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Hearty vegetables tossed with a tangy cumin flavoured dressing. Perfect for hot summer days and 10 g of fiber per serving will fill you up.

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Oh, this kale salad is sooo good! A heat wave hit Vancouver and I have been spending every day at the beach. Plus, my mom has been visiting, which is a precious gift. Needless to say, it’s too hot and little time to cook. My new gas stove warms up the kitchen way faster than my old electric one. Salads and grill are my best friends right now. And this salad is on top of the list – veggies combined with a bit of jalapenos for a heat kick, red onion, cilantro and tossed in a tangy, creamy with a cumin flavour punch dressing. Each serving offers 11 g of fat, 10 g of fiber and 7 g of protein. Serve alongside grilled chicken and your dinner is done! Read more »

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  Under 40 minutes and you have a healthy dinner with leftovers the whole family will love. Use any firm veggies you got on hand. Sautéed chicken with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli and quinoa. All in one skillet and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I do love simple dinners and my chicken. My garden is not overflowing with vegetables but my local farm market is.

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  Healthy breakfast idea with no added sugar, high in fiber and protein. Freezer and kid friendly! Basically, breakfast for “lazy” healthy people who love chocolate and protein. I fit in. And I guarantee you will love these muffins – simple ingredients, one bowl and can be enjoyed on the go. They are also: freezer friendly, double batch necessary, playground/hockey game snack, purse-able, high in protein, fiber and chocolate. Zucchini make the cups moist and bananas add natural sweetness. No added sugar here. My kids, who hate zucchini, went crazy…
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  Refreshing quinoa salad chock full of fresh garden vegetables. Keeps your kitchen cool and can be prepped ahead, which makes it perfect for a potluck or a backyard party. I posted Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad last year but the pictures didn’t do justice to it. Plus, quite frankly, I wasn’t testing my recipes thoroughly back then. With hot summer days being here (when did that happen?!) I decided to give this salad a makeover. Fresh, crunchy, lemony and minty, this salad is perfect for your next backyard party and will keep your kitchen…
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  Fresh and crispy party dip that can be prepped in advance. Serve with whole grain crackers or celery sticks for a low carb snack. I do not find clean eating hard, I love it! The hardest part about it is socializing. To be specific, a lack of healthy options available when I’m not at home. With summer here, I get a panic attack every time we are invited to a BBQ party. I have a vivid picture of the table in front of my eyes – simple…
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  Very, very simple and quick stir fry with beef, zucchini, bell peppers, snow peas and cashews. Super easy sauce with honey, soy sauce (Tamari for a gluten free version), garlic, ginger (optional but good) and thickened with organic cornstarch. The end result – tender browned meat with crisp vegetables coated in a delicious Asian sauce. All of this under 30 minutes and healthy.

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  This delicious salad is full of antioxidants, pairs well with almost everything and uses only one bowl to make. I absolutely love salads that do not require dressing preparation on a side. Like this Simple Tomato Basil Salad – cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and the rest are the spices in your fridge/pantry. You throw everything together in a bowl and gently stir. The end result – delicious full of flavour summer salad full of antioxidants, vitamins A + C, and folic acid. And of course with a bit of a heat…
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  No grinding or pre-baking required to make these versatile veggie fritters. Serve as a side, in a veggie burger/sandwich or as a savoury pancake.  Meaty juicy eggplant fritters dipped in a peppery egg wash and fried with no oil. Serve as a side dish for meat and poultry, on a whole wheat bun to make a veggie burger (use 2 patties), inside a whole wheat pita as a sandwich or on its own as a vegetarian cutlet/savoury pancake. These no fuss eggplant fritters are versatile, quick and dirt cheap….
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  Tuna, eggplant and cherry tomatoes simmered in a delicious sauce with Tabasco and topped with fresh basil. Quick gluten free and paleo weeknight dinner. I feel like I’m following a paleo diet this week. Grilled Spicy Cilantro Fish Kebabs, Grilled Maple Basil Cherry Tomatoes and now more vegetables and lean protein. This quick skillet consists of tuna, eggplant and cherry tomatoes, simmered with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce, maple syrup & cider vinegar and topped with fresh basil. Perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights. Serve this skillet on its…
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  A quick summer side dish bursting with sweetness, juiciness and a peppery punch. Pairs well with burgers, poultry, meats and white fish. Recipe # 2 of the Tabasco 10 Ingredient (4 ingredient and no oven for me) Challenge. Yesterday I posted Grilled Spicy Cilantro Fish Kebabs, which in fact, would pair really well with these caramelized cherry tomatoes. I will be honest, I’m not the greatest recipe seller. I wish all I could say is this recipe is amazeballs! Often I get readers doing a better job describing the recipe’s flavours…
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