Charles’ Chicken Parmesan

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Charles' chicken parmesan on white plate

I’m an 80:20 kind of gal. In fact, I think there are a lot of things in life that this ‘rule’ can apply to; eating is one of them. I’m the first one to take an extra helping of kale, but there are times when I give myself some slack and dig my fork into something slightly more decadent, like … View The Post

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Prawn Tacos with Avocado Crema

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Prawn tacos with avocado crema

Hot weather makes me crave Mexican food like these prawn tacos.  I’ve only been to Mexico once, so I can’t say that there’s any good reason for this association, it just happens. So when summer hits in the Okanagan like a ton of inferno bricks, out comes the BBQ and a truck load of cilantro.  I eat cilantro like it … View The Post

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Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

Gluten-free veggie burger

I wasn’t sure how my husband, a complete carnivore, would react to me telling him I was making veggie burgers for his birthday barbecue.  I mean, I can’t blame him for being a little miffed.  After all, it’s HIS birthday, right?  So we settled on a compromise with veggie burgers being just one of the options and he was back … View The Post

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Mexican Chipotle Sauce

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Mexican chipolte sauce

You know those meals that you cook ALL THE TIME….?  Tacos are that meal for us.  Now, we’re not talking any regular taco here.  We’ve been married for six years now, and seriously, it has taken us that long to perfect this dish (I guess that’s what you can expect when a Hungarian and a Ukrainian set out to ‘master’ … View The Post

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Rustic Italian Lasagne

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Rustic Italia Lasagne

There are a million ways to make lasagne, and everybody thinks theirs is the best (of course).  Well, I guess I’m as guilty as the next guy! I ADORE Italian flavours.  Basil, tomatoes, cheese… I mean, what is there not to love?  Pour me a glass of wine, put on some Dean Martin and I’m in heaven!  Now, this may not be … View The Post

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Asian Sesame Hoisin Chicken or Tofu

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Sesame Hoisin Chicken and Tofu

There is an emerging trend in nutrition called ‘flexitarianism’ that I must say, I’m rather drawn to. I’m a big supporter of a vegetarian diet for the obvious reasons that it is great for our personal health and the environment. However, many people shy away from the idea of forever abandoning that steak or grilled chicken. The concept of ‘flexitarian’ … View The Post

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Garden Italian Meat Sauce

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Garden Italian Meat Sauce on rotini

My aunty Becky once told me that there are some things you don’t mess with (ok, she put it a bit more colourfully), and for me, a meat sauce is one of them. I like it to taste like I just stepped into Italy and load it up with heaps of fresh basil from the garden and a healthy dose … View The Post

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