Savoy Cabbage Salad

Ever since returning from San Francisco road trip, I have been living off of cold healthy brown rice pudding for breakfast, salads for dinner and healthy iced tea (recipe coming this week) in between. I came up with this savoy cabbage salad recipe one hot night when all there was in my fridge a savoy cabbage I couldn’t just pass by at the farm stand, empty veggie drawers and a container of Greek yogurt. I’m “addicted” to savoy cabbage this summer even though I have always thought of…
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Ground Chicken Tacos

These ground chicken tacos are the most simple tacos I have made yet. To make the taco filling healthy, I used only 1 lb of ground chicken breast and loaded it with over 1 lb of veggies. And the best part is – there aren’t much extra fixins to prepare because they are all mixed in one humongous size skillet. For once, I made Taco Tuesday a real thing within half an hour. If you personally do not feel like chicken tacos right now, check out my easy shrimp tacos…
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Tex Mex Rice and Beans with Zucchini

Well, hello there. I’m back. I disappeared from here for like 4 days, which is unusual for me. I feel like Friday – Sunday, and even Monday this week, have been a blur. A good blur of happy family life but still a blur of hundred bank/car/mall/paperwork errands, kids’ hockey at 7AM and socializing with a bunch of screaming kids and the most fun adults. Which is all great because this is normalcy you crave once the real life problems strike! We all go through black and white phases in…
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Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie is essentially a dog pile (a new word I learnt during Kyle’s last hockey game) of veggies. And just to forewarn you – I’m not a potato hater but rather lover (see my last weekend eats). How can I be Ukrainian and hate potatoes when we ate them every day?! Potatoes are not bad for you. I just wanted to have fun with cauliflower. And honestly I thought I had a genius new recipe on hands which proved to be a nonsense once I did my…
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Coleslaw Macaroni Salad

I am not sure where I am heading with no dairy in my diet but for now I have to stick to vegan salad dressings. Like lemon mint vinaigrette in this coleslaw with brown rice elbow macaroni, corn and edamame. It was delicious, crunchy and refreshing! A few years ago I started to develop acne along my jaw line. Acne I never had before. Apparently it is common among adult women. I also felt my hormones were completely out of whack around ovulation and period times, where as all…
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Butternut Squash Noodles Tex Mex Style

On Monday, February 29th, I woke up pissed. What does it have to do with a spiralized butternut squash noodles recipe? All and nothing. I was pissed at Sunday’s fiasco to go skiing only to find a fog, wind gusts and melting snow when we pulled up to the mountain. At Alex car’s dead battery so I had to drive him to the train station at 7AM. And at myself for being lazy and not working out last week. So, I was pissed, quietly pissed…

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant Tex Mex Style

When I was a kid, August always meant an abundance of eggplant dishes at dinner table. That is when eggplant is in season in Ukraine and we better “stock up” our bodies with potassium because you won’t get it for another 11 months. There was no bananas which explains why 16 years later after immigration and I still can’t stop eating them. My favourite fruit ever! Anyways, traditional Ukrainian eggplant dishes consisted of panfried eggplant rounds dipped in flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Or the same rounds without flour but layered…
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Slow Cooker Chicken Lentil Soup

You know how some recipes have stories?! My story behind this to-die-for Tex Mex flavoured slow cooker chicken lentil soup with corn unfolded as following. 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 jokes…
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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. Zucchini bake, Pad Thai zucchini noodles and chicken zucchini casserole enchiladas? Yep.

Healthy Corn Fritters with Vegetables

Vegetables fritters is one of the easiest and budget friendly vegetarian meals! Yellow, chunky and thick, these cakes have been on my mind ever since I saw them on the Kitchn. But I was craving a texture and taste of healthy corn flitters without flour. You know when you bite or tear a piece of, it breaks. That one. I make vegetarian fritters all the time, just haven’t had a chance to remake them since testing. I have cabbage and cauliflower fritters on my “to post list”. I would love to hear…
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