Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Soup

This post is brought to you by high quality German brand Braun and the juiciest summer beefsteak tomatoes ever. We just got back from Osoyoos which I plan to recap on later this week. We did so much in blasting +35C heat – laid by the pool for 2 days straight. That is it, my friends. I really enjoyed doing nothing and could do that for another week. On the way back we stopped at probably 10 fruit and vegetable stands coming back with 20 lbs of cherries, 10…
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Healthy Pesto Tomato and Broccoli Pasta

Organic pasta mixed with blistered grape tomatoes, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, all natural pesto and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Total time = 30 minutes, including the prep and clean up. This was delicious and healthy pasta! A few years ago, my kids couldn’t stand pesto. So, I stopped buying it and never made one. Actually, I went through a stage thinking it’s too fattening but these days I just know that moderation is key.

Quinoa Egg Muffins with Sundried Tomato & Spinach

These quinoa egg muffins are a complete breakfast on the go or a snack. So easy and delicious, I recommend to double the recipe and freeze.are like mini omelettes but better! Filled with complex carbs from quinoa and healthy fats from flax or chia seeds, these egg muffins make a complete breakfast on-the-go or a snack. And I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing. Eating clean and working out, especially lifting, means 5 meals a day for me and Alex. Plus 2 kids => that is…
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Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Quinoa Cakes

I love quinoa in any shape or form. Well, except in breakfast cereal and bars (do you have good recipe?! Please share). Quinoa makes amazing side dish, salad or a casserole (my favourite). It is new superfood and for a good reason – full of protein, complex carbs and high in soluble fiber. And it cooks in 12 minutes versus 45 minutes like brown rice does. Quinoa can be pricey if bought in small packages. That’s why I always buy TruRoots 4lb bag of quinoa at Costco. Making quinoa cakes…
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Quinoa Salad with Apples, Cranberries, Pecans & Maple Basil Dressing

Yesterday I went to my local farmers market and got lots of apples. Today was cooking and photo day for my new eBook – 30 Clean Dinners that comes out on January 5, 2014. Obviously, it was a daycare day for Adam. Amongst total kitchen chaos and my 2 month old broken dishwasher (again), I thought of my neighbours, and all of us of course. Our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving next week and I thought this Quinoa Salad with Apples, Cranberries, Pecans & Maple Basil Dressing would be perfect for their…
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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Caprese Style Recipe

Stuffed pork tenderloin with low fat mozzarella cheese, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and basil. Sounds like little Italy to me and particularly it reminded me of a Caprese salad. But instead of using buffalo mozzarella we are going low fat.:) Pork tenderloin is one of my favourite animal based sources of protein. After the chicken breast of course. It’s lean, tender and is easy to cook. I obviously got tired of chicken breasts and it’s too cold to grill the pork tenderloin outside, so I decided to roast…
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