Tomato Parmesan Shaved Brussels Sprouts

The only brussels sprouts I knew growing up was my aunt boiling them whole. Bleck. This is one of those few times I’m grateful my mom didn’t have an open mind about Fall vegetables. She never cooked cauliflower, pumpkin or brussels sprouts. So, as a 35 year old woman I am still learning to love brussels sprouts and both, me and Alex, came to a conclusion our favourite are shaved brussels sprouts. Luckily my mom bought me a good food processor in Costco a few years ago (she…
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Lazy Baked Zucchini Parmesan

The truth is it is August and I have been barely cooking the past month. Mostly because of kids at home, trying to cram in all summer bucket list activities in the short 2 months, abundance of ready to eat summer produce and an inability to switch from reading a book to do house chores. The truth is the more I relax, the more I want to relax. The more I sleep, the more I need to sleep. On the days that I have to catch up on laundry,…
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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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Parmesan Kale Grilled Cheese

I am on a major Parmesan kick. Whenever I feel “blah” I crave Parmesan cheese, I eat it by the slice. I love its hard and crumbly texture, not to mention the taste. I have been feeling “blah” the past few days, starting Monday (shocking?!). It is a mixture of winter blues, my absolutely high maintenance 5 year old, work overload and things that have to be done at home. I need light in the evening and morning desperately. I can’t believe how exhausting a barely 4 feet tall…
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Spaghetti Squash Bake

You are either thinking how tired you are of spaghetti squash or very happy to see this new recipe for a squash sitting in your fridge right now. Personally, between “mac and cheese”, skillet and this bake I made at least twice each in the past month I think I’m “squashed out” until after Christmas. But this spaghetti squash bake was GOOD! In case you are still planning a Thanksgiving menu, this healthy and clean bake should go on the list. It is not on my list because…
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Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

Eliminating added sugar (I mean honey and maple syrup) from my diet has worked very good  – I lost 2 lbs in the past month. So, I continue on cooking mostly savoury recipes. However, I finally perfected the best in the world banana bread made with whole wheat flour and only 1/3 cup honey. I had my 9 year old re-make it yesterday and it came out as beautiful and as delicious as Starbucks’ loaf. Somehow their baked goods look always so appetizing to me. 

Parmesan “Meatballs”

Oh-la-la… My clean eating “meatballs” that actually contain zero meat. Where do I begin?! First of all, this recipe is here to help you feel #soyinspired this Fall in partnership with the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network and the Soyfoods Council. And you should listen to me – all these Holidays upon us mean a lot of animal products and saturated fat at the table. My meatballs are made of lean, healthy and zero cholesterol source of protein… with a liiiiiiiitle sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Just a little bit. Who doesn’t…
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Lemony Kale Pasta with Asparagus

Zesty and garlicky kale has been on my mind ever since I had vegan kale Caesar salad at Heirloom restaurant in Vancouver last December. OMG, I just can’t stop thinking of that flavour! Of course restaurant refused to share recipe with me (what are they crazy?!) and I have been recreating my own versions of it for nearly 6 months. I’m almost there…and it doesn’t contain roasted chickpeas or a bazillion salad dressing ingredients, I promise. Will share soon (I have about 10 recipes on my wish list to…
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