Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce I’ve mentioned that my father is Italian and my mother is Swedish so growing up most (if not all) of our food was European (98% Italian!) so Japanese was something that my sister and I introduced to our parents through the take-out menu. I absolutely love teriyaki sauce but had no idea how to make it. Slowly through my blog ... View Full Recipe

Baby Potatoes in a Dill and Scallion Vinaigrette

Baby Potatoes in a Dill and Scallion Vinaigrette This potato salad was inspired by my Warm Potato Salad. I love this dish because the flavours are incredible and it’s soooo easy! I like to let the dill and scallions sit in the vinaigrette to let the flavours develop and infuse. The heat from the potatoes mellow the garlic and you’re left with the ... View Full Recipe

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken I love quick-cooking, Chinese take-out! This comes together in minutes and tastes amazing. I have controlled for all of the fat and salt and not to toot my own horn but this tastes as good as the full-fat take-out! Serves 4 ½ Cup orange juice ½ Cup sodium reduced stock (I used beef) 1 tbsp sodium reduced soy sauce 1 ... View Full Recipe

#EatRightForYourSight

#EatRightForYourSight  I have been invited to help promote awareness of Eye Health.   May is Healthy Vision month and the Macular Degeneration Foundation has arranged a Blog Party to share strategies and recipes to combat Macular Degeneration.  According to the foundation, Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness with a ... View Full Recipe

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks The weather was cold and crappy yesterday so I capitalized on it and used the oven! I love chicken drumsticks, especially roasted but then I coated roasted chicken drumsticks in this absolutely delicious glaze and now I really, really love chicken drumsticks! Serves 4 ¼ Cup honey ¼ Cup sodium-reduced soy ... View Full Recipe

Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps I thought I was officially the last person on the planet to embrace lettuce wraps. That was until I saw the look on Mike’s face when I told him we were having lettuce wraps for dinner; he said they were yummy!  Oh, and most importantly... Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!! Serves 4 ¾ Cup sodium reduced stock (I prefer beef even ... View Full Recipe

Grilled Mexican Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Mexican Chicken Sandwich This is more of a ‘putting it all together’ dish versus a recipe because I’m using several recipes to put together this incredibly delicious chicken sandwich (some may even call it a chicken burger).  This would also go well with my yummy Whole Wheat Brioche Burger Buns but alas, this time I went with ... View Full Recipe

Lemon/Soy Flank Steak

Lemon/Soy Flank Steak I officially love flank steak! This is another yummy marinade for you; it’s lemony (yum!) and has a hint of Asian flare (double yum!). Flanks steak used to be considered a cheap cut of meat but then all of a sudden people clued in to how great it is and now it’s expensive, so unfair!!! Serve 4 ½ Cup cider Vinegar ½ Cup ... View Full Recipe

Sichuan/Szechuan Shrimp

Sichuan/Szechuan Shrimp I thought it was ‘Szechuan’ but I was wrong; it’s Sichuan, well it’s also Sichuan. This is a really spicy stirfry sauce with an awesome balance of sweet and savoury using everyday ingredients. Oh, and it comes together in minutes making this a great weeknight meal. Serves 4 ¼ Cup Sodium reduced Beef stock 1 tbsp ... View Full Recipe

Roasted Greek Cauliflower

Roasted Greek Cauliflower I have a confession to make, I don’t like cooked cauliflower, there I said it. I’d go on about how my mother would boil it until it was smushy and how it gave off the funkiest odour when she cooked it but it would upset her, so I’ll skip that part. What I will say is roasted cauliflower coated in the marinade from my ... View Full Recipe

Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill

Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill This dish comes together in the time the pasta takes to cook! Also, the cream sauce is a (low fat) milk sauce in disguise. This dish tastes like spring even though the weather feels like November lately. Don’t skip the dill, it is absolutely amazing in this sauce and then you get the crunch of the veggies, ... View Full Recipe

Yummy Beef Stir Fry

Yummy Beef Stir Fry I’m definitely one to embrace the bitter cold of a Canadian winter but let me clarify; I only embrace it when I get to stay in my warm home snuggled up with my family. With this in mind I tend to stock my freezer and cupboards with hibernation in my heart. With that said come Spring I really have to start clearing things out. ... View Full Recipe

Steak and Corn Quesadilla

Steak and Corn Quesadilla This is a variation of my Chicken Quesadilla recipe, this comes together in minutes and always impresses. Feel free to experiment with the toppings and seasonings; this is just as versatile as pizza (did I mention it’s really, really yummy?). Serves 4 (as an appetizer)/Makes 2 Quesadillas 2 large whole wheat ... View Full Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies I almost called this recipe: ‘The Chewiest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World’, yup, I said it. This is without a doubt the world’s most delicious cookie. It is. I swear. You’ll be the hero of every bake sale and every mom in town will want your cookie recipe, even if you don’t have kids, all the moms in town ... View Full Recipe

Teriyaki Burger

Teriyaki Burger Omg, when I say teriyaki burger, I mean teriyaki burger; not a burger topped with teriyaki sauce but the meat tastes like teriyaki! This is soooo good, you have to try it! Makes 4 Burgers 400g - 450 g extra Lean ground beef 3 Cloves garlic, grated 1 Inch ginger, grated 3 Green onions, sliced 1 (Large) egg 1 ... View Full Recipe

Everyday Noodle Bake

Everyday Noodle Bake This is a recipe I almost didn’t write because I wasn’t sure it constituted a recipe but I have come back to it a few times lately and find myself talking about it quite a but so I figured; it’s a recipe! This is just a way to switch up everyday spaghetti and meat sauce (not there is anything wrong with that!), similar in ... View Full Recipe

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak This winter sucked and now we have snow on Easter weekend? What is going on? We had a brief reprieve of the cold last week and my family capitalized on it and barbequed, without a parka! I’m not one to advocate writing off red meat, there are tons of vitamins and huge protein; I just advocate portion control which is key to a ... View Full Recipe

Spicy Rice

Spicy Rice This recipe was created for my Chicken Shawarma recipe but honestly this rice is so flavourful that this can be served as a side.  This is reminiscent of a risotto only it’s with brown rice and prepared like traditional rice. Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Medium onion, diced 1 Cup brown rice 3 Cloves garlic, ... View Full Recipe

Scallops with Cumin and Lime

Scallops with Cumin and Lime This is a loose interpretation of a scallop dish I had at a restaurant when we were in Florida. This is such an easy, elegant dish and it come together in minutes. Serves 4 ½ tbsp butter 20 medium sized scallops, cleaned and patted dry Pinch of Cumin Pinch of salt Heat a large non-stick frying pan and add the ... View Full Recipe

Chicken Burrito

Before announcing I was pregnant with my daughter a lady at work told me her pregnancy craving when she was pregnant was Taco Bell, that planted a seed in my brain because Mike and I had Taco Bell everyday that week until one day they screwed up my order so badly I swore it off (blame the hormones!). I moved on with my life and then last month we ... View Full Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken

I’m still on my Chinese food takeout kick and it’s awesome! This comes together in literally minutes and it’s healthy and so good! This tastes like it should be fatty but it’s not!!! Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fat removed, cut in to thin slices 1/3 Cup honey 1 tbsp sodium-reduced soy ... View Full Recipe

Baked Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Baked Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese What’s better than a creamy cauliflower sauce that tastes decadent but is low fat and healthy?  Said cauliflower sauce converted in to a baked mac and cheese!  This is easy and delicious, I say that way too much but it’s true every time I say it! Serves 4 1 Batch of the Creamy Cauliflower Sauce with Pasta ... View Full Recipe

Chicken Shawarma

Mike brought home Chicken Shawarma one day, I had never tried it and it was insane yummy! I decided I was going to replicate it the next day; here is my rendition. To make this more substantial add my Spicy Rice (recipe coming soon!). Serves 4 Juice of half a lemon 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 Cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp curry ... View Full Recipe