Turkey and Dumplings

Turkey and Dumplings I don’t know about you but I always make too much food, especially around the holidays so I have to come up with fun new ways to use up the leftovers; enter Turkey and Dumplings. Another fun fact you may or may not know about me (well Mike) is that Mike’s family is from the east coast of Canada where they have this delicious ... View Full Recipe

Parmesan Skillet Dinner Rolls

Parmesan Skillet Dinner Rolls What’s better than homemade dinner rolls? It’s okay, I’ll wait for you to think of something! Just teasing but in all seriousness with the holiday season upon us I feel the need to bake. Makes 12 rolls 3 Cups whole wheat flour, plus more if needed (you’ll see as you make the dough whether it is too wet) 2 ... View Full Recipe

Roasted Teriyaki Mushrooms

Roasted Teriyaki Mushrooms  I don’t know about you but I can’t have enough mushroom recipes in my repertoire; I love mushrooms! Roasting mushrooms adds an incredible depth of flavour and this dish comes together in 20 minutes! Can I also point out that this would be a perfect side to any holiday dinner!?! Serves 4 2 tbsp sodium-reduced soy ... View Full Recipe

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto There are few things in life better than homemade risotto. Traditionally it’s not the most healthful or low calorie dish but here with just a small amount of the naughty ingredients you get all the flavour with a small amount of the calories. Serves 6 ½ tbsp butter ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Small onion, ... View Full Recipe

Creole Shrimp and Avocado

Creole Shrimp and Avocado This is another easy and elegant dish, perfect for entertaining but fast enough for a weeknight treat! The cool creaminess of the avocado and the tang from the lime juice contrast perfectly with the spiciness of the creole spice. Serves 4 453 g (1 pound) shrimp (cleaned and deveined), patted dry 2 tbsp Creole ... View Full Recipe

Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole Party Season is coming up and I’m starting to plan early; if you have a few killer healthy recipes you’ll (hopefully) escape the 5-pound holiday cheer! Serves 4 -6 The juice of one lime ¼ Cup fat free sour cream 3 Green onions (scallions), sliced (reserve a few slices for garnish) ¼ tsp cumin ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ... View Full Recipe

Mushroom Skillet Lasagna

Mushroom Skillet Lasagna Here it is; a delicious, meatless lasagna, ready in under half an hour (yes, that’s right; half a freaking hour) happy meatless Monday (even though it’s Friday), there’s nothing wrong with planning ahead! Serves 6 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 454 g (1 pound) cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced 1 Medium ... View Full Recipe

Teriyaki Peppers

Teriyaki Peppers I love recipes like this because it's easy, fast, delicious, healthy and beautiful to look at. The colours of the peppers on a clean white plate actually look like art; they taste amazing too! Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Medium green pepper, sliced 1 Medium yellow pepper, sliced 1 Medium red pepper, ... View Full Recipe

Straight-Up Chicken Stir-fry

Straight-Up Chicken Stir-fry This is the stir-fry recipe for you; it’s versatile, easy and delicious. This literally comes together in the time it takes to cook the noodles. Feel free to switch up the protein, veggies and side and I guarantee it’ll still be delish. Serves 4 4 Nests of chow mein noodles, cooked according to package ... View Full Recipe

Chewy Monster Cookies

Chewy Monster Cookies This is the perfect time of year for this recipe; just steal some Halloween candy when no one is looking! This recipe reminds me of ‘cleaning out the closet’; throw in whatever goodies you have on hand, just stick to a ½ Cup to ¾ Cup portion. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned how much I love Halloween but it really is a ... View Full Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts This recipe is about the Brussels Sprouts, the simplicity lets the flavour shine. By roasting the Brussels Sprouts the natural sugars caramelize and you’re left with slightly charred veggies that have the most incredible nutty flavour. Serves 4 453 g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise 2 tbsp ... View Full Recipe

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Baked Coconut Shrimp Yum, yum and yum, who doesn’t love Coconut Shrimp (especially the naughty one from everyone’s favourite seafood restaurant chain!?!), here I’ve lightened it up by baking it and in case you need more convincing, coconut is high In vitamins and minerals and is great for your blood and skin. Happy nut day! Serves 4 453 g ... View Full Recipe

Tuna (Noodle) Casserole

Tuna (Noodle) Casserole I must sound like a broken record; I hadn’t had a tuna casserole before either and yes, I’ve been missing out. This is warm hug for your soul! With that said I must mention that Mike hates tuna (and all fish), absolutely detests it but he liked this casserole, he even had seconds.   This is a great pantry dish; one we will ... View Full Recipe

Turkey and Corn Chowder

Turkey and Corn Chowder I mentioned it previously; it’s soup season! Also, as a proud Canadian girl I celebrated Thanksgiving last week and naturally there were leftovers! With that said any cooked poultry will do. Serves 4 to 6 1 tbsp (salted or unsalted) butter 1 Small carrot, diced 1 Stalk celery, diced 1 Medium onion, diced 1 ... View Full Recipe

Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Cumin and Turmeric

Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Cumin and Turmeric It’s soup season!!! I love cool autumn nights where I snuggle up with a big bowl of soup and leave the window open so I can feel the cold breeze against the hot soup. I love the spiciness and the simplicity of this dish, perfect for meatless Monday. Serve with crusty bread to make this a complete ... View Full Recipe

Chili Noodle Bake

Chili Noodle Bake We’ve all been there; leftovers.   What to do, what to do?  Well, here I took the remaining chili we had leftover and I transformed it I to something amazing!!!  Really though the reason I had to transform the dinner is because there wasn’t enough chili leftover to eat as a meal so I had to stretch it out with something else and ... View Full Recipe

My Updated Surviving the Holiday Dinner Guide

Not much has changed from what I wrote last year; I remember the first time I did the Thanksgiving turkey, I know I sound old… I’m not though, I swear!  Anyway, the first time I roasted the turkey I took tips from Ina Garten; I didn’t stuff the turkey with stuffing, I stuffed it with aromatics.   The aromatics steam as they cook and give off the ... View Full Recipe

Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie Last year I published a Surviving the Holiday Dinner Guide and I said I bought the pie for dinner; that has haunted me for a year!!! I thought this insanely delicious pie recipe would help my karma and help your Thanksgiving menu. Stay tuned for my Updated Surviving the Holiday Dinner Guide with updated recipe ideas ... View Full Recipe

Tandoori Chicken

 Tandoori Chicken This is a dish I had never had before and I was missing out! This is delicious! A little bit of planning is required because the longer it marinates, the better. I served this with steamed rice and roasted broccoli (yum!!!). Serves 4 -6 4 – 6 Skinless bone-in chicken breasts 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ... View Full Recipe

(Healthy) Banana Muffins

(Healthy) Banana Muffins I am definitely on a breakfast muffin kick! These muffins are BANANA, I’d even like to suggest extra banana-y but clearly, it isn’t a word. I have compromised in this recipe and done half whole wheat flour and half white flour (eeek) and wow what an incredible difference; these are light enough that you can’t tell they’re ... View Full Recipe

Chimichurri Rice Salad

Chimichurri Rice Salad I couldn’t get that Basil Chimichurri off my mind, it’s so good! I kept thinking there has to be more I can do with this sauce and this idea popped into my head (I love it when that happens!). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 2 Cups cooked (1 cup uncooked) Long Grain rice, at room temperature, cooked according to ... View Full Recipe

Baked Mustard Chicken

Baked Mustard Chicken OMG! This is ridiculously easy and oh so delicious! This is great for an evening dinner or even for entertaining. Serves 4 to 6 2 Cups whole wheat bread crumbs 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ Cup fresh chopped parsley (a small bunch) 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black ... View Full Recipe

Deep Dish Pan Pizza

Deep Dish Pan Pizza Now more than ever I have discovered that strategy and organization are key to having a healthy, nutritious and homemade dinner. On my day off I spend an afternoon on meal prep and my freezer is pivotal to my planning success! In this pizza recipe, I had prepared the dough according to my recipe here and then froze it after it ... View Full Recipe