Green Split Pea Soup

Back in the 80s, kids were raised on soups in any former Soviet Union republic. And that’s how I grew up although I hated green split pea soup. Soups are cheap, filling and easy. They are also easy to make healthy and leftovers for 3 days are a bonus. We ate soup every day. Every single day at 2PM. There was no such thing as lunch at noon. Traditionally green split pea soup is made with ham which is full of nitrates. And I might break the news for…
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Clean Leftover Turkey Pesto Quesadillas Recipe

I couldn’t think of an easier and healthier way to use the leftover turkey – quesadillas. Easy to make and serve, and kids love them. With quesadillas I can be over with lunch/dinner in 30 minutes and there is usually plenty leftovers left. When I make them, I cook only one time that day. Leftover cooked turkey meat mixed with broccoli, dried cranberries, cheese and then stuffed inside whole wheat tortillas. Basil makes these quesadillas really stand out. A couple of days ago I tried to find preservative free…
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Thai Turkey Meatballs in 30 Minutes

Today is not a story day. Today is super awesome Thai turkey meatballs day! I got my new dishwasher that can even make Thai meatballs.:) In all seriousness, we have a deal: I make the meatballs and he does the dirty job. And he knows his job really well. Meatballs don’t have to be smothered in tomato sauce (hello, slow cooker porcupine meatballs), nor they have to be simmered for hours (hi, meatless meatballs). They can have your favourite Thai flavours, be cooked in a skillet, within 30 minutes….
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Cabbage Rolls Casserole

Being from Ukraine, I ate a lot of cabbage rolls in my life. My grandma used to make the best cabbage rolls and they were simple. Over the years in Canada, I have tasted some store-bought and deli made cabbage rolls. They were small, full of rice and bacon and made with sour cabbage. For me, a cabbage roll is the size that you can eat only 2 or 3, meaty and juicy. You mash it in your plate, make a big unappetizing looking mess with sour cream on…
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Zucchini Turkey Burger

Juicy and fragrant, the best way to describe this lean and clean zucchini turkey burger made with 93% lean ground turkey, fresh cilantro, fragrant cumin and topped with Greek yogurt cilantro aioli. Only 206 calories and 5 WW Points+ per burger! After kids, I think food is the 2nd most beautiful thing in the world besides the world itself.