Meat and fish

Guestpost: BBQ salmon fillets and a surprising pesto!

By on July 18, 2014
Who loves fresh salmon?  Who loves firing up the BBQ?  Who loves healthy, tasty and simple meals?  Me, me and me.  You too?  Well, I got you covered!
Today, I am virtually receiving Candice from Everybody loves pretty.  I am so happy to have my first guest post from a fellow  Canadian food blogger!  If you didn’t know about the blog, please head over there and discover a lot of healthy recipes and sweets too!
Do you remember I did send a little of Provence to Vancouver with my ratatouille recipe and now, we are getting some fresh salmon from Vancouver  in Toronto!
She also did a surprising pesto with carrots tops!  How original is that?
She did a batch a pesto ahead of time and used it on her fresh salmon for an easy week day recipe.  Candice is having an exiting summer: she got engaged and found a great job! Congratulations Candice and over to you…

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Meat and fish

Pecan-crusted chicken breasts #FRD2014

By on May 13, 2014

My husband, el Cubano, is generally the one picking up the kids at the day care.  It give me 45 minutes to an hour to get started with dinner.  And by the way, it is just insane what you can accomplished in 45 minutes without the children in the house.  You would never know until you become  a mom.

I know you recognized yourself, ahah!

My apron on, fully inspired for a nice dinner for my family, I chopped some garlic, parsley, some olive oil and salt, here is a nice marinade to leave my chicken in.  I wished I had lemon.
As I was starting to crush the pecans, everybody arrived home. And here comes the disappointed little man: Maman, what are you doing? Cooking? Without me?

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That is it.  As this point, when you 3-year-old little boy wants to put his small apron on to help you cook dinner, you know that he will most likely make healthier choices in the kitchen.
And this is what Food Revolution Day will be on May 16th.  Get your children involved in the kitchen, show him/her to cook from scratch, give them little tasks to participate in the preparation of dinner or snacks.

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Finger food | Meat and fish | Meatless

Food Revolution Day Series #FRD2014

By on May 6, 2014

On May 16th, for the 3rd year, the Food Revolution Day campaign will be held.  It is a world-wide movement to encourage kids, family, everybody in school, organization, everywhere to eat healthy and cook from scratch.

As a mother myself, I totally agree with the message that Jamie Oliver is trying to spread.  It is our duty, as parent, to teach the basics to our kids: how fruits and vegetables grow and understanding nature, learn how to cook and bake and enjoying healthy meals and snacks.

FRD2014 Growing a garden

I encourage you to go and visit  www.foodrevolutionday.com and pick what you will do to be part of it!  You can do something with your co-workers, at school or at home, it can be a recipe, discover a new vegetable.

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Desserts and cookies

Healthy energy bites, the perfect snack

By on April 24, 2014

It is raw, it is vegan, it is peanut-free, it is gluten-free, it is dairy free, it is for YOU!

As I was telling you, we indulged a lot during our vacations.  When you come back from a holiday break, your body is totally off and so is your appetite.  At least for me.  I am hungry earlier and my stomach is calling for more food!

Aaaand here comes my little healthy bites.  Look at those guys.  It has raisins, sunflowers seeds, spiced up with cinnamon and the crunch of popped quinoa!

Raisin quinoa energy bites

Don’t you want to steal one?  Or 2?  I am telling you, there are addictive!

I just told you about popped quinoa, it is such a perfect find!  I make a little jar to always have some, I added some in my yogurt, salads and now those bites.  You HAVE to try it!

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Appetizer | Meatless

Salade niçoise for my healthy resolution!

By on April 22, 2014

Hello you all!  I am back!  And yes, I am back all fresh from vacations with nice resolutions.

The reality is that we spent a wonderful week in beautiful St Martin island and we spent the week eating and drinking more than we usually do.  You know what that means…  Back to reality and the scale sets the tone!

What do you do when it is like that?  Of course, you do like me!  You make a few resolutions to shed those pounds that invited themselves on your hips.  Here comes my Salade niçoise.

It is fresh, it is nutritious, it has great flavors and colors.  Before I left, I told you about my olive oil flavored with Herbes de Provence, it is a perfect opportunity to try it out.

Salade niçoise

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