Eggplant Vindaloo Curry Recipe

I am adding eggplant vindaloo curry full of healthy fats, carbs, protein and potassium to my meatless quick one pot dinner collection. I am always on a lookout for more quick and affordable plant based dinners. I grew up in a family where a meal without meat is considered not a meal. Still until this day when my mom comes over for a visit I can see she is kind of uncomfortable with my fridge. On one occasion she even asked me to pick her up a steak because she was…
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Frozen Vegetables Stir Fry

I might as well call this recipe “Costco stir fry”. It is about time Costco pays me for 1,000 times I said “Costco” on my blog. Unfortunately, I think Costco is doing pretty fine without me. Sigh. So, no free coconut oil, Dave’s killer bread or PEI medley. What on Earth is Prince Edward medley anyways? Is that a Canadian thing? Is it sold in the US? Enlighten my Ukrainian brain please. Anyways, I grabbed this humongous Costco size bag of frozen vegetables for 4 main reasons: Organic. Cheap. It…
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Garlic Butter Shrimp, Quinoa and Asparagus

I made this shrimp quinoa with asparagus and garlic butter last Thursday before Easter and it was a big hit even among the kids. Who doesn’t like garlic butter or shrimp?! This recipe is large so if serving 2 people cut in half because I wouldn’t freeze the leftovers. However, for 4 of us it was so nice to have lunch leftovers on a day off. The stir fry also can be refrigerated for up to 3 – 5 days (lunches for work!). Easter really marked the beginning…
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Vegan Kale Pesto

Lots of foliage in this vegan kale pesto to kick off 2016 right! And it is vegan not because I’m vegan but because I do not like Parmesan cheese in a pesto. I would rather sprinkle it on top of pesto noodles. And eating less dairy and more vegetables is a plus anyways. Pesto sauce is a tough food item in my clean eating books. It is impossible to find organic or at least non-GMO in my neck of the woods. I have tried a few homemade versions…
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Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Recipe

If you are a fan of pesto then you will like this recipe. I find pesto belongs to “love or hate it” foods. This pesto sauce is super healthy. Made with spinach, barely any oil and sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts. Sunflower seeds are lower in calories, fat and higher in protein than traditionally used pine nuts. That’s why I chose them.