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Ukrainian Mac & Cheese


This meal isn’t exactly Ukrainian, but it reminded me a lot of nalysnyky (Ukrainian crepes), so that’s what I’m calling it. Like nalysnyky, this dish has cottage cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Unlike nalysnyky, this is very simple to make. Just toss everything in a crockpot and in a few hours you have a great dinner. Printable […]

Tropical Mini-Muffins


Sweet and moist bite-sized muffins made with tropical fruits. You won’t believe these have no added sugar or fat! Printable Recipe 1 cup dried mango slices 1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice 2 ripe bananas 1 egg 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1 tbsp flaxseed meal 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda coconut […]

Mexican Lasagna


This is the best mexican casserole I’ve ever tasted. It’s become a favourite among my family and friends. I’ve brought it to a few friends when they’ve needed a break from cooking dinner (like after just having a baby), and everyone always wants to know the recipe. I got the recipe from Eat, Shrink, and Be […]

Rancher’s Pork Chops


Pork chops simmered in a zesty sauce. This is a crockpot recipe from my dad that we used to have a lot when I was a kid. 6 pork chops 1 onion chopped2 tbsp brown sugar4 tbsp Ketchup2 tbsp Mustard (I used dijon, but regular mustard works too) Put onions on bottom of the crock pot. […]

Snack Balls


Nutritious and tasty snacks in the fun shape of balls. Fruity Balls2 cups dried mixed fruit1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs1 tsp lemon juice Grind up the fruit (a blender, coffee grinder, food processor, or magic bullet all work).  Roll the ground-up fruit into balls. Combine graham cracker crumbs and lemon juice on a plate. Roll balls […]

Channa Masala


Chickpea curry with sweet potatoes and butternut squash, garnished with fresh chopped cilantro. It’s delish! 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil2 cloves of garlic minced1 thumbsized ginger minced1 diced onion3 Tbsp of good curry powder mix1/2 can of coconut milk1/4 cup of cashew butter (almond or hazelnut butter is also good)1 can of chickpeas2 cups of […]

Squaghetti and Meat Sauce


Here is a nice change from the usual spaghetti dish, using spaghetti squash to replace the pasta. It has a similar texture to spaghetti with the sweet and nutty flavour of a squash.   1 lb ground beef1 chopped green pepper1 jar of tomato pasta sauce1 medium spaghetti squasholive oilgarlic powder Brown meat in a large non-stick […]

Tofu Triangles (Cole ate them!!!)


Here is the meal that finally broke Cole’s dinner-strike.  They taste a lot like chicken nuggets but are much healthier. 1 cup breadcrumbs1 tbsp flaxseed meal1 tbsp parmesan1/2 tsp paprika1 cup spinach puree1 egg, lightly beaten1 14oz package of extra-firm tofu1/4 cup teriyaki saucenonstick cooking spray1 tbsp olive oil Slice tofu 1/2″ thick, then cut the slices in half diagonally to […]

Healthy Date Brownies


These brownies were inspired by my earlier recipe for Apple Date Bars. Like those bars, they are sweetened only by the dates and apple juice. There has been no refined sugar added. Made with wheatgerm and flaxseed meal, they are the perfect healthy snack disguised as a tasty treat. 1 cup pitted dates1 cup unsweetened apple […]

Cheesy Quinoa Bake


If you haven’t tried cooking with quinoa yet you should definitely give it a try. Quinoa (pronounced keenwa) is an ancient grain that’s high in protein and nutrients and can be used as a substitute for rice in most dishes. It also makes a great dessert or breakfast. The following recipe is a yummy meatless dinner […]