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Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni Pasta

My secret ingredient for my savory, velvety smooth Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni is hummus! I use @mezete_global! 🍝 the delicious gourmet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! What I love most about @mezete_global Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is it makes for such a creamy dish! #thehummiest. It is made with all-natural tahini and chickpeas, with no additives or preservatives. Now that…
Miso Glazed Tofu Bowls

Miso Glazed Tofu Bowls

This is such an awesome, quick and inexpensive dinner to make. This marinade is absolutely perfect for tofu. I love using the miso paste and tamari together for that perfect umami flavour. When I don’t feel like really cooking, I often turn to this simple recipe and am completely satisfied. I love added this tofu…
Tuscan Beef Stew

Tuscan Beef Stew

This recipe is so rich, rustic and the ultimate comfort food. Beef, onion, carrots, potatoes and red wine come together in cozy harmony. If you are feeding a crowd, good news: It doubles (or triples) beautifully. Searing the beef pieces before you add the stock makes such a difference in the flavour you get from…

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

The most comforting Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie you’ve ever had! This savoury warm and hearty comfort food is exactly what I crave after a long day at work. The best news is that it is actually really easy to make. This truly is a dish that you will make over and over again for your…
Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Baked Turkey Meatballs

I have finally cracked the code on how to make the most tender juicy meatballs made with just Turkey. Typically to make meatballs moist they are made with a combination of both beef and pork. These turkey meatballs are a game changer. By grating the onion and using all the juices creates a great depth…
Parmesan Orzo with Chicken and Asparagus

Parmesan Orzo with Chicken and Asparagus

This creamy cheesy Parmesan orzo recipe is absolutely delightful! It’s packed with asparagus and chicken and tastes incredible. What’s not to like about that? You only need one pan to make this dish and it can be ready in only 30 minutes! So if you want to make something that your whole family will love,…
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Rock the Boat with my Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats! I love zucchini’s. They are such a versatile ingredient and a great alternative to pasta or other carbs.This recipe is a great #superbowleats meal and can be made in no time at all. They are creamy, filled with bold hot spices and perfect for the big game…
Perfect Whole Roast Chicken

Perfect Whole Roast Chicken

I just love roasting a whole chicken. You may think it’s hard to do, but trust me it is so much easier than you think. This is perfect for any day of the week or even meal prepping for your week. I love using the leftover bones and chicken for my soul soothing chicken and…
Grilled pineapple and chicken kabobs

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Aloha! Meet my Grilled Pineapple & Chicken Kabobs. As the lockdown orders ease up, I find myself day dreaming about all the beautiful places I want to travel to and all the local foods I can eat! Until then I will keep making yummy recipes like this one! This recipe is gluten free and dairy…
Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders

Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders

Are you a fan of Chicken Tenders? I know we are at our home. These savoury, finger licking good, Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders totally hit the spot! I love to eat a platter of finger foods with lots of dipping. It makes it fun for everyone and helps keep it a casual fun evening. You…
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