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French Canadian Tourtiere Meat Pie Recipe

tourtiere recipe

One of my all-time favourite winter traditions is making a tourtiere for dinner.

We usually make one for Christmas Eve and it’s a traditional French Canadian meat pie with mashed potatoes, onions and spices. It’s SO good that I thought that it was worth making again after the holidays as a winter comfort food idea. You could even re-create my holiday brunch if you’d like! (more…)

An Easy Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

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strawberry banana smoothie recipe

If you’re new to smoothies and not sure where to start, this Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie is a great jumping off point to start your year refreshed. From there, you can start incorporating spinach or other greens to get your full serving of fruits and vegetables in the morning.

This smoothie makes a delicious breakfast on-the-go. Just add your favorite vanilla protein powder to make it a meal and keep you full until lunch time. Or skip the protein powder and enjoy this as an afternoon snack. I like to pair it up with a hard-boiled egg if I’m still hungry. (more…)

Make This! Steak Nicoise Salad

steak nicoise salad

One of the things I’ve consciously been trying, is centering my meals more around vegetables with the meat being the side dish or flavouring. This Steak Nicoise Salad totally satisfies all of my red meat cravings while keeping dinner healthy at the same time. Which is great because I’ve been trying to do smoothies for breakfast and salads for dinner  more.

I usually buy a nice cut of steak, grill it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. While that’s grilling off – I boil the eggs, cook the potatoes and green beans and assemble the salad. (more…)

The 7-Day Smoothie Challenge

Green Smoothie

Trying to get your healthy eating habits back on track? 

Whenever I fall off the rails somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, the first thing I do is start making smoothies for breakfast. It’s an easy way to get your fruits and vegetables in the morning and get yourself eating breakfast again.

So I put together this fun little 7-day smoothie challenge in case you’re struggling to come out of the sugar cookie coma too: (more…)

How To Create An Easy + Relaxed Holiday Brunch

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holiday brunch ideas

Brunch is one of my favorite meals and I love having the time to put in a little extra care and effort this time of year for a full-on holiday brunch for friends and family. I definitely want things to be special, but at the same time – I like to keep things easy, simple and relaxed.

If you’re hosting a holiday brunch for your own family, here are 5 easy holiday brunch ideas and recipes to get you inspired! (more…)

An Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch

holiday-hosting

Are you hosting a big get together over the holidays? Not sure what to serve?

I like to put out a big bowl of this super Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch! It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients – unless you want to get fancy. It’s a nice non-alcoholic signature beverage to welcome your guests with if you plan on doing any holiday hosting.

You can always leave out a chilled bottle of vodka in an ice bucket next to your punch in case anyone wants their drink spiked! (more…)