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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Broccoli & Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

I am participating in the Hidden Valley Ranch Ranchify Recipe Challenge. I’m going to be honest here, other then using it as a dip for my pizza crust, I’m not a big ranch eater so I thought that this challenge would be a bit challenging. Then I remembered that I make awesome twice baked potatoes.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Thank goodness for Pinterest. Am I right?  Before Pinterest, I would have never of thought to use Cauliflower for a pizza crust. Actually, if I’m going to be honest here I would not have tried many of the recipes that have become our family favourites, or even created my own out of inspiration from what I have seen. Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a tricky thing, at least if you’re expecting pizza crust like ability. I have probably tried 3-4 different recipes, but they all resulted in a crumbly mess that would just stick to the pan. Then I found a simple Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe from Greatist.com, added a few flavourings and came up with the following:

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