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MA-PO TOFU

It was one of those week nights I was stumped on what to make for dinner. I could possibly describing most week nights! But I stood numbly in the kitchen and tried to come up with something before hanger crept into the house. In the fridge I saw tofu and some ground pork I bought for meatballs and then boom! ma-po tofu came to mind which is interesting because … meatballs to ma-po tofu? Plus, I’ve never made it before nor have I pinned it, which is the next best thing, right? Ma-po tofu wasn’t a staple take out or chinese restaurant dish for my family growing up.  My husband actually introduced me to the dish during our dating years. Little did I know the sauce came from a little instant pack from the Asian grocery store where all you have to do is add the fresh ingredients. AKA bachelor food. I was actually quite impressed, because he’s great at visual presentation so it possibly made up a lot for the taste. And hey, I was in …

BABY GRANOLA BARS

Here’s a nice weekend recipe for the little ones. These granola bars are easy and simple so a great one to make with a 3 year old sous chef/baker like I had a few weekends ago. My youngest is 11 months old so he’s loves eating finger foods and snacks. Between him and my 3 year old it’s a constant chase to stock up on healthy snack options. As a working mom I definitely don’t mind the convenience of Cheerios, yogurt melts, baby mum mums etc. but once in a while (usually the weekends) I go through a fit of making a batch of homemade ones likes these easy granola bars. My eldest loves helping me in the kitchen so its so much fun to see him get excited about checking on our baked goodies to see they’re ready. And the aroma that fills the house … mmm. The recipe I used for these Baby Granola Bars are from WholesomeBabyfood. They happen to be vegan, for those of you who are looking for eggless recipes. My eldest was …