A Veggie “Meal Prep” Plan: how to stock your kitchen to eat more veggies

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With this veggie meal prep plan you’ll have 5 different types of veggies in stock so that the easy choice is also the healthy choice! This post contains affiliate links. My foundational food recommendation across the board for anyone and everyone is to always include a fruit or a veggie at every meal or snack. Does that sound overwhelming to you? With a little bit of both planning and keeping your home stocked strategically, it can be very doable! (hint: you don’t HAVE to be eating fresh produce all the time!) A little planning, a little prepping can go a … Read More

How to Roast Nearly Any Vegetable [+video]

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Roasted Broccoli

An easy tutorial for learning how to roast vegetables in the oven using my show stopping all-purpose seasoning! (This post contains affiliate links) If you read nearly any food blog post it inevitable starts with a lot of gushing about how the recipe is now this person’s new all-time favourite food ever! And then you see the next post and it says the exact same thing. The cynic in you is probably doubting how every single recipe surpasses the one before. Now that I’m a food blogger, I totally get it. When you create and test a recipe, it’s hard … Read More

instantpot greek lemon potatoes

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, SIde Dish35 Comments

Healthy, quick, and easy! These Instantpot Greek Lemon Potatoes are potato perfection! Pair with chicken souvlaki skewers and a Greek salad for a tasty meal. I’ve taken a few shots at this recipe, and you’ll be glad that I persisted, because I can honestly say now that it’s perfect! You won’t find tastier Greek Lemon Potatoes anywhere, I guarantee it! That’s a money back guarantee… oh wait, this recipe is free to read so I’m fully covered 🙂 tastier with time If you happen to have leftovers of these InstantPot Greek Lemon Potatoes, you are one lucky person. First of … Read More

golden cauliflower

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turmeric roasted cauliflower

Something magical happens when veggies are roasted… this golden cauliflower represents a turmeric roasted transformation into sweet, crispy morsels of goodness that melt in your mouth! This is how delicious veggies can be. I’ll roast a whole head of golden cauliflower and a large onion, and it will be devoured in two meals by our family of three! Golden cauliflower is easily the best part of any meal I’ve added it to. Roasting in the oven really does do magic to veggies. Suddenly all the bitterness disappears and the veggies are transformed into these sweet, crispy morsels of goodness that … Read More

homemade croutons in a frying pan

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homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan!  You know how you just take some things for granted as “things you buy” and other items as “things you make?” Croutons were one of those foods that had never even occurred to me to make myself.  It wasn’t until I traveled to Germany on a high school exchange trip that I discovered homemade croutons! And, as most things go, they were incredibly delicious and oh-so-much better than storebought!  There’s a dish in Germany called “Kartoffel Knoedel”, which is roughly translated to potato … Read More

roasted hazelnut brussels sprouts

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hazelnut brussel sprouts

Crispy brussels sprouts carmelized with maple syrup and studded with hazelnuts. These ain’t your mama’s brussels sprouts! No offence to your mother’s cooking. I’m sure she’s a fantastic chef. But even the most fantastic chef is limited by the ingredients available to them. I don’t know about you, but as a kid, the only type of brussels sprouts I ever laid eyes on were found in the frozen aisle of the grocery store. When those things were heated up they just turned into a mushy pile of bitter sadness. Enter fresh brussels sprouts. These are a whole different ballpark. They ought … Read More

Perfect Baked Fries Recipe

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Perfect Home Fries

These baked fries are absolute fry perfection! They’re fool-proof crispy and have the best seasoning on them! Don’t sacrifice taste when opting for a healthier choice.  I recently heard that sprinkling fries with vinegar is just a Manitoban thing. I sure hope this isn’t correct because the rest of the world is missing out! But if it is true, then my mission with this post is to share the vinegar love with you all! Now, you can’t really put vinegar on all fries. If you go to McDonald’s or some other chain with stripped down no-skin fries, it doesn’t really … Read More