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Last Friday, before we got snowed in, I went to Costco with my friend, Katie. As I started to stroll the aisles running like a madwoman with a shopping cart, I’ve got this immediate urge to take a photo of every item I was buying and share with you. I had a feeling NOW is the time to share my healthy Costco shopping list of 2017. Sounds dramatic but isn’t anything to do with Costco is dramatic?! This is my Costco in February, probably just like yours, minus…
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We got snowed in, I would say a few feet. I took this picture on Saturday during a walk and snow amount is double that today on Monday. Schools are closed and kids couldn’t be happier (and moms unhappier). Snow started falling on Friday morning, and that is when me and my friend, Katie, decided it was time to go to Costco to stock up on food before we die from hunger. Because it is totally possible in Canada in 2017.

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In a true Thug Kitchen’s style, I should say holy f*** about this one pot chili mac with beer I made from their new cookbook Thug Kitchen 101. It is seriously, THE shit, in my own words. Chili meets macaroni and cheese, meets soup. The spices were spot on. Perfect winter comfort food like for right now when it is snowing AGAIN. I’m writing this post and soft snow is falling down on the ground, which means beautiful winter wonderland on one hand, and sliding car and no hockey…
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I can’t declare that this sheet pan chicken and vegetables is the most exciting dish I ever produced, but that is exactly why I turned to a one pan dinner in the first place – I wasn’t very excited about cooking supper. The thing is that it works, in so many ways. So, I thought I would share although the process of roasting chicken, potatoes and broccoli might be the “I’ve been doing this forever” obvious to you, but I won’t know it until I share.

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Friday Night During the day, I made a huge pot of chicken noodle soup because I knew I would be too tired to cook on the weekend, and it would last u 3-4 meals. Yep, I was right. Before heading out to my Stitch and Bitch, I had a bowl. Would you like to know how I make the broth clear and how I make a big pot of organic chicken stock that costs 10 times less than even at Costco? I had one beer. I lately like…
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Today I’m sharing this juicy, a tiny bit spicy (more is up to you), Middle Eastern inspired salmon with tomato sauce and capers (or green olives). My sister-in-law shared a picture of her salmon a few years back and I couldn’t get it out of my head. This salmon came out different from what I have had in mind but we all loved it, children included. It takes about 30-40 minutes to make which makes it a perfect easy healthy dinner. Serve with brown rice, whole wheat pasta or quinoa; or…
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I woke up this morning at 5AM for Kyle’s hockey practice determined to make sweet potato and eggs for dinner, update our bed with new linens, keep organizing my closet and work out. In an effort to keep my brain happy, I have been going on walks and doing less DVD workouts. Maybe because my office and “gym” are now in the same location (basement) but I have been less inspired to workout indoors these days. However, today I did something different and tried a Youtube workout. Don’t…
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Yesterday, I went to a local farm market store to get chicken thighs to make peanut sauce chicken, I teased you with a few weeks back, and came out with so much more (as always). In my bags was: cream top grass-fed yogurt I couldn’t absolutely resist because it was 1.5kg, with 3.5% fat, plain yogurt without added sugar; local bakery’s whole wheat buns, bread and regular pretzel sticks; pirogies (my emergency meal for the weekend) and 10 slices of bacon! Oh, and I didn’t use my reusable…
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Friday Night On Friday night, we had friends over for pizza night that was inspired by Katie’s homemade pizza sauce. I custom ordered 10 whole wheat pizza doughs at a local Italian bakery, that I froze. I made 3 pizzas – cheese pizza for kids; fig, arugula and prosciutto and veggie for adults. It was very good. I had 5 slices (yes!) washed down by a few glasses of wine. Picture forgotten but you got an idea. Saturday Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs and banana (somehow Alex decided I eat food…
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And not with a glass of wine because then I would be drinking non-stop until March. January – February always have been my least favourite months of the year. Holidays are over, spring is far away, not to mention hot active summer months, and neither gorgeous fall is here to cheer me up with its foliage and beginning of school year, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I feel BLAH. BLEH. UGH. YUK. But don’t we all? Today I tried to work out and survived only 10 minutes. I like to…
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