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OMG these peanut butter bars! 6 squares you see was everything we had left in 2 days. That is all I got to photograph. They were so good, we ate them all, even my 4 year old gobbled them up and 8 year old was away camping. That means 3 of us ate a lot of peanut butter bars.:) All they contain is almonds, oats, peanut butter, coconut flakes and a bit of maple syrup. You can add maple syrup and chocolate chips as much or less as you want. And they are ready so quick and no baking required. So healthy these bars are a snack and not a dessert. Read more »

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And…school is out and hockey season is over! On Wednesday I slept in until 8:45 am which I haven’t done in years. Plus my oldest one went camping with a friend for 3 days and let me tell you having 1 child is a joke! OMG, it is so quiet and peaceful. I leisurely stroll around the house with a cup of coffee. I don’t have to drive anywhere and there is no pressure of a schedule. Plus I had great one on one time with my 4…
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Combining anything dairy or mayo with garlic, dill, salt and pepper is so popular in Ukrainian cooking. I was thinking what to name this dish for the longest time and “Ukrainian” suits this bake the best. My grandma often baked potatoes with sour cream, dill and garlic. Kind of a version of American scalloped potatoes with exception they were coarsely chopped instead of thinly sliced. I think I know why. A few months ago I made scalloped potatoes and slicing them took me good 30 minutes, I swear. I’m definitely more…
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I loved the biscuit topping in the Fruit Cobbler I made a few months ago so much that I decided to make a savoury version to serve with soup a few days ago. I know it is summer and hot but I still use the oven regularly. I can’t imagine not turning on the oven or stove in summer (this year I got smarter and installed a portable AC in the kitchen). Are we going to eat chia pudding till Halloween or what?! We do not eat much meat…
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A result of weekly trips to a local farmers market is a chopped salad. I had all these veggies on hand I had no idea what to do with. I have to say I love raw zucchini! Combined with edamame beans for extra protein, red cabbage with all its cancer fighting properties, carrots, radishes (my kids weirdly love radishes) and cucumber; poured my Clean Eating Asian Sesame Dressing on top (based on fresh orange juice) and we had light summer dinner that involves A LOT of chewing. Clearly kids…
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I made this salad dressing last week to go with Chopped Asian Zucchini Salad. However, you can store it in a fridge for up to a week and use on any combination of vegetables you like. I always find a mix of various vegetables that have to be used up in the fridge. So, you can use this salad dressing for that. It is light and flavourful. 

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Join iFOODreal Facebook Group – Clean Eating Recipes, Affordable Organic Food Finds, News about GMOs – Anyone is welcome to post! Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to be an immigrant?! You are not “there” and not “here”. Honestly, I will never be “here” 100% and I am OK with that. We love where we live but we will never be true Canadians like our children who were born here and have absorbed this culture from Day 1. Me and Alex talk about it often…Immigration has impacted our…
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Join iFOODreal Facebook Group – Clean Eating Recipes, Affordable Organic Food Finds, News about GMOs – Anyone is welcome to post! Do you like roasted garlicky cauliflower? Me too! I made sure each purple corn Que Pasa chip got some and of course gooey organic cheese in reasonable amounts (you decide full or low fat, I’m still debating and use what is available at the store). And what summer nachos would be without festive Tex Mex flavours – jalapeños for a bite, lime juice for a zest, onions for an extra…
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Join iFOODreal Facebook Group – Clean Eating Recipes, Affordable Organic Food Finds, News about GMOs – Anyone is welcome to post! Would you be surprised if I said we eat too much protein?! That is considering TV, magazines and billboards are screaming at us we need more protein. Do we, really?! Any conversation with a mom about nutrition I hear her kids need to eat more protein. I’m not a doctor or nutritionist but here is my point and why I stopped loading up myself and my family on protein. But…
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Join iFOODreal Facebook Group – Clean Eating Recipes, Affordable Organic Food Finds, News about GMOs – Anyone is welcome to post! Comfort food lightened up with zucchini “noodle sheets” and made with simple 7 ingredients. I know there are many zucchini lasagna recipes out there but I thought I would share my Clean Eating version simplified with store bought organic tomato sauce and without any extra steps to remove moisture from zucchini. Everything cooks in one pan and this recipe is quick enough to prepare even on a weeknight.