Crustless Zucchini Quiche

A few years ago, a health conscious neighbour shared delicious crustless quiche recipe that I loved taste of but my stomach didn’t agree with amount of dairy in it. Never being able to forget an experience of a cold savoury quiche on a summer morning, which created heaven in my mouth, this year I was set to come up with my own super simple and healthy crustless zucchini quiche recipe using only a few ingredients: lots and lots of grated zucchini, many fresh local eggs and a small…
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Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

Creamy healthy potato salad is possible with Greek yogurt and with a help of my Ukrainian heritage. I combined my childhood favourite egg, radish and cucumber salad with traditional North American potato salad, and the result is lighter and healthier potato salad without sacrificing the flavour. I tested recipe three times and me and my 10 year old (he is becoming one excellent cook with a dream of owning a food truck one day) agreed in unison that radishes and cucumbers add a delightful crunch, slicing potatoes in rounds…
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Healthy Instant Ramen

Whether on “Oops, what’s for dinner?!” day, lunch or after an exhausting shopping trip to Costco, I have made healthy instant ramen numerous times in the past month. We haven’t bought ramen for over a decade for health reasons but Costco has convinced me I should get not 1 but 2 packs of Lotus Foods organic ramen on sale. Inside are plain noodle blocks which at first upset me (no poisonous packets but no healthy seasoning either), but I quickly saw fun in making the most flavourful healthy instant…
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Oatmeal Pizza Crust

I am here not to tell you that you should drop your family’s favourite pizza recipe, stop making pizza or that pizza is bad for you. No, none of that is true. What I am here to offer you is an easy flourless oatmeal pizza crust solution, if you are not “a flour girl” (oops, that sounds weird but I like it) like me and are looking for a simple yet lighter Friday night pizza solution. What I mostly love about a rolled oats pizza crust is an absence…
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Sweet Potato and Eggs One Pan Dinner

These sweet potatoes and eggs. This one pan dinner came out of sheer desire to eat a wholesome dinner and my lack of energy. Kid have sports around dinner time, so I either make dinner before or after, and it gotta be quick. I’m exhausted either at 4PM or at 6:30PM. So tired that I decided to cut sweet potatoes in half instead of chopping. Similar to sweet potato skillet tired.

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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Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins

Remember banana coconut flour bread and 9 lbs of coconut flour? 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…
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