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Mixed baby greens salad with fresh pomegranate arils, roasted pecans, soft goat cheese and zesty green onion. Drizzled with delicious homemade mango dressing. This healthy salad is so colourful, I wanted to call it a Christmas Salad. And I obviously forgot to add green onions. I made this salad past weekend for an Italian dinner at our friend’s house. It was a hit even among the kids who loved the fruity & sweet mango dressing and my kids love pomegranate. This baby greens salad is great for get…
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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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As a kid, my grandma made French Toast, grenki in Russian, almost every weekend for breakfast. A thick slice of stale white Russian bread “baton” dipped in eggs and milk, then pan fried. It was sweet, moist and melt in your mouth breakfast we have been waiting for all week. Last week, I recreated so popular French Toast Casserole for all of us healthy people out there. This breakfast casserole is super quick, lighter than any traditional French Toast Bake recipes and is perfect for weekend and Christmas…
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I’m so excited about this giveaway for you! I LOVE my new GIR spatula and I have no doubt 5 of you will love it too! It is sexy looking, durable, comfortable to hold, easy to use, perfect shape, dishwasher safe, easy to clean by hand, heat resistant up to 464 degrees F (flesh heat up to 600 degrees F). It’s everything you want your spatula to be. I tested it well in my busy kitchen. It gets into all little corners. The handle doesn’t melt if you leave it…
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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 Skinny 7 Layer Dip Recipe. It was nice to bring a variety to the table with something fresh and vegetarian…
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A copycat version of Pure Chocolate Brownie protein bars – vegan, gluten free and made only from real ingredients. Dates, nuts, coconut oil, carob chips and I used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 protein powder. And it really tastes like a chocolate brownie. It is smooth, a bit chewy, perfectly sweet without added sugar, doesn’t melt or stick. Makes a great snack on the go and kids love it! I love protein bars too! But because my body can’t digest whey protein well and because of so much…
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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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