Stovetop Zucchini Noodles Lasagna

No, there was no zucchini noodles lasagna or pasta lasagna on our dinner’s menu growing up in Ukraine. The closest I could get the taste of Italy was by hiding in a dark cold room with a knife and slicing leg of prosciutto my uncle brought from Italy. I still remember it vividly – bright red glossy leg hanging on a door. How can a 9 year old resist that?! So, now I know if I could slice food hanging in the air in the dark with a paring knife, my…
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Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty minestrone soup recipe back from 2013, which I made while visiting mom’s farm in Alberta and used my son’s red T-shirt as “a napkin” for a photoshoot. Needless to say pictures needed a makeover, however the recipe was tip-top. Clearly on a million acres farm in +10 C summer days there was not much to do except watch TV, cook and drink wine. I still can’t believe I drove 1,100 kms each way with 2 little kids all by myself and gave Alex a 2 weeks vacation. Just like…
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Chopped Caprese Salad with Edamame

Chopped caprese salad with all ingredients of a caprese salad combined with edamame beans for extra protein and just because I love them. Oh, and persian cucumbers, those water packed, cancer fighters and hangover curing little guys. And if you ask me, no good salad is complete without avocado, like avocado fruit salad and avocado lettuce salad. This superfood is full of healthy fats, so don’t worry.

Crock Pot Chicken Marinara

This healthy Italian dish requires no precooking – “just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and forget about it” type of recipe. Easy chicken thigh recipe! You can also stock up on the ingredients in advance and make this delicious healthy crock pot chicken marinara any time.