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OMG, guys, this slow cooker pumpkin stew is phenomenal! Although it might be hard to tell what’s in my pumpkin stew, even if you stare at it for 20 minutes, it is awesome. Sweet, savoury and cozy pumpkin stew with chicken, quinoa, sweet potatoes and artichokes. So perfect for cool days that are not so cool.:) And drumroll, soccer and fit moms…It is cooking itself in your slow cooker and requires no pre-cooking. You don’t even need to mess a cutting board with chicken. No sautéing. And you can…
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Sunday. Today is a perfect day for muffins with blueberries, pumpkin and crumbs. It’s pouring rain and I’m sitting at Tim Hortons, sipping on green tea and feeling lucky. With wet showered hair, hungry from only lunch – pureed carrot-kale smoothie a.k.a green smoothie by Alex, and waiting for Kyle to finish the 3rd Birthday party of the month, I still feel awesome. Yeah…I do!

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It’s clean and healthy. I know what you are thinking. Corn chowder. Whaaat?! This girl must have watched too much Triple D’s. As in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. LOVE that show! Most stuff is totally gross but so cool to see different places, food and people. And the fact that Guy ate all of that…Honestly, I’m gonna be so blunt now and if he ever reads this, and it will be a matter of question to hire me or not, he would not! But I have to say…
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If you don’t like yams or sweet potatoes, listen before you give up on them completely. The same story with squash – I didn’t care for it until Stovetop Squash Mac and Cheese happened. That pillowy soft sauce is addictive by the spoon, straight from the blender. Read the comments. Neither did I like yams until the last camping trip, when Christie pan fried them with oil, garlic and salt. They caramelized and became my favourite dessert for dinner. Seriously! And that’s exactly how I cooked my yams for this…
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Pumpkin, coconut oil+milk+flakes, pecans. No dairy, no eggs, no processed sugar. You got my full attention, pecan pumpkin bread. And you are perfect for school snacks too?! And kids like you?! Now you really have my attention! Pumpkin and coconut is a mind blowing combination. This easy vegan bread came out so flavourful and moist, soft and crunchy at same time! I also added flaxseed for extra fiber and Omega 3 boost.

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Chopped Edamame Caprese Salad. What is that?! All ingredients of a Caprese Salad are chopped and mixed with edamame beans for extra protein and just because I love them. Oh, and Persian cucumbers. Those water packed, cancer fighters and hangover curing little guys. And if you ask me, no good salad is complete without avocado. This superfood is full of healthy fats, so don’t worry.

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A healthy version of so popular Chinese takeout dish – Bourbon Chicken. It is a hybrid of Chinese and Southern US cuisines and is named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans. As the name suggests, the original recipe contains bourbon whiskey, but chances are you are like me and don’t have it in your bar. I could easily make Red Wine Chicken though.:) I found this recipe on Food.com and with some adjustments created a light version of juicy, sweet, spicy and salty Bourbon Chicken. To thicken the sauce, I…
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I have never been a squash fan. Squash. Whaaaaat?! I just, honestly, didn’t know what to do with it and let’s be honest – do your kids like squash? I don’t cook separate meals, so I try to split the suffering between us and the kids 50/50. Yesterday, it was Adam’s turn to whine and nobody else’s. But that little bugger…love him to death, my precious child…wouldn’t eat neither chicken chili con queso nor cabbage rolls casserole. I got away with pear & chia whole wheat pancakes though….
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One weekday morning last week, while still in the summer mode full of beach times, school free and potty training less, I made the boys these crunchy, fluffy and moist whole wheat pancakes. To be clear – I do not make pancakes on weekdays, not even from a mix. And if you do, then you are perfectly perfect, just like these pancakes. For me, pancakes are a weekend thing. Are we still friends? Juicy & fragrant pear, crunchy & nutty chia seeds, only 1 tbsp of agave, egg,…
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How was your long weekend? Mine was extremely busy with painting our house’s trim, entertaining and kids. But it was great and the weather helped.:) Amongst all the cooking I got done during the weekend, was this fragrant, creamy and cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso – a hybrid of chicken chili and famous Tex Mex cheesy dip known as Chile Con Queso. Just to make sure we are on the same page, this recipe is not a dip. But rather an easy and clean main course…
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