Do-Ahead Campfire Burritos

Do-Ahead campfire burritos are a simple and delicious meal, perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

Hello June!

Restrictions have been lifted here in Nova Scotia and our first camping weekend is coming up in a few short days. After weeks of lockdown, we can’t wait for a road trip and a few starry nights around a fire with friends.

“Real food’ camping meals don’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time to prepare at the campsite. These do-ahead campfire burritos are a perfect example.

I like to prep them in advance and freeze them. This makes the last minute food prep more manageable. And as a bonus they double as an ice pack in the cooler.

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Spiced Taco Beef with Beans and Quinoa

My simple and easily customizable recipe for stretching spiced taco beef with nourishing pantry staples.

This post could alternatively be titled: How to Feed a Family with One Pound of Ground Beef. Over the years, my spiced taco beef has evolved to include black beans and golden quinoa. It’s a quick and easy recipe that comes fully endorsed by two teens and a tween.

So, we’re a family of flexitarians who use the planetary health diet as a guide. What does that mean? We have a repertoire of plant-based meals and most nights sit down to a vegetarian dinner. However, we also consume animal products in moderation, as long as they are ethically sourced.

My kids love to chow down on beef tacos as much as the next person. This recipe for spiced taco beef with beans and quinoa as my flexitarian compromise.

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7 Sheet Pan Suppers

A round-up of my most popular sheet pan suppers – easy dinner recipes that come together quickly and are loved by all.

I‘ve long sung the praises of the sheet pan supper, made popular in my house back when I had three small children and was writing two cookbooks.

The appeal of tossing all of the ingredients on a pan, sliding it into the oven and walking away is undeniably attractive to the busy parent.

Of course, many of those meals became family favourites and they are still in regular rotation today (I’m looking at you, fish tacos). Now it’s time to share them with you for your next meal plan.

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Sheet Pan Fish Tacos

A simple recipe for sheet pan fish tacos with a zesty lime crema. This dish is easy to make and loved by all.

Here’s a favourite family meal of ours that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes and has minimal clean-up. Are you in?

Great, because sheet pan fish tacos have been making my kiddos happy just about every Tuesday. It’s a meal we team up on and we’re in and out of the kitchen in no time.

My youngest, Clara, makes our guacamole – this has been her thing ever since she was about four. The boys set the table and are in charge of the hot sauce line-up (what is it with teens and hot sauce these days?).

Hit the jump for the fish tacos recipe, as well as my homemade fajita seasoning and a zesty lime crema.

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10 Vegetarian Dinners for Winter Months

If you’re looking for inspiration for vegetarian dinners for the winter months, you’ll love this recipe round-up of simple and nourishing meatless main dishes.

Happy New Year!

There’s been a subtle shift in the Simple Bites kitchen. I always make gradual changes to our diet after the holidays and find that’s a more realistic approach to healthy eating.

The cookie cutters are put away and the hand-cranked pasta machine hauled out. After all, we love our carbs in January, and fresh noodles are a fun way to get kids in the kitchen.

We’ve eaten up all the holiday treats and I’ve re-stocked the pantry with the whole food essentials. The slow cooker is out and I’m revisiting our favourite winter recipes.

There’s a focus on vegetables, particularly meatless mains for winter family dinner. That’s where today’s recipe round-up of vegetarian dinners comes in handy.

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