Hello and welcome to Sneaky Mommies!
I was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario into a large Portuguese family and like any typical Portuguese child I grew up eating mostly meat, potatoes, bread and always fish on Fridays. While tasty, how quickly I grew bored of the routine (sorry mom), and it wasn’t long before I was dubbed “Picky Nicky” by the rest of my family. I guess I was always secretly hoping for something new and different.
As I got older my desire for something new and different led me into the kitchen on my own. I started learning about new types of foods and how to adapt many of our traditional family recipes. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my large family and I think they all secretly enjoyed the additional variety it brought to our kitchen table.
I officially became a “Cook” when I got married and took my husband’s last name. We have a beautiful little girl and what I look forward to most every day is cooking for my family and sitting down together for a home cooked, delicious dinner.
While my cooking foundations were born out of my large Portuguese family and their love for food, I’m fortunate that my horizons have continued to be expanded by my mother-in-law who is a culinary wizard and who loves to introduce me to new ingredients that I’ve never utilized before. She has been an inspiration to me and really drawn out my passion for preparing and serving delicious, nutritional, meals.
I’m driven by a passion to find new recipes that are tasty and nutritional and share them with my family. Now I’m looking forward to sharing them with you as well.
Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by!
My family and I came to Canada from Poland when I was a small child. My parents, but more so my mom, instilled in me the European way that children should eat, eat well, and eat often. And boy did we ever! Feasting on delicious food, even if it was just a simple weeknight meal was a ritual in our home. You made sure you were home for dinner no matter what!
Surprisingly, growing up I had no interest in cooking. Yet once I had kids of my own, my deeply ingrained need to ensure that my kids ate and ate well kicked in immediately. I quickly developed a passion for learning about healthy and nutritious foods and clean eating. I began experimenting in the kitchen, testing and developing new recipes.
The struggle to get my eldest to eat healthy was another matter altogether. Tired of making a different dinner for my young toddler, I took to sneaking healthy foods into existing favourites…and as such, the early commencement of Sneaky Mommy.
Married with two small children living in Toronto, I continue to be passionate about sharing with the world how healthy my husband Matt and two kids, Evan and Emma, eat without even knowing it. I am passionate about cooking with fresh organic, local and seasonal ingredients as much as I can.
Follow us on our food journey as we share our tested and perfected recipes.