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When I hear buffalo chicken, I immediately think of buffalo wings and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. Then celery and carrots come to mind. So, imagine all of that cooked in a slow cooker and making the yummiest Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili. I think, we all have to thank Rachel Ray for inventing this crockpot chicken chili. It’s all over the net. But I made my own version – clean and simple. As I always do, when trying to recreate the recipe. I just look at the ingredients list…
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You and I know that no clean eating is possible without whole grains. I love Bob’s Red Mill and they are my #1 choice when it comes to grains – mostly organic, affordable and easy to find. Today, I partnered with my friends at Bob’s Red Mill and 3 lucky winners will receive a set of the following 5 grains (approximate value $35): 1. Organic Red Quinoa 2. Organic Farro 3. Organic Kamut 4. Sorghum 5. Organic Tri-Colour Quinoa.

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Easy pumpkin pie recipe with all your favourite pumpkin flavours but in a savoury version. Creamy pumpkin puree combined with egg whites, almond milk and salty feta cheese and baked in a whole wheat crust. Then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. A different twist on a traditional pumpkin pie. When I served it for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago, mainly to go as a side, everyone was equally surprised and wowed by the flavours.

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Happy Monday! If Monday can ever be happy?! I think Sunday night is worse.:) 2 weeks ago Canada celebrated Thanksgiving. Meet our dinner – healthy chicken thighs stuffed with feta and dill, rolled in Panko breadcrumbs and baked for only 25 minutes. Super easy chicken recipe! I haven’t done roll ups in years and was intimidated at first, for no reason. You don’t even need to use toothpicks – the roll ups won’t unroll.:) If you are like me and can’t handle eating huge turkey 2 months in…
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Seeing how you guys, food bloggers, enjoyed behind the scenes of iFOODreal’s recipe writing in September Income Report, I decided not to wait till October and share more. I thought you would appreciate it. If you are a food blogger and this is your first time visiting iFOODreal, welcome and check out my Blogger’s Resources page and other Blogging Tips. Not everyone, prior to starting a food blog worked in online marketing field. I did it for years just before starting iFOODreal and the last job I had was…
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I make pasta at least once a week. Kids love it and it’s easy. Healthy pasta recipes are quick, budget friendly and believe it or not can be healthy. This Skillet Greek Sausage Corkscrew Toss is no exception. Organic whole wheat pasta, tossed in light creamy sauce with all natural chicken sausage and fragrant bell peppers, sprinkled with fresh feta cheese and parsley. Dried oregano takes this dish to a new you, Greek Goddess, level!

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Last night was a hot tub, wine and staring at the stars kind of night. Last night was here-is-your-child-daddy, as soon as Alex walked in the door kind of night. It was time to shut off, for me. I honestly had no idea 2nd kid makes a difference in life. LOL, he did! Fitness, healthy eating aka quinoa casseroles and those nights like yesterday keep me sane, while I’m fully enjoying the ride on a roller coaster of the sweetest years with my kids. Really?! These are the…
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OMG, guys, I have a new favourite Sunday dinner! These soft pillows aka chicken lasagna roll ups made out of healthy brown rice pasta and filled with clean creamy chicken, artichoke and spinach filling. Topped with cheese and tomato sauce and baked. No crazy Alex stories today as this dish doesn’t involve fish. In Vancouver salmon fishing is huge in Fall and he has been quite pre-occupied with that and working. Somebody has to work, right?! Haha. Thank you to all of you for reading this blog and…
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Creating classic yet healthy all time favourite mashed “potatoes” recipe, I had a few things in mind: Thanksgiving is upon us. If you don’t know, Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated in the 1st half of October vs. at the end of November in the US. Every time I start looking for pumpkin in American stores at the end of August, I get weird blonde looks. I hate peeling vegetables. I wanted the mashers to be yellow. I was going after light, airy and fluffy texture. That’s why I…
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  The day Louise from Healthy Recipes Magazine was browsing Healthy Aperture and found me and my recipes, changed my life. Well, not in a way Alex and 2 kids changed my life, but still. Haha. She offered to publish my Coconut Cilantro Grilled Chicken in their magazine and I said a very dramatic “Yes”. Why not?! The magazine is totally up my alley, has beautiful design and Louise was sweet as a pea to work with.   Then when my recipe was published, she approached me and…
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