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When I grow old, I will have memories of sunsets in Los Cabos, road tripping to San Francisco, enjoying 21 meals by myself in an all inclusive resort, and now touring Mexico City. All these memories are mine and even the hugest thief of all, time, can’t take them away. Despite the earthquake that shook Mexico City last month, I decided to go. There is so much more to life than living in fear, and one thing for sure is no one knows anything for sure. Life IS…
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Tender salmon fillets with caramelized honey crust, with a hint of garlic and topped with green onions make for one tasty honey garlic glazed salmon. And rave reviews in the comments do not lie. Clean, simple and delicious! I served this honey garlic salmon a meal prep style – with cooked quinoa and steamed broccoli. Here on the West Coast, we are always baking or grilling salmon (hello, lime ginger salmon and Thai salmon). Since making this recipe, my new favourite salmon cooking method is searing it in a skillet. You…
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Hola! I’m back from Mexico City and will share my trip as soon as we return from San Juan Islands, WA, the trip I will have to share too (can you tell that I think “life is short”?!). Like after any vacation, I was craving my homemade food, and now with both of us working from home I am very intentional about meal prepping. Yes, I did meal prep (which is on the list to share too) and this Thai chicken salad recipe was a huge part of…
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Healthy carrot soup made with carrots from Alberta. And potatoes too. Then paprika and coriander sauteed 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 and about 10 lbs…
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Healthy crockpot butter chicken, an ultimate comfort food made lighter, healthier and in a slow cooker for added convenience. And despite the name, this dish contains not a teaspoon of butter, not there is anything wrong with a bit of butter in your diet. I’m not a huge fan of Indian food but I love butter chicken! And this healthy version of it delivered – creamy, rich and a tad sweet. Just like the original but so much healthier. You can taste a hint of ginger and the…
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What I like about this slow cooker turkey meatloaf is that it’s lower on meat but rather is “beefed up” with red lentils, and contains zero breadcrumbs that are successfully replaced by oats. I love substituting some of the meat with lentils or beans in traditional recipes (on my to do list is half lentils bolognese sauce) because they help cut back on meat for health and budget reasons.

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Good news is that if you are a pumpkin fan – you will appreciate hints of pumpkin in a cheesy pasta pot, and if you are not a pumpkin fan (like my kids) – you won’t taste it as much and can easily substitute with a can of tomato sauce. But I suggest you try making this one pot taco pasta with pumpkin because its fiber, potassium and vitamin C content are so beneficial for our heart health, and you can barely taste it. Not to mention creaminess…
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It is cold and crisp in PNW. Perfect for some velvety smooth, hearty and healthy slow cooker butternut squash soup. This weather made a soup making machine out of me. Remember I mentioned making slow cooker butternut squash soup before sausage barley soup?! The one that sent us all to bed hungry. So I remade it, loaded with more food and it couldn’t have been more delicious!

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I think I’m about 17 years behind with this healthy chicken wild rice soup. Since day one, as a brand new North American, creamy soup on any fast food joint’s menu made my heart stop – it looks SO good! Fast forward to 2017, and I’m proud to be making creamy healthy chicken wild rice soup without a cup of butter, heavy cream or white flour but still so creamy. And it literally won’t make our hearts stop. 

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I baked 8 lbs of spaghetti squash, used some for making extremely (!!!) delicious chow mein, and the rest is tucked in the fridge for a week. Well, the rest is only 2 lbs, which makes this spaghetti squash chow mein loaded with 6 lbs of squash, in addition to cabbage and carrots. I whisked my own imitation of healthy homemade oyster sauce, and kids were squeaking like a bunch of piglets with excitement, that’s while chomping on lbs and lbs of spaghetti squash. If you are brave…
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