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A rainbow of red and green in this sauteed garlic broccoli recipe doesn’t make me miss Christmas. The opposite – the smell and pictures sent me almost into tears realizing “oh, how I miss you, summer!” (I know I have big problems in my life, I know). Evening walks, naked legs and light. As much as I love holidays, I’m so happy they are over because the chaos of kids at home and visiting family, which we all know is good in moderation (sorry, mom and boys). The past few days, I…
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I just want to let you know that posting myself in a swimsuit as a main shot of the post is completely outside of my comfort zone. But I need to make a point, so I will do it for you. And who knows, maybe Alex will get a promotion. And I need to buy a new bottom piece before March, that doesn’t look like a Speedo. It took me almost 6 years and many diets to develop a healthy relationship with food. It was not about an eating…
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I’m slowly getting back to my normal routine here. December was mind blowing with all the Christmas craziness, hockey, Kyle’s almost pneumonia cold and skiing. Having a child born on January 1st extends celebrations well into January making 1.5 months a complete blur of who me and Alex are (more me). I still have a 6 year old’s birthday party to survive and after that when I close my eyes, I will be seeing never ending waves which are getting more and more real. For now, I’m keeping my eyes open…
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Majority of people love chicken. It is relatively affordable meat, healthier than red meat and it cooks fast. So, I put together a collection of 50 my most loved clean eating chicken recipes together in this post. They are all relatively simple including crockpot chicken recipes, casserole recipes without canned soups, meal like soups, one pot dinners with quinoa and chicken, and quick skillets. If you are looking for more quick and healthy dinner ideas check out my 55 Clean Eating Dinner Recipes in 30…
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Sigh. Getting my shield and armour out and diving into this controversial topic of What Is Clean Eating. But for REALZ because I hate BS. You know that. Running a clean eating food blog for 4 years now, I think I’m a bit overdue with clearly explaining what do I preach in my temple. I explain a bit here but I feel like a bigger statement should take place now and put an end to media’s BS. Clean Eating’s False Bad Rep Clean eating was the fastest growing…
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Christmas 2016 came and went. We baked cookies, sang carols, listened to Frank, drank hot chocolate, jumped in a hot tub, sipped on wine and even boarded our own Polar express for an annual family light tour. It snowed!!! We got a true white Christmas! We skied the Christmas Eve with clear skies on empty slopes. It was magical! Kids can ski – no babies, no babysitters and no lessons. It was magical! Santa came. Santa was good this year. He worked hard. Boys were happy. It was…
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A few months ago, I shared how I grew up in Ukraine which many of you have enjoyed and told me were sad when it was over. Well, what a better time than Christmas to share my “fresh off the boat” story with you. I am all cooked out, you are all shopped out, and probably holidays is really the only time you have time to read. No new recipes till January 1st. So, grab a cup of jo with Bailey’s or not and enjoy. Christmas always brings back memories…
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Friday Night Weekend started with the most unappetizing food photo ever. Welcome to life with kids! And if you decide to have 2+ kids you will really find out how your reality with 1 kid, or even better no kids, was a freaking dream life. My 5 year old “cooked” himself a dessert with healthy Nutella, almonds and chocolate chips and then decided he was full. Of course, mommy gets the leftovers because daddy would never eat that. Oh, the things mommy is willing to do. After dessert,…
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After promising this no bake nutella pie recipe a bazillion of times, it is finally here. It ended up being easier said than done in December. Amazing how time gets “eaten” by what we have to do vs. what we would rather do. But I finally did it – “baked”, photographed and “gave birth” online to this healthy chocolate hazelnut pie. Prepare to be amazed because nobody on the whole entire world wide web has got nothing on my pie! I checked and was pleasantly surprised since entire online…
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Well, hi. I’m back. On Thursday, I fell a victim of a nasty cold, took Laurel’s advice to rest and then snow came in on Friday. Which is a very hard problem to understand for the rest of North America in December, I get it. But just so you know, if it snows in Vancouver life STOPS. It equals to almost the end of the world because it snows in PNW once every 10 years. But because of La Nina we got snow. And that is why I…
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