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I love carrot cake. If you are not a master cake baker like me, then you will love baking this healthy carrot cake in a loaf pan. It will look and taste just like a cake without the hassle of making and the guilt of eating it. You don’t even need to use a mixer. There is something special about the carrot cake. I guess it’s the carrots combined with fragrant spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and wrapped in a moist whole wheat dough. The carrot cake has to…
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You guys will be proud of me! I made us some pretty clean Coconut Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze recipe. I grew up without these mini cabbages and frankly didn’t know how to cook them. Last Christmas I tried Jamie Oliver’s recipe with bacon and something else, and honestly was not impressed. Sorry, Jamie. I think it’s me and bacon. Since then I decided to keep brussels sprouts kinda on a vegetable side.

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Yesterday I went to my local farmers market and got lots of apples. Today was cooking and photo day for my new eBook – 30 Clean Dinners that comes out on January 5, 2014. Obviously, it was a daycare day for Adam. Amongst total kitchen chaos and my 2 month old broken dishwasher (again), I thought of my neighbours, and all of us of course. Our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving next week and I thought this fall quinoa salad with apples, cranberries, pecans & maple basil dressing would be perfect…
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Lightened up from this recipe all time favourite Buffalo Chicken Bites – pieces of shredded plain chicken breasts, moistened with hummus and part skim mozzarella cheese and rolled in egg whites, and everyone’s favourite gluten free Mary’s Gone Organic Crackers.

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Life is crazy and we try to unwind on weekends. With good food, good friends and with a glass of good wine. If hockey is on, Alex is all in. That means little boys are glued to TV too. I really have no choice but to like hockey. Hey, we are Canadians. We love hockey! Past weekend we did just that and part of the menu was this Healthy 7 Layer Dip Recipe. It was nice to bring a variety to the table with something fresh and vegetarian…
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Chef salad has been one of my favourite North American recipes ever since I landed on this prosperous land. Seriously, if you still don’t know, we got it all and way more. Trust me on this one. LIfe is crazy! My house is loud, gets messy (I’m a clean freak and paying for it) and there are always bazillion things on the schedule. By Thursday, I’m usually ready for a hot tub and wine but this week I did something different. I got back to working out regularly,…
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Healthy homemade ranch dressing recipe with all the bells and whistles of a store-bought version. Salty and perfectly tangy buttermilk, combined with Greek yogurt and fresh dill. Oh, and those tiny pieces of freshly ground black pepper are a must! Perfect to serve over any mixed veggies and greens salad (like healthy chef salad), as a dip for chicken wings or your next vegetable tray. Being a true North American discovery, many years ago in Hidden Valley, this salad dressing is very close to me. Growing up in Ukraine, we…
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How was your Halloween? I ate zero corn syrup sugary candies. Zero. Could care less…But when it comes to this, I’m all in. I love dark chocolate and I love fudge. Usually fudge is made of condensed milk, butter and sugar. But not this clean, vegan and gluten free avocado fudge. Full of healthy fats avocado and walnuts are combined with natural sweetness of banana, antioxidant power of cocoa powder and sprinkled with coarse sea salt for that mixed feelings taste.

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Bob’s Red Mill was generous enough to offer 3 lucky winners a set of 5 whole grains. They were generous enough to supply me one too. Of course, I put quinoa to good use right away and made Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe. When I combine feta, olives and red onion together, I think of a Mediterranean right away. Although I’ve never been. It’s on my “when-kids-grow-up-and-I-have-money” list. Ha, why can’t I have a dream?! Anyways. Add Ukrainian staple veggies like tomato, cucumber and bell peppers (summer meals in…
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To develop healthy oatmeal cookie recipe has been my dream, pretty much, since I started this blog. You probably noticed I don’t have many cookies recipes except whey protein cookie recipe. That cookie recipe is phenomenal – great taste, easy to make, helped me to meet so many people and made me lots of money.;) It’s been sitting #1 in Google search results for “protein cookie” keyword for almost a year now. So, the reason why I haven’t posted any cookie recipes because I haven’t made any. All…
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