Hi!  My name is Heidi.  Welcome to my Food Doodles.  I’m a 27 year old mom of 3 kids, 1 boy and 2 girls.  My husband and I live with our kids in a small town in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

You may have noticed I focus on healthier recipes here on Food Doodles.  Whatever I’m making I try to make it the healthiest I can by adding fruits and veggies, or by reducing the butter and sugar and using whole grains.  It’s my job as a mom to make sure my kids are getting the healthiest start in life, not to mention a good example of healthful eating while they’re growing up.  While I don’t necessarily post “kid friendly” recipes, in our house we all eat together so almost everything you see posted our kids enjoy with us.

You may have also noticed that I occasionally post vegan, dairy free or even gluten free recipes.  While we are not vegan(or even vegetarian) and don’t need to be dairy free or gluten free I quite often cook or bake this way.  While I try to make everything I make healthier, it also has to taste amazing(or just as good as the unhealthy versions!) and my recipes are testing by my meat loving(most vegetable hating) husband and 3 kids, so you know the recipes I post are well tested 🙂

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1 Daphne DeLaurier March 10, 2011 at 5:25 am

Hello, Heidi! What an incredibly beautiful blog. I’ve recommended it to my friends on twitter.

Best wishes,


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

Wow, thank you so much 🙂


3 chocorrol March 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Beautiful blog and wonderful pictures 🙂 I will make sure to visit you again 🙂


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Thank you!


5 Monica March 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

How have I never visited your blog before? Your photography is simply stunning. I love your philosophy (and your taco seasoning). We have similar tastes in books, too. Have you read Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? It’s a must read. Not your usual polemic. Just inspiring words about food and sustainability.


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

I’m still just a baby in the blog world 😀 Thank you so much for the compliments!
No I haven’t read that book, but I’ve heard good things about it. I’ve been looking for it at my local library. They have it but it’s always out when I go. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Thank you for stopping by!


7 The Teenage Taste April 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I just found your blog today and it sounds lovely! I love your food philosophy and love making foods from scratch. I’m looking forward to reading more! 😀


8 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Awesome! Welcome 😀


9 bakebooks April 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Just found your blog through a comment on HTP. I seen you say your from Canada?!

So young to have 2 young boys! I imagine they keep you busy 🙂

And bread? YES please!


10 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am from Canada. BC actually 😀

I actually have a boy and a girl. They keep me busy enough, I can only imagine 2 boys would be even crazier! My husband and I are pretty young but we love it 😀


11 a taste of health with balance April 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Heidi- your blog is beautiful, and I love beautiful photography! Very inspiring that you are able to cook healthy meals while raising a family. Looking forward to reading and searching through your recipes, already have my eye on quite a few!


12 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thank you so much! I’m so glad! I hope you find some recipes you really enjoy 😀


13 Anna Cervantez April 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I cant remember how I found this site, but I love it. I love your pictures, recipes & insights on food. I will be making some of your recipes soon and share with my family. I know they will love it too.


14 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

I’m so glad you like everything! And I’m so glad you found me 😀


15 Meredith April 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

cool blog. At your age I was still eating college fair and adding a senior 15 to my previous freshman 15. I finally got it together, however. It’s nice to see young people already aware of what good food is. keep it up.


16 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

It’s definitely something I learned the hard way too, and it’s a constant process. You can never stop learning 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!


17 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Hello Heidi,
I m so glad that you dropped by on my blog so that I can find yours..So So beautiful..you are very talented baker & photographer- I m enjoying your space so much.Will be back again & again! Take care and keep the goodies coming 🙂


18 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thank you! I’m so glad you dropped by 😀


19 Aggie July 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi there! I have seen 2 comments on other blogs from you today and decided to come over (from Alkaline Sisters!)

Your way of eating is very similar to mine…mostly plant based but I don’t call myself a vegetarian b/c I eat fish. I don’t want to even call myself a pescatarian b/c I reserve the right to take a bite of my hubby’s burger or my grandpa’s meatballs!

Looking forward to checking out your blog and being inspired! :0)


20 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I’m so glad you stopped in!
I don’t like to label how I eat either because, for me at least, there are always exceptions. I could say a lot of things about how I eat, but I’m much rather just show it 🙂
Thank you for visiting me. I’m enjoying looking through your blog too and I’m excited to see more!


21 Sarah B. @ Lemon Fire Brigade July 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Hi Heidi! Thank you for your kind words over at my site. You are so very sweet! I was just looking at some of your posts. Awesome stuff, I love the polenta lasagna!! Amazing! I might have to make that recipe for my fiance. Anyways, just wanted to say hi and mention something we have in common I’m 23 too. Youngins’ here 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful summer Heidi! xx. Sarah B.


22 Katrena July 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

Your blog has so many good recipes, I can’t wait to try some of them. Do you grow most of your vegetables? Or do you buy them from the grocery/farmers market?


23 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

Aw thank you! I do have a large garden but a lot of my fruits and veggies still come from the grocery store and the farmers market, although I always prefer the market.


24 Amy-Nutrition by Nature August 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hi Heidi,
Your blog is very nice, I am looking forward reading more of it! 🙂


25 chopinandmysaucepan August 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Hi Heidi,

Just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful blog. I stumbled across your blog after Nami from Justonecookbook.com passed the baton to me for the 7 links challenge 🙁 🙁

I’m not sure if I’m going to do it though coz there are so many great blogs around and my blog is only 4 months old. Hope to read more of you.

Keep up the great stuff and happy blogging! 🙂 🙂


26 Heidi @ Food Doodles August 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Aw, thank you so much! I think you should do the 7 links challenge anyways! I’ve only had my blog a couple more months than you. It was hard to pick links, but it was fun 🙂

Happy blogging to you too!


27 Katie V November 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Hi Heidi,
I know all the previous comments have said it, but I just wanted to repeat that the blog is great! I have JUST discovered it, and bookmarked it!

I recently read a book called Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer, and I think it would be of interest to you. It is a very informative book about what the animals that we consider “food” in our country, and he is an excellent writer. It can be a bit harsh and graphic at times, but I think it is a book we should all read and understand as we make our food choices. I hope you get a chance to read it. It sounds like you’re already ahead of the game, but nevertheless it is an eye-opening book. I consider myself pretty informed, and it definitely completely shifted my view of, well, eating animals.

Thank you for your contribution to the world! All the best to you and to your sweet fam!


28 Gerry @Foodness Gracious December 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

Hey Heidi, Glad I found your blog. I was searching for a Tasteologie badge and ended up here, can I ask how you got it? If you made it do you mind sharing with full credit and link back to you of course!
Take care…
Gerry @Foodness Gracious recently posted..Chocolate Candy Cane Macarons…


29 Heidi @ Food Doodles December 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Welcome 😀 I did make the tasteologie and tastespotting badges myself and I don’t mind sharing! Thank you so much for offering to link back to me, if you can fit a small link in I would love it 😀 Thanks so much for leaving me a message!


30 Gerry @Foodness Gracious December 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for the reply Heidi regarding the Tasteologie badge, do you have the HTML code for sharing?
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31 Heidi @ Food Doodles December 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

No, sorry. If you want to use the badge on your site, you’ll need to right click the image and save it and then upload it on your site to use.


32 Sylvia@peaches and donuts January 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hi Heidi,
I was looking for a tasteologie badge and came across your blog. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Sylvia@peaches and donuts recently posted..Chinese New Year Almond Cookies


33 Chris December 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Hi Heidi, I was looking for shortbread using wholewheat flour, as I just ran out of regular….and your blog came up on my search. I will be making those cookies as a little addition to the Christmas treats…thank you! I am from BC , too, what a nice surprise your blog is! Your photography is stunning and the recipes and write-ups are quite professional…..cookbook quality. Great job! I look forward to seeing more 😉 Merry Christmas!


34 Eat good 4 life January 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Awesome….I just got done making my energy bars which are very similar to this and I always have to double the recipe 🙂 a super power food!!
Eat good 4 life recently posted..Cajun Chicken Jambalaya


35 Cara January 16, 2012 at 7:29 am

Just came across your blog for the first time, and it sounds like we have a lot in common in terms of our food philosophy. I look forward to following!
Cara recently posted..Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo, Raisins and Almonds


36 Michele Garcia February 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hi Heidi,

I’m totally on board with your food philosophy-you can’t go wrong with lots of vegetables in your diet. Great variety of recipes on your blog. Congratulations on your third addition to the family!


37 Jen February 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

wow…love your “about” and your food philosophy (to steal the term from a previous commenter). I’ll be back!
Jen recently posted..The 2nd Birthday Party. It was awesome!


38 Kim Bush April 1, 2012 at 7:43 am

I am vegan but have found recipes I can use on your blog. Wonderful!


39 Nanci May 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

I love your recipes, and more so the fact that so many of your recipes are animal-friendly since modern farming is so unkind.


40 Michaela July 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm

you looks soooo lovely in that picture! also your baby is absolutely adorable!
great shot 🙂 you look so happy.
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41 Meagan Hamilton September 6, 2012 at 12:41 am

Hi Heidi! Great blog, I love it!
Thanks for sharing and putting so much work into this for everyone to enjoy. We are in BC too- whereabouts are you?


42 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Thank you so much Meagan! We’re from the Kootenays, how about you?


43 Meagan Hamilton September 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Fraser Valley- Thanks for all your hard work on this site 🙂


44 kristin November 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Just stumbled upon your blog and already I have book marked so many delicious things to make and eat! Awesome! Nice to meet you!
~kristin – also in BC!


45 Catherine November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

You’re great! Your recipes and overall outlook on food/health are really inspiring. Vegetarian for 3 years from 13 to 16, vegan for 6 months and, now 23, I just recently fell out of eating so healthy with my boyfriend and I moving into our new house (lots of junk and convenience food 🙁 ). So THANK YOU and kudos to you- knowing you have three kids and a husband to take care of certainly puts my habits in perspective!!


46 Brett January 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

This is a great blog! You are an inspiration. I can’t believe you have me wanting to cook!


47 Raizel January 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hey Heidi,

My friend Hannah and I just came across your site this weekend, and your recipes and outlook are totally our vibe! Great job, and keep ’em coming!


Raizel and Hannah, your new readers in Tel Aviv


48 Aleksandra April 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

Just stumbled along and found your blog. I love your food philosophy, and completely agree! Thanks for the wonderful recipes. I look forward to following along.


49 Sharon June 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I love your intro. We share the exact same way of approaching food and cooking. So happy to have found your blog:)
Sharon recently posted..Roasted Asparagus in 3 Easy Steps


50 Megan July 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

What a great blog! I’m glad I found it. I’m also a food blogger from BC and I have 3 kids too! Now off to browse through more of your recipes 🙂
Megan recently posted..Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala


51 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Thank you! I’m always glad to “meet” another Canadian blogger(not to mention another mom who can relate!)! I’m going to go check out your site too 😀


52 jojo @ inspirich December 19, 2013 at 1:35 am

Wonderful experience here to Find all my Favorite recipe here and Wish there was an easy way to print these recipes.
I’m so glad Read and enjoyed it your blog! I’m totally of the mindset…the cheesier, the better!
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53 Monika July 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Hi Heidi,
You are AMAZING, goorgeous, smart GODDESS! SO impressed of your websides-
really LOVELY recipes- I´m definitely gonna try your recipes-for me and my little son.
Your children are VERY LUCKY to have such a SMART ,LOVING Mummy.
Well done ,Heidi!
There should be more of us like YOU!
♥ God Bless You!
Monika 🙂


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