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Originally posted Dec, 2015 I have put in a lot of sweat and brain power into these 55 clean eating dinner recipes to make them fast and clean eating. I’m a great cook (yes, I will own it and won’t be shy) and a girlfriend of mine is a fabulous one too. Just a few days ago, we had a conversation how each dinner is a full-blown strategy making it fast, light enough for a mom, filling for a dad and the one that kids will like. Preferably with some…
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Seriously, THANK YOU SO MUCH for filling out the reader’s survey (you can still do it – I’m still reading). It was so much fun to read your responses since it is mostly me who is talking here. On the weekend, one of my son’s coaches got hit with a puck and it fractured his jaw. POOR GUY, no doubt. He needs a surgery as he couldn’t talk all weekend. But sad things aside, the minute I saw him I thought to myself Alex would like me not talking for a few days. He wouldn’t wish…
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Oh, hey, hey, hey. I need your help. Pretty, pretty, pretty please. Just 10 questions. 5 minutes. And you are done! The reason for this survey is simple – I would love to make iFOODreal better for you and me (like could it get any better?!). Food blogging world is such a dynamic place and I feel like honestly I have fallen a bit behind. Kids, more kids, and more kids. I used to learn so much and I loved it. And now I feel like kids get priority and…
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Ah, nothing feels better this morning than eating two (or three) sweet potato oatmeal muffins, with a cup of coffee (yes!) after sending boys to school. My breakfast made yesterday (or two-ten days ago) with oats and sweet potato. Workout done yesterday. Kids walked to school. I’m still in PJ’s. Seriously, I am in my days of mom glory and there is no going back. Yesterday I did something very much outside of my comfort zone. Life changing. It is a surprise about which you will hear early…
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I didn’t think stuffed pepper casserole cooked in a slow cooker for hours could be possible. I just didn’t know what would happen to the brown rice. But I got so many questions on my lazy cabbage rolls from readers asking if it can be cooked in a slow cooker that I had to try. I will attempt the lazy cabbage rolls in a slow cooker one day but for now I was craving unstuffed bell peppers casserole. In a sense, both dishes are similar – meat, rice and veggies cooked in…
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The only brussels sprouts I knew growing up was my aunt boiling them whole. Bleck. This is one of those few times I’m grateful my mom didn’t have an open mind about Fall vegetables. She never cooked cauliflower, pumpkin or brussels sprouts. So, as a 35 year old woman I am still learning to love brussels sprouts and both, me and Alex, came to a conclusion our favourite are shaved brussels sprouts. Luckily my mom bought me a good food processor in Costco a few years ago (she…
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Buffalo cauliflower soup. Everywhere I look I see soup. I mean farmers market, grocery store and fridge. Waking up it is dark. Coming from the rink I am cold. Outside is so wet can’t even open a hottub. It is pouring cats and dogs in Vancouver non-stop. End of October is not the time to visit beautiful PNW. Let me tell you. Neither is November. It is still beautiful but don’t come. I have looked up tickets to Los Cabos in March and I need to rob a bank….
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I am such an idiot. The other day while whisking these healthy pumpkin brownies I kept thinking how much I am obsessed with dark chocolate. And how much I love to photograph dark chocolate. So, I took like 50 shots of falling batter, pouring batter and cute little chocolate chips. Just to delete them all the next day. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah… I also lost a bottle of avocado oil somewhere between Costco and home. Who loses food while driving?! Me! We might find it 6 months later in a trunk somewhere…
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Healthy cream of carrot soup made with carrots from Alberta. And potatoes too. Then paprika and coriander fried, of course, with onion and garlic. Everything cooked in homemade chicken stock with tender organic chicken. Yes, you can use store bought to save on time but not money. Depends on a day. I get it. My garage’s floor is covered with bags and boxes lined with newspaper full of mom’s earthy produce. Not exaggerating at all, she brought about 20 lbs of tomatoes, 15 lbs of beets, 30 lbs of potatoes…
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Phew, what a week besides yummy pan fried cabbage and healthy pumpkin brownies. So glad it is over! Between trying to regain normal self after a week in an all-inclusive resort without kids, my mom leaving and a painful period, do I need to tell you that I was having a glass of wine every night?! I came to a conclusion that I am better off never pausing and tasting a life without a wallet and with a bunch of servants. As much as heavenly a week in Mexico was,…
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