new profileHi, it’s so nice to meet you!  Thanks for stopping by.

I’m Denise, the girl behind the blog, and here’s my story:

While going to grad school full-time and being mom to a toddler, I found myself constantly scrambling when it came to preparing our meals.  Whether it was freaking out about what to cook for dinner, skipping breakfast, or wasting my money buying my work lunch, I was a total disaster.

So I set off on a mission to get organized in the kitchen.  I started planning out our meals, and creating recipes that can be made ahead for healthy breakfasts and work lunches.  I quickly realized that a small amount of effort in planning and preparation makes a huge difference during the work week!

Whether it’s a make-ahead breakfast or an easy 30 minute dinner, these recipes have made a world of difference in my family’s busy life and I hope they will help yours too!



That’s my little monkey and my partner in crime, Ben.  We live in Calgary Alberta and like playing at the park, having spontaneous dance parties, and singing along loudly to The Wiggles.

What’s with the name?

I named my blog Sweet Peas & Saffron because for some reason I thought I could grow things in my garden and cook with them.  Did I forget that there is no gardening for 75% of the year in Calgary?  I ended up keeping the name, ditching the garden, and getting to work in the kitchen.

What are your most popular recipes?

  1. Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew
  2. Thai Curry Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup
  3. Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls

What are your favorite recipes?

  1. Avocado Caesar Salad
  2. Make Ahead Spinach, Feta & Red Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas
  3. Thai Ground Pork Stir Fry