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August 31, 2015

Peach Ginger Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me to enjoy. I like to get up and go, have a coffee and then dive into breakfast at my desk. With limited appliances at work, my options to preparing breakfast on site were limited. Cue in steel cut oats, one of the best foods to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. Rich in soluble fiber and slow releasing energy, it’s a great ingredient to slow cook and infuse flavours into. I prepare a batch from time to time, let it slow cook over night and wake up in the morning to the sweet aroma of goodness. I then grab it to go, heat it up at work add fruit, yogurt, nuts or all three and enjoy.

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August 30, 2015

Baked Turkey Meatballs w/ Simple Spicy Tomato Sauce and Barbecue Polenta

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This is what I call a weekend dish. It takes longer than my typical 30-minute dishes but I always have extra meatballs which I freeze to enjoy on a week night. Low in fat, cholesterol but high in protein and satisfaction. My not-so-secret turkey meatballs! Why is this good food good for you? Ground turkey vs. […]

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August 27, 2015

Healthy Mexican-Style Po’Boy Shrimp on Adobo Chili Yogurt Sauce

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When we went to Vegas last summer and had one of the best Shrimp Po’Boys.. EVER. We also felt like we shaved off a year from our lives but that could have been a combination of Vegas and well, Vegas, anyways… here it is, a healthier, Mexican inspired version of the delicious Po’Boy. Guilt-free, heart in mind, satisfying goodness between a bun, hun!

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August 25, 2015

Lemon Garlic BBQ Chicken Drumsticks w/ Feta Walnut Green Salad

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Yay! Chicken with dark meat and skin. After a ton of chicken breast meals, it’s nice to change it up. Though a bit higher in fat content, it’s still a good alternative to other red meats. What’s great with drumsticks are that a little seasoning goes a long way. You don’t need to deep fry them in a fatty batter either and since it’s summer, take advantage of your barbecue and get some real nice flavour on that meat.

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August 24, 2015

Pear Cardamom Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Post by heartfoodie

Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me to enjoy. I like to get up and go, have a coffee and then dive into breakfast at my desk. With limited appliances at work, my options to preparing breakfast on site were limited. Cue in steel cut oats, one of the best foods to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. Rich in soluble fibre and slow releasing energy, it’s a great ingredient to slow cook and infuse flavours into.

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August 20, 2015

Jerk ‘N Baked Chicken Breast on Coconut Cilantro Rice

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As I’ve mentioned before, I dread cooking with chicken breast, it’s boring when there’s no bones or no skin but to have a healthy diet, it’s the better choice. Now I rely on marinades and spices to put some flavour in these chicken boobs. This is my version of jerk chicken, traditionally made with tons of vinegar and scotch bonnets, I added in some lime juice and soy and used jalapeños instead

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August 19, 2015

Almond Panko Crunch Dijon Pork Chops w/ Arugula Shallot Salad

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Pork chop Wednesdays are actually a thing at my house. Packed with flavour, protein with almost half the amount of saturated fats found in red meat. We are always trying to find ways to keep pork interesting. This was awesome, tons of flavour.. and if you’re lucky that panko crust will fall onto your arugula salad… so. good.

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August 18, 2015

Kosta’s Chicken Souvlaki on a Pita w/ Greek Yogurt and Salad

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I get my chicken souvlaki already marinated at a local butcher, Kosta’s Meat Market. The marinade is simple, salt, pepper, paprika and olive oil. It makes a great, tender souvlaki which I sauce up with my husbands favourite greek salad and yogurt all in one goodness of a pita. Support your local butcher, I can almost guarantee the meat selection and quality is better.

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