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At the beginning of July, we went on a 9 day road trip with kids from Vancouver, BC to as far as Big Sur, California; driving 3,800 kms, stopping at hotels along the way and making it one of the BEST experiences of our lives. Words can’t describe how many laughs we have had as a family and how beautiful Northern and Central California is. We left on July 1st, Canada Day, and in its honour we drove our way through Pacific Coast with a flag and tattoos….
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Creamy healthy potato salad is possible with Greek yogurt and with a help of my Ukrainian heritage. I combined my childhood favourite egg, radish and cucumber salad with traditional North American potato salad, and the result is lighter and healthier potato salad without sacrificing the flavour. I tested recipe three times and me and my 10 year old (he is becoming one excellent cook with a dream of owning a food truck one day) agreed in unison that radishes and cucumbers add a delightful crunch, slicing potatoes in rounds…
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In Ukraine, there are as many variations of lettuce tomato cucumber salad as there are cooks. I grew up eating this salad in summer and it was always different depending on what was in my grandma’s garden and fridge. This is my version of traditional Eastern European garden salad, and believe it or not, it contains no garlic, rather one secret ingredient that makes this salad SO MUCH better than any other garden salads. I based my chickpea avocado salad on this lettuce tomato cucumber salad, and this shrimp avocado tomato…
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I have gathered most popular healthy potluck recipes on iFOODreal that everyone will be eager to try and yet the recipes that offer nutritional value. When it comes to potluck recipes, we all are looking for recipes that can be prepared ahead and travel well. Either a hearty quinoa salad, a make ahead guacamole that doesn’t brown or a healthy freezer pie, I got you covered with a real food recipe you can bring to your next gathering. Healthy summer potluck season to you! Memorial Day, 4th of…
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This cheesy cauliflower rice is a perfect way to use up summer’s bounty and “eat your vegetables” (and “have your cheese”). I came across “California snow” at Costco the other day and my fridge is overflowing with first local organic zucchini. If a cup of cheese helps us eat 7 cups of vegetables, so be it, correct?! This sauteed cauliflower and zucchini recipe comes together in minutes, takes 15 minutes to make, requires ingredients you more likely already have on hand, and keeps kitchen relatively cool. It is similar to a…
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Kombucha smoothie. No, I’m not kidding. Think of a root beer float, just instead of ice cream – pureed with creamy almond milk frozen fruit, and in place of pop – kombucha. The same sweet treat floating in a fizzy drink but healthy. And it literally takes 3-4 ingredients, blender and 2 minutes and. Perfection for summer and a breath of fresh air in a tired smoothie world. Don’t you think?! Did you think I would just stop with my “kombucha business”?! I’m literally obsessed, especially during hot…
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Hi-hi. Doesn’t this kombucha look like Shirley Temple?! Just so much better for you! After making kombucha from scratch, I was quite a happy camper without much desire to make kombucha fizzy. However (there is always “a however” or “but”), once I dropped a few pieces of fresh ginger in a bottle and let kombucha ferment overnight – there was no way back. Next day, I was drinking ginger ale without sugar full of probiotics. And what happened next was even more mind blowing – my kids LOVED fruit…
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This chickpea avocado salad is the best chickpea salad recipe I ever made – with tomato, avocado, cucumber and simple dressing consisting of olive oil, salt and freshly cracked pepper; with red onion slices big enough for kids to pick out and adults to enjoy. The salad is so hearty, it can be a main course for lunch, mixed with quinoa or pasta for dinner, or a potluck star. This chickpea avocado salad recipe is similar to my other hearty salads recipes: Mango Black Bean Salad, Creamy Mexican Kale Salad or…
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This miso marinated chicken is one of those recipes that you can quickly throw together and forget about for a few days, preparing in advance for the occasion (Father’s Day?!) or cook as time allows (going camping?!). Perfectly seasoned, juicy and super easy miso marinated chicken recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser, for adults and kids. Miso marinade for chicken is based on miso paste, a fermented mix of soy and rice that is rich in probiotics. You can pick it up in a refrigerated health/natural food section of…
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Zucchini and tuna are a match made in heaven, just like rhubarb and strawberry. First one undeniably dry and salty, and latter bursting with water and bland. Combine both, flavour with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a bit of mayo (those few tablespoons make all the difference, and I prefer organic or avocado oil kind), add just enough to “glue” whole grain flour, and you have got the most delicious tuna zucchini fritters kids will love. And we are going heavy on zucchini – 2.5 lbs. Courgette and tuna…
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