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Being from Ukraine, I ate a lot of cabbage rolls in my life. My grandma used to make the best cabbage rolls and they were simple. Over the years in Canada, I have tasted some store-bought and deli made cabbage rolls. They were small, full of rice and bacon and made with sour cabbage. For me, a cabbage roll is the size that you can eat only 2 or 3, meaty and juicy. You mash it in your plate, make a big unappetizing looking mess with sour cream…
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Healthy mango granola bars, just in time for back-to-school/work season. Are you ready? I’m sooooooo ready for school, it’s about time. If you have kids, you get it. 8 PM bedtime, 1 child free, homework, soccer games and lunch packing… Oh, well, life goes on and my life is full of Mango Coconut Nut & Seed Bars these days. Made them 3 times in 2 days. Tested on Alex, kids, 3 of my neighbours, Alex’s co-worker, Alex’s train buddy, you name it. All thumbs up. Roasted peanuts (can be…
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At the end of summer, when vegetables and herbs are in abundance, I love to make a vegetable ratatouille. It’s fast, easy and an extremely fresh vegetarian dish. And with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and a hottie pepper, you get a ratatouille with a kick. Can be a main meal or a side.

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If you have never been to Tofino, you should go!It is located on the west side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A surfing capital of Canada, a cold one though.:) Tofino is a small town, known for the Long Beach, surfing, fishing and whale watching. Very different! The only way to get there is by ferry from Vancouver. And then a 3 hour windy road and a gorgeous drive. Total = 7 hours. Not close, so go for at least 3-4 days. If it’s your first time here,…
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If you love mojitos and shrimp, then serve this no mess summer appetizer at your next BBQ party. Summer is not over, not yet! In Vancouver, we get gorgeous Indian summer up until the end of September. I won’t lie, shrimp is expensive and higher in cholesterol but at same time it’s full of protein, omega 3 and is full of concentrated source of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient called astaxanthin. Also, it’s hard to find wild or sustainably raised variety. That’s why moderation is key.

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I got it all figured out for you, guys, when it comes to corn tortillas in this light & summery crustless zucchini quiche. Ready?! Nutritional facts of corn tortillas are similar to whole wheat tortillas. Shocking? I know! I’ve been missing out on these guys for the last 13 years. According to 3 fat chicks on a diet in a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list of ingredients makes sense, real food = corn and…
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Juicy and fragrant, the best way to describe this lean and C.L.E.A.N summer burger made with 93% lean ground turkey, fresh cilantro, fragrant cumin and topped with Greek yogurt cilantro aioli. Only 206 calories and 5 WW Points+ per burger! After kids, I think food is the 2nd most beautiful thing in the world besides the world itself.

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I’ve been dreaming about cleaner and more functional iFOODreal since a month after iFOODreal was born. No, Alex, I loved my old iFOODreal but I love my new one so much more! Clean Look It’s white and p.i.n.k. What blonde girl doesn’t like pink?! It’s more functional and so much easier for you, guys, to use. Cleaner font, colours and bigger photos of food to make you hungry. And a photo of a lady in green to motivate you to cook more.:) Honestly, it’s so cool now. Search…
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Healthy blueberry scones made with 3 times less butter and sugar than traditional recipe. White flour makes only 1/3 of the dough, substituted by steel cut oats and whole wheat flour. To make the scones moist I used Greek yogurt. Perfect Back to School snack. Confession: I have never made scones before but I’ve been buying Northern Gold steel cut oats from Costco for over a year. On a box, there is a blueberry scone recipe with 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. But I was intrigued…
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