Eleventh Hour Weekend Links

We’ve just landed back at home, travel-weary, but feeling revitalized after our winter adventures in British Columbia.

I spent the time offline, for the most part (cell reception on the side of a mountain isn’t exactly reliable), and that was a much-needed break. The rest, the immersion in the quiet woods, the thrill of hurtling down a slope on skis  – it all brought inspiration, and I have a lot of kitchen adventures in the plans. I’m eager to jump back into work this week.

For now, here’s a round-up of links I’ve been reading in the airports while in transit. There’s still a bit of the weekend left for us, and for the rest of you, consider this your Monday motivation. Enjoy!

Breakfast Sandwiches Are Bad for the Environment :: Extra Crispy ~ The purchased kind, that is. Read about how by making your breakfast sandwich at home you’re playing some small part in saving the planet. And then try the Best Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich.

What Kids Eat Around the World :: TIME ~ My kids and I found this article fascinating. And I can’t help but think that those photos must have been fun to style. They are absolutely stunning.

The Best Budget Grocery Shopping Tips from Moms of Big Families :: The Kitchn ~ After you read that, refresh your memory with my 12 ways to help you eat well and spend less.

My friend, Mardi of eat. live. travel. write. has written a cookbook – In the French Kitchen with Kids – and it is now available for pre-order. Check out the beauuuuuutiful cover and get all the details on this book in Mardi’s post. My little chefs and I can’t wait for this new release!

Move over, Tofu, Our Favourite Vegetarian Pantry Essentials :: Canadian Living ~ Can’t live without pulses, pickles and coconut milk!

10 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta That Actually Work :: BuzzFeed ~ Tuck these tips away for reference, and then surf my January Carb-Lover’s Pasta Round-Up for recipe ideas.

Nigel Slater’s unplanned supper recipes :: The Guardian ~ When off the cuff eats can be surprisingly good. This post reminded me of 12 meals from the whole foods pantry.

What are you reading this week?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Thank you for including my link here! Welcome home (also, now I want a breakfast sandwich!)

  2. Thanks for all the recommendations! We always make our own homemade egg sandwich every morning with eggs from my neighbor’s chickens. Happy to learn we are helping save the planet as well as wallets and bodies!

    p.s. My freezer is stocked with Beef Empanadas from your new cookbook. I love having them on hand. 🙂 And love even more that they are a hit with my son. A lunch he will eat! A huge win! Thanks!

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