Quinoa Gratin

When a cashier was nice enough to point out $5 price for a head of cauliflower, I was frankly surprised September is not a cauliflower season. Oh well, I went ahead and bought 2 heads anyways and made this delicious quinoa gratin. If you ever want to eat something without stressing about the calories, know it’s vegetables. You will get full before you overeat them.

Zucchini Bake with Tomatoes, Garlic and Parmesan

We love Parmesan Zucchini Sticks and I have baked tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese a numerous # of times. So, I thought why not to combine both with some garlic and make zucchini bake?! Cheese with garlic is always a winning combo. In Ukraine, garlic and dill go together like lime and cilantro in Mexico. Great success! This zucchini and tomato bake literally took me 5 minutes of chopping and other 25 minutes I was cooking Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken, while zucchini and tomatoes were baking. 

Quinoa Skillet with Chicken and Garden Veggies

Sautéed chicken with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli and quinoa. All in one quinoa skillet and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I do love simple dinners and my chicken: chicken and cauliflower in homemade teriyaki sauce, chicken Abruzzi and one pot quinoa, chicken and broccoli. My garden is not overflowing with vegetables but my local farmer’s market is. As much as I love cooking, I equally do not enjoy gardening. This summer I haven’t planted even a single herb. Alex volunteered to stick 2 tomato and 2…
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Simple Tomato Salad

I absolutely love salads that do not require dressing preparation on a side (hello, tomato and red onion salad and tomato feta pasta salad). Like this simple tomato basil salad – cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and the rest are the spices in your fridge/pantry. You throw everything together in a bowl and gently stir. The end result – delicious full of flavour summer salad full of antioxidants, vitamins A + C, and folic acid. And of course with a bit of a heat kick with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce.

Fish Skillet with Vegetables

I feel like I’m following a paleo diet this week. grilled fish kebabs, grilled cherry tomatoes and now more vegetables and lean protein. This quick fish skillet consists of tuna, eggplant and cherry tomatoes, simmered with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce, maple syrup & cider vinegar and topped with fresh basil. Perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights. Serve this skillet on its own or over brown basmati rice, barley or quinoa for a more filling dish.

Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe # 2 of the Tabasco 10 Ingredient (4 ingredient and no oven for me) Challenge. Yesterday I posted Grilled Spicy Cilantro Fish Kebabs, which in fact, would pair really well with these grilled cherry tomatoes. I will be honest, I’m not the greatest recipe seller. I wish all I could say is this recipe is amazeballs! Often I get readers doing a better job describing the recipe’s flavours and experience in the comments. I usually get a lightbulb on and go like “Yeah, why the heck didn’t I say…
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Healthy Chef Salad Recipe

Chef salad has been one of my favourite North American recipes ever since I landed on this prosperous land. Seriously, if you still don’t know, we got it all and way more. Trust me on this one. LIfe is crazy! My house is loud, gets messy (I’m a clean freak and paying for it) and there are always bazillion things on the schedule. By Thursday, I’m usually ready for a hot tub and wine but this week I did something different. I got back to working out regularly,…
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