Hawaiian Turkey Slow Cooker Stew

When we made our first trip to Hawaii we fell in love. We try to recreate a little Hawaiian life at home with our tiki collection, tropical cocktails, and dishes we’ve tried to recreate on our barbecue. This Hawaiian Turkey Slow Cooker Stew recipe offers a nice mix of sweet and sour that is quick to prepare. […]

Free Meal Plan: 5 Make Ahead Meals

I’m away at a conference for most of this week – Monday I’ll be at home, but Tuesday-Friday the boys will have to fend for themselves. Not to generalize, but I know in this case it means KD, pizza and eggs on toast, so I’ve chosen some meals that can be prepared ahead of time and either frozen or refrigerated, then assembled at the last minute. Fortunately summer means not a lot of heavy meals – no big roasts or stews or long cooking times. I think they’ll survive. […]

Free Meal Plan: Skillet Steak

It’s getting cold. December is creeping up, bringing with it crazy schedules. Quick is key this week, as parties are in full swing and public places are becoming frenzied with holiday shoppers. I’m trying to avoid the lure of fast food, an easy sell on me when parkas are in season. We’ll get through the week with a quick one-pan fish dish, easy mac with cheese and tomato sauce, pasta with shredded Brussels sprouts and even a slow cooker Tikka Masala that seems elaborate but is nearly effortless. It’s all real food, fast. […]

Breakfast Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal

Cooler weather brings visions of Halloween and pumpkin in everything! Pumpkin brownies, pumpkin cookies, even pumpkin soup are the norm, so why not mix a little of that winter squash  into your nutritious bowl of oats? […]

Hot Lunch Ideas: Hot Homemade Lunch for the Thermos

When the leaves start turning bright colors and you start searching for your favorite sweater, you can be sure it’s time to get your kids ready to go back to school. For us, that leaves us on the hunt for healthy, homemade hot lunch ideas. […]

Vegan Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Lemony Pesto Chick’n with White Beans

This recipe is inspired by the Kitchn’s Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint Pesto. I love summer because of the variety of fresh herbs that are available at the farmers market or in your own backyard garden. If you can’t get your hands on lemon basil, lemon thyme, or lemon verbena don’t worry. It will taste just as good with the regular varieties and you can add that lemony flavor with lemon zest instead. […]

Beef Recipe: Beef and Chorizo Slowcooker Chili

It’s no secret that I love chorizo sausage-the smoky, spicy flavour is a favorite in our house. At work the kids were to find a chili recipe and I found this one over on Crepes of Wrath. I didn’t realize that it’s actually made in a slow cooker, which is even better in my opinion! I omitted some of the specialty spices because I couldn’t find them here, and left out cayenne pepper because I thought it would be too spicy. […]

Oatmeal Recipes to Chase Away the Winter Blahs

It may not be the first thing that you think of. In fact if you’ve been eating the same boring oatmeal day after day it may have added to your current winter blues. But trust me, oatmeal can be much more than a boring bowl of bland grain. Whether you have plain oats with a side of ennui or a jazzy bowl of Hummingbird Cake oatmeal, no one can deny just how nutritious this grain is. Even your doctor will be pleased with your new oatmeal addiction. Adding fiber to your diet and lowering your cholesterol are a just a few benefits from regular oatmeal consumption. […]

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