Rice and bean dish

Rice and bean dish

I am all about minimal dishes when it comes to food prep. I’ll definitely eat a salad right out of the mixing bowl and potentially will attempt to cut veggies without a cutting board meaning I’ll cut in the air or just on the plate I am going to use. Does...
BBQ pineapple chicken

BBQ pineapple chicken

These are crazy times. I honestly don’t really know what to think of all that is going on in the world. While I do understand the seriousness of this pandemic, what is more worrisome to me is the reaction of the people. This panic mode that has set in our...
Shrimp pesto pasta

Shrimp pesto pasta

If there is one thing I don’t like doing is staring at the fridge and the pantry to try and figure out what to make for dinner. Hence why we meal plan. I really only have to think about it once every 7 to 10 days. While meal planning is very efficient and time...
Coconut white fish sticks

Coconut white fish sticks

I like to think I offer a variety of meal ideas that are simple enough and for the most part family friendly. But this month I am making an effort to offer quick and easy recipes that are favorites with my kids. No fancy plating, no fancy ingredients, just plain and...
Chickpea meatballs

Chickpea meatballs

We are wrapping up this month of meatless recipes with these chickpea meatballs. I have truly enjoyed branching out and including more plant-based protein on our menu. I think a lot of people are also trying to include more in their lifestyle and that’s great....
Butternut squash tomato pasta

Butternut squash tomato pasta

I am really digging this new trend of legume based noodles! While I am sure they have been around for some time, they are for sure gaining popularity and why wouldn’t they. They are typically packed with over 20g of protein, which in my book is awesome...
Black bean and cauliflower tacos

Black bean and cauliflower tacos

A few years ago, I would’ve told my husband I was making meatless tacos and he would’ve laughed and told me to stop kidding and throw in some shrimp or something. Funny enough, he brought up how he thought we should include more plant based protein in our...
Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry

I usually like to rotate meats when I build my meal plans. I would normally include a few days of chicken and salmon, some white fish, turkey and pork. It pays off that we shop at Costco for meats since we normally always have a decent stock around in the deep freeze....
Broccoli spinach soup

Broccoli spinach soup

We’ve almost made it! The end of January is near. I know it’s the case for a lot of people, to just feel like this month will never end. I mean, I get it. You enter this new month with a holiday withdrawal. And while schedule it good to get back to, there...
Sweet potato and red lentil curry soup

Sweet potato and red lentil curry soup

I know I am probably the 5397th Albertan to complained about the weather but seriously, this has been a cold one. We are definitely feeling the cabin fever over here. While the kids can be entertained semi-easy and you can take them places to burn off energy, the dogs...
Black bean soup

Black bean soup

This one is a huge favorite in our house. And when I say that I don’t mean just for my husband and I. I am also referring to both kids. While it’s not very surprising that my youngest loves it – that kid will eat anything presented to him, and I...
Spaghetti squash stir fry

Spaghetti squash stir fry

I don’t know about you guys, but some weeks I like to play this game “Can I make it one more day without getting groceries?” It’s my way of living dangerously, you know.. now that I have kids. Just kidding, well kinda. I do try this out once in...
Tomato farro soup

Tomato farro soup

I don’t think I could come out and say there is a best soup out there, but there is something to be said about a nice warm bowl of tomato soup. I don’t know what it is about soup but it just makes me feel so cozy just thinking about it. Or maybe it is the...
Turkey, squash and apple chili

Turkey, squash and apple chili

I don’t take out the crock pot a whole lot in the warmer months. I’m not sure why since it’s so convenient. And Sundays are especially great for crock pot dinners. We often take the weekend to get chores done and prep for the week so often the last thing I feel like...
Turkey apple burgers

Turkey apple burgers

Maybe it’s just me, but when I think of burgers, I think of summer time and BBQing. It’s not like I only eat burgers in the summer but that’s usually were my mind goes. Luckily though there are no outdoor temperature requirement for burgers. And if...
Apple and sausage stuffed acorn squash

Apple and sausage stuffed acorn squash

Another Sunday, another quash! And what better recipe to share then one where you don’t have to clean the dishes you are eating in. Seriously though! Edible bowls are the best kind of bowls. I used to be a little intimidated by the acorn squash. I know how silly...
Warm baby kale salad

Warm baby kale salad

I have talked before about our bodies craving warm or cool foods depending on the season. And fall is the perfect example for this. Fall is usually synonym of soup season, or the good ole crockpot usually comes out of the cupboard a little more often. While salads...
Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

I have this tradition, if you can call it that, to batch make a bunch of soups and stock up the freezer. I think it started a few years back when I got a job working in an office. After a summer of eating my life in salads, I needed something else but still was...
Asian salmon salad

Asian salmon salad

I don’t know about you guys but I’m a sucker for a nice presentation. They say we eat with our eyes first and I would have to agree. It is way more appetizing to eat a nice looking plate than a goulash bowl! Although sometimes those are the best kind of...
Apple and leek stuffed pork

Apple and leek stuffed pork

This summer has been such an odd one. I’ve only lived in Edmonton for a few years but I can’t recall ever seeing this much rain! But I am really enjoying how lush and green everything is. It must be what it’s like to live in Vancouver haha. We have finally been...
Summer salad rolls

Summer salad rolls

I love salads! I could eat one everyday. In fact I think I do on most days. But I can see why some people aren’t too fond since they can be a little boring. So for all my salad haters out there, this one is for you! I give you 3 different versions of a salad roll....
Cajun Mahi Mahi with Peach salsa

Cajun Mahi Mahi with Peach salsa

Sometimes all you need is a quick an easy dinner. And quick and easy shouldn’t mean out of a box or a can! There are lots of super nutritious quick meals and this one is totally one of them! I love fish as a protein because it’s super lean. I find in the summer I...
Parsley pesto chicken skewers

Parsley pesto chicken skewers

I wouldn’t come out and say I have a green thumb but I’ve learned over the years how to grow a decent vegetable garden. What I can’t seem the manage though is a herb garden. I’ve attempted a variety of different herbs in a few different ways but every time I end up...
Roasted beets and goat cheese salad

Roasted beets and goat cheese salad

It almost here!! In a few days we can officially say summer in here. And what goes better with summer then salad and a patio? It’s totally convenient how our bodies naturally crave cooler foods in the summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t include some roasted...
Thai coconut curry soup 

Thai coconut curry soup 

Soups are a huge favorite in this house. Well mostly with me but as long as there’s meat in them my husband will go along. Until this recipe came along! He really loves this one and so do I. This soup most definitely has a bit of a kick that is complemented so well by...
Fish tacos with pineapple salsa

Fish tacos with pineapple salsa

Finally! The sun is shinning and the snow is melting! It may still be a tad early to say that summer is coming but these warmer temperatures sure have me excited and thinking about all these mouth watering summery dishes. And it’s never too early to make it feel like...
Roasted cauliflower curry

Roasted cauliflower curry

I don’t know about you but I tend to be a visual eater first. I mean, what better feeling than eating a plate full of vibrant colors. It just makes me feel like by eating the rainbow I’m getting the most out of my food nutrition wise. And while that may be true,...
Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

We’ve talked about the benefits of probiotics for immunity before but did you know they can benefit your body through pregnancy also? Studies have shown a few benefits of including probiotics in your diet when you are pregnant. Besides the fact that it could...
Walnut crusted salmon

Walnut crusted salmon

You may not be aware but March is Endometriosis Awareness month. For this occasion, I thought I would share a recipe that is endometriosis friendly, but first; what is Endometriosis? It is a disorder that unfortunately affects an estimated 176 million women...
Salmon pizza

Salmon pizza

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza but ever wish pizza was good for you? What if I was to tell you it can be! That’s right, you heard me. Pizza can be super nourishing. It’s all about the ingredients you choose. And a prime example is this salmon...
Grapefruits and greens

Grapefruits and greens

Yesterday’s blog post was all about the benefits of antioxidants for the flu season which is upon us, but also for fertility support. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out already, you can here. Like I promised, here’s an easy recipe to include...