Black Bean and Rice Burritos

Holy burritos, I have burnt 8 out of 10 fingers while figuring out how to roll a whole wheat tortilla without breaking it! I completely understand why there are so many recipes with white flour tortillas but those recipes are not for us. No need for them either as I managed to roll these babies up good enough for freezing and my boys not giving me looks what’s on their plate. And these black bean and rice burritos were delicious, filled with all plant-based goodness!

Twice Baked Jalapeno Sweet Potato Recipe

Creamy twice baked sweet potato stuffed with jalapeños, green onions, garlic, bacon and cheese. Main or a side dish, the combination of sweet and savoury will knock your tastebuds’ socks off. And all action happens inside the potatoes, right in the baking dish. No need to cut the tops off, scooping out the flesh and making a stuffing. Super easy, you will see. I love sweet potatoes for their affordability and health factors, not to mention the sweetness. Frankly, I do not have many recipes using them. Quite often…
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Lighter Fajita Quesadillas Recipe

Quesadillas makes a quick lunch or dinner. I found a way to make them healthier with sprouted whole grain tortillas, only 2 tbsp of cheese and stuff as many veggies as I can. I left the choice of protein up to you – leftover chicken or turkey work great. I personally saw these quesadillas as a chance for a vegetarian dinner and used organic medium firm tofu. Because of so much flavour going on here, the kids thought tofu was chicken. And tofu is pretty tasteless on its own and absorbs flavours…
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Avocado Chickpea Dip

Cheesy appetizers season is upon us, with holidays just around the corner (hard to believe) and all the sports games happening on TV. In my house it’s hockey non-stop. Not to mention rain, snow and cold that makes us spend weekends hibernating and eating. So, I thought you would appreciate a healthier snack option. Those of us who care anyways. A small group of us.:) Me and Alex often wonder why there are no healthy fast food joints and thoughts of opening one appears. However, by passing Costco’s cafe…
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Sweet Potato Egg Bake with Taco Seasoning

Breakfasts on-the-go are becoming a staple in my home. Me and Alex just love breakfast waiting for us in the fridge. I am also trying to make these breakfasts kid friendly because I wouldn’t let my kids have cereal every morning, even if it’s organic. Since breakfast has to include complex carbs my choice always turns to whole foods like oats, quinoa and sweet potatoes. I do not eat bread much, so quick toast isn’t an option. I have never incorporated sweet potato in a breakfast dish before and was absolutely…
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CrockPot Taco Soup

You can pull off this crockpot taco soup only with the ingredients from your pantry and freezer, and with minimal effort because it cooks itself in slow cooker. For toppings use what you have. Even if you don’t have any, this soup will be delicious on its own. My kids love Mexican food (I think most kids do) so I kept the soup mild, just with a bit of a bite that they can handle. For my 3 year old I even watered it down more in his bowl…
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Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Cilantro and Lime

Zucchini noodles, weird and interesting, right?! I will be honest: when I first saw them on Pinterest last year, I was like “Whaaaat?! Why?!”. Pinterest is awesome but it’s full of weird ideas that are not practical. Many recipes look pretty, I agree, but it’s either a very time consuming or an unnecessary idea, in my opinion.

One Pan Skinny Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

  Chicken and zucchini…Summer is flying by so fast, I’m afraid I won’t have enough time to cook all the dishes I have in mind with summer’s fresh produce. I admit, I prefer grocery shopping to the clothes one. I can wonder aisles of food for hours. My preferred way to do it – on my own. Can you blame me?! Every time I enter my local farm market type of a grocery store, I’m about to faint. Local blueberries, zucchini, cherries, young potatoes, dill cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes,…
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Creamy Mexican Kale Salad

Oh, this Mexican kale salad is sooo good! A heat wave hit Vancouver and I have been spending every day at the beach. Plus, my mom has been visiting, which is a precious gift. Needless to say, it’s too hot and little time to cook. My new gas stove warms up the kitchen way faster than my old electric one. Hearty salads like Mango Black Bean Salad, Mexican Bean Salad Recipe and Chickpea Avocado Salad are my best friends right now. And this Mexican kale salad is on top of the list…
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Skinny 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Life is crazy and we try to unwind on weekends. With good food, good friends and with a glass of good wine. If hockey is on, Alex is all in. That means little boys are glued to TV too. I really have no choice but to like hockey. Hey, we are Canadians. We love hockey! Past weekend we did just that and part of the menu was this Skinny 7 Layer Dip Recipe. It was nice to bring a variety to the table with something fresh and vegetarian…
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