Stuffing and Cauliflower Chicken Casserole

After the holidays, I've had tons of leftovers.  Time to get creative!  Here's one with our leftover stuffing (although you can easily substitute the chicken for the turkey as well). Ingredients :2 boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed1 head of cauliflower, diced1/2 cup carrots, peeled and diced1 eggplant, diced2 cups mozzarella cheese1/4 cup parmesan cheese1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp balsamic vinegar...more

Banana oatmeal raisin muffins

I came home today inspired by the banana I didn't eat in my lunch to make some banana muffins.   But, for me, they can't simply be NORMAL banana muffins, oh no!  I have to add LOTS and LOTS of yummy goodness to them!  And they are absolutely delicious!!  Give them a try and let me know what you think!Ingredients :3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)1/2 cup olive oil2 eggs1 1/4 cup large oats (not the quick oats)1 cup whole wheat flour1 tbsp baking powder2 tsp ginger1 tsp cinnamon...more

Black bean bowtie pasta

I love pasta, but I don't eat it very often. When I do, I always make sure it's whole wheat pasta and it's full of wonderful veggies!  This one was absolutely delicious, full of protein and veggies to boot.Ingredients1 package whole wheat bow tie pasta1 package firm or extra-firm tofu1 cup marinating teriyaki sauce1 green pepper1 orange pepper2 cooking onions1 tbsp minced garlic1 tbsp olive oil1 can diced tomatoes (no added spices or herbs)1 can tomato sauce (plain tomato sauce)...more

Best spicy apple pie with coconut oil crust!

I've been loving all the apples we've been having around lately, and I've made my share of apple sauce and apple butter, but today was time for something new.  Something delicious!  Some good old fashioned apple pie!I thought about making the dough with coconut oil instead of shortening or butter, but decided to add some butter to the crust to add more flakiness.  I also love spices, especially fall spices (you know, allspice, ginger, nutmeg) and decided to play with those too!  So here goes :Pie crust :...more

Best apple raisin oatmeal muffins ever!

I love being in my kitchen, although cooking is usually my thing.  Sometimes though, I'll try my hand at baking and always have fantastic results.  These muffins here are absolutely to-die-for delicious.  The chunky apples, the plumped up raisins, the oh so yummy hint of spices and to top it all off, you can feel good feeding these to your kids every day!  They're healthy AND yummy!To start : 2 eggs3/4c milk1/2c olive oil1c whole wheat flour (I use all purpose whole wheat)...more

30 mins homemade tomato soup!

I love soup.  Especially now that I'm pregnant, for some reason, I'm craving warm and tasty soup for lunch, for supper, for a snack!  I always thought soup was a full-day affair, allowing it to simmer, but then I tried this tomato soup, and wow!  What an amazing soup, done in 30 minutes!Ingredients you'll need : 1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive are two of my faves)1tbsp butter2 tbsp garlic (I buy the garlic already chopped)3 large onions, chopped6-7 large tomatoes, diced. (Optional - peel first)...more

Taco Pasta! Yum!

When I was in university, I LOVED Hamburger Helper.  Now I know better. But sometimes, I still crave that saucy, hamburger pasta and hence the creation of Taco Pasta.  Ingredients : 1 package whole grain No Yolk Egg Noodles 1 tbsp minced garlic1 tsp coconut oil1 tsp butter2 onions, diced1 package extra lean ground beef1 can corn1 can tomato paste2 cups low sodium chicken broth2 tbsp cajun spice1 tbsp chili powder1 tsp cumin1 tbsp garlic powderWater...more

Best Butternut Squash recipe!

Buttternut Squash is one of my favourite vegetables.  It's rich, full of flavour and can be cooked so many ways!List of Ingredients :- 1 butternut squash- 1 tbsp olive oil- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper- 1 tsp rosemary...more

What's for dinner?

I'm going to share with you two secrets that changed my eating habits and meal time forever!  Ready for this? First off - meal planning.  This literally takes me 5 minutes (ok, maybe 10) on Saturday or Sunday, whenever I'm going to do groceries for the week.  I take a piece of paper, usually a notepad size piece of paper, write down the days of the week and then take a few minutes to jot down what I want to eat.  It looks something like this :Sunday- Pork roast- Brussel sprouts- CarrotsMonday- Chicken thighs...more