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Healthy Beef Stroganoff

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I hope you are all having a great week! One more work day and it’s the long weekend!! I really hope the sun continues to shine so we can head out for at least one day of camping! Nothing is more relaxing to me then a weekend spent lounging by a lake with a good book. No traffic, no driving, no errands, no cleaning, just the sounds of nature and fresh air. There’s something about getting out of the city that seems to bring me back to a more relaxed, humble and happy state of mind. Less to do, no stress and some good ol’ fashioned camping food. Speaking of old-fashioned meals, this beef dish is a typical meat and potatoes kind of meal… Continue reading


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Greek Pork Souvlaki

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With all the warm weather and sunshine we’ve been having (i’m going to ignore the fact that Mother Nature was trying to snow today) I have been getting really excited for spring! One of my favourite things about spring and summer is all the BBQ I don’t have to do but get to enjoy. My hubby is in charge of that department. I have purposely avoided all BBQ lessons in an attempt to keep it from becoming a part of my cooking resume. I like passing the buck (literally) over to my hubby when it’s that time of year. Firstly, it gives me a break in the kitchen since I only have to prepare the side dishes and secondly, I’m positive the result of me BBQ’ing would be charcoaled remnants of meat, a lack of all facial hair, third degree burns or a spontaneously combusting propane tank flying through the neighbours fence. So I steer clear of that genre of cooking.  But with the deck free of snow and the sun shining, I am more than happy to try some new recipes and send my hubby outdoors.

These souvlaki skewers were part of our greek dinner the other weekend and not only were they amazing but so easy to prepare! I chose pork but you could use whatever preference of meat you like. We served them aside greek salad, pita’s and tzatziki and lemon rice (recipe to come). I hope you like them!

Happy Monday everyone!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 2 lemons juiced

Directions

 1. In a glass dish, mix all ingredients. Place cubed meat pieces into the mixture and toss to evenly coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
2. Place marinated meat on skewers and BBQ or bake in the oven. (If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in warm water for at least 20 minutes before using)
Barbecuing is one percent inspiration, and ninety- nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison


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Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

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Happy Saturday everyone!! My hubby and I headed up to Big White with our good friends Lise and Jeremy last night for the weekend! We enjoyed some great pub food and had an early night but we were all up bright and early to start the day. We were on the hill by 10am and just got in from a couple of hours of skiing. Hey I gotta admit I’m not a bad skier but I’m not a great skier. Lise, Jeremy and Mike are really good skiers so I’ll give myself more credit for being a better bailer. I had a few graceful falls but after our lunch I’m heading back out to tackle those darn moguls! Then i’ll treat myself to a cinnamon bun for all my hard work….mmmm I can taste it now. Anyways I hope you are all having a great weekend! This is my favorite meatloaf recipe so I thought I’d share. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey

Sauce

  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In pan over medium high heat add oil and saute onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Let cool.

2. In large bowl mix together breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Add turkey, garlic and onions and mix well with hands. Press into loaf pan.

3. Mix together sauce ingredients and spread evenly over top of meat loaf.

4. Bake in over for 50-55 minutes or until cooked through.

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