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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 and summery crustless zucchini pie (also try my crustless zucchini quiche with a tiny bit of spelt or whole wheat flour). 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. In a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list…
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Juicy and fragrant, the best way to describe this lean and clean zucchini turkey 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 oatmeal 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 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 with steel cut…
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I made this Mango Black Bean Salad last year, when I started this blog. But old pictures didn’t serve this salad its justice. So, I’m bringing back life to an “old” recipe as hot summer days are perfect for making this plant-based salad. Rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and fiber this Clean Mango Black Bean Salad will keep you satisfied for hours. Just like this Mexican Bean Salad Recipe, Creamy Mexican Kale Salad or Chickpea Avocado Salad. And guess what, it’s so juicy I even skipped the olive oil….
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I live in a blueberry country, so we eat a lot of blueberries. New studies show that freezing doesn’t damage their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants, so I freeze blueberries in vacuum sealed Ziploc bags. In winter we just eat them plain frozen, in summer fresh, by a handful or in salads – blueberry quinoa salad or kale blueberry salad. Blueberries are awesome and are considered a superfood! Full of antioxidants more than any other fresh fruit. They boost up your immune system and prevent infections. Blueberries keep you young, prevent…
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Can’t believe it’s August 1 already?! On a good note, it means zucchinis are in full bloom and are available super cheap at your local market. A couple of nights ago we stopped at a local fruit & veggie stand and I grabbed 5 lbs of these imperfectly perfect zucchinis. $1 per 1 lb. Love local non-GMO food! I’m a fan of Eggplant Parmigiana, but love zucchini so much more (hi, Parmesan zucchini sticks). A couple minutes of thinking and Light Zucchini Parmigiana Recipe was born – layers of…
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To me, an obvious healthy food enthusiast, there is nothing better than making a healthy dinner with fresh vegetables and herbs on a summer day. And this black bean quinoa casserole is perfect for that. Its flavours scream summer: black beans, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, scallions and coconut milk. A hybrid of modern Mexican and Thai cuisines. Makes a perfect easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free dinner!