6 tips for perking up your packed lunch

          I’m such an advocate for bringing your lunch to work. It’s so much healthier than eating out every day and it will save you a ton of money. Now-you-can-afford-to-take-a-vacation amounts of money.  If your packed lunches leave you a little less than inspired, try these […]

Carrot Noodle Salad with Spiced Cashews

Happy New Year

word of the year: intention

My word for this year is intention. This is a tough one for me because I am the definition of a multi-tasker. Case in point. I refuse to make more than one trip for anything. Ever. I don’t walk up or down stairs without something in my hands (in addition to […]

Date & Almond Tarts

These Date & Almond Tarts are an homage to one of my favourite classic desserts; Butter Tarts!  But you guys, here’s the thing. These little babies are gluten free, free of added sugar, egg free, dairy free, vegan and done in 20 minutes flat.  Well they are not the sticky sweet […]

Date & Almond Tarts

Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

There is something amazing that happens when you create a sauce from scratch that tastes mies better than one from a bottle.  You suddenly feel like you’ve been let into a secret club of chefs and scientists and big name food manufacturers. The thing of it is ,we go through life eating sauces […]

Kale & Garlic Cashew Fried Rice

Did you know that food is better when you eat it with chopsticks? It’s true. Think about it. Noodles. Pho. Pad Thai. Fried Rice. Right?! So good.  And you know what else is good?  Food with ingredients you can pronounce and take-out style meals that make you feel amazing. And […]

Kale and Cashew Fried Rice 2

Baked Chicken Firecrackers

Baked Chicken Firecrackers

 Looking for a healthy make-ahead recipe that is great for dinner but also excellent for lunch on the go?  These Baked Chicken Firecrackers fit the bill perfectly! I was so surprised by this recipe. I thought it was going to be good but I didn’t expect that we would LOVE […]

Red Pepper Rant

You may be surprised to know that I don’t grocery shop.  I love it. But I rarely do it anymore. With a toddler and in infant the grocery store can be a scary place. Pardon me if I would like to avoid screaming children in the checkout line. And isn’t […]


Freezer Meals for Families Make dinner time a breeze with these family flavor favorites: Takeout Style Sweet & Sour Chicken Honey Garlic Chicken BBQ Glazed Meatballs Pesto Chicken Meatballs Crockpot Taco Beef Chili Maple Glazed Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tex Mex Burgers BBQ Pulled Chicken   SEE […]


Freezer Meals for the BBQ   Get a jump on summer and fill your freezer with meals ready for grilling!   Here’s what we’re making: Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs Greek Chicken Sliders Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Tex Mex Burgers Herb Rubbed Chicken Southwestern BBQ Chicken Soft […]

Lust For, Long For

Need a quick break from whatever it is that you do?  Check out what I’m loving on the interweb this week! These Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos. I die. And this Rosemary Lemon Pasta. Truly. Did you know that you need Tassel Garland in your life?  Wellllll you do. Totally making […]