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A few years ago, a health conscious neighbour shared delicious crustless quiche recipe that I loved taste of but my stomach didn’t agree with amount of dairy in it. Never being able to forget an experience of a cold savoury quiche on a summer morning, which created heaven in my mouth, this year I was set to come up with my own super simple and healthy crustless zucchini quiche recipe using only a few ingredients: lots and lots of grated zucchini, many fresh local eggs and a small…
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Seriously, have you “met” guacamole that doesn’t brown yet? Sign me up for this creamy Greek yogurt guacamole made with avocados, Greek yogurt, cilantro and jalapeno peppers. I tried this recipe at my friend’s house and loved it right away. Greek yogurt adds amazing creaminess and extra protein to a guacamole, not to mention it prevents this traditional easy Mexican appetizer from browning for a least 24 hours, making it perfect for a potluck or a busy weekend ahead. Looking for more make ahead and easy to transport crowd…
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If your summer is as crazy as mine, you need a 10 minute healthy pita pizza in your life! As much fun as we are having camping, spending endless days at the pool/beach/lake, boating on the river, sleeping over and celebrating birthdays, reality is many days I feel extremely too happy, overwhelmed and tired to cook anything in my hot-hot kitchen. Thanks to hundreds of forest fires burning right now in BC we have got a blanket of smoke blocking the sun, which means much cooler temperatures but…
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This pasta with zucchini and tomatoes is nothing short of amazingness, a 20 minute healthy summer dinner with any short pasta cooked al dente, zucchini, grape or cherry tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs. It keeps your kitchen cool and uses an abundance of produce in season (I always seem to have more than I need on hand). Bursting baby tomatoes create a delicious sauce base combined with fresh garlic and basil. I couldn’t stop eating this pasta! I got the idea for pasta with zucchini and tomatoes from…
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My local farmer’s zucchini season is in full swing, yay!!! Therefore, super simple recipe and truly healthy zucchini bread with applesauce, honey and whole wheat or spelt flour. No white flour, no sugar, no oil without sacrificing the flavour or moistness. This bread came out super delicious and very moist from all those freshly grated zucchini and applesauce. Honey and cinnamon add a really nice flavour touch to zucchini bread. Feel free to add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries etc. I didn’t because I really wanted just…
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It’s that time of the year when it’s time to use up all those local zucchini, and I’m not talking about zucchini noodles only. Here I’ve collected 30 healthy zucchini recipes including easy zucchini side dish recipes, baked and sautéed zucchini recipes, zucchini casseroles, zucchini muffins and bread, zucchini fritters recipes and zucchini salad recipes. Zucchini is a superfood full of vitamins A (improves eye health) and C (boosts immune system and guards against asthma), fiber (lowers cholesterol) and potassium (lowers blood pressure). So, enjoy these healthy zucchini…
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I love hearty salads like Mango Black Bean Salad, Creamy Mexican Kale Salad or Chickpea Avocado Salad. A mix of fresh and juicy vegetables with lots of flavour from herbs and spices. Then add some beans for a protein boost and avocado for healthy fats punch, and you got a winner. This Mexican Bean Salad is a winner! I like to add cucumber for a crunch to any bean salad. I was out of cilantro that day and used green onions instead. Not the same but still good. Sometimes I also…
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My favourite fresh green beans to cook are bigger flatter type of green beans available mainly during summer months, and right now is the time. I picked up 4 lbs of scarlet runner green beans at the farm stand and cooked like my grandma and aunt used to make – with salt, pepper, garlic (of course!) and Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. So simple and fresh, summer cooking is the best – Greek yogurt potato salad for days, cooked corn for lunch and cold watermelon for…
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For over a decade, I couldn’t believe that something as simple as brewed plain black tea was poisoned by hard to pronounce chemicals, artificial colour and various forms of highly processed sugar. Or that 16 oz could cost as much as $3. I always thought there must be a secret that makes store-bought iced tea special. Nope, there isn’t. After making kombucha from scratch, I became quite experienced with brewing tea in pots instead of cups, and three 1 lb bags of Numi organic tea are meant to…
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Ever since returning from San Francisco road trip, I have been living off of cold healthy brown rice pudding for breakfast, salads for dinner and healthy iced tea (recipe coming this week) in between. I came up with this savoy cabbage salad recipe one hot night when all there was in my fridge a savoy cabbage I couldn’t just pass by at the farm stand, empty veggie drawers and a container of Greek yogurt. I’m “addicted” to savoy cabbage this summer even though I have always thought of…
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