Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

Healthy coleslaw recipe made with store bought coleslaw and homemade Greek yogurt dressing. Creamy, no mayo, easy and delicious. It’s all about the dressing, that’s what gives coleslaw a bad rep, because on its own cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable full of cancer fighting properties, vitamins K,C, B, fiber, potasium and folate. It’s a nutritional power house, you just gotta “dress” it not with a cup of mayo. Now having said that, I do consider a tablespoon or two of organic mayo here and there healthy.

Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

Hola! I’m back from Mexico City and will share my trip as soon as we return from San Juan Islands, WA, the trip I will have to share too (can you tell that I think “life is short”?!). Like after any vacation, I was craving my homemade food, and now with both of us working from home I am very intentional about meal prepping. Yes, I did meal prep (which is on the list to share too) and this Thai chicken salad recipe was a huge part of…
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Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

I baked 8 lbs of spaghetti squash, used some for making extremely (!!!) delicious chow mein, and the rest is tucked in the fridge for a week. Well, the rest is only 2 lbs, which makes this spaghetti squash chow mein loaded with 6 lbs of squash, in addition to cabbage and carrots. I whisked my own imitation of healthy homemade oyster sauce, and kids were squeaking like a bunch of piglets with excitement, that’s while chomping on lbs and lbs of spaghetti squash. If you are brave…
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Savoy Cabbage Salad

Ever since returning from San Francisco road trip, I have been living off of cold healthy brown rice pudding for breakfast, salads for dinner and healthy iced tea (recipe coming this week) in between. I came up with this savoy cabbage salad recipe one hot night when all there was in my fridge a savoy cabbage I couldn’t just pass by at the farm stand, empty veggie drawers and a container of Greek yogurt. I’m “addicted” to savoy cabbage this summer even though I have always thought of…
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Healthy Ramen Noodle Salad with Chicken

It has been a very rainy and cold spring so far, which I’m OK with. I might be biased after spending a month in the sunshine but I do like rain. It makes our PNW’s nature lush, streets clean and air fresh. Rain means I can spend endless hours of cooking (and cleaning up) without worrying about standing in a hot kitchen for hours. In the evening, there is nothing better than curling up with a real book in bed (not the case right now with our brand new…
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Easy Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

Yesterday was such a great day, not only because it was Valentine’s Day, but because my husband worked from home. I got things done around the house, Alex took boys for a run completely “killing” them, then he took Adam for immunizations and me and Kyle went grocery shopping for our celebratory easy shrimp tacos with slaw. Kids had no school and I took iPads away again, so they were looking for things to do. I have a 10 year old whose dream is to become a hockey…
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Lazy Cabbage Rolls

The story behind these lazy cabbage rolls follows as this. On New Year’s Eve we hosted a Ukrainian dinner party for our friends. One of the dishes I made were lazy cabbage rolls. Everyone loved how they were big and meaty. I, on the other hand, swore that day it was last time I made cabbage rolls. Honestly, it took me hours and I was so frustrated in the process I had to take a walk in the park. I followed others advice to freeze and thaw cabbage instead of boiling…
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Pan Fried Cabbage with Apples

Phew, what a week besides yummy pan fried cabbage and healthy pumpkin brownies. So glad it is over! Between trying to regain normal self after a week in an all-inclusive resort without kids, my mom leaving and a painful period, do I need to tell you that I was having a glass of wine every night?! I came to a conclusion that I am better off never pausing and tasting a life without a wallet and with a bunch of servants. As much as heavenly a week in Mexico was,…
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Peanut Butter Rice with Cruciferous Vegetables

On Saturday I missed farmers market because we went hiking on Mount Baker again. It was our dear Calgary friends’ last day in Vancouver so we wanted to make it memorable. Plus Alex just got back from Israel after one of the most stressful weeks of his life (see peanut butter protein pancakes). He wanted a breath of fresh air and to resume normal life ASAP. These two reasons were worth missing piles of cabbage, cauliflower and potatoes. I decided to catch up shopping at my grocery store’s organic…
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Ukrainian Dill Coleslaw

Moving to West Coast 8 years ago made me feel the way I never expected to – I miss snow (just sometimes). A powder that squeaks under heavy footsteps. The one that makes entire world so quiet. I used to have it every winter as a kid. Once a week after dinner my uncle would order me and my cousin to dress warm. We would pull on real fur and leather winter boots, put on rabbit knitted toques and tighten the belts on wool coats. Grab a linen bag and we…
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