Baked Chicken with Peppers & Mushrooms

Feeling like a million bucks after a morning run, I’m sitting on a couch and writing about this gorgeous baked chicken with peppers and mushrooms I made the night before. The simplicity of this chicken recipe blew my mind once again. All you need is chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion and cheese. My neighbour made it the same night and husbands were outside after dinner sharing experiences, about chicken. Her husband said it was very European. And I guess so – minimum fresh ingredients. This cooking style is programmed…
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25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes in 30 Minutes

I thought we could all use some cauliflower rice recipes since we can all afford cauliflower now. I mean, did you see how much it cost a few months ago?! I explained in this post why a tiny head of cauliflower cost as much as a pound of meat. I would bring it to the till a few times and cashiers asked me if I was sure. Must have been bad, so I left it. We (realistically my wonderful assistant, Eboni) scoured the internet for simple cauliflower rice recipes that…
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Stovetop Zucchini Noodles Lasagna

No, there was no zucchini noodles lasagna or pasta lasagna on our dinner’s menu growing up in Ukraine. The closest I could get the taste of Italy was by hiding in a dark cold room with a knife and slicing leg of prosciutto my uncle brought from Italy. I still remember it clearly hanging juicy on a door. How can a 9 year old resist that?! So, now I know if I could slice food hanging in the air in the dark with a paring knife, my 9 year old…
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Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet

I made true clean eating, one pan teriyaki dinner with chicken and cauliflower. Served with brown rice or could be quinoa. No hoisin sauces, mirin and sake wines, and of course no yucky bottles of teriyaki sauce. Hence, the lighter brown colour of clean homemade teriyaki sauce sans loads of brown sugar. Basically, teriyaki chicken skillet for 1 % of North Americans => us #beproud. I love to veg up meals with bulky veggies because…for obvious reasons. You might also like my chicken curry with cauliflower.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Corn and Lentil Soup

You know how some recipes have stories?! My story behind this to-die-for Tex Mex flavoured slow cooker lentil soup with chicken and corn unfolded as following…On Friday is my day off. Well, I mean a day off from being a blogger. Moms are really never off, let’s be real. Friday is the day when I do chores piled up over a week. So, this Friday a chore was painting doors and trims. I’m slowly refreshing all of them throughout the house. Yes, I love painting and handyman work. Alex…
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Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles

So, I finally gave in and got a spiralizer before Christmas. We do gifts for ourselves. Next on the list is a trip to Lululemon. I haven’t bought a piece of clothing for myself since August. After months and months of debating whether I need another kitchen gadget and liking all hand spiralizers so-so, I saw a countertop spiralizer at my grocery store for $25. That, my American friends, is a BIG DEAL because in Canada everything is so much more expensive and harder to find than in the US. 

Chicken Stuffed with Brie, Spinach and Cranberries

I got home from an evening workout and Alex jumped in a garage screaming “Crazy chicken!”. As soon as I stepped in the kitchen, oldest one requested it for Christmas Eve dinner (I was planning seafood though). Youngest one’s opinion doesn’t count – he would eat cereal 3 times a day if I let him. Just FYI, any cheese is totally Clean Eating compliant if it is eaten in moderation and preferably is organic or grass-fed. I eat brie cheese about 3 – 4 times a year. Especially with…
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Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup

It is cold and crisp in PNW. -4 C in the morning is borderline state of emergency on the West Coast. I have a good laugh watching neighbours covering their cars with blankets after living in Alberta for 8 years. There, you turn heater on in the morning and AC in the afternoon in summer. Only in Alberta. In winter, plug your car below -25 C and other times just make sure to always have that scraper thing.

Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs

Well, hello, gorgeous…maple ginger chicken thighs. How good do these look?! Not my recipe but rather my friend’s, Katie, from her new book Maple. This recipe confirms one more time how much I love chicken and how I could never give it up but rather enjoy local organic chicken in moderation. I just got a promotional email from an imitation meat company and another glance at ingredients list…nah, I’m a strong believer in rather eating good chicken. So, Katie’s book…is quite epic. Full of very simple mostly clean…
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Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole

While the name suggests a completely unhealthy meal, this cheeseburger quinoa casserole is quite the opposite. Have you seen that WHO confirmed processed and red meat cause cancer?! That is not news to me but quite reassuring and a good reminder. Now to make it clear moderation and occasional consumption are OK but on a regular basis – that is where it gets risky. Overall, overconsumption of any animal products is not healthy – The China Study is an easy read about connection between meat and cancer.