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Cheesy Zucchini & Onion Quiche

This is a very special recipe to me because it’s a childhood favorite. The creamy goodness of this quiche made a lasting impression and years later this dish was still vivid in my memory. A few months ago I came across my mother’s recipe box and was thrilled to find my favorite zucchini quiche recipe…

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How to Cook Chicken Breasts Evenly (and faster!)

I’m a huge fan of the mighty chicken breast. Although a bit more expensive than thighs, they are lean and lend themselves well to a variety of dishes. One issue with cooking chicken breasts, though, is that the shape and thickness are quite variable so if you cook them ‘as is’ you’ll have a little…

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Delicious Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Breakfast is probably the most challenging meal of the day. It’s really easy to get into a ‘breakfast rut’ or just skip it all together when short on time. Oatmeal is a great option for breakfast. It’s an excellent source of fibre and boasts many other healing properties including the ability to help lower cholesterol,…

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‘Refried’ Beans in the Slow Cooker

Earlier this year I discovered Amy’s Organic Refried Beans, quite possibly the best tasting canned refried bean there is. But my love affair was cut short when I added up how much my new indulgence was costing. $4 per 14 oz (398 ml) can times three cans a week equals a little too much of…

Brunch Ideas for Easter

Brunch is by far my favorite meal. Perhaps it’s the novelty of it since it doesn’t happen every day. I’ve been thinking about Easter brunch this weekend and will share some ideas with you. These are recipes I’ve encountered during my virtual travels throughout the web. The first two are recipes I’ve tried and are…

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Crispy, Crunchy Kale Chips (The Easy Way)

Warning! Kale chips are highly addictive. By sharing my secrets for crispy, crunchy kale chips I am basically becoming your enabler. I can live with that. Kale chips are a great alternative to potato chips because they deliver a satisfying crunch and can be flavored with many potato chip style flavorings. The best part is…