Stand Up For Clean Water With Brita

March 22nd is World Water Day.

Being blessed to be living in a country like Canada, it’s easy to get caught up in everyday life and not think about others who are less fortunate than we are.


Mike and I have always tried to instill in our children, even at this young age to appreciate the things we are so lucky to have. Explaining to them that so many people all over the world have no food or water. There’s no stocked fridge for them to open whenever they want a snack. Or Water cooler filled with crystal clear ice cold water to fill your cup with.

We try to lead by example and help out with important causes as much as possible. We’re showing our kids that big changes can start by small everyday choices. That’s why I’m so happy to be teaming up with Brita Canada For this project!


Brita Canada launched a program in September 2016 in partnership with WE on a sustainable change initiative. This campaign supports a borehole in Irkaat, Kenya that provides a community of 1800 with clean water.

So, What can you do to help?

Brita Canada has released their new Me to We  statement bottle along with specially marked products. With every purchase of any of these products, you’ll be supplying a year of clean water to someone in Irkaat, Kenya.

With every Me to We purchase you’ll also receive a  Track Your Impact code,  which you can enter online. This helps you see exactly where and how your purchase has made an impact!


When you buy a Brita water bottle you’ll also see huge benefits for yourself as well! These water bottles reduce contaminants that appear in our tap water, and save people more than $500 a year compared to buying bottled water! Just one Brita filter can replace up to 300 plastic water bottles, helping to reduce the huge volume of plastic bottles that end up in our landfills.

Its definitely time we take a stand and help those in need!

You can find these specially marked products at Walmart, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Atlantic Superstore, Loblaws and Zehrs locations!

Show us how you’re taking a stand for clean water!

Share pictures of your Me to We products on social media using the hashtag #worldwaterday and tag @BritaCA and @wemovement.

Make a difference today in someones life, with one small choice!

xo,

Fran

 

 

 

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Hello Fresh Review + Giveaway !

After a busy day, the last thing you want to hear is “what’s for dinner mom??”

Ya, good question! Is my answer most of the time.

Can I just say that on days like that, Hello Fresh is a Godsend!

Hello Fresh is a weekly dinner delivery service. It brings ingredients for quick, nutritious and delicious meals right to your door! Not to mention, all the ingredients are pre cut and pre measured! Each meal comes with it’s own step by step recipe card to help you create amazing meals your whole family will love!!


Your subscription includes free delivery and with a menu changing every week, you’ll never get a boring meal!

you Can choose between 3 plan options;

  • Pronto Plan : Gives you meals that are quick and convenient, that only take 30 mins to make!
  •  Family Plan : Gives you meals that even the pickiest eaters will love! Kid friendly recipes that encourage the whole family to get in the kitchen and cook together.
  • Veggie Plan : Gives you delicious vegetarian meals that are hearty and ready in 30 mins!

 

Our family got to enjoy 3 delicious recipes!

  • Beef and yellow zucchini stirfry with ginger and snow peas
  • Chicken meatball gnocchi with sage, apple and spinach
  • Pan-seared pork chops with onion gravy, broccolini and buttery mashed potatoes

All 3 recipes were easy to prepare, and so delicious! The recipe cards laid every step out perfectly. I will definitely be trying to recreate this meals soon!

I know you’re  ready to order your own box!

Good news!

You can get 50% off your first box by using the code: FRANCESCA50

More good news!!

Hello Fresh  and I, have teamed up to give a Pronto Box to one lucky follower! Head over to my Instagram page for all the details!

Good luck!

xo, Fran

 

 

Avocado “Mayo” Spread

I’m finally back to blogging after house hunting and FINALLY finding a new house that we’ll be moving into this summer!

Today I’m sharing another super easy family favourite!

This recipe came about on a day when we were out of mayo, mustard and any other condiment that you’d put on your sandwich.

This “mayo” is dairy free and definitely a healthier and in my opinion a tastier addition to any lunch.

We use it on sandwiches, wraps,burritos and burgers!

It’s honestly good on anything. It’s so easy to make we usually always have a jar in the fridge and if not we whip some up right away!

  • 2 Medium avocados peeled
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a dash of cayenne pepper (adjust to your taste)
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil

Add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy! Store any left overs in an air tight container or mason jar.

That’s it!

I’m avocado obsessed and this is just another one of the ways our family enjoys them!

Enjoy,

Fran

Nutella Swirl Muffins 

Nutella swirl muffinsSo I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed out I bake! (And bake and bake and bake…)

Some people smoke, some have a drink, and some clean. In my case I head right to the kitchen.

If you’ve been following along with me on  Instagram You’ll know it’s been crazy around here. We are house hunting and getting our house ready to sell. It’s exciting, but also scary and VERY stressful.

So out of that stress came this sweet treat! I love Nutella and I really wanted muffins! (They would definitely help ease my stress! Ha!)

So these beauties came to be!

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup Nutella
  1. Preheat oven to 350F grease and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl combine egg yolk and vanilla and stir until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine vegetable oil, sugar, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract, stirring until well combined.
  5. Add flour mixture to vegetable oil mixture and stir until just combined
  6. Fill muffin cups 1/2-way full with muffin batter. Top with 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp of Nutella and then top with another spoonful of muffin batter so that muffin cups are about 3/4 full.
  7. Use a toothpick to swirl the Nutella with the spoonful of muffin batter added to the top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean)

Nutella Swirl Muffins

There you go! These muffins are guaranteed to relieve your stress! (Until they’re all gone at least!)

Enjoy,

Fran