Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry

This might not be a traditional stir fry but it’s delish! It’s my version of broccoli mushroom stir fry with tons and tons of green veggies and nuts. I was going to say it is vegetarian but I just realized it’s vegan. Even better. I used all ingredients I usually have on hand – walnuts (I buy pieces because they are cheaper), frozen peas and broccoli. I don’t usually have portobello mushrooms on hand but this time I did. They are meaty and add a lot of flavour.

Mini Green Frittatas

OK, these might not be the most appetizing muffins you have ever seen but they are delicious! I’m posting my Green Frittatas anyways.:) I have said it before and will say it again – people are too hung up on the way food looks! I can tell it from my own experience when I know a recipe with cheese goes viral and Green Smoothie is barely getting repins.

Sweet Kale Salad Recipe

You know that salad kit with kale, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and poppyseed dressing everyone raves about?! I have heard about it from my friends, neighbours, sister in law; seen it on Instagram etc. OK, so I found it at the grocery store, automatically turned around to read the ingredients list and. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but I was short of being impressed.

Broccoli Gratin with Crunchy Bran Topping

If you like roasted broccoli, you will love this delicious version topped with crunchy and cheesy clusters. It turned out better than I expected! Honestly, when Nature’s Path asked me to help with a heart healthy recipe (February is a Heart Health Month) that is low in fat and sugar, high in fibre, vegetarian and contains no eggs, my brain went into a coma. Especially, right after vacation…One night we ended up eating this…

Acorn Squash Casserole with Mushrooms

This acorn squash casserole was mind blowing – simple, healthy and delicious! Sweet squash, meaty baby portobello mushrooms (just brown mushrooms!), crispy broccoli (my kids call them “trees”) baked in tomato sauce with organic sharp white cheddar cheese. Besides 20 minute prep (if you buy pre – cut broccoli and mushrooms even less) and 50 minute baking time, there is not much to do for this dish and it was to die for! I even convinced my 8 year old to give it a try and he loved…
Read more »

Healthy Pasta with Pesto, Tomato and Broccoli

Organic pasta mixed with blistered grape tomatoes, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, all natural pesto and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Total time = 30 minutes, including the prep and clean up. This was delicious and healthy pasta! A few years ago, my kids couldn’t stand pesto. So, I stopped buying it and never made one. Actually, I went through a stage thinking it’s too fattening but these days I just know that moderation is key.

Penne with Broccoli in One Pan

This penne with broccoli is my-go-to 20 minute dinner for kids when my fridge is empty and they won’t just eat my quinoa and chicken. It’s affordable, quick, healthy and is versatile – use any firm veggies you have on hand/your kids like. Frozen vegetables work too. Oddly enough my kids love broccoli, not over cooked, just like mama. Cauliflower, carrots and snap peas are great options as well. You could also add grape tomatoes, peas and corn, why not?!

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa with Broccoli

This Buffalo chicken quinoa was delicious and scrumptious! You wouldn’t feel like you are eating a clean meal but you are! It tastes like the best Chinese takeout in town, similar to sweet and sour chicken, with crunchy broccoli, nutty quinoa and zesty green onion. I know, Chinese cuisine has nothing to do with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce but that’s what I felt like. I am trying really hard to share my simple dinners with you. The truth is quite often I make quick skillets that I think are too simple…
Read more »

Quinoa Skillet with Chicken and Garden Veggies

Sautéed chicken with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli and quinoa. All in one quinoa skillet and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I do love simple dinners and my chicken: chicken and cauliflower in homemade teriyaki sauce, chicken Abruzzi and one pot quinoa, chicken and broccoli. My garden is not overflowing with vegetables but my local farmer’s market is. As much as I love cooking, I equally do not enjoy gardening. This summer I haven’t planted even a single herb. Alex volunteered to stick 2 tomato and 2…
Read more »

Skinny Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Kale

I’m sure many of you know and love a good old chicken broccoli rice casserole which is delicious but not so light. I created a skinny version of America’s favourite comfort food by cutting down cheese, using brown rice, lean chicken breasts, upped the broccoli and added kale. The result was a delicious casserole without extra calories. My boys ate it twice this week and nobody complained. You don’t need canned soup or a pound of cheese to make this chicken broccoli rice casserole saucy and comforting. Adding just…
Read more »