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Quick and easy chicken soup


Like being a kid again. I know it looks like pasta, but I like less broth than the average gal!

First thing’s first: I am so sorry to have disappeared! I was offered some part-time work that I couldn’t pass up, so my days went from busy┬áto so busy that I can’t remember October. I also miraculously had time to have a birthday last week, so I wasn’t about to cook for myself!

The only things that made me feel even slightly less run-down from 14-hour days were reruns of NBC Dateline and bowls of chicken noodle soup. There is something about homemade soup that fills you with warmth and comfort like nothing else can. And a bonus? Chicken soup is one of the easiest, fastest, and most rewarding meals you can whip up on these cold autumn and winter nights. Continue reading

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Lemony, Greek-style chicken


Can you handle this?

By now you will have undoubtedly noticed that I love two things: lemon and garlic. So it comes as no surprise that I have made them the stars of this delicious roasted chicken. With Mediterranean food on the brain, I wanted to make something that I could use multiple ways.

The bright, tart taste of lemon, zesty punch of garlic, and Greek herbs are a match made in heaven! Continue reading

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Spicy chicken skewers


Pretty amazing, I know.

There is something about the summer that makes people ravenous for barbecue. I don’t know if it’s the warm sunshine or the antsy feeling of being caged in during the winter months, but the idea of grilling anything turns me into the kind of crazy similar to those women who go crazy for sample sale wedding dresses.

So I decided to riff. It was my cousin’s baby shower this past weekend and I could think of only one thing to make: chicken skewers with an Asian/Mediterranean/Mexican twist. I had a foolproof trio of flavours in mind and an itch to get back in the food-making game. Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken with Smoked Paprika


Guess what? The low-carb diet my boyfriend and I were trying is essentially out the window. It was bound to happen, but we still made some seemingly permanent changes. Back to normal! And back to flavour. What better way to celebrate the special occasion of Diet-Quitting than to indulge in a “no-no” meal of carbs? Carrots and chickpeas: yes please.
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Chicken Fajitas with Mango Salsa


Technicolor never tasted so good.

Since starting a Supportive Low-Carb Diet (as I call it), coming up with new and satisfying meals has been pretty difficult for me. Gone are the days of whimsically throwing together an impressive pasta meal or salad. Now I must learn to omit any bread, pasta, or grain from two out of three of the meals I make. Well, for the most part. When I start to get the carb grumps believe me, I reach for the nearest bag of chips. Last week I even drove to Safeway just to buy a cheese croissant. Continue reading

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