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You can tell I wasn’t born in North America because I do not care much about sauces, dips, spreads etc. I know weird but honestly I don’t suffer. Take away wine and I will cry…However, after the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe I realized I created sort of a BBQ sauce. Then a few readers emailed me asking if I have any condiment recipes. Nope, I don’t. Then a a few weeks ago, my friend Suzanne asked the same question while we were strolling aisles of CHFA West saying “Do you have good BBQ Sauce recipe? Would be so nice to have a Clean Eating BBQ recipe with all the BBQ’ing coming up”. OK, I didn’t need any more hints. Read more »

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Zesty and garlicky kale has been on my mind ever since I had vegan kale Caesar salad at Heirloom restaurant in Vancouver last December. OMG, I just can’t stop thinking of that flavour! Of course restaurant refused to share recipe with me (what are they, stupid?!) and I have been recreating my own versions of it for nearly 6 months. I’m almost there…and it doesn’t contain roasted chickpeas or a bazillion salad dressing ingredients, I promise. Will share soon (I have about 10 recipes on my wish list…
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I LOVE salads! Everyone who knows me in person knows that. I always get asked to bring salads to any gathering. You should love salads too – often cheap, fridge cleaning and waist friendly (if you don’t add a cup of mayo or ranch dressing). This post was so much fun as I don’t remember last time I got to sit on a couch, browse recipes, look at pretty food and just copy paste titles and links all day long. I have included only Clean Eating approved salads for…
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Next instalment after February Finds. The highlight of the month was visiting CHFA! In plain English it is a national expo of all upcoming organic products in North America. It is open to industry and media only, so I felt like I won a lottery aka attending CHFA was 4th best day in my life, after the wedding day and kids’ 0 birthdays. And ironically, it took place right after we went 90% organic. So, as soon as I entered the showroom I lost it and didn’t return home until…
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Clean Eating falafel means baked instead of fried and let me tell you that quinoa in falafel goes AMAZING with chickpeas – texture, colour and nutrients wise. No need for egg or chilling the mixture before baking; falafels stay together like a charm! Sprayed with cooking spray they form nice golden crust on the outside (convection oven helps) revealing soft and moist inside through those sexy crinkles when lightly pressed. This falafel was approved by my husband who lived in the Middle East for years. He said it tasted a bit…
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I met Karina last year on Instagram. Right away I admired her strength as a stage 4 blood cancer survivor as a young mother of 3, a story she later on shares in her book. What amazed me next was her glorious food! So, I got her over here to share a recipe because you have to discover Cafe Delites. Many Karina’s recipes fit or can be adjusted to fit Clean Eating lifestyle. On Thursday I baked these blondies and had 4 right away, I couldn’t stop! Good thing is they…
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I have been craving carrot muffins for weeks. Since I always have bags and bags of organic carrots on hand, this recipe was a no special grocery store trip. These days I cook with organic ingredients I purchased at a reasonable price rather than a recipe idea out of the blue. Eating seasonal makes eating 90% organic possible. And you can’t beat a 2 lbs bag of carrots for $2, can’t you?! Even Walmart carries organic carrots. I also found lemons, bananas, fresh herbs and different salad greens there. 

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When we began Clean Eating lifestyle about 4 years ago, deli meats and frozen pre-made dinners quickly disappeared from our grocery receipts. I realized making large meals or doubling the recipe will save me tomorrow with leftovers. Further, I realized I could be freezing those leftovers to make my own convenient “pre-packaged” dinners. I have a rule though – any frozen meal has to taste good and fresh when defrosted and reheated. Because guess what?! You can freeze anything (including bread and cheese) but it doesn’t mean it will taste…
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I can’t believe it took me 2.5 years since I started blogging to post borscht recipe – a true Ukrainian food every Ukrainian grew up on! There are as many variations of a Ukrainian borscht as there are regions and families. Everyone makes it differently, even within the same family. All of the girls in my family – mom, grandma, sister, aunt and me, made it differently. That is even in the same kitchen we all used to share (I grew up in quite different living conditions than…
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Holy burritos, I have burnt 8 out of 10 fingers while figuring out how to roll a whole wheat tortilla without breaking it! I completely understand why there are so many recipes with white flour tortillas but those recipes are not for us. No need for them either as I managed to roll these babies up good enough for freezing and my boys not giving me looks what’s on their plate. And they were delicious, filled with all plant-based goodness!