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I am on a cauliflower kick this week. Cauliflower rice, cauliflower biscuits…I just want to clarify something – I’m fully aware that these are not real biscuits. And so isn’t Cauliflower Pizza really a pizza and Cauliflower Breadsticks aren’t actual breadsticks. 2015 is an era of everything mock and limited – cashew and cauliflower sauce instead of a dairy sauce, “gluten free” frozen peas and muffins made with 3 ingredients. Some substitutes I can take and some…Honestly, I find some things weird…Like, zucchini noodles with sun dried tomatoes cashew sauce, goat cheese, pistachios and pomegranates…Seriously?! How about some protein powder in the sauce “for an extra protein boost”?! I can’t even look at it, even if it is paleo, gluten free, sugar free, low carb, high protein and skinny. Not to mention eye hurting Pinterest collages a length of a ruler with 3 identical pictures and titles for dummies.  Read more »

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Past weekend has been an absolute nightmare – we spent 46 hours without power due to a windstorm. See, there is always a payback for a super fun weekend before. Even with a gas stove, by Sunday night we were almost suicidal. I would never think that in 2015 a windstorm can leave 500,000 people without power or running water. Some houses spent 72 hours without power. We managed to save our food by eating it, and placing bags of ice into the freezers and not opening them….
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I’ve got some crazy awesome and simple ideas for you (and me) for back-to-school season. Can I say one more time how excited I’m not to hear “I’m bored!” and “What can I do?” anymore until about Christmas time?! Or write this post with 3 boys pillow fighting upstairs?! So, these back-to-school recipes are created not by me but rather by Safeway’s O Organics line of more than 400 products. All USDA certified organic and affordable (you can see photos of their produce sections I shared before here). I…
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This baked oatmeal in a form of convenient pre-portioned grab and go breakfast is not only delicious, Clean Eating approved, vegan but also is super easy – I guarantee you have all ingredients on hand right now. I also made 2 versions: one with mashed bananas (just yellow ripe ones, no need to wait for them to turn brown) and another one with unsweetened applesauce. Both super delicious!

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Past weekend we headed down to Whistler, BC (Canada) for a mini vacation. We packed our runners, bikes, camera, clean food and Steaz® – delicious organic and fair trade green tea based beverages and a partner of mine that I will be telling you all about along with some breathtaking views and how we #Steaztheday. The ultimate goal of the trip was to climb (with a help of gondola and chairlifts) atop of Whistler Mountain. More likely you have seen inuksuk during Vancouver Olympics 2010 a gazillion times on TV….
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I made this Chicken with Artichokes last week before we headed to Whistler and my kids said: “Mom, this tastes like a Thanksgiving dinner!”. Probably because I served it with Turkey Bacon and Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes with all the artichoke gravy flowing and mixing with potatoes. We had it at the lake and all my boys loved it. There were plenty leftovers as well.

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This month I had to renew my passport and a driver’s license. I specifically didn’t pretty myself up because who cares for this occasion, right?! Those pictures always come out looking ghetto. Well, mine didn’t and I actually loved both of them. I looked better than last time I did them 5 years ago. I look healthy. That is simply why. And I do eat potatoes and gluten, not in a form of fries or pizza though. The moral of the story – potatoes are good for you, however…
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I finally made them and they were to die for! Like those wild salmon burgers from Costco but even better. The best part that homemade burgers contain all ingredients I have control over: wild sockeye salmon (use any, especially affordable pink would be great), red lentils, Dijon mustard, parsley, onions blah-blah-blah. All organic, fresh and the way I like it. Not that Costco salmon burgers are the worst, they are not. In fact, let’s face it – we all gotta eat, at the end of the day. If you…
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I finally got around to make Salmon Burgers (coming tomorrow) which I topped with this Mango Slaw, and which I promised to share when I posted Black Bean Zucchini Burgers. This week we eat everything mango because I grabbed a box for $10 at Costco. Mangos are on a Clean Fifteen List so I do not bother buying organic as we peel them anyways. Saving wherever I can to buy organic meat and dairy. My kids absolutely love mango! All of us do. I seem to be doing really well…
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In the past few weeks, me and Alex got sooooo tired of an oatmeal for breakfast. In any shape or form. I have bought a tub of cottage cheese with intentions of making a crustless zucchini quiche but then remembered last time it gave me some stomachache (I suspect too heavy on dairy). So, I thought why not to make a Clean Eating version of rice pudding instead that we could enjoy for breakfasts?! Similar to this Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa Bake but without oats.