Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nothing says summer like watermelon! I’m a fan of watermelon all through the year, but there really is nothing as delicious as a ripe watermelon in the summer season.  It’s fresh, the perfect amount of sweet, and I’m just in love with its bright colour. And since it is July, I’ve been inspired to make some yummy recipes using watermelon lately.  You’ve already seen my post on the Watermelon Margarita, which I hope you enjoyed!  …

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Kale Chips

Coo-Coo for kale chips!

I’m a huge fan of Kale Chips – they have the crisp of a regular potato chip but none of the guilt that comes along with eating them.  It’s a delightful healthy snack and takes very little time to make.  Not to mention, I’m always in support of different ways to eat your greens! My love affair with kale chips first started after I purchased my first bag of chips at the grocery store.  They …

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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy and So-Delicious Vegetarian Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Let me tell you, these jalapeno poppers are so delicious!  Specifically speaking, the heat from the peppers blends beautifully with the creamy/garlic-y filling!  Each time I make these, they are a surefire crowd-pleaser and gone in minutes.  In other words, these will definitely not disappoint, I promise you that! For the reasons mentioned above and how quickly these can be made, these Jalapeno Poppers are a perfect little snack to have around when guests arrive.  …

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Spinach Chick Pea Salad

Spinach and Chick Pea Salad

If you’re trying to think of new ways to eat your spinach, then I’ve got you covered with this one.  I like this Spinach and Chick Pea Salad because it is so hearty with a perfectly balanced light vinaigrette.  It’s also very simple to make,  perfect for when you’re on the go and need to prepare something quick.  And most importantly, this dish is super healthy! In addition, I like it because of it’s versatility …

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Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

If you’re in a rut when it comes to thinking of recipes for side dishes, then I hope this recipe is of some use to you.  This is a really simple side dish, that is healthy, and can pair nicely with many types of mains. Quinoa is a protein-packed grain and is so versatile.  It’s such a great alternative to rice.  Not only is quinoa delicious on it’s own, it can also be mixed with …

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’ve always been a fan of roasted red pepper hummus – it is one of my all-time favourite flavours of hummus.  We just love hummus at our house because it is a healthy snack and readily available any time of the day – just pull it out of the fridge, grab your favourite cracker or veggie to dip in, and there you go,  so accessible and equally delicious. For this particular recipe, I was looking …

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Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Easy and Delicious Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

If you enjoy baked eggs, I encourage you to give this Baked Eggs with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese recipe a try.  The classic combination of broccoli and cheddar cheese really adds a nice flavour to this dish. This is a perfect dish to make for breakfast — it’s fast to make and very versatile. There are so many cheese and vegetable combinations that you can try with this. You really can’t go wrong with this …

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Mango Black Bean Salad

Mango Black Bean Salad

I really hope you enjoy this delicious Mango Black Bean Salad! This is a healthy, fresh salad that will leave you wanting more. This salad is perfect for the summer months as it pairs excellently with barbeque. Nonetheless, feel free to also make this recipe in colder weather, as I often do, since eating this will instantly make you feel like you are out in the sun with family and friends, with the breeze blowing …

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Best Portuguese Rice

Best Portuguese Rice Recipe

As far back as I can remember, this rice dish has been a part of our family gatherings.  At our house, this Portuguese rice is served as a side to either chicken or fish. This particular recipe is my mother’s and I must say, it truly is the BEST Portuguese rice I have ever had (of course, I may be a bit biased ) , but I am equally confident in making this statement.  And …

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Classic Egg and Cheese Sandwich

Classic Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

It doesn’t get any better than a classic Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich.  It is the perfect food to start off your day, keeping you feeling full until your next meal. Not to mention, this is a great breakfast to make when you don’t have much time to prepare, since it can be done in minutes and all the ingredients are likely at your fingertips.  So for anyone who’s in a bit of a breakfast …

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