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Cobb salad with grains


Man, oh, MAN, do I love this salad. Right here is another one of those crowd pleasers that disappears within minutes.

Now, I know it doesn’t look super great to some of you, but trust me when I say that the flavour is off the charts. Sweet shallots combine with spicy Dijon, honey, olive oil, and red wine vinegar to create a zesty, rich dressing that’s light enough not to dominate this (relatively) healthy salad. 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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Long Weekend Brunch


Smooth, fresh & packed with flavour.

Warm, cheesy & comforting.

For those of you living in Canada, this post might seem a little late; for those of you living in the U.S., this post is right on time. Whether the long weekend has just passed or is quickly approaching, there is no question food is going to be on the brain.

Hopefully during your long weekend the weather was or will be beautiful, as it was here in Vancouver. I find nothing more than some sunshine beaming into my kitchen will put me in the mood to whip up something new and special. Sounds like a cliché from some 1950s happy homemaker advertorial, doesn’t it? Continue reading

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How to cook quinoa


In the weeks since posting a couple of recipes using quinoa, I have received a lot of requests on how to properly cook it.

Preparing this gluten-free superfood couldn’t be any more simple. You will learn how to cook quinoa effortlessly and in less than a few steps! Continue reading

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Tabbouleh



Have you ever eaten a dish somewhere and became utterly consumed with duplicating it? Well that somewhere was Nuba, a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Vancouver, and that dish was tabbouleh. What I conjured up isn’t traditional tabbouleh (or tabouli), but for a beginner in Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cooking it will suffice.

Not that this recipe holds a candle to what I ate, but it’s a nice, refreshing substitute. Did I mention it was incredibly easy too? 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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