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Well, it’s really Fall, which is kind of so sad because summer was fun, filled with vacations, pool days and fresh produce (yellow cracking watermelons, I miss you already!). I am honestly so-so-so sad. I love Fall colours and air, but I love summer more. I am excited for my trip to Mexico City (after an earthquake it lost a bit of excitement but I think I will still go), all holidays, and skiing season, but deep down I am waiting for next summer already. Turkey stuffed acorn…
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These spaghetti squash boats is one of the best dinners I made. The texture, the flavour, the smell and the calories…all to die for! What a great light dinner, and it wasn’t hard. I had these 2 spaghetti squash laying in my fridge and no plan. I have made spaghetti squash casserole before and wanted to try the boats.

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I figured out one of the reasons I do not see value in Instant Pot is because our meals are not centered around meat anymore. I’m in a habit of packing a large pot with veggies, whole grains and other wholesome plant-based ingredients in a matter of half an hour – 45 minutes, sprinkling cheese at the end for kids’ “wow” factor and serving it with more vegetables, for example tomato and red onion salad. There are always plenty of leftovers the next day, I spent 45 minutes…
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Costco is a great place to shop for a family who eats healthy; check out my healthy Costco shopping list. If you spend more than $5,500 a year there, it makes financial sense to pay $110 for executive membership and earn 2% cash back. So far, not only we have saved money on groceries, but cashback covers our membership and even makes us extra money. Win-win, if you ask me. Here is my philosophy when it comes to snacks and how I choose Costco healthy snacks:

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10 things I learnt about making healthy slow cooker soup recipes: Ground meat has to be browned for most flavour and proper texture (otherwise it will be boiled blob of meat), however pieces of meat are don’t. Clear chicken broth can be made in a slow cooker – on a stovetop you have to keep the lid a bit open, so I wasn’t sure. If you add pasta at the very end, it takes 10 minutes to cook on High. Chop herbs and prepare garnishes in the meanwhile….
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This slow cooker vegetarian lentil soup is made only with vegetables, and is perfect for real life when your fridge drawers have to be cleaned out and you wish you could just throw everything in a crock pot and go to work. If you leave house early, you can prepare all ingredients in the evening and just plug in the slow cooker in the morning. And with this kind of lentil soup, the longer it cooks, the better it gets – potatoes and lentils get their chance to…
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Sweet potato skillet is a healthy and delicious 30 minute vegetarian dinner recipe with avocado, beans, corn and cheese. It has a bit of a kick from taco seasoning (fajita seasoning would work too). You definitely can add some ground turkey, diced chicken or tofu. 30 minutes is more than enough for flavours to marry each other and veggies to cook in this skillet. Especially, many flavours are added after cooking. The texture of this sweet potato skillet – very soft. The taste – fresh. Leftovers – plenty. Healthy delicious…
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I consider myself a chicken noodle soup expert because I grew up on it and observed my grandma’s tricks for over a decade. I do know my chicken noodle soup business and I will share it with you, because America needs to know that chicken noodle soup is SUPER easy to make at home, and it has nothing in common with bright yellow packaged or canned stuff that has no chicken in it. There is nothing neon yellow about real chicken soup! The key to good chicken noodle…
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I might be not a fan of Instant Pot but I definitely love healthy one pot meals made in a dutch oven or deep skillet. One pot meals mean quick and simple recipes, and less dishes to work with and clean. When I make one pot meal, I usually end up using many pre-cooked pantry items like tomato sauce, spices, canned beans (I cook my own and freeze => how to cook dried beans); freezer items like frozen vegetables and meats; then add dried goods like quinoa or…
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My sister-in-law bought Instant Pot earlier this year, a few other mom bloggers did, and I have seen enormous amount of recipes online. Seems to be new “wonder” of the world that revolutionizes modern busy mom’s cooking. But does it really? A few weeks ago, I decided to buy one but first did my research, after which I came to conclusion that I’m probably missing out on source of income, will never get free Instant Pot to review, but I do not need Instant Pot. And here are…
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