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Seriously, have you “met” guacamole that doesn’t brown yet? Sign me up for this creamy Greek yogurt guacamole made with avocados, Greek yogurt, cilantro and jalapeno peppers. I tried this recipe at my friend’s house and loved it right away. Greek yogurt adds amazing creaminess and extra protein to a guacamole, not to mention it prevents this traditional easy Mexican appetizer from browning for a least 24 hours, making it perfect for a potluck or a busy weekend ahead. Looking for more make ahead and easy to transport crowd…
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If your summer is as crazy as mine, you need a 10 minute healthy pita pizza in your life! As much fun as we are having camping, spending endless days at the pool/beach/lake, boating on the river, sleeping over and celebrating birthdays, reality is many days I feel extremely too happy, overwhelmed and tired to cook anything in my hot-hot kitchen. Thanks to hundreds of forest fires burning right now in BC we have got a blanket of smoke blocking the sun, which means much cooler temperatures but…
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This quinoa breakfast bake has been waiting for me every morning during the past week. Delicious, nutritious and the best part is I didn’t have to cook it. Just place a slice on my plate, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt (highly recommended) and a few berries or bananas. I even didn’t warm it up because we don’t have a microwave. This quinoa breakfast bake is highly customizable. You can use quick or rolled oats, no problem. Also eggs, egg whites or even flax egg replacer for a…
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This pasta with zucchini and tomatoes is nothing short of amazingness, a 20 minute healthy summer dinner with any short pasta cooked al dente, zucchini, grape or cherry tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs. It keeps your kitchen cool and uses an abundance of produce in season (I always seem to have more than I need on hand). Bursting baby tomatoes create a delicious sauce base combined with fresh garlic and basil. I couldn’t stop eating this pasta! I got the idea for pasta with zucchini and tomatoes from…
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My local farmer’s zucchini season is in full swing, yay!!! Therefore, super simple recipe and truly healthy zucchini bread with applesauce, honey and whole wheat or spelt flour. No white flour, no sugar, no oil without sacrificing the flavour or moistness. This bread came out super delicious and very moist from all those freshly grated zucchini and applesauce. Honey and cinnamon add a really nice flavour touch to zucchini bread. Feel free to add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries etc. I didn’t because I really wanted just…
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It’s that time of the year when it’s time to use up all those local zucchini, and I’m not talking about zucchini noodles only. Here I’ve collected 30 healthy zucchini recipes including easy zucchini side dish recipes, baked and sautéed zucchini recipes, zucchini casseroles, zucchini muffins and bread, zucchini fritters recipes and zucchini salad recipes. Zucchini is a superfood full of vitamins A (improves eye health) and C (boosts immune system and guards against asthma), fiber (lowers cholesterol) and potassium (lowers blood pressure). So, enjoy these healthy zucchini…
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I love hearty salads like Mango Black Bean Salad, Creamy Mexican Kale Salad or Chickpea Avocado Salad. A mix of fresh and juicy vegetables with lots of flavour from herbs and spices. Then add some beans for a protein boost and avocado for healthy fats punch, and you got a winner. This Mexican Bean Salad is a winner! I like to add cucumber for a crunch to any bean salad. I was out of cilantro that day and used green onions instead. Not the same but still good. Sometimes I also…
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My favourite fresh green beans to cook are bigger flatter type of green beans available mainly during summer months, and right now is the time. I picked up 4 lbs of scarlet runner green beans at the farm stand and cooked like my grandma and aunt used to make – with salt, pepper, garlic (of course!) and Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. So simple and fresh, summer cooking is the best – Greek yogurt potato salad for days, cooked corn for lunch and cold watermelon for…
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These cauliflower mashed potatoes came out FANTASTIC!!! On a scale of 1 to 10, cauliflower taste = 0.5. Whoever came up with an idea for a cauliflower mash as a faux mashed potatoes is genius! You could easily swap it for mashed potatoes any time. I love mashed potatoes and eat them occasionally but I would make this recipe for a lighter alternative. Life is about balance, and not deprivation.

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This chicken and zucchini is a variation of my black bean quinoa casserole with added chicken for a protein boost and quinoa replaced by zucchini. Everything is cooked within 30 minutes, right in one pan. Tender chicken breast, soft black beans, sweet corn and zucchini, which is added at the very end to preserve the crunchiness.