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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…
Spring Peas and Asparagus Risotto

Spring Pea & Asparagus Risotto

Say Hello to my Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto. This dish is incredibly fresh, creamy and rich. The asparagus and peas add a lighter vegetarian option for Spring. Believe me, you will not even miss the meat in this recipe. What I love about this recipe is that it uses seasonal ingredients. Asparagus season is…
Savoury Baked Chicken Toastadas

Savoury Baked Chicken Tostada’s

Happy CINCO DE MAYO!! I mean a day to celebrate tacos is always a great day in my books. Cinco de Mayo is actually seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements, and experiences of Mexican heritage. On the day I couldn’t help but make these delicious Savoury Baked Chicken Tostada’s! Normally tostada’s are…
Aloha Hawaiian Burger

Aloha Hawaiian Burger

The perfect burger does exist!  I partnered with @WhatsCooking to create a burger recipe that will be coming soon to their new website! Tag #WhatsCooking in your burger content for a chance to be featured. This tropical and Asian influenced, Aloha Hawaiian Burger is the perfect way to treat yourself as if you are enjoying a sunset over the…
Turkey & Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

Looking for new healthy dinner recipes? It can be hard to find inspiring dishes that are actually good for you. Good news! These absolutely delicious Turkey and Wild Stuffed Peppers are bursting with flavour and are totally filling. By using lean ground Turkey and wild rice, makes this easier for digestion, hello gluten free. You…

Raspberry Rosemary Chicken

Bored of the same chicken recipes? I have a stunning easy chicken dish that will have your family swooning. My family used to make this weekly for us growing up and it is still one of my all-time favourites.  My Raspberry Rosemary Chicken has a gluten free option and can be ready in under 30…
Zucchini Roll Ups better than Lasagna

Zucchini Roll Up’s

I love a good lasagna but let’s be honestly after you eat it, it makes you want to take a nap! This recipe explodes with those same great flavours with just a quarter of the calories and no carb crash!  These savoury and delicious Zucchini Roll Ups are completely gluten free. I’ve added in some…

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pies were one of my favourite dishes growing up. They are incredibly hearty and comforting. Although most other pies contain enormous amount of sodium and are high in fat and calories, my Healthy Chicken Pot Pie recipe does not! By eliminating the bottom crust and just leaving a delicious flaky crust on top…
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The Vivacious Gourmet

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