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5 Healthy Recipes to Try This Weekend


It’s almost the weekend!

I’ve picked out 5 healthy recipes I want to try out this weekend and thought I would share my finds with you. I’ve been trying to get into this whole meal prep thing so I can eat healthier at home, instead of caving and ordering Thai take-out when there’s nothing in the fridge. Lack of groceries and waiting until I’m absolutely starving always ends badly.

My game plan right now is to shop on Saturday and prep as much as I can for the week on Sunday. Sounds good in theory right? I know if I can get myself to do this, I will be setting myself up for success. So here are the healthy recipes I’ve picked out for the week:


Breakfast – To-Go Baked Oatmeal from The Wholesome Dish


Dessert – One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream from That Clean Life (more…)

Bacon, Leek + Pea Risotto


I love risotto. It’s a comforting and creamy bowl to enjoy with a crisp glass of white wine after a long day. I was extra motivated to try this recipe out because I had some leftover Arborio rice in my cupboard that I was ready to get rid of.

This recipe for Bacon, Leek + Pea Risotto is from an Everyday Food cookbook I have from Martha Stewart. I’m a big fan of the original edition and I bought the Everyday Food Light version as well. The recipes are simple, don’t require a ton of ingredients and pretty healthy. It’s great for weeknight cooking.


I didn’t have to add any oil or butter to the recipe. The fat is drawn from the bacon and provides a nice salty and smoky flavour. I don’t usually cook with leeks and was excited to finally incorporate them in my cooking. (more…)

5 Healthy Salad Recipes


Look around you.

Is everyone eating a healthy salad at the office? It must be JANUARY!

Gone are the Christmas tins of chocolate cookies and big fat shortbreads. They’ve been replaced with things like pressed juices and jars of almonds. We know that you don’t win friends with salad, but your health will be winning with these salads that don’t suck. Here are 5 healthy salad recipes to try out this month:

One of my all-time favourite salads is this Shrimp Caesar Salad by Martha Stewart (above). The shrimp are tossed in chili powder and have a very subtle spice while the broken up corn tortillas give the whole thing a very satisfying crunch. The whole thing is very low calorie and great for pairing with a vegetable broth for lunch or dinner. (more…)

Meeting Martha Stewart!


By: Jessica Blaine Smith

Good food. We all love it and we cannot get enough of it.

Food in Toronto is being elevated to a much higher level than ever before. These days, there is a lot more interest in the quality of the ingredients in our meals and in knowing  who is making it. It is no surprise that Toronto has three of the ten restaurants voted for the Best New Restaurants in Canada 2013 in EnRoute Magazine. We love our food and we want the best that we can get. (more…)