Lighter Buffalo Chicken Bites with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Lightened up from this recipe all time favourite Buffalo Chicken Bites – pieces of shredded plain chicken breasts, moistened with hummus and part skim mozzarella cheese and rolled in egg whites and everyone’s favourite gluten free Mary’s Gone Organic Crackers.

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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Clean Garlicky Corn Chowder & Chicken Pasta Bake

It’s clean and healthy. I know what you are thinking. Corn chowder. Whaaat?! This girl must have watched too much Triple D’s. As in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. LOVE that show! Most stuff is totally gross but so cool to see different places, food and people. And the fact that Guy ate all of that…Honestly, I’m gonna be so blunt now and if he ever reads this, and it will be a matter of question to hire me or not, he would not! But I have to say…
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Chopped Edamame Caprese Salad

Chopped Edamame Caprese Salad. What is that?! All ingredients of a Caprese Salad are chopped and mixed with edamame beans for extra protein and just because I love them. Oh, and Persian cucumbers. Those water packed, cancer fighters and hangover curing little guys. And if you ask me, no good salad is complete without avocado. This superfood is full of healthy fats, so don’t worry.

Stovetop Squash Mac and Cheese

I have never been a squash fan. Squash. Whaaaaat?! I just, honestly, didn’t know what to do with it and let’s be honest – do your kids like squash? I don’t cook separate meals, so I try to split the suffering between us and the kids 50/50. Yesterday, it was Adam’s turn to whine and nobody else’s. But that little bugger…love him to death, my precious child…wouldn’t eat neither chicken chili con queso nor cabbage rolls casserole. I got away with pear & chia whole wheat pancakes though….
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Zucchini Parmigiana Recipe

Can’t believe it’s August 1 already?! On a good note, it means zucchinis are in full bloom and are available super cheap at your local market. A couple of nights ago we stopped at a local fruit & veggie stand and I grabbed 5 lbs of these imperfectly perfect zucchinis. $1 per 1 lb. Love local non-GMO food! I’m a fan of Eggplant Parmigiana, but love zucchini so much more (hi, Parmesan zucchini sticks). A couple minutes of thinking and Light Zucchini Parmigiana Recipe was born – layers of…
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Black Bean Quinoa Casserole

To me, an obvious healthy food enthusiast, there is nothing better than making a healthy dinner with fresh vegetables and herbs on a summer day. And this black bean quinoa casserole is perfect for that. Its flavours scream summer: black beans, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, scallions and coconut milk. A hybrid of modern Mexican and Thai cuisines. Makes a perfect easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free dinner!

No Mayo, Cheesy & Easy Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

I have been craving some cheesy and hot spinach dip for a while now…Over 5 years I would say. Generally, any spinach dip recipe calls for a lot of mayo and/or cream cheese. So I have been avoiding it and honestly was super scared to make it. See, I’m not an appetizer girl because growing up we never served them and if we did, they were all made with mayo, cheese & fatty canned meats. I have very little experience baking appetizers…

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Pan fried green beans made with roasted garlic and coated in melted parmesan cheese. These are perfect any time of the year and especially for the BBQ season. It’s spring in Vancouver and these garlic Parmesan green beans scream spring and healthy to me. I love french green beans from Costco – they are thin and already trimmed, perfect for making 4 ingredient green beans and chicken on a busy weeknight. But any kind of green beans will work, like scarlet runner I used in creamy green beans recipe.

Cheesy Green Beans and Cauliflower

These cheesy green beans were supposed to be cheesy and bubbly. And quick, easy & low fat vegetarian recipe. And that’s exactly how they turned out. French style green beans and cauliflower covered in cheese sauce made with garlic and paprika. Healthy vegetarian recipe that kids will love. Moms will love it too: 199 calories & 5 Weight Watchers points+! Very cheesy… And bubbly…