Friday, 30 January 2015

Bacon wrapped endive recipe

Easy, healthy recipes: Bacon Wrapped Endive {Welcome to Mommyhood} #whole30, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

I mentioned before that I have been putting in quite an effort into making my recipes simpler. Part of this is practical - I want to create yummy meals quickly, but another part of this is to really challenge myself in the kitchen and focus on simpler (yet delicious) flavours. 

Easy, healthy recipes: Bacon Wrapped Endive {Welcome to Mommyhood} #whole30, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

What makes this dish so spectacular is the bacon, onion, garlic. Yea, garlic adds a whole lot of oompth to any recipe. And it smells amazing. 

Easy, healthy recipes: Bacon Wrapped Endive {Welcome to Mommyhood} #whole30, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

But really, this recipe is all about the fresh herbs. They kind of rock my socks in a major sort of way. It's amazing how something so simple (a few twigs or leaves) can completely change the flavour of any dish. 

Easy, healthy recipes: Bacon Wrapped Endive {Welcome to Mommyhood} #whole30, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

Fresh thyme? Amazing. I don't really like Italian style seasonings, or dried thyme and rosemary. It's a lingering effect of my pregnancy (over two years ago, thanks son!), but I still adore the fresh stuff. 

Fresh herbs are like magic on your taste buds. The combination of flavorful ingredients in this recipe take endive to a whole new level. 

Easy, healthy recipes: Bacon Wrapped Endive {Welcome to Mommyhood} #whole30, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

Plus, this is a beyond easy recipe that actually looks a wee bit fancy, huh? 

If you have an extra five minutes of time, get out your baking dish, and give this a try! 

Easy healthy recipes: 

Bacon wrapped endive

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Free Printable African Animal Cards

Happy Friday everyone! Today, I am sharing a very simple post - a sort of freebie and preview of what's to come next week! We're starting a short introduction to Africa in Tot School/Homeschool preschool. 

FREE African Animal 3 part cards {Welcome to Mommyhood} #montessori, #freeprintables

This is something that I am personally very excited about! But I have also struggled with where to begin and how to set up these works. I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but I actually have a masters degree in International Relations and am a total geek for history. I love learning about countries, cultures, international law, etc. 

So unpacking the entire continent of Africa? You guys - I was actually a little overwhelmed. I mean, where to begin? What to explain? Plus for a two year old?  

The inspiration for this theme however was interest led. Mr. Toddler loved our Cat themed works and has been asking about lions and alligators frequently. We did an Arctic unit and Mr. Toddler just had so much fun learning about the different arctic animals. 

So! Drawing upon inspiration from my kiddo, I put together African Animal 3 Part Cards! Next week (on Friday), I will also be sharing a compilation of the remaining works we used with this theme as well as explaining how we use these cards in my home! 

Free printables

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Paleo blogs roundup

I'm really excited to share something a bit different with you today - a list of some of my favourite paleo blogs! These are where I go to get inspiration for my adventures in the kitchen!

I know a lot of you folks were doing your own Whole 30s, and are probably finishing up soon. As a way to continue with healthy eating post Whole 30, here is a list of some of my favourite blogs to look through when I need some good ole paleo inspiration! 

Welcome to Mommyhood Paleo recipes

There are a bunch of paleo recipes on my blog!

Welcome to Mommyhood: Paleo recipes #paleo, #whole30

As well as Whole 30 recipes!

Welcome to Mommyhood: Whole 30 recipes #paleo, #whole30

Paleo recipe blogs

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

WIAW: Assorted food from my Grandparent's visit (Whole 30)

Food, food, and more food. Last week, I skipped out on my weekly What I Ate posts. Today, I'm back to it with assorted food that I managed to get photos of last week. 

These types have meals are pretty typical of what we've been enjoying in my home lately - quick and yummy! Here's a look into the type of food I normally eat:  

Day of Paleo Meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #WIAW

A dinner

Monday, 26 January 2015

Free Printables: Valentine's Day Number Matching

Want in on a secret? I'm just not that into Valentine's Day. My husband and I celebrate our anniversary exactly one week after Valentine's and the former has just slipped away from our radars. Sometimes we get cards for each other. Really it's just not a big deal to us. And it isn't a big deal in the Netherlands (where we live) either in general either. 

With all of the heaviness that we've already had this year, I actually do want to do something light and fun for Valentine's Day though. It is a perfect reason to focus on love and the important folks in your life. Of course, for me, that translates to heart themed printables and heart themed works for our Montessori shelves! It's also a fun way for me to get back to my regular bloggy schedule! 

The first work that I'm sharing is a simple preschool or toddler number matching activity! (The printable is available for free at the end of this post). 

Valentine's Day Activities: free number matching printable {Welcome to Mommyhood} #montessori, #valentine'sdayactivities, #toddleractivities

Valentine's Day Activities: 

Number Matching Printables

Penguin shape printables

Because of all the unexpected crazy going on in our lives right now, I'm afraid I haven't been sharing our winter themed printables with you lovely folks lately. I still have a bunch of that I'm not sure what to do with. Do you still want to see them? Have you moved onto other themes like Valentine's day and spring? 

I already have our Valentine's themed works on the shelves. Seriously, I have no idea how I managed that. I've even prepared a few spring themed works. I actually figured we're done with winter here in the Netherlands. 

And then it happened. It snowed. 

Granted, the snow lasted a few hours before melting away, but at least Mr. Toddler actually got to see it and could relate the snow themed works we've done to something real. Last year, it also only snowed once. And not even at Christmas.  

Because of our recent snow, I am going to share at least one more winter-y themed printable with you guys! 

Winter activities for kids: FREE penguin printables {Welcome to Mommyhood} #winteractivitiesforkids, #activitiesforkids, #montessori, #fFreePrintables

Mr. Toddler absolutely loved these penguin themed cards, and they actually ended up being an absolute favourite. 

They also helped Mr. Toddler to learn his colours. The kid blew me away by naming them exactly as we reviewed, sorted, and had fun exploring shapes!