Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas with avocado sauce and cheddar cheese

Very little prep work & hands-on time go into making these easy sheet pan chicken fajitas! Includes instructions to use either fresh or frozen chicken breasts. Sheet pan dinners are such a brilliant, yet simple idea that it makes you scratch your head and go “why has no one thought to do this before?” They are so stinking easy and always turn out so well! A lot of dishes where you would have originally thought to cook in a frying pan such as fajitas, perogies, or even gnocchi, you can just throw on a sheet pan, toss in the oven, … Read More

Turmeric Falafel Bowl

Turmeric Falafel Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

This turmeric falafel bowl is vegan soul food in a bowl! Fresh greens, earthy beets, and sweet dates compliment the spicy falafels and umami filled dressing. “With dishes as tasty as this turmeric falafel bowl I could definitely go vegan!” True words I spoke to my husband today. But then we had a good chuckle because he knows how much I also love fine European cheese, and going out for a special steak dinner. So no, while I don’t foresee myself ever excluding myself from animal products entirely, we do eat a lot of vegan meals in our house. I … Read More

Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black bean enchiladas with bell peppers, onions, and the easiest homemade red enchilada sauce! Top with a healthy avocado cream sauce. I have to address something first and foremost: do not be intimidated by this recipe! I’m afraid you’re going to scroll down, see the long list of ingredients, and get scared away from making it. But it’s really not that bad! The recipe is broken up into 3 parts: Enchilada sauce Avocado cream sauce Making the enchiladas To spread your work time apart, you can make the sauces one day and then assemble it all the next day. If … Read More

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat (gluten free and vegan)

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat... guaranteed!

A super easy way to make TEXTURE perfect baked tofu! The outside turns out crisp and ready to be tossed in your favourite sauce. It took me a while to learn to  LIKE tofu. I would tolerate it when my vegan friends would make tofu dishes, but I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around actually LIKING it. It doesn’t have much of a taste and is actually quite special in the way that it can take on other flavours. It was definitely a mental block. Tofu just didn’t sound appetizing. When my baby started to eat solid food I bought him … Read More

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa (or stovetop directions)

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa

For this recipe, I pulled together all the classic flavours of red hot wings into a healthy, balanced meal: chicken, Frank’s, carrots & celery, and bleu or mozza cheese. LEARN HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA (47 sec): why this instant pot buffalo chicken quinoa is a smart choice Please meet my new favourite condiment: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Since Frank’s is entirely associated with wings in my mind I didn’t even think about it as a sauce I could use in my everyday cooking. One day, out of curiosity, I picked up a bottle and read the label. … Read More

5 Minute Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad

With a store bought rotisserie chicken, you can prepare the meat for a chicken taco salad in 5 minutes! Hands up if you love rotisserie chicken! Picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store is one of my favourite mealtime shortcuts. In a few minutes I remove the meat from the chicken, and then I can use it in recipes throughout the week! This recipe is a simple way to turn rotisserie chicken into taco filling! Just use whatever ingredients you have on hand to throw together a salad. #onefamilyonemeal One of the biggest feeding traps parents fall … Read More

one skillet (or Instant Pot) creamy dill chicken and rice

creamy dill chicken and rice

Stovetop or Instant Pot, this easy dinner is healthy, balanced, and though it may be an unappetizing brown, it’s sure to please even the pickiest of palates! Unless that palate doesn’t like mushrooms… can’t do much about that.  Lately, I’ve been into making dinners with leftover rice. It’s gotten to the point where I’ll make rice with no intention of eating it that day, so that I have “leftovers” the next day. Let’s just pretend that I’m an incredibly organized person and it’s all part of my master meal plan for the week…. If you are one of those incredibly organized people … Read More