Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

I can’t declare that this sheet pan chicken and vegetables is the most exciting dish I ever produced, but that is exactly why I turned to a one pan dinner in the first place – I wasn’t very excited about cooking supper. The thing is that it works, in so many ways. So, I thought I would share although the process of roasting chicken, potatoes and broccoli might be the “I’ve been doing this forever” obvious to you, but I won’t know it until I share.

Sautéed Garlic Broccoli with Tomatoes

A rainbow of red and green in this sauteed garlic broccoli recipe doesn’t make me miss Christmas. The opposite – the smell and pictures sent me almost into tears realizing “oh, how I miss you, summer!” (I know I have big problems in my life, I know). Evening walks, naked legs and light. As much as I love holidays, I’m so happy they are over because the chaos of kids at home and visiting family, which we all know is good in moderation (sorry, mom and boys). The past few days, I…
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Ukrainian Salsa Adjika Recipe

Ever since I posted cauliflower breadsticks recipe over 2 years ago and mentioned that I served them with my mom’s Ukrainian salsa, I have been constantly bombarded with requests for the recipe. I never anticipated “the breadsticks” to be such a hit and least expected Ukrainian salsa to be another hit. Just never know. So, I asked my mom for the recipe and she left the written version in Ukraine and her Canadian version is an eyeballed version. If you ever ask a European woman for a recipe you…
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Chimichurri Sauce Recipe 3 Ways: Mint, Arugula and Parsley

So, did you make any of iFOODreal’s recipes for Memorial Day? I would love to know. Honestly, don’ be shy to comment. My friends somehow are always so terrified to leave a comment on my blog although they cook a ton of my food. Please, don’t be shy. There is no lines to cross. With me there is almost no lines…almost. Also, if you are not a fan of emails but would like to be notified about iFOODreal’s new posts just follow me with Bloglovin. You can follow your…
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Grilled Chicken Chimichurri Recipe

Last summer our entire backyard was undergoing major renovation and grill was sitting in the middle of a dying lawn next to a hottub. Obviously, we didn’t grill all summer. I just checked and last time I posted a grilled recipe was summer of 2014. Makes sense. This year tuck your linen handkerchiefs under the chin as things are about to get messy, drippy and charred on iFOODreal. This grilled Chimichurri chicken is fatty, juicy and oh so flavourful with fresh garlic, parsley and oregano. This Memorial Day…
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Smashed Cauliflower Bites

I find March to June the worst months to shop for quality produce. I am already tired of squash, kale and citrus. Asparagus – I broiled it and added to a soup. I had enough of fragrant bathroom trips. For almost 3 weeks I couldn’t find organic apples and now that I did they cost an arm and a leg. As I glance through magazines and blogs mentioning spring’s produce bounty I am honestly puzzled where do those people live?! Or are they talking about new greenhouse’s crops? So, I am done…
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Baked Salmon with Cheese Recipe

Last Monday Alex took sockeye salmon fillet from the freezer and declared he will be making salmon stir fry on Tuesday night. Some weekends when both of us get to the end of the rope with life and kids, we go through a 10 minute pointing fingers “you don’t do this, and you don’t do this” exchange of love. Joys of marriage. That made me happy. For about an hour. Typical female behaviour. On Tuesday, I was on a couch thinking how it is our last stash of salmon, how I…
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Broiled Asparagus with Garlic

I have a broiled asparagus with garlic recipe for you that keeps your hands oil free and mess to a minimum. And it is so easy, my 9 year old makes it! Not to mention that all you need is 5 ingredients 4 of which are asparagus itself, oil, salt and pepper. The 5th one is garlic and there is no way around it because I am Ukrainian. This broiled asparagus comes out crunchy and still tender. The only way anyone should be eating asparagus. No mushy boiled…
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Parmesan Garlic Parsnip Fries

You might think I’m getting ready for a Superbowl. In fact, I am not. I realized what are those black smudges on players’ faces just last year. I’m getting better though – I used to think it is dirt only realizing they play on a turf field years later. I was puzzled why would you play in a crisp white clothes on a muddy field?! Just like I’m still puzzled by baseball’s uniform or hockey players wearing suit and tie arriving for the game. What the heck?! I mean it…
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Garlic Olive Oil Dip

I might send an entire paleo and gluten free community in utter shock today with our family’s traditional appetizer recipe – a mixture of organic extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar of Modena, local garlic and himalayan pink salt served with fresh local organic bread for dipping. We make this olive oil dip almost every time we entertain, I mean whenever we do that. I have to say we used to be WAY MORE social people before our 2nd boy was born. After that, time became of an…
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