Loaded with Fruit Muffins

Loaded with Fruit Muffins

Howdy there! I know I’ve done a couple versions of healthy muffins but these ones are the easiest. I honestly threw this together after work last night and was done with the whole thing in 30 minutes. That’s the time frame that I like. And these are pretty darn delicious and they’re healthy. Win, win, win!

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Look at all the fruit! 

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Crispy Zucchini Bites

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Crispy Zucchini Bites

There are a couple items that I consistently get in my weekly fruit and veggie basket. One of them is zucchini. As someone who didn’t eat very much zucchini prior to these baskets coming, it was becoming a bit of a struggle to continuously find new ways to integrate them into recipes. You can only have so many Zucchini Boats. Last week I received two more. What in the world was I going to do with them? That’s when I realized – when all else fails, batter em’ and fry em’.

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Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Remember the other day when I was making Slow Cooker Enchilada Sauce and I went on and on about homemade guacamole and salsa? Well, once the idea was in my head I just had to make it. And let me tell you, it is delicious!

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

This is an easy one. Strangely enough, I had never made it before and now that I have I don’t know why! It’s the easiest recipe on this site to date. Even the most novice of cooks can make this. Homemade bruschetta delivers the most appreciation for the minimal effort required. You should really just go make some now.

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Actifry Sweet Potato Fries

Actifry Sweet Potato Fries

I needed to try something new in my Actifry, and oddly enough, I had never tried fries so I decided why the heck not? It’s funny because one of the main things the Actifry is know for is fries, but it wasn’t something that I had ever tried. And if we’re trying fries, why not sweet potato fries?

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Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

Hello, my darlings. I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. Today’s post is going to be super easy peasy. The title makes it pretty self explanatory but I just had to share because this recipe was delicious. I thought it would just be your every day, run of the mill sandwich, but I love it. I eat avocado all the time and tomatoes too. I actually love plain tomato sandwiches but, funny enough, I had never had these two together in a sandwich before. It’s a perfect flavour combination. Go make yourself one now and let me know what you think.

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Healthy Banana Muffins with Maple Syrup Drizzle

Healthy Banana Muffins with Maple Syrup Drizzle

I looooovvvveeee baked goods. And if they’re (mostly) guilt free, all the better! These honestly taste just like they’re made with heaps of sugar and flour and butter (mmm… butter) and they aren’t. These should be called Master of Deception Muffins. Now the key really is the maple syrup drizzle, which is pretty sugary, so you can omit that if you want but I recommend against the omission. Also, the drizzle is a relatively little amount so go for it (you’re already saving so many calories!).
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Actifry Chickpeas

Actifry Chickpeas

wpid-20150217_201156.jpgI’ve fallen in love with chickpeas. I had never actually had them until about a year ago when I was trying to find some healthy snack alternatives. They are delicious! And there are so many different ways to prepare them. This post goes into how to serve them in my favourite way but I will be doing another post at some point with variations.  This is another Actifry recipe but you can bake these in the oven too. The Actifry is easier and more fun but if you don’t have one, you don’t have one. Here we go! Read more

Valentine’s Day Picnic

Valentine’s Day Picnic

wpid-20150210_202104.jpgMy husband and I were married in November (Yay!) and we have been together since July, 2007. That’s six Valentine’s Days, twelve birthdays, seven Christmases, six anniversaries, one beautiful, perfect wedding and lots and lots of mushy lovey doveyness. I am a creative person, and as such I feel the need to prove it for special occasions. I have no idea whatsoever what I will do in five, ten, fifteen years, because I’m finding it hard to come up with new ideas now as it is. I guess I’ll figure it out as I go. Anyways, this year I decided it would be sweet to go back to the basics, especially because it’s our first Valentine’s as a married couple and I’m a sap that way.  Read more

Penguin Appetizer

Penguin Appetizer

If this isn’t the cutest thing that I’ve ever eaten then I’m a prancing, three legged unicorn. I made these for my wonderful nephew because he is lactose intolerant and was 4 years old at the time so I had to make it fun, especially considering that the rest of us were eating baked apple, cranberry brie so he had to think he was getting the better end of the deal. Read more