Healthy Carrot Soup

Healthy carrot soup made with carrots from Alberta. And potatoes too. Then paprika and coriander fried, of course, with onion and garlic. Everything cooked in homemade chicken stock with tender organic chicken. Yes, you can use store bought to save on time but not money. Depends on a day. I get it. My garage’s floor is covered with bags and boxes lined with newspaper full of mom’s earthy produce. Not exaggerating at all, she brought about 20 lbs of tomatoes, 15 lbs of beets, 30 lbs of potatoes and about…
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Juicy Spinach Chicken Quinoa Casserole

I am not sure word “juicy” is the most appropriate for a casserole but “moist” sounds even worse. So, I am going with “juicy” to let you know that this chicken quinoa casserole is not dry which is often the case with quinoa bake recipes. I didn’t think word “creamy” was appropriate either because I barely used any dairy. And still this healthy casserole is so moist from zucchini, full of basil flavour and is protein and veggie packed. It all started with a whole chicken… A few…
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Chicken and Whole Wheat Spaghetti Recipe

This 30 minute one pot healthy pasta recipe is sponsored by Texture. Whole wheat spaghetti is the most cooked type of pasta in my kitchen. For two good reasons. Reason #1 – Costco. It sells the largest most affordable giant box of organic noodles. Reason #2 – kids. They particularly love spaghetti. I don’t think they even know what white pasta tastes like so we have no problem with more nutritious whole wheat. So, on Wednesday was whole wheat spaghetti recipe turn…after lentils, brown rice and quinoa it…
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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Recipe

Last summer our entire backyard was undergoing major renovation and grill was sitting in the middle of a dying lawn next to a hottub. Obviously, we didn’t grill all summer. I just checked and last time I posted a grilled recipe was this coconut cilantro chicken, summer of 2014. Makes sense. This year tuck your linen handkerchiefs under the chin as things are about to get messy, drippy and charred on iFOODreal. This grilled Chimichurri chicken is fatty, juicy and oh so flavourful with fresh garlic, parsley and…
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Spicy Chicken Burger Recipe

Well, today is Friday and perfect burger time. Healthy salmon burger recipe with red lentils, black bean zucchini burger, sweet potato burger or a juicy spicy chicken burger with mashed avocado and sweet with heat prepared mustard recipe? You pick. If you are not Canadian you might not know this sauce. No, it is not the sweet heat BBQ sauce I found in Google. I do not think there is anything like this in the US or is there?! Sweet with heat mustard is basically a combo of yellow…
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Ground Chicken Burgers or Patties

This ground chicken burgers (patties) recipe (also known as cakes and chicken mince burgers) will knock your socks off! And the best part is they are super lean, use minimum ingredients and kids love them. Growing up in Ukraine my grandma made these all the time and we used to say they are like spitz – highly addictive. Grandma didn’t make her chicken mince patties with chicken breasts but rather with any part of chicken. She fried them with oil and flour. I used no flour. To help patties stay…
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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 and bell peppers recipe blew my mind once again. All you need is chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions 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…
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25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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 chicken and cauliflower 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…
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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 vividly – bright red glossy leg hanging 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…
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Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet

I made true clean eating, one pan teriyaki 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 and cauliflower curry, shrimp quinoa with asparagus, and roasted cauliflower…
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