Santa Fe Chicken and Lentil Casserole

One morning I woke up to an email in my inbox – Take the Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Challenge and You Could Win $2,000! Mixed feelings right away. At 6AM. Good morning, Olena! 1. $2,000?! Whoa. Cool! The two week all-inclusive vacation in Mexico suddenly was in front of my eyes – me and Alex sunbathing, surrounded by servers with pina coladas and kids building the sand castles. 2. What on earth do you have to do with lentils in order to win $2,000?! I mean besides slow cooking the heck out…
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Healthy Crockpot Butter Chicken

Healthy Crockpot Butter Chicken is an ultimate comfort Indian food made lighter, healthier and in a slow cooker for an added convenience. And despite the name, this dish contains not a teaspoon of butter. Although nothing is wrong with a bit of organic butter in your diet. Traditionally butter chicken is made with yogurt and spices. Then I’ve seen Americanized versions with cups and cups of whipping cream. Or even better with jarred Tandoori sauce. Trust me, more than anything I would love to smother this crockpot butter…
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Baked Cajun Chicken Recipe

  Oven baked chicken breasts with homemade cajun spice seasoning. Perfect for quick healthy dinner and meal preps. This baked cajun chicken is perfect for healthy quick dinners and meal preps. If you are trying to lose weight, or get leaner and see more muscle definition, this Baked Cajun Chicken is perfect for your diet. Chicken breast, the leanest part of the chicken, rubbed with spices to add flavour without calories. And this Homemade Cajun Seasoning that I found at Kitchen Magpie’s blog is literally 20 calories with a…
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Simple Baked Dijon Chicken

As my life gets busier, my recipes seem to get more simple. I think you and me are on the same page. Recently, you confirmed what I suspected – we share the same addiction – Mr. Crock Pot. Turkey chili, pulled pork, then chicken, rice & mushroom soup => all big love from you, guys. I should see if I can get a few crock pots for a giveaway for you. Took a note. How do you know your life is busy?! It’s when you buckled your toddler…
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Healthy Crock Pot Chicken, Rice and Mushroom Soup

  Healthy, cozy and creamy soup made in a crock pot with dried (fresh) mushrooms, brown rice and chicken breasts. Um, will you run away if I tell you this soup is made with cauliflower?! Like no flour and milk slurry to thicken the broth. A head of cauliflower. My $2.99 organic vegetable. A few month ago, while experimenting with soup recipes for my eBook, I discovered it does wonders in a crock pot. So, cauliflower, rice, 2 chicken breasts, stock, veggies and spices. Turn on and see you later. I’m…
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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

The key to a good chicken noodle soup is clear chicken broth. I have been making chicken noodle soup and other kinds of clear soups for many years. My mom and grandma used to make them a lot. In fact, we never had creamy soups and the only non-clear soups we ate were green split peas soup and borscht. So, making a turkey or chicken broth based soup is like a second nature to me. I can make it in my sleep.

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.

Healthy Chef Salad Recipe

Chef salad has been one of my favourite North American recipes ever since I landed on this prosperous land. Seriously, if you still don’t know, we got it all and way more. Trust me on this one. LIfe is crazy! My house is loud, gets messy (I’m a clean freak and paying for it) and there are always bazillion things on the schedule. By Thursday, I’m usually ready for a hot tub and wine but this week I did something different. I got back to working out regularly,…
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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili

When I hear buffalo chicken, I immediately think of buffalo wings and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. Then celery and carrots come to mind. So, imagine all of that cooked in a slow cooker and making the yummiest Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili. I think, we all have to thank Rachel Ray for inventing this crockpot chicken chili. It’s all over the net. But I made my own version – clean and simple. As I always do, when trying to recreate the recipe. I just look at the ingredients list…
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Healthy Spanakopita Chicken Roll Ups Recipe

Happy Monday! If Monday can ever be happy?! I think Sunday night is worse.:) 2 weeks ago Canada celebrated Thanksgiving. Meet our dinner – healthy chicken thighs stuffed with feta and dill, rolled in Panko breadcrumbs and baked for only 25 minutes. Super easy chicken recipe! I haven’t done roll ups in years and was intimidated at first, for no reason. You don’t even need to use toothpicks – the roll ups won’t unroll.:) If you are like me and can’t handle eating huge turkey 2 months in…
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