Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings I love taking really naughty pub food and making it practically guilt free, you still need a little restraint here, portion control and not eating the skin is key (sorry!). Serves 4 ¼ Cup honey ¼ Cup cold water 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ tsp sriracha sauce 6 Cloves garlic, ... View Full Recipe

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff This is a great variation of the classic Beef Stroganoff, just a little lighter!   This is perfect for a busy weeknight because the dish comes together by the time the pasta is cooked. I love cooking with mushrooms because they add such a decadent depth of flavour that is low calorie and completely fat free and they are a great ... View Full Recipe

Cumin Grilled Chicken

Cumin Grilled Chicken I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner! This is easy-peasy and really delicious, perfect for a (weeknight) summer night meal. We had this with my Creamy Potato Salad and Roasted Asparagus (yum!). Serves 4 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 tbsp oil 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3.5 ... View Full Recipe

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna This dish is for everyone who loves lasagna as much as I do but usually craves it after a really long day at work.   Here, this is low fat, healthy lasagna that will be on the table in under 45 minutes, dare I say about 30 minutes???? Serves 6 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 400 – 450 g extra lean ground beef 1 Medium ... View Full Recipe

Tomato, Onion and Spinach Tart

Tomato, Onion and Spinach Tart Tarts and doughs are usually associated with sweets but this savoury dish is absolutely incredible. This is vegetarian and yet it is completely satisfying (Mike didn’t even notice!). This is great for lunch, brunch or dinner; serve with your favourite green salad to make it a complete meal. Serves 4 1 ¼ Cup ... View Full Recipe

Spicy Burger Sauce

Spicy Burger Sauce This is a spicy kick to my rendition of the incredible big mac sauce. There. I said it; I love big macs. Always have. Always will. They’re delicious. Only problem? They’re not too good for your waistline although in terms of fast food, I think McDonald’s is one of the healthier options out there. So here I’ve taken my favourite ... View Full Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli with Mushrooms

Chicken and Broccoli with Mushrooms This is a quick stir fry inspired by the classic Chinese Dish, Beef and Broccoli. This is incredibly filling and delicious, oh and fast cooking; what more could you want!?! Serves 4 4 Cups cooked rice (2 Cups uncooked, prepared according to package directions) ½ Cup sodium-reduced Beef stock ¼ Cup ... View Full Recipe

Chewy Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookie Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookie Bars I’ve always advocated life in moderation and this is the second full fat yummy treat that I’ve posted (the other is my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies). Eventually I’ll have a full section on my site for that but when you advocate life in moderation, more decadent recipes are going to take some time! These ... View Full Recipe

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Breakfast Muffins As of Thursday my maternity leave is officially over. I’m sad but I’m looking forward to getting back into the working world where I’ll see and interact with adults. With work though comes the need to pack a lunch and in this insane economy, a breakfast too. These muffins are moist, spicy and yummy and let’s not forget: ... View Full Recipe

Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken

Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken With barbeque season here, we can all use more recipes for lean and delicious, skinless chicken breasts. Chicken breasts are high in protein and low in fat and marinating them adds virtually no calories to the dish while providng the most incredible flavour. Serves 4 1 Cup beer (whatever you have on hand, I ... View Full Recipe

Good Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Soup

Good Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Soup I mentioned in my previous post that I was deflated over this Global Warming crisis; to soothe my soul I made this pot of soup. This was without a doubt THE most delicious soup I have ever made and not to toot my own horn, I’ve made a few  delicious soups! (Modest-schmodest). So in the event summer is ... View Full Recipe

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Creamy Avocado Dressing This is an incredibly gentle salad dressing; you get such creaminess from the avocado and a hint of onion flavour from the scallions. This would also work as a dip or a spread on your favourite sandwich. I’m feeling deflated as I write this recipe; I created it when it was hot and the sun was shining but now there is rain ... View Full Recipe

Linguine in Lobster Dijonnaise

Linguine in Lobster Dijonnaise We had this for Mike’s birthday dinner the other night and it was a big hit! This recipe was inspired by my Mussels Dijonnaise recipe, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, man the French can cook! Using smaller amounts of butter and cream still gives you the rich flavour but by stretching the sauce with milk ... View Full Recipe

Anna’s Waffles with Chives

Anna’s Waffles with Chives This recipe was inspired by Anna Olson’s savoury waffle recipe; they can be used in place of bread or English muffins, topped with yummy sauces (such as My Answer to a Hollandaise Sauce), proteins and veggies. Delicious and satisfying! Serves 4 1 Cup whole wheat flour 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ... View Full Recipe

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