watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Has this ever happened to any of you – your gut tells you that what you’re eating is a bit dodgy, but your mouth doesn’t seem to get the hint and just keeps opening and chewing and a few hours later, your gut decides to take revenge on you for not listening in the first… Continue reading juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Healthy Oatmeal Packets to Go

Guys, the weekend is almost over again and it’ll be Monday soon enough! UGH! I am not fond of Mondays.  Definitely not! But here’s the thing, Mondays also bring something good for us.  Mondays are generally when people want to start eating right and doing all those healthy things.  You start off your Monday well… Continue reading Healthy Oatmeal Packets to Go

Lanzones

What is lanzones you ask? Well, lanzones (lan-so-ness) fruit is a tropical fruit commonly found in Southeast Asia.  Lanzones are round or oval with yellow skin that is easy to peel and translucent segmented flesh.  They grow and are sold in bunches like grapes, but they are much bigger in size.  When it’s ripe, the… Continue reading Lanzones

Cheesy Kale Chips

I looooooove chips! I can skip any meal and eat chips instead, but my better half keeps me from doing just that!  I would go in spurts obsessing over a flavour and lately, I’m hooked on President’s Choice poutine chips! Here’s the thing though, I know chips, chocolate, candy and all are supposed to be… Continue reading Cheesy Kale Chips

Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  Fish are jumpin and the cotton is high.  Any Ella Fitzgerald fans out there? I was listening to this song while typing up this post for today because summertime  living is definitely easy especially after that winter we had! Everyone is just happier  and more lighthearted with all the… Continue reading Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

As a child, tilapia was on a regular rotation in our weekly menu.  Every week, my aunt would make sure we had two or three meals with fish and veggies and the rest of the time was the usual- chicken, pork or beef.  Growing up, we only ever ate tilapia deep fried served with a… Continue reading Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Basil

These days I am all about making meals from what we already have in the fridge.  For instance, not too long ago, my family came to visit us for a few days and my mom decided to pack our fridge with giant Costco items.  She does this all the time.  She is always scared that there’s… Continue reading Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Basil