Spiked Cranberry Sauce

This is an extremely easy and impressive recipe to make for Thanksgiving. It travels perfectly, so it is one of the easiest things to make and bring over to someone’s house. I add a little alcohol to my cranberry sauce to take the flavour to a whole other level. It can be made a few…

Warm Mixed Rice Salad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am always trying to add a healthier option to my traditional dishes. I like to use a mixed rice medley for this salad because it takes 15 minutes to cook, as opposed to 50 minutes for wild rice. If you prefer wild rice, go ahead and prepare the…

Baked Asian Chicken Breast

This is a quick and easy chicken recipe. I used chicken breast, but you can use any part of the chicken that you prefer. It tastes great after an hour of marinating, but the longer the chicken sits in the marinade, the deeper the flavour. If you like a little kick, add some red pepper…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted vegetables are a staple in my house, I will almost always have some form of roasted vegetable in my fridge at all times.They are healthy, easy to make and versatile. You can eat them as a side with anything or just as a healthy snack. This recipe is so simple and full of flavour….

Healthy Potato Leek Soup

This recipe for potato leek soup is not only easy to make but also a healthy version of this creamy and comforting soup that is perfect for the colder months ahead.  Using only a few ingredients, you will have a satisfying and light pot of soup. Ingredients: 2-3 large leeks leeks (whites only), thoroughly washed…

Max’s Butternut Squash Soup

In our house, fall is know as butternut squash soup season. It is a favourite around here, with adults and kids alike. I used to cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, rub with oil and spices then bake. I have recently discover the beauty of pre-cut packaged butternut squash at the grocery…

Low Calorie Vegetable Stew

This vegetable stew is easy and quick to prepare and tastes great served both hot and cold. If you do not want to add potatoes, you can substitute them with chickpeas. Just add chickpeas along with the peppers and tomatoes if desired. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely…

Lentil and Arugula Salad

Lentils are a great source of fibre and very low in fat. They are relatively quick to cook, and this salad can be eaten as either a main dish or a side dish. Feel free to add more or less of any of the salad ingredients as you like. I sometimes like to just put…

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Adding a roasted red pepper to a classic hummus is a great way to add an extra serving of veggies to your snack.  This also adds a little sweetness, which is a huge hit with my kids. I used very little garlic so that it’s child friendly but if you prefer more garlic, go ahead and…