Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

Posted on January 25, 2016

Pasta e Fagioli is comfort food on a cold winter’s day.  Cook the beans (preferably dry, if you have the time, but let’s be honest) and the pasta in the broth to get this rich, thick and not too soupy sauce.  Very low in cholesterol, high in fiber, satiating goodness that tastes better the next […]

Butternut Squash Carrot Ginger Soup

Posted on January 12, 2016

Most people are excited for a fresh start that comes with a new year. They make great resolutions with big ambition, tell their friends, create lists and set goals, when I’m over here trying not to get sick.  Yup, that’s my one goal, survive the next three months of flu season. Cue in my immune […]

One Pot Shrimp and Saffron Rice

Posted on January 5, 2016

We usually don’t cook with shrimp since it has a high cholesterol intake and there are a lot of recent studies that suggest the bad and the good components of shrimp balance each other out. Similar to the big egg debate.  Shrimp is an excellent source of good fat omega-3’s, antioxidants and protein. Enjoy in […]

Panko Dijon Crusted Salmon on Watercress Edamame Salad

Posted on December 3, 2015

Is watercress my new favourite herb? Lettuce? Garnish? Leafy green goodness? Yes, yes it is. I have no idea what possessed me to go to the grocery store for the sole purpose of buying one bunch of watercress, but I’m glad I did. It’s like I inherently knew it was awesome which by association, makes […]

Pasta with Olive Oil, Garlic, Lemon and Broccoli

Posted on November 10, 2015

I’m not a fan of broccoli (gasp), but you can put just about anything in pasta, lemon and cheese and it will taste good, right? This recipe is my mother-in-law’s speciality but with a twist, a Greek one.  I added lemon juice and zest to give the pasta a bit of zip, toasted Italian breadcrumbs […]

One Pot Portuguese Chicken and Rice

Posted on October 29, 2015

30 minutes, one pot and less than 400 calories. Need I say more? This recipe is stupid simple to make, extremely delicious and tastes even better the next day. The spice blend is Portuguese-inspired (and also mama-inspired as she loves adding cinnamon to stews). Deciding to use one pot was inspired by being lazy. Ha. […]

Pistachio Pork Cutlets & Apple Coleslaw

Posted on October 28, 2015

Why haven’t I thought of cooking with pork cutlets before!? I love chicken cutlets but prefer pork. Two worlds colliding! Mind exploding.  The pistachio bit was my husbands idea.. and a good one because of all the heart health benefits pistachio’s give us. I added lemon for added flavour and because it’s healthier and pairs […]

Quick & Easy Chicken Fajitas

Posted on October 20, 2015

Why buy premade, high sodium fajita seasoning mix, when you can make it at home? Don’t say convenience, because it takes 2 minutes to make it, and it’s healthier and tastier. There. That’s my intro. Quick and easy chicken fajitas, from scratch. High in protein, low in cholesterol and all that good stuff plus another […]

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