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Smooth Summer Vegetable Sauce with Spaghetti and Chickpeas

21 Aug

Realizing that not everyone will be as excited about a plate full of lots of vibrant summer veggies, you might have to be a little inventive with your healthy cooking. If you want to try a recipe similar to my chunky summer vegetable marinara, well this transformation is going to be easy. All you have to do is puree the chunky sauce together with […]


Making the Summer Bounty Last & Chunky Summer Vegetable Marinara

14 Aug

Summer’s bounty makes this the perfect time to start making delicious vegetable based sauces, spreads and pestos to store in your freezer. Need some ideas?  Why not try: Divine Tomato Basil sauce, Ancho Chili & Pineapple sauce, Basil Pesto, Spinach & Walnut Pesto…. and this Chunky Summer Vegetable Marinara. These delightful containers of saucy deliciousness are perfect to pull […]


Sweet and Spicy Orange Chicken = A Good Choice

24 Jul

To make good choices, you have to be in control of what you are eating.  You know this.  The hard part is fitting this ideal into your lifestyle. Making a little bit of progress every day is leading you into the direction you want to go – to be healthier, there is no need for radical […]


Beans and Beef Tacos

17 Jul

So you love your beef tacos.  It’s a quick, easy and tasty meal that your whole family will enjoy. But that’s not enough anymore.  Now, you’re looking for ways to incorporate more plant based food into your everyday dinners.  But – without extra cooking steps.  Hey, it’s a weeknight dinner, ain’t nobody got time for that! What’s […]


Coconut Lime Fish with Edamame and Spinach

19 Jun

Long sunny days call for tropical flavors like coconut and lime, light flaky fish and seriously simple meals. And this recipe right here –> is packed with delicious earth grown food so it couldn’t be more perfect for your healthy lifestyle. A fresh creamy and bright broth poaches the delicate white fish and tender pink […]


Bean and Butternut Squash Burrito with Avocado and Spiced Lime Crema

29 May

Burrito time! Mexican is perfect warm weather food – there’s just something about the smoky flavors, creamy beans and fresh toppings that reminds me of basking in the sun and being totally carefree. With all the benefitis that I have been reading about lately on shifting the balance of plant based foods over meat, I […]


Lemon Chicken with Garlic Thyme Roasted Potatoes

30 Apr

Do you feel like chicken tonight? I don’t know about you but this kind of in-between weather makes me crave something warm, comforting and utterly delicious. Buuuut not something that will weigh me down. Ah yes, an “in-betweener” dinner to match the sunny and bright but chilly seasonal changes of Spring. What could be more […]


Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Marinara Sauce

31 Mar

Lighter than a Bolognese sauce but hearty enough to satisfy a comfort food craving, this marinara is packed with tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, and it has just the right amount of ground beef to add a meaty flavour. Not only is this sauce perfect for Spring-time family gatherings when it’s not quite warm enough yet to […]


Simple Broccoli and Parmesan Pasta

24 Feb

You know those nights when you’re looking for something quick and easy to pull together, but you don’t have much to work with…. or much steam left in the tank for something particularly finicky? You just want a nice hot steaming bowl of something warming, fulfilling, nutritious and ridiculously delicious.  Like right now. Well this […]


Garlic, Parsley and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

20 Feb

Mushrooms are sublime food.  Before we get to their own unique and beautifully delicious qualities, it’s hard to ignore that they make every other ingredient better by absorbing every last little drop of flavor.  The essence of even the most subtle ingredients have no escape when mushrooms are in the pan. And when we’re talking garlicky lemony […]