Buckwheat Stir Fry with Kale, Peppers & Artichokes

So, this buckwheat recipe that made you probably scratching your head thinking “what is this stuff, Olena?”… Let me introduce you to Ukrainian quinoa – buckwheat. I honestly am puzzled why buckwheat hasn’t exploded in America yet like quinoa has. Buckwheat takes the same 15 minutes to cook, is gluten free and with mind blowing nutritional properties just like quinoa. Very similar high protein and fiber numbers. And it is low glycemic. So, if you get tired of quinoa once in a while like I do, let me introduce you to a…
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Greens and Beans Recipe

Greens and beans recipe with artichoke hearts. If you like spinach and artichoke dip or loved my spinach artichoke quinoa casserole, then I can guarantee you will like this 20 minute vegetarian dinner. The day I made it was rainy and I was craving something warm, cozy and creamy. March is quickly becoming my least favourite month of the year. Kids get sick as temperatures rise, I suffer from constant headaches with weather changes and outside is simply disgusting – neither warm, nor cold and windy (no evening…
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Clean Eating Chicken with Artichokes

I made this Chicken with Artichokes last week before we headed to Whistler and my kids said: “Mom, this tastes like a Thanksgiving dinner!”. Probably because I served it with Turkey Bacon and Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes with all the artichoke gravy flowing and mixing with potatoes. We had it at the lake and all my boys loved it. There were plenty leftovers as well.

Clean Eating Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

I love quinoa casserole because it is quick. If you are trying to eat less meat, this recipe is for you. This clean eating casserole is hearty, filling and full of flavours. I used an entire box of pre-washed baby spinach – my favourite, I truly love the convenience of washed organic greens. Spinach shrinks a lot, so don’t be scared by the amount this recipe calls for. I have a hard time finding frozen or marinated in water artichoke hearts. They are always packed in oil and I had to find…
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Clean Chicken Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups

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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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew with Chicken

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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