Creamy Mexican Kale Salad

Oh, this Mexican kale salad is sooo good! A heat wave hit Vancouver and I have been spending every day at the beach. Plus, my mom has been visiting, which is a precious gift. Needless to say, it’s too hot and little time to cook. My new gas stove warms up the kitchen way faster than my old electric one. Salads and grill are my best friends right now. And this Mexican kale salad is on top of the list – veggies combined with a bit of jalapenos for…
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Turkey, White Bean and Kale Stew Recipe

As I am writing this white bean kale stew recipe and finishing the last bowl of it, I’m thinking I should make stews more often. Definitely! Stew is healthy and quick stovetop meal that keeps well refrigerated for days. Plus, it’s so easy to control the macros: want more protein=> add more meat, want more veggies=> add greens, less carbs=> no problem, don’t add any if you wish. As I keep doing Insanity, I have to be creative with my meals. Believe it or not, the main challenge…
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Mexican Bean Salad Recipe

  Healthy vegetable salad with beans, cilantro and cumin.  I love hearty and filling salads. More like a meal type salads. 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!

Spaghetti Squash Boats Tex Mex

Oh-ehm-dzhee, guys. These spaghetti squash boats is one of the best dinners I made in a while (at least since my dinner eBook came out I haven’t posted many dinners)! The texture, the flavour, the smell and the calories…all to die for! What a great light dinner, and it wasn’t hard. I don’t do hard, I’m “lazy”. I had these 2 spaghetti squash laying in my fridge and no plan. I have made spaghetti squash casserole before and wanted to try the boats. Since this recipe came out, I…
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Crockpot Turkey Chili from The Biggest Loser

Before I leave you with a to-die-for crockpot turkey chili, I want to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Take this time to enjoy  your family, friends and all loved ones! Thank you so much for reading my blog and cooking my food. Thank you for everything!:) As for me, I’ll be enjoying clean food, spending time with family/friends and on the ski slopes. We are teaching our 7 year old to snowboard. Wish me luck and I’ll need lots of wine.:) And like…
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Skinny 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Life is crazy and we try to unwind on weekends. With good food, good friends and with a glass of good wine. If hockey is on, Alex is all in. That means little boys are glued to TV too. I really have no choice but to like hockey. Hey, we are Canadians. We love hockey! Past weekend we did just that and part of the menu was this Skinny 7 Layer Dip Recipe. It was nice to bring a variety to the table with something fresh and vegetarian…
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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili

When I hear buffalo chicken, I immediately think of buffalo wings and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. Then celery and carrots come to mind. So, imagine all of that cooked in a slow cooker and making the yummiest Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili. I think, we all have to thank Rachel Ray for inventing this crockpot chicken chili. It’s all over the net. But I made my own version – clean and simple. As I always do, when trying to recreate the recipe. I just look at the ingredients list…
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Chili Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Casserole

Last night was a hot tub, wine and staring at the stars kind of night. Last night was here-is-your-child-daddy, as soon as Alex walked in the door kind of night. It was time to shut off, for me. I honestly had no idea 2nd kid makes a difference in life. LOL, he did! Fitness, healthy eating aka quinoa casseroles and those nights like yesterday keep me sane, while I’m fully enjoying the ride on a roller coaster of the sweetest years with my kids. Really?! These are the…
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Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Kale

Pasta e Fagioli means beans and pasta –  slow cooker pasta e ravioli soup with kale in my world. And I can’t believe I have only 6 soup recipes on my blog so far. Whaaaaaat?! I grew up on soups and I cook them quite often. Soups are fast, cheap and a great way to use any leftovers. You know that half tomato, yesterday’s sausage and 2 days old pasta?! Instead of garbage can, they go into Olena’s soups. If not for Alex, this soup wouldn’t be here…
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Crockpot Chicken Chili Queso

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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