Healthy snack idea: Cucumber boats with Greek yogurt & everything bagel seasoning

Ask anyone who knows me well and they’ll tell you that I loooove me some snacks!  If I have one dietary downfall, it’s snacking.  By a long shot....more

Asian beef burgers

August can be a funny time of year; it has a very in-between feel to it.  It’s like the Sunday of calendar months – you know you have to work the next day, so instead of enjoying the entire day you’re already thinking about (and dreading) Monday....more
This looks like a great recipe to spruce up an old favorite. Thanks for posting it!more

9 Healthy Picnic Food Ideas

The unfortunate part of the traditional picnic menu is that the food, while delicious and filling, is the epitome of the North American diet: high in unhealthy fats (fried chicken, mayo-based salads), refined grains (white bread and pasta), and added sugar (sweetened iced tea). The good news? There are tons of healthy picnic-friendly foods to choose from! Here are some ideas… ...more
Rachel Vdolek Thanks for the comment :)  Enjoy your picnic adventures this summer!more

Fingerling potato salad with peas and Greek yogurt-lime dressing

This past Saturday I took a much overdue trip to the farmer’s market. Given my obsession with food, cooking and healthy eating, you’d think this little corner of Guelph would be part of my weekly routine. Sadly I only make it out once per season, but am always glad I made the trip.  (To be fair, it’s only open Saturday mornings until noon!)...more

Banh mi veggie dogs

I kind of feel bad for hot dogs. The original American street food, tasty hot dogs are a staple at baseball games, barbecues, kids’ parties, amusement parks, carnivals, food carts and iconic restaurants like Papaya King in New York City. In other words, they’re found at pretty much every fun summer venue ever invented....more

Summertime Drink: The Classic Caesar

Ray-Bans?  Check. Sunscreen? Check. Margaret Atwood novel? Check. (Yeah, I’m cool like that!  Ahem…) Here I am, sitting on the dock at the cottage in the blazing late June sunshine, soaking up not only the rays but also the fresh, clean air of beautiful Northern Ontario. Ahh!...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

Perfect Summer Snack: Mango Cucumber Salsa

I’ll start off this post by saying that I just love, love, LOVE fresh salsa! Not only is it so easy to make that even the most unculinary (is that a word?) person can execute it flawlessly every time, but it also happens to be one of the healthiest snack-type foods I can think of.  ...more
TheRealAaronW My pleasure! Thanks for the shout-out :)more

Baked panko-crusted chicken fingers with Greek yogurt ranch dip

 There will always be a special place in my heart for “kid” food. I’m talking fish sticks, cheese and crackers, pizza pockets, mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken nuggets, sandwiches made in the shape of cute things. And ketchup – lots of ketchup. So many tasty memories!...more

Easy Summer Side: Thai Cucumber Salad

It all happened so fast. One minute I was jogging along my favourite tree-lined path in the woods, taking in the beautiful sights, smells and sounds of nature, and the next–crack! I still don’t know if that sound came from the root I tripped over or my rolled ankle. *Shudder.* Whichever it was, my summer fitness routine suddenly flashed before my eyes. ...more
This recipe looks delicious - perfect for summer! Most important, wishing you the speediest of ...more