Smoothies for Summer

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Four glass of four different types of summer smoothies. Photography by Gabrielle Touchette

Perfect for your summer refreshment repertoire; 4 easy, delicious and cool summer smoothie recipes! This post contains paid and/or affiliate links. Read full disclosure here. Get out your blender because it’s going to get a good workout this summer! A local magazine, Sequoia, that explores “life, faith, and beauty in the everyday” asked me to create smoothie recipes for their summer edition and I had the privilege of spending a fun afternoon making all four of them with the team, including the talented photographer, Gabrielle Touchette, who took all the photos in this post. My aim was to use both … Read More

Easy Stir Fry Sauce [2 ingredients]

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Easy Stir Fry Sauce

You won’t believe how tasty this 2 ingredient easy stir fry sauce is! Enjoy with your favourite veggies, protein, and noodles or rice. What do you do when you realize you need to use up the veggies in your fridge ASAP? In my home, I make a stir fry! And since it tends to be a Plan B, I don’t want a complicated sauce involving special ingredients I need to shop for. This 2 ingredient stir fry sauce fits the bill for something that… a) uses ingredients I always have in the fridge b) is super quick and easy! c) … Read More

Easy Tuna Casserole (only 5 ingredients!)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes2 Comments

Easy Tuna Casserole with only 5 ingredients

Only 5 ingredients, 1 dish, and 20 minutes to bake; this easy tuna casserole will be ready in less than half an hour! Features salsa, rice, & cheese. It really doesn’t get any easier than this, folks. You literally throw everything into ONE pan, bake it, and eat it! This has quickly become a family favourite and has made it into our weekly meal planning routine! I’m pretty pumped that I’ve found a tuna recipe the whole family loves. The fact that it’s so easy is the icing on the cake! One thing that makes it so quick and easy … Read More

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (no fancy equipment needed)

Jessica Penner, RDDrink, Recipes9 Comments

A mug of homemade pumpkin spice latte with a spoonful of spices and a bowl of pumpkin puree.

Enjoy this easy Pumpkin Spice Latte all year long. It’s much cheaper than Starbucks! No fancy equipment needed. Vegan version listed too. When does pumpkin spice latte season start? Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte usually makes its first appearance the last week of August or the first week of September. In my opinion, that’s much too early! At that time I’m still desperately holding on to the last shreds of summer I can. Remember, I live in glorious Winnipeg, Canada where we only get a solid two months of hot summer weather! But maybe you’re the opposite and are already itching … 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

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

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes18 Comments

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

Vegetable Smoothies: make ahead freezer packs!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes3 Comments

Make mornings easier & healthier with these grab ‘n blend vegetable smoothie packs in 4 delicious flavours: Chocolate Beet, Vanilla Green, PB Banana, and Blueberry! Just add your choice of milk! Mornings are hectic! People always tell me they want to eat healthier breakfasts, but don’t have the time to prep food in the morning. Breakfast ends up being a quick slice of toast before running out the door. This is a lost opportunity for fruits and veggies! Nearly 90% of Americans are NOT meeting the recommendations for fruit and veggie intake!  What are vegetable smoothie freezer packs and how … Read More