Lightened Up Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe is adapted from the Looney Spoons cookbook, courtesy of Greta and Janet Podleski.  Every time I make something from one of their cookbooks I end up loving it.  Janet and Greta are quirky, funny sisters who pride themselves on tweaking classic comfort food recipes so that they are lower in fat and calories (the … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie

Here is a quick smoothie recipe for you to try.  I am pretty obsessed with all things peanut butter so this is one of my ultimate go-to breakfast drinks.  You can easily skip the yogurt and make this vegan/dairy free if that’s what your diet calls for.  Here is what I’m using today: Throw in … Continue reading

Spinach, Feta, and Sundried Tomato Quinoa Bake

A few friends of mine have recently discovered an allergy/sensitivity to gluten, or are simply trying to cut it out as an effective way to avoid processed foods and refined flours.  Either way, there are tons of readily available alternatives to wheat products that are highly nutritious and equally delicious.   Quinoa, for example, has recently gained a lot of … Continue reading

San Francisco by iPhone

Hello!  I hope everyone had a great Canada Day long weekend.  I spent my Canada Day in San Francisco for a friend’s bachelorette party weekend!  I really love California in general, but there is something very special about San Fran.  Here are a few photos to re-cap this amazing trip: On Friday we rented some … Continue reading

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Hello everyone!  I’m excited to share one of my favorite summertime dessert recipes with you guys: Strawberry Cheesecake!  This cheesecake is light, creamy, and cold – three things that I definitely want when it’s hot outside.  I found this recipe on epicurious.com a few years ago when I was searching for the perfect cheesecake recipe … Continue reading

Chicken Pho Noodle Soup

Hello all! Let’s talk about comfort in a bowl, shall we?  This chicken pho is pretty much the cure-all for any type of ailment.  It’s full of fresh ginger and garlic, both which contain super healing powers.  Ginger is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory which reduces the discomfort of headaches, colds, and flu symptoms.  While ginger’s best friend garlic, among … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Red Onion and Dill

Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was fabulous. I spent my weekend working at the EAT Vancouver show at BC Place Stadium.  My sister and I were there to represent our family’s seafood business, Sundance Seafoods Ltd.  The product line we carry is called  West Coast Select  and is a selection of all wild Pacific … Continue reading

Honey, Almond, and Anise Biscotti

Hello everyone! This weekend my mom and I got together to bake a big batch of honey and almond biscotti cookies from the Bon Appétit cookbook.  We had plans to take the boat over to Cardero’s restaurant in Coal Harbor for lunch on Saturday, so we thought it would be fun to bake some cookies for … Continue reading