Cumin & Colour

Pretty colours. I love beautiful aesthetics and what is more wonderful than a colourful and healthy fresh lunch? This meal can be made for the meal at home or on the go. Easy, quick and healthy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Ingredients: • 1 avocado          …

Mean Green Mason Jar

I am back at it.  It has been some time but I’ve changed my life around a lot to focus on health, the wealth of my family love and growing, preparing and savouring healthy food choices.  I am excited! We are camping this weekend and do not have a lot of time to prepare meals;…

Cucumber Snack Bites

Snacking.  It is so easy to grab chips or crackers, a pudding, fruit snacks, cookies or granola.  We have tried to reshape our mindset in this house into snacks that provide a protein content and yet are sweet and or savoury to help please the ‘want for food’ outside of a planned meal.  This snack…

Easy Broccoli Soup

The weather has turned a bit colder and tonight was time to make soup.  This soup was ready in 30minutes and was full of goodness.       A dollop of sour cream gives a little kick to an otherwise smooth and satisfying taste.  Great source of Vitamin C Prep Time: 30 minutes    …

Edamame & Mung Bean Pasta

Maybe it is because the word ‘Mung’ sounds similar to ‘Dung’ in the English language – this may be the reason that I was hesitant to try these Asian inspired noodles.  Yet, since being diabetic PASTA has become like a swear word around here.  So fear aside and with my daughter on board to try…

Zucchini Fritters

Don’t knock it until you try it.  Think the ‘Big-M’ hash-browns but HEALTHY – HEALTHY – HEALTHY.  Simple and fun to prepare and work both for breakfast with maple syrup, sour cream or ketchup.  Additionally we’ve used this as a packed lunch item. Each summer, after a zucchini bake-a-thon, I shred my remaining squash into…

Sausage & Cabbage Skillet

This is a favourite around our home.  Nice meal on a winter’s night.  It can be modified by simply changing the type of sausage used.  We’ve used our own beef/pork mix sausages, used spicy Italian sausage, honey garlic links and even Kielbasa.  All add a different ‘indulgent’ flavour to the meal. Prep Time: 15 minutes…

Rainbow Stirfry

This is a simple, make ahead and TOTALLY HEALTHY LOADED lunch that is my go to for protein, energy and comfort food.  By making it ahead and freezing in zip-lock bags, I can grab it from the fridge and cook it up on a lunch break.  You can individualize this with many varieties of vegetables….

Gingery Mashed Carrots

Many years I’ve wanted to give up growing carrots.  Our soil is clay based and although they love the water content for growing – pulling them out is tedious.  Hard but ALWAYS worth it. Why?  Simply because the taste of a homegrown carrot – fresh or frozen, makes you never wish to return to store…

Mongolian Beef Stir Fry

Crock pot meal that ‘hides’ all the good vegetables.  The sauce turns the parsnips orange – so you can pretend they are carrots.  Or you can really use carrots.  The meat is tender and flavourful.  We served this over jasmine rice to keep with the Eastern fragrance but you can easily serve this with a…