Jul 22, 2015 | No Comments

Ah….summer time!  The endless BBQ’s, days spent at the beach and road trips.  It’s a time of year that we all wait for, especially here in Ontario where we only have a few months to enjoy the weather and forget about the harsh winters that we have to deal with 😐 .  Since this time is precious, […]

Baby Cereal 101

Baby Cereal 101

Jul 16, 2015 | No Comments

I had posted a picture on my personal IG account a while ago and got a lot of questions and comments about the homemade cereal that I made for baby Z so I decided that I would write a quick post on it.  Now, the reason I put a strikethrough on ‘quick’ is because I do […]

Natural Homemade Antibiotic!

Natural Homemade Antibiotic!

Jul 15, 2015 | No Comments

You’re still half asleep as you open your eyes and see that the once picturesque view is now a portrait of sullen gray skies.  You feel sluggish and as if your body has been hit by a ton of bricks … then …. oh the dreadful part … you have a sore throat – the kind […]

Sapore

Sapore

Jul 14, 2015 | No Comments

Spectacular architecture and mouth watering aromas fill the cobble stone alleys of Italy.  As you walk the winding paths, you can hear laughter and the clinking of glasses as friends and family gather around the table to enjoy their meal.  A meal that is filled with love, laughter and sapore. For the past few months, […]

Some Days, You Just Have To Create Your Own Sunshine

Some Days, You Just Have To Create Your Own Sunshine

Jul 13, 2015 | No Comments

Staying positive and always seeing the ‘glass half full’ is much easier said than done.  Trying to maintain a positive attitude and outlook on life is something that most of us strive for — but how do you do that when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut?  Sometimes a bad day turns into […]

Garlic Please!

Garlic Please!

Jul 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

Let’s face it, we all have a love-hate relationship with the one and only garlic. The pungency that it gives when freshly chopped, or the sweet, smooth taste that lingers on your tongue when it’s all said and done – however, no one likes it when your hands stink and smell of raw garlic. So here […]

Honest and Dirty Review

Honest and Dirty Review

Jul 4, 2015 | No Comments

If you are interested in purchasing and knowing more about the products that are available from The Honest Company, look no further! I get a lot of questions about the products and what I think of them so what better than to write up a quick review on my top 8 products that I have been using over the past […]

Peaking out from under the blanket!

Jun 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

Here it is…my first post!  After contemplating this decision for years, I’m finally taking the plunge into the ‘blogging’ world.  As exciting as it is, it is also nerve wrecking!  What to write about?  Are people really interested in what I have to say or talk about?  Well there’s only one way to find out, […]

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