Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Jan 31, 2018
Well, we're really in the thick of winter here in Vancouver. And by winter I mean almost a solid month of grey skies - and rain, did I mention rain? I'm not gonna lie, it can wear on me. But this year I made a decision to embrace it and focus on the good stuff to get me through the dark dreary days (you'd think I'd have it down by now because I've lived here all my life...
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Arugula, Brussel Sprout, Pomegranate Salad with Chicken

Jan 08, 2018
Happy New Year!
 
It's an interesting time of year, isn't it? There’s this push of new beginnings which can be exciting, but at the same time pretty overwhelming. Especially when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. It makes me sad when people are coming to me feeling so stressed and thinking they need to restrict themselves by going on a crazy juice cleanse or...
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Simple AND Fancy Potatoes

Dec 22, 2017
So I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite side dishes that I make when I want to feel fancy but without all the effort. It's like having a fairy godmother in the kitchen!
 
Both of these potato dishes are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and fluffy and mashed consistency on the inside. Basically the best of both worlds. And because I love to give you recipes that look...
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Spaghetti with Tuna, Olives, Fennel and Lemon

Nov 17, 2017
How have in the world have I never know of the one pot pasta? I mean, seriously? This is one life hack that I feel like I completely missed the boat on somehow. Now, I'm usually behind on my TV shows (don't tell me what happened in the latest season of Game of Thrones) but keeping ahead of what's happening in the food game is usually something I'm all over. All I have to say is,...
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Lamb Meatballs with Herbed Tomato Sauce and Olives

Oct 28, 2017

I’m always on the lookout for meals in which some or all of it can be make ahead. If I spend time batch cooking for the freezer, it helps to know I always have something on hand to make dinner in a snap especially on busy weeknights. Meatballs are great for this because you can put everything together, roll them and then freeze for later. When you’re ready to cook,a you have...

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Cook Once, Eat All Week. 3 ways to use Butternut Squash Soup that aren't boring!

Oct 26, 2017

Fall is the perfect time to have a big pot of soup on the stove. It makes for a comforting meal and is ridiculously easy to put together with fresh, local ingredients. 

I love the smooth, flavourful taste of butternut squash soup for those crisp, cool days. But just because you make a big pot of soup it doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing day after day. You all know...

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It's never just about the food. How to be Happy, Healthy AND WHOLE.

Oct 23, 2017
What does healthy mean to you?
 
I've been talking about this a lot lately. To my clients, and anyone that's willing to give me feedback really. Because as much as I believe eating well is one of the big nuts in the nuts and bolts of being healthy - it's never just about the food. 
 
You can eat well and exercise regularly until you're blue in the...
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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Oct 18, 2017

I love Pumpkin Spice season! Um, I mean Fall. It's that time of year where everyone's flocking to the fields ready to get muddy to find the perfect big orange gourd for carving and where pumpkin spice something is everywhere you turn. 

 

I've been cooking with pumpkin like it's my only JOB these days. I just can't get enough - pumpkin loaf, roasted pumpkin soup, smoothies, you...

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Help, tomatoes have taken over my kitchen! 3 easy recipes to make during tomato season.

Sep 20, 2017
For those that have been following me for a while know how much I love eating seasonally. For me it's the easiest way to eat good food that has the best flavour and nutritional value. The transition from summer to fall means an abundance of tomatoes that take over the farmers markets....and my kitchen. 
 
As a kid I used to avoid fresh tomatoes like the plague. The texture just...
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Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

Sep 06, 2017

Mint Chocolate Chip. Anytime I go for ice cream I'm hard up to get something other than this. There's something about the crunch of the chocolate and the freshness of the mint. There's something about the combo.

 

The problem is that most times you find this, it's that bright green colour which you know hasn't come from crushing the mint by hand. Instead it's from a bunch a of...

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