Greek Chicken Red Quinoa Salad


Red Quinoa is becoming increasingly popular lately but I don't normally cook with it for one reason. My husband hates it! So I've been scratching my head here trying to figure out how to get him to eat his quinoa, because let's face it we all know that quinoa is highly rich in nutrients. But no matter how healthy quinoa and how good it may be for you, I just couldn't convince him to eat it. Until now! He loves Greek salads, he'll buy them or make them any chance he gets, so I thought to … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole


Mexican food is my weakness. Totally! I love all Mexican food. I love going to Mexican restaurants and trying everything on the menu. But I also love to make Mexican food. This chicken enchilada casserole only requires 4 ingredients, so it doesn't get any easier than this. I love chicken enchiladas and this casserole is even easier to make than making regular chicken enchiladas because you just layer your ingredients. Even a kid could make this. And if you want to have some fun, have a … [Read more...]

Mango, Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie with Hemp Hearts


Oh what a fun day today was. It was one of those days that things start going wrong early in the morning and carry out throughout the day. It started out this morning when I was walking towards the building that I work at and my card that I use to scan in to open doors broke, so it would not scan again. Not a big deal, luckily there were a couple people behind me whom I knew so they let me in. Next I go get some coffee, and we have these huge coffee machines where you can get all sort of gourmet … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Icing


You guys, I promise you will love this amazing lemon poppy seed bread. I told you before I don't usually like Starbucks, but when I do go there there are 2 things I always get. It's either a non-fat latte or my favorite there, their lemon poppy seed bread. But I guarantee you that my lemon poppy seed bread is way better than Starbucks! This here my friends, is one yummy and delicious lemony, moist poppy seed bread. That icing, oh that icing is to die for! So if you like lemony desserts you … [Read more...]

Caramelized Pork Loin


And take 2! I had this recipe post all typed up and almost ready to go when I accidentally closed the tab in my browser before hitting save. It's one of those days. But anyway I'm really happy to share this caramelized pork loin recipe with you because it is one of my favorite recipes and my favorite way of making pork loin. It's yummy and delicious pork! The pork loin is stuffed with apples that were caramelized in butter and brown sugar, the pork loin is then seared to get a nice and crispy … [Read more...]

Crockpot Cashew Chicken


Life is good. It's the weekend again, it's super sunny outside, not a cloud in the sky and it's pretty warm. Life is pretty yummy. Sunny warm weather in January and this crockpot cashew chicken right here. Life is pretty good. If you don't own a crockpot I suggest you run right out and get one. It's the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously. But forget about crockpots and let's focus on this chicken right here. Are you one of those people that love to order Chinese food. Go ahead, raise … [Read more...]

Homemade Nutella Frappuccino


Nutella and I have a very close relationship. We've been together for a very long time, don't want to say exactly how many years because then you'll know my age, but let's just say since I was a kid. My husband also has a very tight relationship with Nutella. As a matter of fact, he thinks Nutella is medicine. He has a teaspoon of Nutella after every meal. You know the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well in our household it's a teaspoon of Nutella a day keeps the doctor … [Read more...]

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Enchilada Pasta


Why is it that the weekends go by so quick? It's already Sunday and I hate Sunday nights, only because I have to go to bed early so I can wake up early on Mondays. I love my Friday and Saturday nights. I wish every night was Friday or Saturday. I sound like a child but it's true. I truly love my weekends. I live for my weekends. Maybe because winters here are so long I feel the need to hibernate. I'm the type of person that can probably never leave home if I worked from home all the time. I'd be … [Read more...]

Crockpot Wild Rice, Quinoa and Chicken Soup


I have a confession to make to all of you. I love science fiction movies and science fiction shows. Seriously. Same with my hubby, as a matter of fact he's the one that turned me into a true sci fi buff. I have seen all Star Trek series, every season, every episode, at least 2 times. I have seen all seasons of X Files at least 2 times. We own all Star Trek series, all Star Trek movies, Andromeda, Star Gate, Star Gate Atlantis, X Files. You name it, we got it! I mean I cried when they … [Read more...]

Roasted Head of Cauliflower with Blue Cheese and Sour Cream Dip


Now that the holidays are over I have to admit I don't feel like cooking much. I cooked so much over the holidays since Christmas was at my house, that I've just had enough. This is why you see recipes like this cauliflower or this BLT sandwich, because they don't require much cooking. I just need a little bit of a break, I think the holidays do that to all of us. So you know what we've been doing for dinner? Ordering take out, or making crockpot meals, like the wild rice and quinoa soup I'll … [Read more...]

Mexican BLT with Guacamole


I think I have a split personality when it comes to food. The reason I say this is because sometimes you see recipes like this Mexican BLT with Guacamole or this Thai Chicken Salad on my blog which are fairly healthy and then sometimes you see recipes like Sex in a Pan or this chocolate cake here. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just wanted you to know that I know. Have I confused you yet? Well here's the thing my friends, you need variety in your life, so here you will find lots … [Read more...]

Easy Meatloaf


This easy meatloaf recipe here is the only one you will ever need. But first of all I can't believe it's 2014 already, but I have a feeling it's going to be a great year, though not a great winter. It's been a long winter already and I try not to think about it because it literally depresses me. We have probably another good 4 to 5 months of winter left here in Calgary, and no I'm not kidding, but we have had snow in June and July here. Go figure. Why do I live here again? Oh because it's sunny … [Read more...]