Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets

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Crispy cauliflower pieces breaded with Panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Not only are these delicious but they are super healthy and good for you. It's the weekend, so it's time to relax and be silly again. I live for weekends, to have time off, relax and be with my family. And it continues to be gorgeous outside which I am just over the moon with happiness because this means this weekend we are going to go for a drive in the mountains and hopefully get some beautiful pictures. … [Read more...]

Bacon Chicken and Arugula Sandwich

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So just to clarify, it's not chicken bacon, it's real pork bacon and chicken in this sandwich. Not that you couldn't use chicken bacon, but this sandwich here is the real thing. It is full of goodness! First of all, aren't you all glad it's the weekend? I am! It's been a tough week and the weekend couldn't come any sooner. Not only that, but the weather here in Calgary has been terrible. We've had more snow, because really that's what we've been missing and even today it snowed and it will … [Read more...]

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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How are you all doing? Ready for a simple recipe that's gluten free, low carb and really easy to make? I hope you are because this recipe is a winner and a keeper. I'm really excited to tell you about this recipe. I have made cauliflower pizza crust before but at that time I felt that there were maybe just too many ingredients in the crust. I wanted a different easier version. And I was craving cheesy breadsticks so this is how I ended up making this. I don't think this recipe could get any … [Read more...]

Chicken Spinach Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

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How about a salad this Saturday? Why not?It's healthy, good for you and OMG so freaking delicious. I gobbled this salad so fast, I forgot to breathe in between bites. But first of all let me just tell you how happy I am that the weather is finally warming up for a few days! Life is great, isn't it? I'm so ready for spring I can't even begin to tell you. There's something about warmer weather that just makes me want to eat awesome salads so that's what inspired me to make this fabulous … [Read more...]

Smashed Avocado Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches

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Well it's all over now, Valentine's day and my birthday. I'm glad! I'm officially one year older, and I'm not going to tell you how old I am. There was a time when I didn't use to care. Now I do, funny how that works. I hate getting old and I know we all do, nobody wants to get older but there's nothing we can do about it. My husband is a sweetheart. He got me these beautiful purple tulips for Valentine's day and I love the color so much I just had to take a picture of them and share them … [Read more...]

Greek Chicken Red Quinoa Salad

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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...]

Mango, Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie with Hemp Hearts

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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...]

Crockpot Wild Rice, Quinoa and Chicken Soup

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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

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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...]

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

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Happy New Year my friends! To start off the new year right, I'm giving you a favorite recipe of mine, a healthy whole wheat banana nut bread, that most of us make often because we always have some extra ripe bananas on hand. I tweaked this recipe quite a bit to turn it into a very healthy and good for you banana bread. I made some wonderful substitutions and got rid of the oil and replaced it with apple sauce, replaced some of the white flour with whole wheat flour and cut down on the sugar … [Read more...]

Leftover Turkey with Pistachio Pesto and Arugula Sandwich

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Thank God it's the weekend. I actually had to work yesterday. All my fault, really. I left no vacation time at all for the Christmas holidays. But that's OK, because it's a very quiet time at work during the holidays, so it's good for catching up on work with no interruptions. Now if you're like me, you probably have lots of turkey leftover from Christmas and as much as my dear dog would love for me to give her all the leftovers, I know it's probably not good for her, though she would stand … [Read more...]

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Well you've probably stuffed yourself until you went into a food coma. At least I have! I made all my favorites for Christmas: my cabbage rolls, my walnut bread, sex in a pan, great big old turkey with mashed potatoes and my favorite salad. And I ate from everything, although we still have a few leftovers. I have to stop making sex in a pan, that thing is dangerous for me. Just knowing that it's in the fridge, I can't stop thinking about it, I dream about it, I wake up and I want it for … [Read more...]