This marinade is very versatile and can be doubled or tripled depending on the size of your steak. In this recipe I used a 1 lb flank steak that served small portions to two adults and two children.
Marinate your steak the night before for a stronger taste, or the day of for lighter flavour. I also like drizzling a little bit on broccoli as well. While I chose flank steak, you can use this marinade on any cut of steak.
Feeling like you’ve over indulged too much lately and want something healthy to eat? Looking for a nutritious side dish or great salad to take to work? Try this simple quinoa salad and it will make you feel like you are eating "clean," and on the right track. Feel free to make substitutions/changes to suit your tastes. I liked the salad with salt and pepper only, but add some salad dressing on it for extra taste.
I've ordered a dish like this in restaurants many times but now I don't have to, I can make it at home. There is something about cauliflower and tahini that goes so well together. I love this dish with grilled chicken or fish, and some rice on the side
Have you tried tuna in oil yet? If you haven't you are missing out because it is so delicious. Do not drain the oil out of the can, instead use it as part of the dressing for your salad. It adds flavour and nutrients. This salad uses up any vegetables you have lying around or fresh ones too, trust me, anything works!
I love blueberry pies but the idea of making a pie crust, then trying to get the perfect shape and filling overwhelms me. This is why I love making galettes! They are so easy, just as pretty if not more so, and every bit as delicious. I made one and froze it before baking. Once I got up to the cottage I left it in the fridge over night and then baked it. It turned out perfectly and everyone loved it! Serving it with vanilla ice-cream is definitely recommended.
I love making cookies with mini M&M's in them but they are hard to find and not available at all grocery stores. Recently I tried using regular size M&M's with mini chocolate chips and loved it. Forget about running around trying to find mini M&M"s, this is my new favourite cookie recipe!
Recently there have been a lot of recipes for avocado toast. Last week when I was in New York I had tomato toast and loved it. I tried to replicate the recipe at the cottage last week-end and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Grilling the bread so it is charred is key but if you don't have a bbq just toast the bread until it is well done.
I can't make enough of these energy bites! My husband and I love them and eat the entire recipe every time I make them! Before making these energy bites I was unfamiliar with hemp hearts but now I love them for their nutritional value and taste.
Even though it may not feel like it weather-wise, BBQ season has begun! I love to BBQ; it’s easy and everything always tastes so good (as long as it’s not over done). This is one recipe I make repeatedly throughout the summer - or even in the cold when I want to pretend it’s warm outside! These are also great recipes for entertaining.
I use low sodium fajita seasoning; it's less spicy and my kids liked it better than the regular one, plus, it's healthier!
I love this meal because it is quick, tastes great, and is nutritious - and kids like it too! If you cannot find thin chicken cutlets, slice regular chicken breasts in half horizontally, cover with plastic wrap, and pound thin. You can also use whatever mixture of vegetables you like for the chicken topping.
I love the deep chocolate taste of these brownies. Even more so, I love that they have zucchini in them, are made with whole wheat flour, are low in fat and are relatively "good for you!" The cocoa and chocolate chips make them so chocolately you can't even see the shredded zucchini.
I had the most delicious smoothie the other day at a juice bar- but it cost $11! Chances of me returning back to the same place for the same smoothie are slim to none. I've recreated the same smoothie, and saved myself $11 without leaving my house to get it! This recipe makes two smoothies, so if you only want one, simply cut the ingredients in half. Because you are blending a frozen banana and ice I recommend a high quality blender such as a Vitamix where possible - try in steps on pulse if not.
I love cauliflower! It's so versatile and nutritious, and serving a whole cauliflower seems to be very popular right now. When serving it all you need to do is slice each person a piece. Grilling the entire cauliflower is easy and delicious, and it takes about an hour so make sure you leave enough time to cook it. The cauliflower can sit on the BBQ while you BBQ your other things but try to keep the lid closed as much as possible so the heat inside the BBQ can cook the cauliflower.
My children love it when I bake so I figure I might as well try to make things that are at least somewhat nutritious. These cookies were a hit because they taste like muffins, but are in the shapes of cookies with chocolate chips in them, but have shredded zucchini, too. I love baking with zucchini because it makes things moist without adding extra fat and calories. Try these cookies, and when your kids ask what the green stuff is just causally say zucchini but you can't taste it because of ALL THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS (screaming voice)!
I love baking chocolate chip cookies, so why should the week of Passover be any different? I had to find a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that would also be Kosher for Passover. These cookies are so good my kids have already started eating them, and it isn't even Passover yet!
These lemon squares are not just good for Passover, they are actually DELICIOUS lemon squares! Lemon squares are a sweet and tart treat any time of the year, but these ones are suited perfectly for Passover. And bonus: they're easy to make with just a few ingredients.
The other day I had some celery, carrots, and a can of tomatoes I wanted to use up. I thought I'd make a tomato sauce out of them and see what happened, and the result was one of the best tomato sauces I've ever made. I think the key was the last ingredient I added, one tablespoon of butter to cut the acidity, since it made the sauce taste like the kind you get in a restaurant. If you don't have all the ingredients don't worry; the most important ones are the tomatoes and butter.
Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. In this case I am talking about lasagna. My children love it but do not want lots of pieces of vegetables in it, so I decided to make the simplest lasagna I could, with the simplest tomato sauce while still ensuring they were both nutritious. The result was a delicious meal everyone loved. If your family can handle some extra vegetables in their lasagna feel free to add them. This lasagna does not cost a lot to make, and I froze all the leftovers which left me enough to make a second smaller lasagna the following week.
These muffins are my new favourite snack. I keep a bag in my freezer and defrost one in the microwave when I am hungry mid-morning. I love how the muffin tastes as if it was just taken out of the oven once I've defrosted it. If you want to make them a bit more child-friendly, add chocolate chips. Otherwise, save the whole batch for yourself and make your kids other muffins! These muffins are high in fibre, low in fat, low in sugar and made in one bowl.