Turn Up The Jam & Turn Up The Flavour With These Jam Recipes #pairingideas

6 Jam Recipes That Change The Way You Look At Jam

I wouldn’t call myself a creative person, I don’t usually “go out on a whim” and try something. Everything I do has a reason behind it, and a plan. Everything, that is, except for cooking.

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Foods That Fuel This Toddler Mom

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and the Maple Leaf Foods #FoodsThatFuel sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank-you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.

Protini Inspired Meal

I like to believe that I’m a health conscious person. I understand what’s good for me vs. what’s not and I do my best to live my life as healthy as possible (and lead my son into the same lifestyle by example).

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Southwest Sirloin Chili

Southwest Sirloin Chili

 

My recipe for Southwest Sirloin Chili happened completely by accident. However, I’m really happy that it happened as I created a familiar recipe with all new flavour.

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Mashed Potato Poppers

Mashed Potato Poppers

My husband came up with mashed potato poppers when I was having one of those nights where I just did not want to cook. (We all have those nights, and it’s always nice to have someone take over.) I did my best to recreate his recipe in this post.

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Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

I’ve been cooking a lot with spaghetti squash recently. I really like the fact that I can boost with my vegetable intake so simply! It’s pretty versatile and goes with almost everything, but I prefer tomato based dishes.

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Low FODMAP Tarragon Chicken Salad

Low FODMAP Recipe

Photo credit: Steven Jackson – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackson3/

Suffering from IBS can be hard to understand; however for those with intolerance symptoms, this recipe is the perfect lunch for a summer’s day, or for a light supper with friends. It doesn’t take long to cook, looks fantastic on the plate and is full of essential nutrients that help to keep you healthy and happy – even if you have IBS or are on a low FODMAP plan.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

It’s December and although we still don’t have snow here on the North Coast of British Columbia, I still feel that nip in the air. Something that really comforts me this time of year is soup. Last night I made this Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup and it was delicious. So out came the leftovers and the camera.

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Bret Johnson’s Famous Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey Chli

It’s fall here on the North Coast (however; with the light dusting of snow this morning it’s starting to look a lot like winter) and for me that means comfort foods. I’m talking warm, heart meals that speak to your heart. The problem with those meals is that it also goes straight to your waist line. Bret Johnson’s Turkey Chili recipe takes care of that with giving you the comfort food you crave, but at under 300 calories a cup – you won’t blow your nutrition for the day.

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Texas Turkey Spaghetti Squash Bake

Texas Turkey Spaghetti Squash Bake

In the last year I have discovered a wonderful new vegetable: spaghetti squash. I have made “spaghetti” with it many times, and it’s a great way to feel like I’m eating a high calorie/comfort food meal but stay in my daily goals. That being said, one can only eat so much of the same meal with the same ingredient. I was getting bored and it was time for some variety. I played around with a few of my favorite flavors and came up with Texas Turkey Spaghetti Squash Bake.

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Preparing An Anniversary Dinner With PC Products & #Cbias

As a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community, I wanted to share how I prepared an anniversary dinner for my husband and I. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.

AnniversaryYesterday my husband and I celebrated three years of marriage. We have been together for a total of nine years, married for three and wow, we have been through a lot: babies, moving in and out of provinces, and two houses. We survived the loss of our first son, high stress situations and renovations. There are many reasons to celebrate, which is why I wanted to create an amazing anniversary dinner.

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