The Easiest (Guilt Free) Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

I have a sweet tooth and this can be a problem especially because I’m 22 days into MyFitnessPal program and so close to my goal.  So how can I possibly stay on track and indulge?  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is how.  These only have 3 ingredients and take 15 minutes to make.  They are 96 calories…

One pot Chicken with Mushroom Rice

I’m bustling around the kitchen, chopping mushrooms and leeks.  Chicken thighs are marinating in the big bowl I like to use for these things.  The all-star basketball game is on in the living room but I’m happy to be in the kitchen where the aromas of comforting food linger and I can indulge in one of my…

Spicy Shrimp Burgers with Wasabi Slaw

I’m not a big fan of spicy food but have been reading about the health benefits of cayenne, ginger,horseradish and peppers in my Herbology studies. I’ve slowing introduced them into my daily diet in the form of Fire Cider (mentioned in my January favorites blog) as well as a good chunk of ginger into my morning…

Sheet Pan Fajitas

This Fajita recipe is super easy.  Just chop all your ingredients, place them in a pan and into the oven they go!  You’ll even have time to enjoy a before-dinner margarita.   Ingredients Seasoning 2 tsp mexican chili powder 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground paprika 1/2 tsp ground coriander Salt and freshly…

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

A friend recently gifted us 2 jars of his mom’s canned tomatoes.  As much as grocery store bought tomato sauce is convenient, there’s something deliciously satisfying in knowing you made your own sauce especially when you look at the ingredients on many brands (added sugar being a big pet peeve of mine).  My homemade sauce also…

Dinner in Marrakech

Many people have creative outlets. Some sing , others paint. I create through my photography  and Aromatherapy. I also love researching ingredients, shopping for them then coming back to my warm kitchen and preparing a simple nutritious meal for my family. I have been strictly following MyFitnessPal’s 1200 calorie a day diet and have lost 4…

January Favourites

I’m cozy on my couch.  Outside the window, tree branches are weighed down by the snow.  We’ve entered February with a series of rare snow storms and it falls peacefully. I could watch it for hours. Below are the things I’ve been using and loving since January. iMovie I recently had the house to myself for 5 days while my boyfriend…

Hearty Smoked Salmon Bisque

I love days off don’t you?  I slept in until 9:30, stretching out on the bed while the kittens pounced around me and soft sunbeams streamed through the sheer curtains. At sunset, my boyfriend and I took a walk along the ocean.  Back at home, chilled from the winter outside, we lit the fireplace. I…