Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Mango and Black Beans

Chicken quinoa bowls with quinoa, kale, chili chicken, mango, black beans, cilantro, jalapeños and creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing. Customizable to each family member’s preference which is perfect for any family, especially with kids (haha, we all can talk about this one for hours).

Summer Fried Brown Rice

I love making fried rice because sky is the limit in terms of ingredients and it is a great “fridge cleaner”. I made one mistake this time by making it in a wok because I simply forgot to use a large skillet to make the rice crispy. In a wok, it comes out more steamed than fried. And crispy rice is the most fun part – crunchy, oily and fried previously cooked rice. It can be fried in a wok in restaurants because the heat is so high but at home…
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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These buffalo chicken tacos were a hit and almost guilt free because I made my own blue cheese sauce by simply combining 4% plain yogurt with crumbled blue cheese, a bit of salt and freshly ground pepper. Mmmm, hit the spot! I have been craving something spicy buffalo with salty creamy blue cheese forever! Must have been that heat wave. As you can imagine kids are not big fans of blue cheese so I made them garlic cucumber sauce. Kind of like tzatziki without draining cucumber juices. My youngest…
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Saucy Green Beans and Chicken

This green beans and chicken is a 4 ingredient healthy dinner recipe, embarrassingly easy and as the name suggests very saucy. Who doesn’t like sauce?! My tomato sauce happens to be healthy and low calorie though. I wouldn’t call it a quick recipe but all work is really done by the stove and not you. Tomato paste really adds more depth to the tomato sauce. Plus this is a mess free recipe which I should develop more of. I spend hours cleaning my kitchen every single day.

Chicken Zucchini Casserole Enchiladas

After I made Zucchini Lasagna and everyone loved it, I was super eager to make another casserole using zucchini instead of other heavier layers. I was browsing new Cooking Light Issue and saw Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Chicken zucchini casserole – bingo! I made my own version using sliced zucchini instead of corn tortillas. Gigantic garden zucchini would be perfect for that. I was always amazed at a difference between store-bought perfect shape zucchini and garden giants. You could even use sliced rounds if your zucchini is huge.

Garlic Chicken, Zucchini and Corn

This Garlic Chicken, Zucchini and Corn is a 20 minute dinner idea that was inspired by my Ukrainian roots. Last Thursday, I received another organic produce delivery with extra zucchini that I substituted for potatoes. It is hot and my body is not craving comfort potato dishes. Organic zucchini – yep.

Clean Eating Shepherd’s Pie

Well, my clean eating Shepherd’s Pie is kicked up a notch in nutrition using beans and less meat, sweet potatoes with skin on instead of white potatoes, and no dairy products. English people might raise their eyebrows but we are stepping outside the box. Truth is you could use white potatoes, parsnips or cauliflower mash on top. I felt like sweet potatoes because we had French Fries the night before. You could also add some butter or cheese to the crust so it browns a bit but I didn’t…
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Easy Roasted Chicken Recipe

I can talk about chicken in America issues forever. From chicken breast addiction to 50 sick chickens standing in their own poop in one cage. Then it becomes $4.99 Costco rotisserie chicken, Tyson “All breast meat” chicken nuggets and McDonald’s “All natural” sh*t. Please buy organic or locally raised chicken, it’s not that much more expensive! Or if it is for you, eat less chicken and more vegetables, even better!

Chicken, Cauliflower Rice and Beans

Quick dinners seem to be the hottest commodity on iFOODreal. Particularly one pan/pot meals with quinoa or vegetables. I mean, look at the “Popular Recipes” widget on the right. As we all are trying to get rid off a few Holiday lbs (mine are in the lower this time which is something new to me – before it was the mid section), I thought we could all appreciate a quick lightened up classic – chicken, cauliflower rice and beans dish.

Thai Chicken Bites

Budget friendly appetizer that comes together in minutes with very simple ingredients. The homemade Thai sweet chili sauce fits all clean eating criteria, which you know is hard to find in a store. It is also super quick to make. My neighbour brought very similar Thai chicken bites to out Christmas party a few weeks back and everybody loved them. I loved how meat was not the main focus of the dish and with all other organic ingredients it was pretty wholesome, which we know is rare for…
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