There are many wonderful people submitting recipes for this site.
This means that more recipes for you are tried by different families with different tastes. There’s something for everyone!
Who’s in the Kitchen for A Little Bit of Foodsense?
Rebecca is the Editor of A Little Bit of Foodsense and also contributes her own recipes, many of which are made up while standing at the stove looking for inspiration. While she recognizes her young children may not enjoy every fancy meal she makes, her husband certainly appreciates it.
Her is focus in on healthy eating, but her sweet tooth takes over sometimes and a few sweet recipes will show up.
She also is the owner of A Little Bit of Momsense. Follow her on Twitter @bitofmomsense
Maranda is a busy mom of four who truly believes that Real Moms like her can prepare healthy meals kids will actually eat.
After a decade of cooking for kids, a bit of experimentation and a whole lot of organization she has found time saving kitchen strategies and tried-and-true recipes for feeding a crowd. She loves to share her family’s favourite recipes – as long as you don’t tell her kids what she sneaks into their food.
Maranda blogs about parenting, technology, memory keeping at more at MomIcon – adventures of a mom, geek, gamer and on Twitter as @hotelqueen.
Jodi Lariviere is a blogger and food writer with a real passion for healthy, local ingredients. After spending several years as a line cook in the small country town she grew up in, Jodi moved to Ottawa to attend University. It was here that her love and interest in food continued to grow and take shape.
Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. Since spring of 2010 Jodi has been contributing a bi-weekly food column to the Russell Villager to help further spread her love of food. Recently she has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating.
You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs:
Or via email: simplyfresh(at)live.com, Twitter (@SimplyFresh) or through her Facebook Fan Page – just search for Simply Fresh.
Kathleen Kazmierczak is the mama to a 2 year old boy and another little bundle of joy due March 2011. When she’s not busy chasing a toddler, she’s running Drool Boutique, an online store for Babies, Kids and Mamas.
While Kathleen proclaims she is no Martha Stewart, she does enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, and has been known to get the odd standing ovation at dinner from her goofy hubby.
To avoid getting stuck in a food rut, Kathleen is working on weekly rotational breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner menus in which she’ll strive to feed her family a Rainbow a Day!
Find out more about a eating Rainbow a Day:
Karen (a.k.a. The Sugarplum Fairy) blogs at Virtually There and is the proprietor of Sugarplum Fairy Homebaking. She is also mum to Emily (6), Hope (4) and Henry (6 months). Find her on Twitter @ karenreyburn
Ali is a stay at home mom with a precocious 3.75 year old preschooler and an adventurous 2 year old toddler. She loves food and have an addiction to cookbooks that would be grounds for divorce if her husband didn’t enjoy the fruits of her obsession so much. You can find her on Twitter @aligrimshaw
Krista is an Ottawa mom to two crazy little peeps Woo and Goose, wife to her favourite geek, Willy. She is a little bit of a Tomboy, and love to play and watch sports. Her spare time is spent taking pictures, cooking or baking, and drinking wine.
Krista is a lacto-ovo vegetarian, have been since I was thirteen years old.
The bulk of the cooking that she does is meatless, but she has three carnivores in the house to please too. She tries to make meals that are healthy, as well as easily adaptable to meet all of our needs. Her family also has some allergies and sensitivities that they work around, so you won’t find her cooking with fish, seafood or nuts. Otherwise, anything goes!!
Krista can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at lilbunnyrabbitz.wordpress.com and on twitter @kgraydonald
Julie Broczkowski, owner and head chef at The Magic Fridge, has been cooking professionally for ten years, and in her own kitchen for her friends and family for over 20. Always learning new recipes and techniques anywhere she can, she is a fearless and innovative chef – she even made her own wedding cake 15 years ago, from an old Finnish family recipe adapted for her father’s food allergies.
Her specialty is global home cooking -curries and Mexican food are her personal favourites –but Julie’s expertise ranges from traditional meatloaf and mashed potatoes to ethnic organic vegan dishes and meals designed to follow medically supervised eating plans. In her own life, she has dealt with weight issues and severe food allergies, necessitating extensive research into grocery shopping, cooking and nutrition.
Julie is ecstatic to be contributing advice (and a few recipes) to A Little Bit of Foodsense and hopes it will empower the intimidated home cook – food at home is not as difficult as the magazines and cookbooks make it seem! But if you’re not intimidated, just really busy, Julie and her Fridge Fairies can help. Check out www.themagicfridge.com for more details on her personal chef service…”
Ezmy is a struggling writer and painter based in Ottawa. When she’s not jotting or blotting, she’s building block towers with her son, Ewan, and turning her husband’s socks into catnip toys for darling Zoe. She started cooking because she wanted to impress her man back when they were first dating. She cooks to this day because she has discovered that she loves experimentin’ in the kitchen.
Many of Ezmy’s recipes are vegan or vegetarian – she was a vegan prior to giving birth to Ewan and continues to eat largely vegan cuisine at home. However, she does make the odd omnivore dish for A. and Ewan, and she has a special weakness for a good bit of cheese.
Ezmy blogs about her day to day goings on at ‘ezmy’. For ridiculous updates about stay-at-home mum-ing, follow Ezmy on Twitter: @ezmytweets.