What We’re Lovin for November

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What Ellen’s Lovin

As the weather changes, I feel that I have more time on my hand as we continue to social distance, keep our social bubbles small and spend time at home. I am spending some of my time in taking online classes.  I love to learn.

Many universities across Canada are offering free learning and there is even a term for this.  It’s called MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Courses. The online platforms are accessible and easy to use.

I have taken advantage of two programs from the University of Alberta and would recommend both:

Indigenous Canada is a 12 lesson online course that explores Indigenous histories and issues in Canada.  From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

Science Literacy course recognizes that it is hard to sift through the echo chamber of opinions fueled by emotions and personal biases, rather than scientific evidence.  This course will help to process science, build science literacy and critical thinking #scienceiscool https://www.coursera.org/learn/science-literacy

Share with me if you are taking any online learning and what courses have you enjoyed.

What Lynn’s Lovin

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There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup or stew as the weather gets colder. Canned soups can be very high in sodium which can contribute to Canadians’ high sodium intake! We generally consume too much sodium, so join me in making some homemade soups and stews that are lower in sodium this November.  I love to make big batches and freeze if needed for quick, delicious, and warm meals!

Here are my favourites:
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Maple Parsnip Soup
Bean, Sweet Potato and Garlic Stew
Butternut Squash Chili
Home style Chicken Curry

What Jenn’s Lovin

Candles day and night

As the days get chilly and we move into full on sweater weather, you’ll find me lighting candles day and night! Tiber River Naturals, Coal and Canary Candle Company and Charleston & Harlow Candle Co are three of my Manitoba favourites (and all available online). I have a special spot where I always keep my candle out of the way of bumps and spills – please be fire safe! I also keep a childproof BBQ lighter in the drawer beside my candles for easy lighting and enjoyment. Does fall get you in a candle mood?

Eat Well…Ellen, Lynn & Jenn

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173 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin for November

  1. Oh my goodness. It really is sweater weather out there these days. Our family just loves making more things at home rather than prepared foods. We make pizza, pasta, soups together. Being together adds a warmth of its own.

  2. I love roasted chicken with lemon and herbs, and the next day I make my own bone broth for soups and other comfort food! 🙂

  3. My favorite sweater weather meal is any homemade soup with warm buns. Then I love to follow up with a mug of hot chocolate that has a shot of Baileys in it. Heaven.

  4. I love this time of year, I love making my homemade soups, stews and chili, these all warm you up and fill you up

  5. I would eat bean and bacon soup every other day if I could. It is so heavy and hearty and full of flavour!

  6. My family really enjoy a nice hearty stew when sweater weather comes around. I am making one today in fact.

  7. Homemade chicken and vegetable soup served over noodles or homemade dumplings (I make thick soups… hubby says it is more like stew, I say it is a hearty soup! My stew is thicker.)

  8. My sweater weather comfort food is a tie between caldo verde soup and spicy jambalaya with hot italian sausages!

  9. My favourite sweater weather comfort food is oven-roasted chicken & vegetables. I love the fragrance and using the oven makes for a cosy, welcoming, kitchen table dinner.

  10. Soup and homemade bread. We are lucky to have a wood stove so a pot of soup can just simmer away on it

  11. I’m starting to make big batches of chili and turkey soups in the crockpot to freeze. We had our first snow the first day of November!

  12. Loving the cozy home cooked meals, homemade meat sauce with zucchini in my sauce and aside of noodles.

  13. My favourite fall/winter comfort food is a Hearty Traditional Minestrone Soup topped with ages parmesan. Thanks!

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