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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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 last post). 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 section on Sunday….
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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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Coleslaw Macaroni Salad

I am not sure where I am heading with no dairy in my diet but for now I have to stick to vegan salad dressings. Like lemon mint vinaigrette in this coleslaw with brown rice elbow macaroni, corn and edamame. It was delicious, crunchy and refreshing! A few years ago I started to develop acne along my jaw line. Acne I never had before. Apparently it is common among adult women. I also felt my hormones were completely out of whack around ovulation and period times, where as all…
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Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Lime & Peanuts

On Monday I was supposed to make strawberry honey almond cake that I tested for Easter and posted on Instagram. It was Alex’s birthday. We are generally not the adults who love to celebrate our birthdays in a traditional way. We had an active weekend  exploring the beaches and hiking in Larrabee park. That is how we like to celebrate – do something new, fun (mostly outdoors), followed by a nice restaurant meal. I wish this didn’t cost a million. I checked on zillow. I have to remember to come…
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Peanut Slaw

I have had crunchy purple cabbage mixed with creamy peanut sauce and crunchy peanuts on my mind since December. In other words – a killer peanut slaw! In notes on my phone, I have one note named “To Make”, so peanut slaw along with peanut sauce been sitting there forever. I have to say that I came to terms that that list never goes down, on a contrary it just keeps growing. No matter how much I cook. 

Mango Slaw

I finally got around to make Healthy Salmon Burger Recipe which I topped with this Mango Slaw, and which I promised to share when I posted Black Bean Zucchini Burger. This week we eat everything mango because I grabbed a box for $10 at Costco. Mangoes are on a Clean Fifteen List so I do not bother buying organic as we peel them anyways. Saving wherever I can to buy organic meat and dairy. My kids absolutely love fresh mango and I love adding to dishes like Thai Mango Curry with lentils, Tuna…
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Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw is such a classic and with summer right around the corner I had to add a healthy coleslaw recipe to my collection. Because let’s be honest, who wants to eat a cup of mayo salad?! I certainly don’t considering 1 tbsp of mayo is 110 calories and contains 11 g of fat. Bad cholesterol through the roof guaranteed.