“Spaghetti” alla Puttanesca

So, I was going to talk about the health benefits of this flavourful Italian dish, BUT got sidetracked by some other interesting facts when I was doing recipe research … DID YOU KNOW? Spaghetti alla puttanesca literally means prostitute’s spaghetti! And that’s why we’re not talking about health today – and instead learning about how…

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Easy Baked Drumsticks

Did you know? Dark meat contains more nutrients than white meat. Because white meat has about half the saturated fat of dark meat, it has been considered the “healthier” alternative. BUT while white meat is largely a protein delivery system, dark meat contains not only a high source of protein, but nutrients too. Dark meat…

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Wild Salmon with Pesto

Did you know? Wild salmon is high in Vitamin D. On average, wild-caught salmon contains 988 IU of vitamin D per 3.5-ounce or 165% of the RDI. Some studies have found even higher levels in wild salmon — up to 1,300 IU per serving! Up to 50% of the world’s population may not get enough sun…

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Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Aioli & Zoodles

I never thought I’d see the day where a chicken burger would find its way to the top of my list of favourite dishes, but the day has come. I didn’t think much of these sticky patties as I cursed at them while struggling to roll them into balls. BUT after just one bite of…

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Wild Haddock with Mustard & Thyme

Did you know? Haddock is very low in calories (77 calories per 3 ounces), high in protein (17 grams per 3 ounces) and an excellent source of selenium, phosphorus and some of the B vitamins. Check out these 4 simple steps for Wild Haddock with Mustard and Thyme. Serve these haddock fillets on top of…

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Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are an essential part of any sports lover’s diet! They’re flavourful and easy to munch on while your eyes are glued to the screen. As yummy as restaurant and bar wings are, these places almost always deep fry their wings in rancid vegetable oil. These inflammatory oils can cause many short and long…

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Wild Salmon with Garlic & Dill

Wild-caught (not farmed) salmon is known to be one of the most nutritious foods. Research has linked this nutrient-dense fish to everything from improving heart, brain, bone, skin and eyesight health to extending life span and preventing heart attacks & cancer. Not only does wild salmon contain one of the highest omega-3 contents of any type of…

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Keto Burgers with Portobello “Buns”

Check out this awesome and simple recipe for low-carb, keto & paleo friendly burgers. You can serve these burger patties open-faced or sandwich them between 2 portobello “buns”. Grab onto these delicious burgers with your hands or enjoy them with a fork and knife. Dress up your burgers with your favourite condiments and toppings OR…

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“Spaghetti” Bolognese

One of the dishes I missed most after going gluten free was a nice big bowl of spaghetti. It truly was a heartbreaking moment in my life and it took every ounce of willpower I had to turn down pasta of any kind – especially when Nonna had anything to do with it! Life got…

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Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato “Buns”

Are you looking for a gluten free and gut friendly replacement for buns or bread? Sweet potato “buns” to the rescue! Not only are sweet potato “buns” tasty, but this whole food is packed with nutrients that you won’t get from plain old bread. There are so many classic dishes and sandwiches that you can…

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