Health Begins in the Kitchen

Meals

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Soup is awesome…if it’s creamy then it’s stellar!  So why not take one of the healthiest veggies out there–KALE–and cream it up?  Add a little chicken or any other protein waiting to be paired with something exceptional and you’ve got a complete meal.  What’s so […]

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s book called Headstrong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster–in Just Two Weeks (1) for the last few weeks and I’m really amazed at all the citations he has that back up his research.  […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Three of my favorite ingredients in one harmonic culinary chorus!  Plus there’s something very satisfying to me about having all my nutrition essentials in one dish.  Let me explain:  usually I compose a dinner meal with a good protein source (mainly fish, meat or poultry), […]

Suzy’s Cottage Pie

Suzy’s Cottage Pie

Often times Shepherd’s Pie is confused with Cottage Pie but here’s the main difference:  the former is made with lamb (Shepherds herd lambs not cows!) and the latter is made with beef.  In fact, I was going to pull the faux pas of calling this […]

Pan-Seared Black Cod

Pan-Seared Black Cod

It’s Valentine’s Day and I haven’t traditionally been over the moon about the holiday–and it’s not because I don’t adore my husband.  I just get a little annoyed with the excessive marketing of candy for the occasion.  Still, I wanted to do something nice for […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

I love mushrooms so, to me, portobellos are like mushrooms on steroids.  They’re extremely tasty and fragrant when fried up and they have a number of health benefits.  They are also perfectly suited to being stuffed once you de-gill and de-stem them.  I do love […]

Mashed Rutabaga with Spinach

Mashed Rutabaga with Spinach

I’m always so pleased with myself when I switch it up from potatoes and sweet potatoes.  There’s simply an air of excitement in the kitchen when I cook up a lesser-used root vegetable.  I’m sure my family doesn’t give it a moment’s thought but that’s […]

Turkey Breakfast Patties

Turkey Breakfast Patties

Breakfast can be a challenge for those wanting to follow a Paleo diet.  Maybe they grew up eating a sugary cereal for breakfast and they find it hard to break a comforting habit.  Yes, I’m talking about myself.  I still struggle with finding a satisfying […]

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

After an extremely long break, I’m finally back into what resembles the routine I veered from in early December.  The Christmas season followed by the New Year gets us ready to let go of the old and embrace the new but for me it always […]

Kale and Pea Fritters

Kale and Pea Fritters

It’s New Year’s Eve and my mom says she’s going to make some corn fritters.  Sadly I’m at least 8 hour away by vehicle not even taking into account bad driving conditions between here (Kelowna, BC) and there (Cardston, Alberta). You know I’m a little […]