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.

88 Superfood Salad Recipes

I LOVE salads! Everyone who knows me in person knows that. I always get asked to bring salads to any gathering. You should love salads too – often cheap, fridge cleaning and waist friendly (if you don’t add a cup of mayo or ranch dressing). This post was so much fun as I don’t remember last time I got to sit on a couch, browse recipes, look at pretty food and just copy paste titles and links all day long. I have included only healthy superfood salad recipes for…
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Ukrainian Borscht

I can’t believe it took me 2.5 years since I started blogging to post Ukrainian borscht recipe – a true classic food every Ukrainian grew up on! There are as many variations of a Russian – Ukrainian borscht recipe as there are regions and families. Everyone makes it differently, even within the same family. It can be vegan, vegetarian, with beef, pork or even chicken. All of the girls in my family – mom, grandma, sister, aunt and me, made it differently. That is even in the same kitchen…
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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.

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

The story behind these lazy man 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…
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Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad with Sweet Chili Sauce

This Thai flavoured brown rice and quinoa salad is inspired by a grocery store salad, believe it or not, that I grabbed around Christmas time when my son had a hockey tournament all day. I was frankly impressed although I have no idea what were the dressing ingredients and thank goodness most of it drained to the bottom of the container. But it was super delicious and I have created my better version we have been eating for a few weeks now. This is the salad that keeps…
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Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

This chicken noodle vegetable soup is easy, budget-friendly and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. It comes together in 30 minutes and is a great way to “clean up” your fridge’s veggie drawers and freezer’s veggie bags. For vegetables, I added carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. I just love the addition of fresh garden tomatoes in soup combined with garlic and fresh herbs. Cabbage adds so much volume and flavour to this soup. I also love to add just a tablespoon of olive oil to rather fat…
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Cabbage Rolls Casserole

Being from Ukraine, I ate a lot of cabbage rolls in my life. My grandma used to make the best cabbage rolls and they were simple. Over the years in Canada, I have tasted some store-bought and deli made cabbage rolls. They were small, full of rice and bacon and made with sour cabbage. For me, a cabbage roll is the size that you can eat only 2 or 3, meaty and juicy. You mash it in your plate, make a big unappetizing looking mess with sour cream on…
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