Sweet Potato and Eggs One Pan Dinner

I woke up this morning at 5AM for Kyle’s hockey practice determined to make sweet potato and eggs for dinner, update our bed with new linens, keep organizing my closet and work out. In an effort to keep my brain happy, I have been going on walks and doing less DVD workouts. Maybe because my office and “gym” are now in the same location (basement) but I have been less inspired to workout indoors these days. However, today I did something different and tried a Youtube workout. Don’t…
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Chipotle Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins

Ah, nothing feels better this morning than eating two (or three) sweet potato oatmeal muffins, with a cup of coffee (yes!) after sending boys to school. My breakfast made yesterday (or two-ten days ago) with oats and sweet potato. Workout done yesterday. Kids walked to school. I’m still in PJ’s. Seriously, I am in my days of mom glory and there is no going back. Yesterday I did something very much outside of my comfort zone. Life changing. It is a surprise about which you will hear early…
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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

I managed to whip up these easy peanut butter protein pancakes last week before my little family’s world was turned upside down by Sunday. Today is my birthday. I turned 35. I am celebrating it with a heart half heavy and half full. Three days ago we received a phone call that my mother in law passed away suddenly and tragically at the young age of 67. My poor husband was on Vancouver-Tel Aviv flight 15 hours later. My heart is breaking for him and his sister but I…
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Healthy Almond Cake

Honestly, there is a reason I don’t bake. If I start experimenting with baking I just know that I will be eating non-stop. Eating is a part of my job. Like with this flourless almond cake recipe – I swear me and Alex ate most of it when I first made it for Easter. Yes, it is a healthy almond cake but it is still sugar and a cake. I ain’t gonna fool myself. I can’t stop with desserts so I trained myself better not to start at all. Plus…
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Vegetarian Oatmeal Patties

Meat is expensive. Can’t deny that. Organic meat costs even more. So, I find my ways to save money on meat in 2 Ukrainian ways: Back doors – just like with Chernobyl train tickets I got my ways to get free organic meat. My mom supplies us with venison her and her husband hunt in the prairies. I turn cheap ingredients like veggies and grains into large volume soups and filling fritters, burgers and cakes. Yesterday it was vegetarian oatmeal patties. What happened yesterday anyways?! By noon, I found myself pulling…
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Cherry & Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

Remember 9 lbs of coconut flour in my pantry? You would think the situation would be getting better and every month I would be using more and more of it slowly diminishing my coconut flour barrel. That is not the case. More than that, I am now a hoarder of 13 lbs of coconut flour. Hence, chocolate coconut flour muffins. There are 2 underlying reasons why: My neighbour gave me her bag of Costco’s coconut flour. She had no idea what to do with it and was going to…
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Spaghetti Squash Quiche with Balsamic Vegetables & Feta

There is everything delicious about the balsamic veggies filling and nothing traditional about the crust of this spaghetti squash quiche. But I realize my entire life is far from “traditions” of the locals. Let me tell you how I see today’s North American everyday life through my Eastern European eyes. Briefly. Countertops are washed with Lysol and windows with Windex. Clothes is washed in Tide, with Downy and then dried with Bounce. Becel is butter. Scents are plugged in houses and cars. Bathrooms contain air freshener. Toilet paper is of…
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Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Quinoa Bake

Healthy Christmas breakfast with eggs and bacon prepared the night before. All you have to do is place this breakfast quinoa bake in the oven on a Christmas morning, go open presents and come back to top it with fresh diced fruit because avocado and tomatoes are not vegetables. Adults can add a healthy dose of a clean hot sauce – this one is our favourite right now! And green onions too. You could add a sprinkle of cheese however for me, personally, bacon aroma was enough of flavour and…
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Spaghetti Squash Bake

You are either thinking how tired you are of spaghetti squash or very happy to see this new recipe for a squash sitting in your fridge right now. Personally, between “mac and cheese”, skillet and this bake I made at least twice each in the past month I think I’m “squashed out” until after Christmas. But this spaghetti squash bake was GOOD! In case you are still planning a Thanksgiving menu, this healthy and clean bake should go on the list. It is not on my list because…
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PB Banana Coconut Flour Bread

I made banana coconut flour bread without any added sugar, not even maple syrup or honey. Sounds just like the coconut oil fudge from the other day, right?! I do not like to post similar recipes in a row but I had 8 bananas laying in a cupboard waiting to ripen, so they were all ready at once. I have to hide them from my monkeys. Meet 9 lbs of coconut flour from my pantry. A few years ago I was on a gluten free kick for a bit…
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