creamy chipotle pasta salad recipe

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creamy chipotle pasta salad

Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad Recipe Tomorrow is Canada Day, the day that my fellow Canadians and I celebrate how awesome we are and how much the rest of the world loves us. Is that patriotism or narcissism?  I may have a badittude at the moment. It’s been pretty rainy and dreary lately in Manitoba, which is very unfair, considering we endure harsh winter extremes for seven months of the year.  We only get three months of actual summer, and this year we’re cooped up inside because the clouds have decided to dump all of the melting glaciers onto our heads instead of … Read More

7 chia recipes to inspire

Jessica Penner, RDRecipe RoundUp, Recipes3 Comments

7 Chia Recipes to Inspire Everybody needs a chia recipe! After you read “the power of chia” did you immediately order a big bag of chia seeds?  Is that bag now just sitting in your cupboard because you have no idea what to do with it? Don’t worry, I’ve rounded up 7 chia recipes for you. If you try one, let me know what you think!  Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Pudding Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread  Blueberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chia Seeds  Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars Chia Seed Bubble Tea Broccoli Slaw with Chia Balsamic Vinaigrette Banana … Read More

caramelized onion hummus

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes10 Comments

Caramelized Onion Hummus

I am obsessed with perfecting my basic hummus recipe. I’ve figured out the key to perfectly smooth, creamy, whipped hummus but the flavour isn’t quite there. Texture? Check. Flavour? Still working on it. I read the ingredients on some of my favourite hummus brands and try to replicate their recipes but it never ends up tasting quite the same. Don’t get me wrong; my hummus is good, just not amazing. I won’t settle for anything less than amazing. But I’ve hit the mark on several hummus variations. Like this caramelized onion hummus. Sooo delicious. It’s amazing, either with crackers or … Read More

one dish balsamic chicken -dinner in an hour

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes5 Comments

balsamic chicken bake

An easy one dish meal featuring sweet balsamic chicken, baby potatoes, and plenty of veggies! Dinner ready in an hour -with hardly any cleanup! I was one of those kids that hated almost all vegetables, all meat, and all starches except bread and noodles. As I grew older and especially as I started to travel the world, I wanted to be able to enjoy a wider variety of foods. Once I made this decision, my palate didn’t get a complete overhaul overnight. It was (and still is!) a slow process of learning to like new foods. With some foods, my … Read More

beef stew for baby

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, For Baby, Recipes3 Comments

beef stew for baby

To season or not to season, that is the question. Some people believe that all food given to baby should taste exactly as is, with no flavour or seasoning added to it. They believe that bland food is best for babies and think additional seasoning can be overwhelming for their tastebuds. Others believe that each food should be given separately; no mixing allowed! They believe that babies should taste and get to know each food on its own. The truth is that there is no evidence to support either one. The only rules to seasoning baby food are as follows: … Read More

homemade baby biscuits

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, For Baby, Recipes95 Comments

DIY Baby Cookies

Babies don’t need teething rusks but it sure is nice to give them something that they can easily pick up and eat. That’s where this recipe for baby biscuits comes in. why these homemade baby cookies are the smart choice While teething rusks are just starch, sugar, and salt, these biscuits are full of nutrients that babies need, like iron. If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day … Read More