Go green in 2016!

The Green Smoothie is now a regular part of my nutrition routine, and even has become a favourite of my girls. Check out those awesome green smoothie moustaches! Our #1 favourite is the Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, and sometimes I also add a dollop of yogurt to make it creamier. It’s…

Easy Mushroom, Onion, Spinach & Bacon Tart

The holiday season is upon us and with gatherings with family and friends taking place over the next month I wanted to create an easy but delicious recipe that you can make for festivities you have planned to host or attend. This tart is perfect as an appetizer, or as part of a party menu….

Sneaky Stuffed Manicotti

It is a Momstown Recipes post today, highlighting back-to-school cooking, hidden veggies and a make-ahead/freezable meal! This is a really yummy stuffed manicotti recipe I developed made with extra lean ground chicken, veggies and a spinach-ricotta cheese mixture. Makes 28 manicotti – cook once and eat twice (or more!). Easy to freeze and then you have…

Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry & Coconut Milk

I know, I know, another green smoothie recipe, but seriously if you aren’t drinking green smoothies yet you need to (especially before cold and flu season hits!). I swear by them and found after a full winter drinking them last year that it decreased the severity of any colds I caught. This one is especially…

Yummy Green Smoothie

I finally got my act together, and gave a green smoothie a try, and I all I know is that now I crave one every day. No, its not pretty, it is dark green (that photo I took is the real deal).  It packs in 7 servings of fruit/veg, and  I feel so good after…

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts and Feta

A delicious spinach salad, topped with strawberries, walnuts and light feta cheese dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Now I am really bad at measuring salad, as I usually just make a bowlful or plateful by eyeballing how much I feel like. I know not very helpful! However, I would recommend making a full or half-recipe…

Ina Garten’s Dinner Spanikopita

Here is a fabulous “Meatless Monday” recipe. This Spanikopita recipe is soooo good – the flavourful spinach filling with chunks of feta and pine nuts is mouth-watering. The recipe is from one of my favourites, Ina Garten, and her cookbook Back to Basics – which I of course highly recommend as well as all of her…

Janet & Greta’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Feeling a bit stuffed from Christmas and looking for a lightened up holiday appetizer for New Year’s? This is a perfect recipe, that is delicious and satisfying but has a healthy twist (white kidney beans). I love this recipe from Janet and Greta Podleski (the Eat, Shrink & Be Merry and Looneyspoons Collection authors –…