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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


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…)

6 Ways to Make Holiday Hosting a Breeze


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Are you doing any holiday hosting for friends and family this month?

Don’t panic!

I love to entertain and have thrown many a party or two and am sharing a few tips and tricks on how-to take the stress out of holiday hosting. You definitely want to make sure you get the most out of your time so you can sit back and actually enjoy your own party! (more…)

Slow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

SLow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

Craving comfort food?

I feel the same way when the weather gets slightly cooler this time of year. I like an easy weeknight meal like these beef enchiladas that I can tuck into on the couch with my Netflix queue or another episode of Portlandia.

Paul and I both work all day and we work from home and dinner usually crosses our mind at around 5pm when we start scrambling to figure out what we’re going to eat. If you’re looking for something easy and low-maintenance, bust out the slow cooker and try this Beef Enchiladas recipe from Canadian Living’s New Slow Cooker Favourites.

Serve up your beef enchiladas with a crisp side salad, pack up the extra for lunch the next day or freeze the leftovers: (more…)