Two Spice Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

It was raining all week. Which I didn’t mind because I could finally bake and cook. On Wednesday I made a huge pot of this red lentil vegetable soup that lasted 2 days. Many of you might not know but I grew up with a single mom who had/has insomnia and anxiety issues. So, most days she was and still is not feeling well enough to do any normal daily activities that so many of us take for granted. On many of those days I heard her say “Let’s…
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Slow Cooker Chicken, Corn and Lentil Soup

You know how some recipes have stories?! My story behind this to-die-for Tex Mex flavoured slow cooker lentil soup with chicken and corn unfolded as following…On 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…
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Easy Green Lentil Curry

This green lentil curry made with green lentils, coconut milk, tomato paste and spices is an old-old recipe of mine that was screaming for picture makeovers. I also re-tested it to make stovetop and slow cooker friendly. So, you have 2 options depending whether you want to come back home to “an Indian restaurant” or rather quickly whip it up in a sexy dutch oven while sipping on a glass of wine and listening to Frank Sinatra. The latter is my favourite way to cook (sans wine most times…
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Salmon Burgers with Mango Slaw

I finally made them and they were to die for! Like those wild salmon burgers from Costco but even better. The best part that homemade burgers contain all ingredients I have control over: wild sockeye salmon (use any, especially affordable pink would be great), red lentils, Dijon mustard, parsley, onions blah-blah-blah. All organic, fresh and the way I like it. Not that Costco salmon burgers are the worst, they are not. In fact, let’s face it – we all gotta eat, at the end of the day. If you…
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88 Clean Eating Superfood Salad Recipes for Spring

I LOVE salads! Everyone who knows me in person knows that. I always get asked to bring salads to any gathering. You should love salads too – often cheap, fridge cleaning and waist friendly (if you don’t add a cup of mayo or ranch dressing). This post was so much fun as I don’t remember last time I got to sit on a couch, browse recipes, look at pretty food and just copy paste titles and links all day long. I have included only Clean Eating approved salads for…
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Smoky Lentil and Black Bean Chili

Lentils…were on my mind since past weekend, again thanks to the food bloggers conference. Canadian Lentils was the official sponsor and they even gave me real wood salad tongs, that I’m sure you will see in many pictures. As you can imagine, we had lentils for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally. Surprisingly, upon my return home I cooked more lentils. That tells me I like lentils. A few years ago, lentils captured me mostly with their dirt cheap price, and that’s organic green lentils I’m talking about. Spinach and…
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Lentil Salad with Moroccan Coconut Dressing

  Crunchy vegetables, chewy lentils and refreshing coconut milk dressing with Moroccan spices. A nutritional powerhouse, this salads is easy, delicious and keeps your kitchen cool. Happy Meatless Monday and I hope you had a great Father’s Day yesterday. Are any fathers reading my blog?!:) Our Father’s Day was an amazing day, like many Sundays, filled with me making breakfast + dinner and a mall + Walmart haul. Very special, right?! My kids are blessed to have an amazing father who makes every weekend special and who has got…
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Santa Fe Chicken and Lentil Casserole

One morning I woke up to an email in my inbox – Take the Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Challenge and You Could Win $2,000! Mixed feelings right away. At 6AM. Good morning, Olena! 1. $2,000?! Whoa. Cool! The two week all-inclusive vacation in Mexico suddenly was in front of my eyes – me and Alex sunbathing, surrounded by servers with pina coladas and kids building the sand castles. 2. What on earth do you have to do with lentils in order to win $2,000?! I mean besides slow cooking the heck out…
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Spinach Lentil Soup Recipe

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I made this Spinach Lentil Soup last night and updated the photos of this recipe from last year. My kids ate all of it, even picky 3 year old.:) Enjoy! This soup is vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Virtually 0 fat, low in sodium, cholesterol and full of complex carbs. Make for dinner tonight and have lunch ready for tomorrow. Meatless Monday is an international campaign that began in 2003 with a goal to encourage people to not eat meat on Mondays. Focusing on your…
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