Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup

This slow cooker vegetarian lentil soup is made only with vegetables, and is perfect for real life when your fridge drawers have to be cleaned out and you wish you could just throw everything in a crock pot and go to work. If you leave house early, you can prepare all ingredients in the evening and just plug in the slow cooker in the morning. And with this kind of lentil soup, the longer it cooks, the better it gets – potatoes and lentils get their chance to…
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Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

Creamy healthy potato salad is possible with Greek yogurt and with a help of my Ukrainian heritage. I combined my childhood favourite egg, radish and cucumber salad with traditional North American potato salad, and the result is lighter and healthier potato salad without sacrificing the flavour. I tested recipe three times and me and my 10 year old (he is becoming one excellent cook with a dream of owning a food truck one day) agreed in unison that radishes and cucumbers add a delightful crunch, slicing potatoes in rounds…
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Healthy Carrot Soup

Healthy carrot soup made with carrots from Alberta. And potatoes too. Then paprika and coriander fried, of course, with onion and garlic. Everything cooked in homemade chicken stock with tender organic chicken. Yes, you can use store bought to save on time but not money. Depends on a day. I get it. My garage’s floor is covered with bags and boxes lined with newspaper full of mom’s earthy produce. Not exaggerating at all, she brought about 20 lbs of tomatoes, 15 lbs of beets, 30 lbs of potatoes and about…
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Healthy Homemade French Fries

A few weeks ago we watched a documentary “Fed Up”. I mean, there was nothing new to me but my 8 year old wanted to see it. The film focuses on obesity in the US, why it is happening, how there is a lack of education about it and how Michele Obama’s message “Let’s Move!” is controversial. There were 2 kids, a boy and a girl, shown as an example and overall movie really targeted how much sugar our kids over eat. My 4 year old saw the kids…
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Mexican Potato Skins

Modernized Mexican food in a form of Mexican kale salad, Mexican bean salad and Mexican turkey meatballs is the best for get togethers. These Mexican potato skins are perfect for the game days, whatever games you play and watch.:) You can serve them right on a baking tray. Just sprinkle with some fresh cilantro, throw in a few slices of lime and jalapenos, add a jar of salsa, even Greek yogurt (I was obviously out) => you are good to go. I don’t think Mexicans eat much potatoes but…
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Root Vegetable Mash

Creating classic yet healthy all time favourite mashed potatoes recipe, I had a few things in mind: Thanksgiving is upon us. If you don’t know, Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated in the 1st half of October vs. at the end of November in the US. Every time I start looking for pumpkin in American stores at the end of August, I get weird blonde looks. I hate peeling vegetables. I wanted root vegetable mash to be yellow. I was going after light, airy and fluffy texture. That’s why…
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