Mexican Potato Skins

Modernized Mexican food in a form of Mexican kale salad, Mexican bean salad and Mexican turkey meatballs is the best for get togethers. These Mexican potato skins are perfect for the game days, whatever games you play and watch.:) You can serve them right on a baking tray. Just sprinkle with some fresh cilantro, throw in a few slices of lime and jalapenos, add a jar of salsa, even Greek yogurt (I was obviously out) => you are good to go. I don’t think Mexicans eat much potatoes but…
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites

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.

Healthy 7 Layer Dip

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 Healthy 7 Layer Dip Recipe. It was nice to bring a variety to the table with something fresh and vegetarian…
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Healthy Chicken Pasta Bake with Corn

Screaming yellow cheesy healthy chicken pasta bake with corn, baked to perfection with cheeeeese, sprinkled with more cheese and fresh herbs. I had ears of corn laying in my fridge, still in hulk, which I’m too lazy to peel off at the market. It was starting to go bad. And I had chicken in the freezer. And who in the world doesn’t have pasta in their pantry?! And there was about half pound of organic white cheddar left, that kids managed not to cut into cheese strings. There…
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Chopped Caprese Salad with Edamame

Chopped caprese salad with all ingredients of a caprese salad combined 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, like avocado fruit salad and avocado lettuce salad. 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!

Healthy Spinach Dip

I have been craving some cheesy and hot healthy 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, however nowadays I appreciate a healthy serving of baked spinach feta dip, eggplant feta dip or spinach and feta dip with shrimp accompanied by a glass of wine.

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.